~Summer mantel morphs into Autumn~
Faux fireplace mantel as it looked during Summer 2010.
For more about how we assembled the faux fireplace mantel, click HERE.
Breakfast room harvest table for Autumn.
I said I was going to wait until September 1st. However, we had a wonderful week of pre-Fall weather that sent me spinning into Autumn decorating mode.
Besides…the older I get, the slower I get. If I wait until Fall is officially here, I would finish the Fall vignettes sometime around December 24th!
HAPPY AUTUMN MEMORY
PHOTO FROM FALL ‘99 or 2000
My friend Terri of Lakewood Manor, purchased a new red convertible, over the weekend. When I saw a photo of her new Sebring, it brought back happy memories of eldest daughter’s Sebring convertible.
One particular memory; a trip to Eckert’s Orchard (Illinois), in September, about 10 years ago, during apple picking time.
Oldest granddaughter Xanti and her cousin Sasha built a scarecrow at the orchard. After a discussion, about how to get the fellow home, it was decided he should ride in style.
The photo was taken at Pere Marquette Lodge, Grafton Illinois. We can’t make a trip to the orchards or Grafton, without a drive up to Pere Marquette State Park and the lodge.
Xanti is the taller of the two girls.
Standing behind the girls is yours truly, 10 years and several pounds ago.
Linking to Susan’s Metamorphosis Monday.
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The black iron dish rack, seen in A Kitchen Vignette, was found at Home Goods.
The paint color in the kitchen is Valspar Laura Ashley Gold 3
The paint color used in the master bedrooms at home and the lake is Sherwin Williams Antique White.
The pumpkins and other Fall items, used in the vignettes are faux, with the exception of the lotus pods. The pods are from J’s Aunt Ruth’s lake. The lake is no longer in existence.
I appreciate your wonderful response to Saturday Photo Fun.
I hope to have Part II ready for publishing next weekend.
I’ll try to answer more questions in that post.
I am enjoying the project.