All over the blogosphere I am seeing Christmas projects galore. Hold up people! Let’s not forget about that little holiday called Thanksgiving that comes in between Halloween and Christmas. I know most everyone has showed off their fall decor and is ready to trade gourds for nativity scenes and berry garlands for fir and feathers. (Feathery garlands, Beth? Oh, yes…just wait. EVERYONE had feathers in their mantel garlands last year. I’m assuming this year won’t be an exception. Expect to see burlap, feathers, nests, numbers, words, etc. ) I’m still enjoying some fading leaves and warmish days so grab your caramel spice latte and kick it with me by the fire.
All that you see here was grabbed from various parts of the house and repurposed on my mantel. Yo, I’m a dollar store rooster. What of it? I seriously wouldn’t consider roosters my thing and yet somehow…I have a bunch of them. They work for this time of year.
My candlesticks have seen many a coat of spray paint and will probably receive another in the Spring. The barn star was hanging in my kitchen and my knock-off Pottery Barn wreath in the dining room. I just combined the two with some beading wire.
I have so very much to be thankful for. I am a woman truly blessed. Christmas will come soon enough, but for the next three weeks I am going to ponder my blessings and savor the moments of autumn…(and then I’ll scramble like a mad woman to get ready for Christmas!)