I decided to decorate my mantle for fall this year in greens, blues and vintage ironstone.…who said you have to use brown and orange?! :0)
See the old lantern? That was my great grandfather’s barn lantern….he would use it every morning to go to the barn and check on what was going on around the farm. I love using things from my family! The ironstone bowl was a purchase from a friend after they dissolved her mother in laws estate…it’s so old and I adore it!
The old windows behind the ironstone pots came from the old 1916 house I got to go through and glean things from. They were the old transom windows above the doors…I grabbed three of them! (ok..I didn’t grab them, I took a ladder and had to painstakingly remove them with a screwdriver…but it was SO worth it!)
The old window that’s behind the wreath was a gift from my mom. She was in line at the bank and a guy had a truck bed full of old windows. Oh YES SHE DID…she rolled down her window and asked him what he was going to do with them…he was going to throw them away! She took 10!
The old platter was my grandma’s….my mom gave it to me.
I got the little wooden box and milk bottle from a tag sale…I think I paid a buck a piece for them. I got the old blue ball jar from my mom…it’s filled with vintage buttons. Oh how I love old buttons!
I just love my fall mantle!
How are you decorating for fall?
I’m linking up with Layla’s Mantle linky party over at The Lettered Cottage!