With each turn of the yearly wheel comes a great swathe of seasonal decorating ideas. Pinterest or Instagram users cannot fail to have noticed all the wonderful images of autumn’s influence in the home.
If you’ve been following along with my ramblings, you’ll know that I like to decorate my mantel for each of the ancient festivals, such as Ostara (Easter) and Samhain (Hallowe’en).
But since launching The World of Suzy Homemaker and my ever-increasing use of the word “pretty” (!), I’ve also had a hankering for updating my mantel with the seasons.
Even more so since my recent fireplace surround and mantel makeover.
So here it is. My very first offering to the Autumn Mantel Movement in all its glory…
Although quite minimal, I’m pretty happy with it.
Until I change something.
Whoops! Too late!
The eagle-eyed among you will have spotted the addition of some gorgeous graphics on the topiaries, courtesy of The Graphics Fairy. I’ll post a tutorial on how I made those soon!
How cute is the leaf in the frame? Would you believe it fell out of a book when I was rearranging some shelves in the dining room?
Clearly, when I collected it last autumn, I must’ve thought it would make a great piece of artwork and, as if by magic, it revealed its hiding place just in time to be added to my first ever autumn mantel.
Do you decorate by season? If so, I’d love to see photos! Let me know, by dropping a comment below, along with a link to your creations.
A hui hou,