Fall Mantel Vignette
If it’s not one thing with the Charmer it’s another. Through the years I’ve realized that the Charmer doesn’t like change. She really doesn’t or at least it seems that way!
But first things first! I’ve not been posting very much since we are in the height of glamping season. We’re going out to either a rally or by ourselves which doesn’t leave much time to post. I’m enjoying every single bit left of good weather.
Also, we’ve had plumbing work done on the vintage 76 Terry. April was our maiden voyage, the plumbing burst when we turned the water on! Water was pouring out of the trailer.
The second weekend in October we’re moving Terry from Indiana to a permanent spot in Illinois. The campground is much closer and we’ll be able to work on him easier.
For the longest time, I’ve wanted to remove the sheet music on the fireplace wall. Last week seemed like the perfect time to do it!
As we started scrapping off the sheet music the plaster walls started coming down with it.
As we removed more plaster the lath boards had disintegrated from water damage. We found that there were two additional layers of drywall over the original plaster walls. There was no way to save any of it so we removed it all.
This area has been a “weak” spot at the Charmer since all four peaks rainwater runs behind the fireplace chimney and water collects.
The exposed brick and the white is limestone bleeding through. My family was in the masonry business and learn muriatic acid cleans brick. I’m leaning to painting the entire fireplace white but I want to live with it for awhile…
The Fall mantel vignette began with this gorgeous oil painting found last weekend thrifting while glamping. A total score for $5! I love the cottagey fall feeling to it. I so wish I had a pond in front of the Charmer…
Fall oil paintings are so easy to find and how do I know, because I have way too many!
In the back of the oil painting is a white barn door that was used for the Spring Mantel.
Some of my knit pumpkins were added along with an enamel pitcher filled with flowers from the garden.
I love adding Fresh garden flowers to the pitcher. To me, there’s nothing like fresh flowers!
A while ago I found this thread spool thrifting and liked the warmth it evoked. Then I added some fresh bittersweet on top. It’s a spool pumpkin!
The brick looks pretty behind the vignette by adding a warm touch.
The other end of the mantel has a few more knit pumpkins.
A vintage chicken scored at least 10 years ago and is one of my favorite pieces.
I added more fresh flowers to another enamel coffee pot which is a Goodwill find.
Can one have too many pumpkins? I find myself shying away from fresh pumpkins since they rot so quickly.
The exposed gives a rustic feel to the fireplace. But don’t like that the top brick doesn’t match the brick below. But for now its better than peeling off music sheets.
Have you been decorating any fall mantel vignettes at you home? It’s a great time to decorate…