10/4/15

Simple Fall Mantel

Hey everyone!  I thought this week I would share my very simple family room fireplace and mantel.  It is probably the simplest mantel I've ever done, but it also happens to be one of my favorites so far and the most fun.

Abby just happened to give me the opportunity to capture the cutest pic of her napping in front of the fireplace.  Her pad is heat-activated by her little body.  I guess she didn't get the memo that it's not yet chilly!

I guess you could say I'm into banners this year!  Both of these are ones I made last year.

Abby would love it if we turned the fireplace on.....not gonna happen any time soon!


This toy truck is 63 years old and was a gift to The Man when he was 5 years old from his older brother.  It has been played with by 3 generations of boys and has been well-loved!  I just thought it would be cute to add these turquoise bottles that I painted....you know how I love pops of turquoise!


A painted polka-dot pumpkin from last year adds another fun pop of color.

I recently moved this chalkboard from the kitchen to the family room & added my artistic talents....lol!

Being thankful is always important to me, but this year, being thankful has new meaning.  
I am so thankful for the many blessings in my life!


I often party with these lovely bloggers:

Monday
Cindy at Dwellings--The Heart of Your Home for Amaze Me Monday
Kathryn at The Dedicated House for Make It Pretty Mondays

Tuesday
Maria Elena at Our Home Away from Home for Tuesdays at Our Home
Marty at A Stroll Thru Life  for Inspire Me Tuesday

Wednesday
Suzy at Worthing Court for The Scoop
Kathryn at The Dedicated House for Before and After Wednesday

Thursday
Richella at Imparting Grace for Grace at Home
Pamela at From My Front Porch to Yours for Treasure Hunt Thursday

Friday
Kathryn at The Dedicated House for Anything Blue Friday

28 comments:

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

Love, love, love your fall mantle! Abby blends in beautifully with your decor! I bet she loves that heat activated pad. I should look into one of those for Holly. :) Oh, how I adore that toy truck! What makes it extra special is that is holds so many memories. It looks great with the bottles. That banner is precious and I'm loving the polka dot pumpkin!

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Hi Carol.
Love your mantle and hearth, it really does look so cute...........and abby laying in front of it, makes
it definitely look very homey..........lol
That lil truck is adorable and look really cute there. Also loved your banners you made, both are
really cute.................
This was really such a cute and fun mantle. Enjoy it............

Hope this find you feeling well hon, Happy Sunday and new week.
Blessings, Nellie

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Hi Carol.
Love your mantle and hearth, it really does look so cute...........and abby laying in front of it, makes
it definitely look very homey..........lol
That lil truck is adorable and look really cute there. Also loved your banners you made, both are
really cute.................
This was really such a cute and fun mantle. Enjoy it............

Hope this find you feeling well hon, Happy Sunday and new week.
Blessings, Nellie

Shelia said...

Hi Carol! I love your mantel! Looks so cute and little sweetness napping in front of it just sets it all off. That's amazing you still have this darling old truck. This tell the truth - they don't make toys like they used to! Hope you're feeling good and I'm sending you a prayer.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Consider It All Joy said...

Love your fall mantel/fireplace decor and little kitty as well! That truck is perfect for the mantel with the bottles and beads, so cute! I hope you enjoyed a cooler weekend and a bit of rain! (Finally under 100) - YAY! Thinking of your this week! Blessings, Cindy

NanaDiana said...

That looks so great, Carol. I LOVE LOVE LOVE that little truck and I think filling it with the little turquoise bottles is the perfect finishing touch. Hope you have a wonderful upcoming week. xo Diana

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

Love your fall dressed mantel! The pops of aqua are so cute, especially the pumpkin! And the banners and precious little truck are adorable! ~Rhonda

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

Love your fall dressed mantel! The pops of aqua are so cute, especially the pumpkin! And the banners and precious little truck are adorable! ~Rhonda

Carol said...

Thank you, Rhonda!

Kim said...

Carol, I just adore your mantle and your banners. I am a banner junkie. I have to say that kitty is just too cute and steals the show! Sweet!!

Traci said...

I just love the truck! What a cool thing to have!

Vel Criste said...

It's definitely beautiful Carol and Abby is the perfect "accent" for sure!

Calypso In The Country said...

Beautiful job Carol. Kitties make the perfect accents. Oh and I love the truck!
Shelley

Pam Lauren said...

Looks wonderful! I love turquoise and orange together. And the truck is amazing!!

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Hi Carol,
Your mantle is adorable, what a cute truck and bottles! Your cat looks like a sweetie.
Thanks so much for your recent visit and comment on my blog.
Have a great week,
Gina

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Hi Carol,
Your mantle is adorable, what a cute truck and bottles! Your cat looks like a sweetie.
Thanks so much for your recent visit and comment on my blog.
Have a great week,
Gina

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Carol,
LOVE that sweet truck!! Adorable mantle!! Thanks once again for taking the time to stop by! Wishing you well as always, my friend!

Hugs,
Deb

Vicky Hunt said...

Love it! I am mixing turquoise/aqua in with my orange this year as well! Love the banner! I'm thankful to have sweet blog friends like you! Hugs and prayers, Vicky

Teresa@1800 Farmhouse Rd said...

Not sure which is my favorite, Abby on her little bed, or the man's toy truck, but I like it all. Hope this week has been a great one, and hope the week end is even better!

Feral Turtle said...

Your mantel is so pretty. I keep saying that I am going to build one to decorate but I never seem to get to it. Maybe seeing yours will give me the push. Love the old truck with special meaning. How wonderful to pull old items into your decor and make them work. That is always the best. And of course your banner is amazing.

Debby Ray said...

I think your fall decor is so much fun! Your "THANKFUL" banner just says it all, doesn't it? Enjoy the rest of your week :)

Carol said...

Thank you so much, Gina!

Carol said...

Thank you, Lauren!

Poppy said...

Hi Carol,

Your fall mantel is adorable in bright autumn hues and a host of happy memories - how wonderful to have that toy truck for so many years; a precious family possession, for sure.

But it is your thoughtful message that says it all, isn't it? Your homemade banner is beautiful in its serene simplicity.

Wishing you a wonderful weekend. You are in my prayers every night!

Hugs,
Poppy

Decor To Adore said...

I absolutely LOVE this mantle. Turquoise looks so good paired with orange.

You are in my thoughts often and I pray for health.

Happy Friday!

Cristina Garay said...

Carol, I love the mantel, especially the little truck with the bottles, so cute!

Art @ Home said...

I love your mantel because the truck is too, too cute. Adorable idea for an autumn vignette!

Pamela said...

Love it Carol! It looks great and of course I love your vintage truck. Hope you are feeling ok this week.

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