Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Fall Mantel

 Thank you everyone, for your sweet comments on my last post. You're all so kind :-)
I must confess that the large vase of apples wasn't mine. I took the photo at my friend Angela's house; the same Angela with the beautiful garden in the previous post. She's one talented lady! 
After a few days of cooler weather, it has warmed up here again, but I did manage to get out a few Fall items. I decorated my ever changing mantel (or mantle) to those who prefer that spelling :-)
 I looked it up for anyone who might want to know, and according to Webster, both ways of spelling it are correct, although it is the first definition of "mantel" that refers to "the stone or shelf of a fireplace", but for "mantle" it wasn't listed until definition #4. 
 Okay my friends, that's my homeschool lesson for the day :-)
An old hymn page from my great-great aunt's travels.
I also received a couple of sweet gifts in the mail from Aubrey over at White Market.
This little Queen ornament  from Aubrey is adorable!
 I'd recently done a post about her beautiful blog and all of the sweet items she makes, and she was so thoughtful and sent me these lovely gifts. 
Sweet gifts from White Market.
 Thank you so much Aubrey!
I'm joining Kathleen over at Faded Charm for her White Wednesday blog party. If you get a chance, join in the fun.
My oldest son is having surgery on Friday, so if you think of it, would you keep Ryan in your prayers?
Thanks so much...
I hope you're all having a wonderful week.


Natacha said...

The decoration on your mantel is so beautiful. I love the old glass bottles.

Marcia, you have 2 sons in college, haven't you? My oldest went to live in Germany last Sunday. It is not so far away, a 2-hour drive, and it is not the first time he was away for a week or two. He will try to come home every weekend. But I am feeling really sad, actually I cried the whole afternoon when he left on Sunday. I didn't think it would be so hard letting him go. I am really happy that I still have the other three at home. How do you cope?????

outdoor.mom said...

LOVELY mantle :-) i am just catching up on your posts and they are so wonderful!! You never cease to amaze me with the most beautiful posts i have ever seen. You have such a flair..... words just don't do justice. Everything is just so pretty on your blog!!
I am doing a CSN store give away thanks to you :-) I linked your site to it. Thanks again!!

Carrie of Farming On Faith said...

Just beautiful~
I so enjoyed getting to visit your home!
Hope you have a lovely day!

Christine said...

It's always a pleasure to visit your beautiful blog, Marcia and I love the way you decorate.
I hope Ryan's surgery will go well.
Blessings to you,

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Any way you spell it...it looks lovely! Happy White Wednesday! :)

KATHY said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! I'm enjoying visiting your beautiful home.What a wonderful family you have. I love your mantel. It looks really pretty. I'm a new follower....Kathy

Margitta said...

Love your mantle... the hympage is in swedish!
Hope surgery goes well for Ryan...

Mrs.Rabe said...

I love seeing how everyone brings in seasonal changes...thanks for sharing your mantel!

I am praying right now that all will go well with Ryan's surgery!

Melanie said...

Beautiful pictures. Everything looks so pretty together. I really like the glass bottles.
I'll be praying for Ryan.

katie said...

Praying for Ryan's surgery to go well.
Your post is beautiful. I love the glass bottle with the door knob stopper.


Thelma Louise said...

so fun...i can read swedish in your pic.:-)

Marla @ Always Nesting said...

Love your mantel. I, too, had to look up the spelling a couple of weeks ago because I was in doubt :)

Auntie Bliss said...

That hymn page framed is so cool!
I want to go see Aubrey's blog (what a pretty name, huh?)

My name is PJ. said...

You have a natural designer's eye, Marcia. Come visit me and share your skills!!!

Paula said...

Everything looks so gorgeous, Marcia... the white on the mantel looks so airy and light! And I love the vase and little pumpkin- so cute.
I will be praying for Ryan- I hope he makes a speedy recovery!

Rebecca said...

So pretty-love the window inside the fireplace!

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Beautiful...I love the framed hymn, I must do that with some of the music my grandmother left me.

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Marcia, love your mantel decor. I'm particularly eyeing that glass container with the indian corn and stuff. Love that idea! Missed you and glad to be back in the blogging world!

Tammy ~ Country Girl at Home ~ said...

Your decor is pretty, Marcia! Love the framed hymn!

I will most definitely lift up Ryan in prayer for his surgery!

Have a great day!

Karen said...

Your house looks lovely! I love how you have your mantel decorated. I will keep Ryan in my prayers.

Shirley said...

I always enjoy peeking into your beautiful home! I will be praying for your son, and you.

NanaDiana said...

Oh-your pictures are beautiful! Magazine worthy really. I love your mantle-no matter how you spell it! lol

Thanks for giving me a bit of sweet rest in beauty this morning. Hugs- Diana

Nancy said...

Very pretty mantel! I will keep Ryan in my prayers that all goes well for him. God Bless!


Farm Girl said...

Isn't it nice that it is a bit cooler so it does sort of feel like fall, or it did last week. I think it will next week.
It is all beautiful. I love the white.

Secret Garden Cottage said...

Your fall mantel looks beautiful, Marcia! Love your vintage bottles!!
I'm sure all will go well with your son's surgery and wish him a speedy recovery. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Hugs ~ Jo

Marie said...

Hello Marcia - I love your fall mantel display. In fact, I love that entire vignette you have going there, especially the old windows on the hearth.

BTW, I'm having a gift raffle. Hope you can stop by and enter to win some cutesy things. Stopping by from WW.

Kimberly said...

I don't have a mantel on my fireplace. You decorate yours beautifully. I think it's fun they way you change it all the time. I'll add your son to the list.

Aubrey said...

Marcia your mantle looks beautiful, the glass bottle, crystal door handle, white pumpkins and your vintage lesson make for a warm and cozy display. I think ill head over to faded charm and take a look at all the white :) Ill say a prayer for your son and for you, his mama, too.
Enjoy the beautiful day.

Gloria said...

Oh my, Marcia! Your mantle and fireplace are very beautiful! I love the mix of dark and light...so restful and very pleasing to the eye!
I hope you are having a wonderful day! Saying a prayer for your son's surgery to go well.
Sweet blessings to you,
Gloria @}~`}~~~

Completely Coastal said...

I was pondering on that mantel-mantle spelling too, a while back! Lovely displays!!! And the very best wishes for your son's surgery!!!

AnthonyRosesShabHome said...

what a pretty mantel!

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

Loving Your Mantle & Your Mantel.... White is always so refreshing ~ Thanks for Sharing

Beverly said...

Your mantle (mantel) looks wonderful, Marcia. I love white, especially the whte pumpkins. I always love it when we get a homeschool lesson.LOL
Great little gift from Aubrey.
I will be praying for Ryan on Friday and for his MOM too.

Thelma Louise said...

We are waithing for the winther here , so we have to clean the gardenroom before the snow...we dont hope it come so soon, but you never know. Today its going to be +10 degrees and sunny...:-) have a nice day.:-)

jAne said...

in NorCal we're in the low 90's this week with the weatherman talking rain on Saturday. well, won't *that* be a steamy day! ugh. i have some autumny things out but i'm not one to go 'whole hog' over decorating for the seasons. just a touch here and there. boring, i know. your mantel is **beautiful**. how do you find the time to decorate while homeschooling multiple children?! i homeschooled *one* and barely found time to light a candle. :o)

i'm praying for Ryan right now so i don't forget on Friday. thank you for the opportunity to pray for your family.


BailiwickStudio said...

It looks wonderful! My poor mantle is so skinny I can only line things up in a straight line (I feel another project coming on!). Love those old bottles!. ::Jill

Janet said...

I'll be praying for your son. Your mantle looks very nice ... or mantel!


Shelia said...

Hi Marcia! Oh, your mantle is gorgeous! You really have the special touch!! Thanks for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Janean said...

you've inspired a lot of gals, marcia!!!! yay.

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

Hi Marcia,
Your fall mantle is absolutely beautiful! Your home looks so warm and inviting!
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and for your lovely comment, It means so much to me!
I'm glad you found my blog so I could find my way to yours, it's just wonderful!
I am a new follower as well!
Have a lovely Friday.

Vintage Home said...

Wonderful Job on the Mantle!....I love the white pumpkins on the stands!...I love White Market!...Thanks for visiting!

Valerie@chateaualamode.typepad.com said...

Hello there...I just stopped by to check out your blog. I love your mantel...very pretty. I also wanted you to know that I will keep Ryan in my prayers.

T's Daily Treasures said...

Your mantel is lovely and Aubrey was so sweet to send you such lovely gifts. My boss sometimes uses words I've never heard of. Thank goodness for gogole so I can check those words I am not sure of.

I hope Ryan's surgery went well yesterday. Best wishes, Tammy

koralee said...

So lovely!!! Your mantel filled with white is something I would love to don on mine!

Weekend hugs.

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

I'd never heard of your friend of White Market but I like her style already. Loving your mantel.
I'm embarrassed....I have done nothing on my mine. Oh and thanks for clearing up the spelling. I thought ppl were spelling it wrong.


Drawn to The Sea said...

Love the gray frames... I inherited a couple of those & they're among my favorite things. Is the glass doorknob on just an everyday stick? That's an idea I'd love to borrow. Glad to read that your son is doing well :-)