The words Fall and Harvest just seem to go hand in hand. One can’t think about Fall without thinking about the harvest.
The harvesting of our gardens summer bounty. . .preserving excess produce for Winter delight.
Harvesting our herbs to add wonderful flavors to homemade soups and pasta.
Harvesting pumpkins for both fun and pleasure.
It was these thoughts that I had in mind when I decorated my mantle for Fall.
That and this fabulous tole tray that I found at our local thrift.
I originally picked it up with intentions of listing it in my etsy shop. Well, you know how that goes.
I love blue and orange together for Fall.
The tray tucked in my primitive white washed box amongst a variety of pumpkins was perfect for my ‘Fall Harvest’ theme!
An assortment of wooden and fabric pumpkins.
On one side of the mantle I added two wool pumpkins and my recent brown transferware find elevated on a tarnished silver stand.
A well worn and loved toy truck hauls a load of mini pumpkins. Fresh from the farm. Nothing quite like the sight of a pumpkin patch to bring a smile to your face!
I added my blue candelabra to hi-lite the blue accents in the tray. Notice that the candles are not the same color? I took one of each with me to two different stores trying to match one or the another. Didn’t really want to buy 5 new ones. I didn’t find either color and this week I will be decorating my mantle for Halloween so no need to bother. lol!
I have been harvesting my sunflower heads for décor. The birds have been feasting on the seeds.
I made the book page pumpkin banner last year. Simple and sweet. . .perfect for this ‘Fall Harvest’ mantle!
The harvest theme is carried out upon the hearth. A bundle of sage will make it ‘s way into our Thanksgiving turkey dressing.
I made this herb alphabet sampler years ago, but I still love it. A spool of twine is handy for bundling herbs.
Soon I will harvest this years Hydrangea blooms. Love using them throughout the Christmas holiday! Old blooms are corralled in my olive bucket. I added the scale to add a touch of blue to the hearth as well. It’s topped with a giant acorn.
Before we know it, the harvest will be over. I need to pick beets and bottle them this week.
I love this time of year and the ‘Fall Harvest’! Just makes me want to pull out cozy blankets, and cook up something warm and delicious!
I hope you are enjoying the Fall Harvest!
I will be sharing with these lovely parties:
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