Monday, September 30, 2013

~ Fall Mantle ~ And a Thank You ~

Well, hello there. 

It's been awhile. 

My days are consumed with homeschooling, caring for the kids, managing errands/appointments and {as always} trying to keep the house clean. 

I warned you that my posts might be a little less frequent since school started, but I pinky promise that I've tried to stay on top of reading all of your blogs as best I can.

Now. Onto my Autumn decor thus far. Shall we?

Brass has been "back" for awhile, but I'm just now embracing it. These candle holders are the extent of my "collection."
The kitchen island:
Short and sweet. Right? 

By the way, Sutton LOVES playing with these pilgrims. She calls them "mama" and "dada." Ha ha!

I'd also like to publicly thank "Olive" from the blog Olive Out for sending me some treasures for being her 500th follower. {She didn't have to do this, but she's just that amazing.} The soft, linen hand towels are beautiful, as is the monogrammed handkerchief {not pictured here}. And she pays attention, because she knows I love all things French! Will you visit her blog and follow along, too?

I hope you're enjoying this cooler weather! 

Tell me, what's on your mantle? 

Are you wearing your cute boots yet?

Linking up with: 

Until next time,

34 comments:

Design_Fluff said...

Your home is beautifully styled and warm, Meredith. Maybe you should look into doing interiors.

Lydia Schmitt said...

Love your fall decor, Meredith! SO pretty. I am in the midst of decorating right now. I love this season.

Khammany @ Sweet Inspired Home said...

Sadly, my mantel looks the same as it does any other time of year although I really want to make it fall! I just haven't had the time! Your mantel looks terrific! I've been slowly embracing brass too, but funny thing, if something is "gold" I don't like it but if someone says "no, it's brass." then I say "oh well, that's a different story! Although I can hardly tell the difference!

Maria Elena said...

Your Fall mantle looks beautiful! I have a new weekly link party which is live now and I would love if you stop by and link up this wonderful post! Hope to see you there! http://mariaelenasdecor.blogspot.com/ Hugs, Maria

Nada Nada Limonada said...

Everything looks so pretty!!

Olive said...

Hi Meredith, your mantel is beautiful. I am enjoying fall and the cool temperatures very much. I thank you for the shout out. love, olive

Nicole Mendez said...

Your Autumn decorations look so nice! It's making me want to head out to my garage and start pulling down boxes!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Beautiful mantel and such lovely vignettes. Thanks so much for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

Suzan Sweatman said...

Mama and Dada lmho - too cute - your mantel - and counter top look gorgeous Meredith ( and I see one of your beloved chairs peaking out in the corner of the photo :)
XOXO

Michelle Nahom said...

My mantle looks the same year round. I am starting to feel a bit guilty. I should decorate more. I just get so overwhelmed with the kids' schedules I don't get to it! I LOVE the way your mantle looks!

Michell Pulliam said...

Okay Meredith...for someone who has been so preoccupied, how did you manage to pull that off girl, lol! Your mantle looks wonderful and I see those bee-tiful chairs in the background.:-) Unfortunately my mantle probably won't change until Christmas, lol, BUT I will be decorating the front porch for fall though. Thanks for the inspiration Meredith and thanks for linking up! Have a wonderful week my friend!

Patty Antle said...

Hi Cutie! I have one pumpkin on my mantle. I don't change it all around for fall. I just add some touches here and there. I do love all of your fall decor and your photos looks so pretty! Congrats on the beautiful linen. I love when bloggers send me things - they are such treasures!

Rea T said...

oh that mantel is very beautiful meredith♥

thanks for stopping by at my blog! will definitely check Olive Out's blog!

Ashley Ditto said...

I just had to keep starring at your beautiful pictures! So lovely!!! You inspire my own creativity! Bless you my sweet friend.

Joi @ Rx Fitness Lady said...

YES MA'AM! I am killing my UGGs only! I haven't pulled out the cowgirls just yet! Good to hear from you whenever we can. I love all of your home decor. One day I will get back inspired. Probably when I get married and move in with a husband :)

Ren said...

Your home is beautiful!

Scarlett said...

Gorgeous and cozy and so October-ish! I love it all. Thanks for sharing your beautiful home and style. Praying for you and your homeschooling, especially!
Love,
Scarlett xo

Lauren Davison said...

everything looks so pretty! love that mirror! and mama and dada look very sweet :p

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

I have not embraced brass. For some reason is just not me, so even if it's back in style I will be skipping the trend...like I usually end up doing anyway :) that said, it does look great in your space, and it totally fit your style, which I like

dee -@ The Old Fat Hen said...

Well in Australia we don't decorate for fall but your decorations make me wish we did "beautiful"-love dee x

chateau chic said...

You've created such a warm and inviting haven for your family to enjoy daily and friends who come knocking. Everything looks lovely!
Mary Alice

ChatterBlossom said...

Just lovely and so warm and cozy! I sadly and embarrassingly don't decorate at all....
-Jamie
ChatterBlossom

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Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

Beautiful mantle AND counter! Love it all!!!

Mom In The USA said...

Hi Meredith,
Your mantle and kitchen look so welcoming. I just want to bring you coffee and have girl talk. It's gorgeous. It inspires me to try and decorate my home with something fall-like.

Sincerely,
Karina

Lindsey Louise Bales said...

ah, the fall decor here is amazing! i love the candle holders!

lindsey louise

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must love junk said...

Love your pretty touches of fall...especially the wreath on your mantel! :)
Susan

sandy said...

Your Autumn vignettes are lovely!

Ugochi said...

Very beautiful decor I must agree. Well done!

Jason Murphy said...

Brilliant and surreal, 5 stars!
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Kendra Pahukoa said...

heck yes on wearing cute boots- LOVE how you've worn them in your pretty family photos.
as always, your décor is beautiful.
i took the summer off and realized i have missed your blog and I see you are busy busy with homeschool. good to know you are still around. have a beautiful week!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Beautiful mantel and all your Fall decor is gorgeous! You are one talented decorator my friend. Thank you for your sweet and kind visit. Hugs,
FABBY

SwedishCorner ~ DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Beautiful mantle, Meredith! Thanks for your sweet message on my daughter's birthday xx Hugs and Spring greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

Leslie Germain said...

Gorgeous Mantle!!