An Early Fall Mantel

It’s time to decorate “Old Rusty” for Fall.  In case you’re new to my blog, Old Rusty is my beloved, retired old and rusty fireplace.  I like to decorate him. Here is the way he was decorated all Summer.

 I made a garland out of twine, black vinyl and some little plastic trophies. I made the pumpkin candle holder with a picture I found on the internet last year.
I found these cute little ceramic birds on sale somewhere, but I forget where! I think they were from Target’s after Fall sale.

I used another flameless candle just to be safe inside my lantern, so I could add some faux bittersweet.

My all purpose chalkboard I got from the dollar store and I glued cork board on the back.

This is a little horn I’ve had since I was a child that my Grandma gave me. She used to find boxes of really great stuff for Halloween from yard saling. This was one of them.  She taught me how to like yard sales and thrift stores.

My ceramic pumpkins and this star were from Goodwill a while back.
Please just ignore that very lovely looking electrical cord in the foreground.  I kept my candle cage the same, except for the addition of a crow friend.
And here is what it looks like in the evening.



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  1. I am guessing 'Old Rusty' has a life of its own. Love the Autumn leaning toward Halloween additions to that old stove. Lots of fun decorating and adding and embellishing. Thanks for hosting. Glad I had something to share this week.


  2. So sweet and autumny, Mary! I love the combination of treasures you placed together! It's finally cooled off here in MI…thank goodness! I'm so ready for jeans and sweatshirts! 🙂 Hope it cools off by you soon!

    xoxo laurie


  3. Hi Mary! Your decor is lovely; I must get on the ball and get out our Fall decorations too. It is far cooler up here – below freezing this morning Brrrr!

    First time reader and first time participant of your blog hop; thank you for hosting! Now I am off to read more of a new-to-me blog; YAY!


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