Things around here are slowly coming back together. After a week in bed with a nasty something or another I am finally upright and back at it.
Today I threw together a quick fall themed mantle out of what I had on hand. It will probably change again soon, or whenever I get the Rubbermaid bin of fall decor out of the attic. Right now just getting the laundry done is taking center stage.
For the mantle I used a honeycomb pumpkin from the Dollar Tree, a length of ribbon from my banner making days, clothes pins and some vintage flashcards.I also gathered some leaves and berries and threw them up there as well. Those won't last long, but I do love to see the leaves changes.
I have a whole box of these flashcards which I think were used for a type of speech therapy - getting kids to say the name of the thing correctly.
I pulled out all the autumn themed ones I could find to string up. I still have a few more that I want to find a home for, and if we get our huge chalkboard hung up over the couch maybe I will hang them all there together.
We have used the fireplace twice already. I painted the brick surround a light green, but I might change that up soon. Or maybe later, on a good frosty snow day in January. I really hope we get a REAL winter this year, especially after our long dry hot summer.
This week I am linking up with the gals from Arkansas Women's Bloggers.
Not sure if I will be able to keep up with the themes or the pace, but I will try.