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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

HouseTalkN's Fall Mantle...Baby Steps, People.

I do not usually decorate for fall. GASP!  That's right- go ahead, put it on my permanent record.

Kerry FallHater Rossow-"F" in the fall decorating category.

While I enjoy the things that come with fall- Friday night high school football, Saturday tailgates, hoodies, apple crisp, and Kahlua  hot chocolate, I have never enjoyed fall decorating.

Fall decorations don't usually fit into my WHITE color scheme.  (And, YES, white is a color scheme!)

Before...

BUT! This has been the year of "Try New Things!"

So, I made the trek to Hobby Lobby in search of a fall wreath- ok, a white fall wreath. Shockingly, no white fall wreaths.

 "I'm a big girl and can make my own $#@!& white fall wreath!"

Here is how it went down:



How can I resist that marketing? "Make it fun!"

Burlap says "fall", right?

Look at me making ROSETTES! 


I threw in some acorns and a white pumpkin for good measure.


After...I have to say that the bird is creeping me out.

Maybe I will add a pumpkin here and there as we get closer to Halloween.  I might go wild and throw in a witch or a ghost.  HEY! Ghosts are white! Back to Hobby Lobby I go.

Link Par-taay at:
http://www.notjustahousewife.net/
http://thriftydecorchick.blogspot.com/
http://romantichome.blogspot.com/
http://www.theshabbycreekcottage.com/
http://savvysouthernstyle.blogspot.com/
http://www.abeachcottage.com/
http://www.tipjunkie.com/
http://www.homestoriesatoz.com/
http://funkyjunkinteriors.blogspot.com/


The Lettered Cottage

18 comments:

  1. Visiting from the It's Fall Y'all link party. You are so right, white is most definitely a color scheme and a classic one at that. Rosettes, burlap, & silver acorns= you did good! Your mantel is wonderful. I am so taken with the white pumpkins and don't want to "cheat" by painting one. I can't find one here in LA to save my life. My parents are in Houston this week and are trying to locate white, green, blue, & gray pumpkins for me. They are fast becoming my favorites!

    Here's to the year of trying new things!

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  2. Your post was fun. I love how you came up with something white to decorate for fall. Have fun with your ghost or witch etc.

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  3. Great job making fall decor your own! You shouldn't have to sacrifice your look for a season.

    Anna

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  4. That is lovely! I generally don't decorate for Fall either, good for you for putting your own spin on it! That wreath is great and the bird adds just the right amount of creepy. I love those acorn ornaments too!

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  5. Yes! This is my kind of fall decor. Love the sparkly acorns.

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  6. Love it! I don't usually decorate for fall, either - I find it distracts me from Christmas decorating...

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  7. I think it looks great. It fits your decor.

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  8. Yes, I like your white fall mantle!! Lovely!!

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  9. haha - I love it! I love it so much I'm heading over to follow you! : )

    evie @ brown paper packages

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  10. Love it all! I'm with you on Fall colors:)

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  11. Fall in white works for me. Looks great!

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  12. Ha I love it! I had to laugh about the crow my husbands hates that I have a crow hanging out on our hutch. He thinks it's wierd. My glitter sculls seems to be okay though.

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  13. husband's birthday is on halloween and this year i'm having him a party! maybe i'll decorate with white cuz white says 50, right?

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  14. Yes! ♥ the white/black/silver. Looks great!

    I actually grow my own white pumpkins now in my garden-they are really white-white, not cream colored, so they work with my decor.

    I am not a fan of orange/red/gold that is all about fall, either :P

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  15. absolutely a white fall!

    found you via romantichome and would love to add you as a follower!

    http://hellolovelyinc.blogspot.com/2011/10/more-stencil-splendor-giveaway.html

    warmly,

    michele

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