Monday, October 19, 2009

Fall Mantle, Again


Fall is definitely upon us, the week of winter we've recently experienced in the Mid-Atlantic not withstanding. Every week there are changes to the leaves, outside and in. My mantle, notice I spelled it correctly this time, has been getting some intense attention to the detriment of the rest of the house hold Fall Cleaning. At least the mantle has been dusted!
This time, Mr. Mise en scène was responsible for the nest phase in the decor. That, and the squash molded, sigh! Real is wonderful, but one has to watch out for the mold. Mr. Mise en scène, wanting to put out our plush pumpkins, went in search of them finding them with the fall picks that I had been trying to avoid. I have been trying to stick to three rules: Simple. Simple. Simple. We did need something to take the place of the squash. So, out came the picks and up on the mantle they went.

6 comments:

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I hate it when things rot. I've had that happen, too. I also don't use real outside in Florida because of all the squirrels and other animals that are lurking around. Don't want them to take a big bite out of a pumpkin and rot it without me knowing. ;-)

Glad the picks came to the rescue!

Happy Met Monday...

Sheila :-)

Lori said...

Your mantel is very pretty!!!

nannykim said...

Hey I have heard that it can be spelled two ways--but now I forget what they are ;-). I had the same thing happen--one of my pumpkins got covered with mold..grossness! Your mantel looks nice ;-0

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{ L } said...

Decorating mantles are so much fun. Good job, turned out lovely!

Happy Met Monday!

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NM said...

This looks great. Can't wait to see how you decorate your mantle for Christmas!
Best wishes, NM.

Cote de Texas said...

thanks for the comment - I agree. i can barely afford a tiny stocking from her, let alone a pillow! oh well. maybe next life.