Fall in a Box

Well, it's that time of year again.  The kids are back in school and summer is winding down.  Autumn is in the air. With all the beautiful fall decorations popping up in blogland as well as in the stores, I had the itch to start our fall decorating. Granted, I don't do a lot of accessorizing for fall. But, I had the itch...so I scratched it.  I went up in the attic and pulled down the "Fall Decorations" box and started going through the items to see what I could put together.
My daughter and I had a mission this week of putting up a fall-themed mantle.  She is passionate about marking the seasons.  She is all about the details of creating a celebratory atmosphere, no matter what the occasion.  I love that about her. Here's what we came up with for now.  It could change as we incorporate some real pumpkins and other elements.
At the center of the mantle is my copper tray find from Goodwill.  I just knew it would come in handy. The pretty little floral arrangement was put together by my sweet mom. I love the rich colors of this beautiful season.
In the "Fall" box, I have a large arrangement of flowers that finally bit the dust and needs to be made into a new creation.  I'm waiting for my sweet floral-arranging mother to come out for a visit next week to take care of this for me.  I did not inherit this ability, I'm sad to say.
The next areas to focus on are my door and entryway. I'm hoping to have those finished by next week. I am pretty pleased with myself, people. Usually, I get my fall decorations up just about the time I should be focusing on Christmas decorations. Have you started decorating for fall yet? Do you go all out and decorate every room of your house or just put some fall touches here and there? I'd love to hear how you mark this glorious season.

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35 comments:

  1. Your mantel looks wonderful, Nici! I love the copper tray. It makes a nice backdrop. I've started decorating & I question whether I've gone overboard. Always so hard to know when enough is enough.

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  2. Ha ha! We also have "Birthday in a Box!" Your decorations are just lovely! Thank you for finding my blog so I could find yours! I know I'm going to want to visit often! Have a blessed day!

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  3. Your fall mantel turned out beautiful Nici! I especially love the lead garland....such a nice touch! Thanks so much for visiting my blog! Happily following you :)
    Hugs,
    Brooke

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  4. Oh I really like the fall leaf garland. It's so perfect. I need to start decorating for the time of year. Now to only find the b time. Haha

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  5. Hi Nici!
    You have a gorgeous fall mantle!! I'm loving the cranberry candles with the flower arrangement! I can't wait to get all my goodies out soon, too. I appreciate the sweet message you left me today! That was so kind of you to say. I hope you get to make the bars, because I know you'll like them! :)
    Blessings,
    Leslie

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  6. Your mantel and garland are gorgeous. Love the cranberry colors and all the oranges and red, so beautiful. Hugs, Marty

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  7. Beautiful! Would love if you'd link up to our Countdown to Fall link party! Hope to see you there! Happy Labor Day Weekend! :)
    http://dixie-n-dottie.blogspot.com/2012_08_27_archive.html

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  8. Beautiful mantel! The copper tray and the cranberry candles are a really nice touch!

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  9. Beautiful! I adore the hanging leaves. It really does make you think Fall.

    Dee

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  10. I think your fall mantle looks perfect! I love the rich colors and the patinaed copper tray.
    Cindy

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  11. Such a lovely grouping of fall items.
    It makes me think of all the reasons I like fall so much.
    Denise

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  12. Looks great, love the tray.
    Sandy

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  13. No decorations for fall out here at my place just yet...the hot weather's returned and that ruins the mood a bit !:) I love your mantle though...the way you have everything grouped is quite lovely!

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  14. It's looking good. I really like the copper tray. I'm slow to decorate for fall too--I just hate to see summer go. :)

    Thanks for coming by. I'm looking forward to following you too.

    Pam

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  15. Thanks so much for joining TTT. This is stunning. Hugs, Marty

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  16. Very pretty fall mantle decorations!!! LOVE that copper tray. I am a floral designer and would help you out if I lived nearby:) XO, Pinky

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  17. Loving your fall mantel. I still can't believe that you got that copper tray at Goodwill, twas your lucky day. Your daughter is like my Mom, she loved the celebration of the any holiday. Love the simplistic yet elegant look of your mantle! Very pretty, I just finished my today! Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

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  18. I swear Nici, you always give me the best ideas. Love your mantle arrangement! It's pretty and festive but not overdone. Great job! I'm looking forward to see what you do with the door and entryway too.

    Katie
    www.funhomethings.com

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  19. Oh, I love all of your pretty things for Fall! I think this is one of the most fun times to decorate our homes and make them cozy...even here in Florida!

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  20. This is so perfect for Fall! We would love for you to link up to our party! http://housewivesofriverton.blogspot.com/2012/09/riverton-housewives-round-up-31.html

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  21. I think you and your daughter did a beautiful job of making a very "Fall" mantel, & your floral arrangement looks lovely!

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  22. This is so very nice. I am thinking of a fall mantle also. Love all the colours that you used. Thanks for sharing

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  23. Your mantle looks lovely. I usually decorate my mantle and one or two side tables. I love Fall and its colors! I need to get busy too or else it will be time to decorate for Christmas. ha.

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  24. You and your daughter did a great job on your fall mantel. I love the leaf garland!
    Mary Alice

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  25. I have already pulled down my "fall box" as well. Your mantel looks so festive. I love how the colors of the candles and plate play off of the colors of the pumpkin and flowers. The leaf garland is perfect!

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  26. Nice details on your mantel. Looks like you are ready for fall..........Sarah

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  27. Beautiful mantle! So happy you shared it as well as your yummy recipes this week at The Blackberry Vine! Can't wait to see what you've been up to this week!
    Smiles!
    Jami
    www.blackberryvine.blogspot.com

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  28. It's all so pretty! I need to get on the ball and decorate for Fall. Anyhoo, thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see you again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  29. I need to put together a box like this! I am still in denial that Fall is coming even though I saw my breath this morning. Thanks for sharing on Tout It Tuesday! Hope to see you tomorrow.

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  30. It's party time at Debt Free Mommy Blog and we're so busy it'll stay open for an entire month!! You're welcome to link up as many posts as you'd like that relate to making your space a better one for you and yours. So hop on over if you'd like and link up to Making Space Mondays, Linky Party #15. Thanks! -Tabitha

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  31. Very pretty! I do wish I had a mantel.

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  32. Looks so pretty!
    Please tell your sweet Mom she has great talent.
    The arrangement is fantastic!

    xox
    A

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  33. Mission completed Nici! I love your Fall mantel. I really enjoyed the banner too..very cute. Thanks for sharing at my party.

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