Well, here she is...Miss Fall Mantel 2012. I know what you're thinking...she bears a striking resemblance to last year's winner. Had I not waited until the last minute I could have done a little shopping and invested in some new pieces, but I think it still looks pretty good. The mirror is the only new piece (and I have no idea what those criss-cross lines are you see reflecting in it). I do like the look of this new addition, but I am still just sick over what happened to the print it replaces.
In addition to the mantel, I was finally able this weekend to do a little decorating for Halloween. John-Heath still feels we have much we should add, and he is somewhat disappointed I have not put up our Halloween mice this year, but since he's been sick most of the weekend he hasn't complained too badly. If I have time tomorrow afternoon I may just have to make that little fellow some mice.
I love this white ceramic owl and orange plumage. They were bought last year at Chef's Market. I wish now I had bought another set for the other end.
And here are, what I like to call, my headstone bookends. Don't they look like something you'd see on an old tombstone?
Now this isn't part of our Halloween decor (although it is somewhat of a scary feeling to look at this picture and realize how fast time goes). This is Ren's senior picture, framed by Melanie's, and it hangs on a small wall to the right of the mantel. Since I had the camera out I thought I'd snap a picture of it, too.
That's all for tonight. Have a frightfully wonderful week!