Sunday, November 3, 2013

A Marathon, Harvest Mantel and Getting Organized

Hope y'all had a great weekend. 
We were so excited and proud, because our son ran the NYC Marathon today.

This is his ninth marathon, and I always get nervous. You'd think I'd be used to it by now.
So, I worked on the living room mantel this morning, before the race started on TV.





I grabbed an old handmade basket, given to me by a friend, and filled it with leaves, berries and dried okra pods... 


...stacked books, shaker boxes, pumpkins and a few antlers...


...added a picture of my Scottish clan badge painted by our son when he was in school, and a pair of pheasants, to finish the mantel. 

I'm starting to work on ideas for our Christmas party...less than five weeks away.
I couldn't believe the last few times I went to Hobby Lobby and Michael's. 
The stores were packed with customers, and their baskets were filled to the brim. I really need to get organized and decide what I want to do, before the pickins' get slim.


I've gathered a few things on the bed in the guest room, to see what I have that will work on the buffet table, and what I need to buy.
Thank goodness we don't have company coming any time soon. 

Take care and have a great week.
xo Babs

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10 comments:

The Tablescaper said...

It's hard to decide what to purchase. There is so much tucked away in boxes, yet you want something new and different.

You're always welcome at Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Kathy Moreland said...

Your mantel looks wonderful! I love those pheasants!!

Cranberry Morning said...

So I'm not the only one who loves those pheasants on your mantle! Lovely. :-)

Ron said...

I too love those pheasants, Babs. Congrats to your son! What a feat! Your Fall mantle looks beautiful.

Ron said...

I too love those pheasants, Babs. Congrats to your son! What a feat! Your Fall mantle looks beautiful.

Kelly said...

I didn't know your son was a runner! He looks VERY fit! I also like the big G he's wearing on his shirt. LOL! I love your Fall mantel decor. The dried okra pods are a nice natural addition.

Stacey said...

Tell you son, "Way to go!" That's awesome!

Your mantel is so pretty too. Mine is very simple this year and I'm happy with that.

Pat Cantwell said...

Babs,
Congratulations to your Son on his Marathon accomplishment!!!
I love the okra pods and the antlers on your mantle!!!
Dear friend, I put items on the Guest Room bed,too, as I'm sorting through decorating accessories!!!
I'm getting ready to begin the Christmas decor here. . .after one more Christmas Open House this week!!!
Fondly,
Pat

Carol said...

Congratulations to your son, Babs! That is wonderful.

Your mantel looks lovely, and your pheasant is a beauty!

Lady of the Manor said...

Congratulations to your son! What a great accomplishment!! You and I have similar decorating tastes. We both used some of the same elements for our mantels!! Yours is beautiful!