“Autumn, the year’s last, loveliest smile.” ~ William Cullen Bryant
I know I am the last one to post about my fall decor but I cannot decorate with apples, pumpkins, gourds and flowers in August and expect them to last through Halloween.
Everything was either homegrown, homemade, purchased from the local farm market, The Dollar Tree store or Mediocre Mike’s (what I call my local Good Will) with one exception.
The mantel features a crow (from Dollar Tree) in a cage perched on a contemporary vampire tale, “Eclipse”.
Alongside are three silver candlesticks with different colored gourds on top of them.
Next is a grapevine wreath, another crow, and more multi-colored gourds.
An 1845 leather 1st edition of Poe’s “The Raven and Other Poems” balances the modern literary counterpart on the opposite side of the mantel.
Another crow and gourd are set upon the white porcelain plates of an antique scale.
The hearth is overflowing with pumpkins, gourds and flowers. Autumn is my favorite season and I love the colors and scents of harvest.
The fireplace has built in floor to ceiling bookcases on each side which take up an entire wall. Unfortunately, the lighting, shape, and size of the room prevented me from getting a panoramic shot showing all of it.
Looks like one of the crows escaped. He had his own key!
Our resident mouse is working on a special little something for ‘Puter and Mishka (our Siamese cats) under candle light as a crow watches.
A vintage silver sugar bowl holding spells stands upon an antique scale.
My antique Underwood typewriter is adorned with flowers.
The shelf pictured below features some trunks, a vintage black cat Halloween decoration, apples, Indian corn, gourds, mums, a piece of pottery, and my newest treasure, a Good Housekeeping Autumn Tin (part of a season series) that I received from a friend. Thank you, Kim for sending some Twice Remembered Cottage charm to The Fairfield House!