Friday, September 10, 2010

Falling into Fall!



Even though the temperatures around here are still in the 90's, I am chomping at the bit to start decorating for fall! I love the colors, the tastes, the smells, and the feel of autumn in the air. So, I decided to get a jump start on the season and pull out some of my fall decor! Last year I put this wreath together with things I already had and picked up a few things here and there at Hobby Lobby. Instead of using it on my front door, I thought it would look nice on the brick above my mantel. I feel like I can enjoy it more here, rather than outside.




I got these lovely topiary forms at a yard sale for 25 cents last year and never got around to re-making them. They were covered in this awful orangey moss and an abundance of fakey fake orange and yellow leaves. Ummmmmmm, no thank you! After, I stripped them down to bare bones, I hot glued a feather boa around each tree form. A cheap and easy makeover.




I don't know how I feel about them, though. They're looking a bit like I wrapped kitty fur around them. My 10 year old actually laughed out loud when he saw them! Uhhh, thanks?






As you can see, I did a whole lot of moving and shuffling and tweaking in the process of putting my fall mantel together. I think I like this way the best......for the next 20 minutes anyway! Things are constantly moving and changing around this house. It's a sickness I have. Hi, my name is Amanda and I'm a tweaker!


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17 comments:

Val said...

I love it! Fall decor is so welcoming!!

DrayaAnn said...

I think I might be inclined to pet them if I saw them in person, but they look super cute!

Jessi said...

I love that wreath! Gorgeous. And I really liked the boa feather topiaries until you mentioned the kitten fur...now that's all I can think about!

Sweet as June said...

I love it all!!!!!

Andrea said...

I tweak too. Do you have any meds you can share?

Love of the Sea said...

Great wreath!!! Love it.

Love of the Sea said...

Great wreath!!! Love it.

Richella said...

Hiya tweaker. You should feel good that you're among friends!

I really like your wreath! I think it looks lovely and fallish--and you're right; you'll enjoy a lot there over your lovely fall mantel.

It's starting to cool off in North Carolina. . . maybe Mississippi will cool off soon. :)

Jen @ tatertotsandjello.com said...

So fun! I love the pop of turquoise in the middle. Beautiful!

I just put out my Fall decorations yesterday :)

xox
Jen

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

I like your mantel! You are so good at vignettes. I am not. At all. I need major help.

Kenzie said...

Love all of it! I love fall too, but am having a hard time letting go of summer! But it's time for a change around here, I might have to drag all of the fall stuff out!

Carmen @ Life with Sprinkles on Top said...

I've been trying to get my mantel decorated for fall all week. Maybe this weekend. I like yours. Wrapped in kitty fur...hahaha!

Nadir @ Hodgepodge said...

I LOVE the feather boa topiaries! They're soooo cute!

NanaDiana said...

Well, I was kinda digging those boa wrapped topiaries until you said they looked like kitty cat fur....and now I can't shake that image. I guess..if you think of them as Halloween cats? lol

Don't you hate it when the kids laugh at something we have done? Like THEY know what looks good!

I like your mantle though and you are way ahead of me this year. I haven't dragged out the first Fall thing yet. Blessings- Diana

blesid said...

I really like the topiaries! And I'm not even a cat fan ... Now you've got me all excited for fall decorating!

Krista@thegatheringplacedesign said...

I am a tweaker too!! Your wreath is beautiful and I love the overall look...very nice.:)

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