Oct 13, 2011

Fall-O-Ween on the Mantle....

It's time for Fall on the mantle,
but who could resist a little Halloween tucked in?
so Fall-O-Ween...

(click photos to enlarge)


I had dreamt of a black and white fall decor,
but the rich colors of fall were irresistible,
if only for a moment...


BOO!
a scary banner,
I made years ago...


I love crows,
but maybe the naughty creatures are best
kept under glass...


cut autumn branches are the easiest
and cheapest way,
to bring the beauty of the season inside....

and they smell wonderful!


my warty pumpkins
from my pumpkin farm trip...



it seems a witch stopped by
and left a few things laying around :-)


I have relit my faux fireplace
and it seems to have stirred up a mouse (or is that a rat?)...

but don't worry
when my back was turned, the girls
took care of it!!
he is now a one eared rat :-)


Tonight I am joining,
and

Thanks for stopping by today...

34 comments:

Geneva said...

I love you Fall-o-ween mantle. Everything is just right and very inspirational! Thank You for sharing!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Looks like party time around here! Very festive. I like the viney leaves! I went looking for some, but none to be found here. Your warty pumpkins carry the tone! Ewww! What are you serving? That rat has sniffed out SOMETHING! Perfect perch for the witchy gear on your cage. Great idea! Trick or treat!

Sheila said...

It looks great! I love the BOO banner. ;)

Lady Farmer said...

Very pretty!

Marilou of Lulu's Lovlies and Heartful Creations said...

Love that Fall-o-ween, great way to mix both and love the colors too. Hugs Marilou

A Cozy Cottage in the City said...

Oh Dear Bella,

Everything you do in your home and garden is always so perfect - for every season! I love your Fall Mantle!!! :)

By the way, I know you have been a lovely follower of my blog since I first started a few months ago. And now I am hosting my first giveaway {yippee}, and would love for you to join in if you are interested. :)

Take care and have a marvelous weekend, my friend!


Hugs,
Jessie

jeanetteann said...

Your mantle looks very Autumn, lovely xx

Nook & Cranny said...

I so love the faux fireplace.
Watch out for those mice :0
Michele

Julie Marie said...

You Fall~o~Ween mantel is so pretty Bella... I want to live in your house it is so cozy and inviting always... love how you have brought Nature inside with the beautiful Autumn leaves mixed in... I am sending you an email about Beauty Berries... I found a gorgeous article about them in one of my old Victoria magazines from 1990 I think... xoxo Julie Marie

Debbie said...

I would love to sit in front of your fireplace and enjoy the whole scene in the room, Bella. Too cute.

Blondie's Journal said...

This is so cute, Bella! I love the banner!!

XO,
Jane

Bernideen said...

Looks very cute here!

Lemon Lane Cottage said...

Just adorable Bella in a spooky sort of way!

TracyMB @ Crow's Feet Chic said...

Exquisite! Gorgeous colours and I LOVE the crow on the warty pumpkin! :)

Cindy said...

Love your mantle Bella! The little crow is too cute!

Gayle said...

So cozy Bella! I bet you love to drink tea and just enjoy the little fireplace all decked out for autumn.
Have a good weekend,
Gayle

http://findingsecrettreasures.blogspot.com said...

Very lovely, I love all the little touches you've added. Very inspiring. Visiting from Funky Junk's SNS, Fall Mantel Party

Little Vintage Cottage said...

I love your Fall-O-Ween mantle, so cute!

Tania

janet said...

Your Fall-O-Ween mantle is awesome..
Janet

Jan@southernjunkin' said...

Looking good! Love your old window and the banner!

The Tablescaper said...

Wonderful mantel. So much fun. Hope you'll bring it to Seasonal Sundays!

-The Tablescaper

Honey at 2805 said...

Your mantel is picture perfect!

Linda said...

I love your beautiful mantel...all the wonderful whimsical elements and lovely colors! Hopped over from Saturday Nite Special!

Farah Muzaffar said...

Hi Bella ... after quite long time I am here and like always enjoy your post.. sweet and fragrant .... Your mantle look very much synchronize with the theme ... looks lovely... simple yet elegant decor
Visit me if you can
http://craftaworld.blogspot.com/
Love
Farah

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Oh this is wonderful! Believe it or not, I have almost the same window and Boo garland that I'm using on my sideboard. I really didn't copy!! Love yours and I'm featuring your post on the next VIF, thanks so much for linking up with VIF! xoxo

michele said...

found you and your lovely blog via BBC and would love to have you visit and have a great giveaway at the moment!

http://hellolovelyinc.blogspot.com/2011/10/rachel-ashwell-on-creating-authentic.html

warmly.

michele

Queenie said...

Your fall-o-ween is so pretty Bella and cute too all at the same time...I love the soft vignette with the white pumpkin in your post above too :) I'm off to explore the posts I've missed...I can't wait to see what else you've been up to!
Have a beautiful day...the weather is gorgeous :)
Big hugs,
Queenie

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

The mantel is just unreal. Love the leaning window and all of the pumpkins, crows and other decor are so cute. You did such a great job. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Trish - Sweetology101 said...

your mantel is amazing!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Soo pretty Bella~ sharing it at the party tonight! Thanks for linking up!

Sherry said...

Oh, Bella this is wonderful! I love the witch's hat on the birdcage! Sorry I'm late getting by, had lack of internet and modem 1/2 of last week. Thank you for joining me for the HSH Fall Open House!
Sherry

Angela (Cottage Magpie) said...

Oh that little mouse gave me a start! He's fake, right? (RIGHT!?)

Super cute display!!

~Angela~

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

Luv your Halloween display Bella! It is very cool and reminds me of Victoria Magazine vignettes. You did a wonderful job Thanks for sharing.....Julian

Linda Anne Young said...

Love your Fall Decor! That faux fireplace just creates such a cozy atmosphere! I bought two crows this year and perched them on an empty bird cage. They made me think of the Alfred Hitchcock movie! I like your "window" too! Your blog is beautiful! I can't wait to see what you do for Thanksgiving, which I think doesn't get enough attention. Blessings!