Friday, September 23, 2011

My Fall Fireplace

It's finally getting cooler here in Missouri and now I'm officially in the mood for Fall! The problem is, it's here now and I'm slowly decorating for it. Why do I always put things off?



I started with the fireplace last week. Please ignore all the cords in the pictures, I need to do something about that! I just can't right now, I'm kind of busy with pumpkins.



I got the inspiration for this from Choose To Thrive. I used wine bottles instead of jars like she did and then used vinyl for the letters. I ripped pumpkin fabric in strips and wrapped it around the top.



That is an antique lamp post shade that Greg and I got from a barn a long time ago. I had to sit it in that old metal pot that I was lucky to find because it's actually upside down and won't sit flat.



That poor little girl is one of those projects that is so cute, but you only do once because it was so painful you can't go through the agony again! I made her probably 20 years ago and my mom and Greg thought I was nuts because everyone wanted to buy one from me. I told them that unless they had a million dollars, forget it!! Now that I think about it, I made an Annie doll for Krissi that was the same way!



I would show you the top of the fireplace (mantel, as some people call it), but it's not done yet!

I'll be linking Here this week.

39 comments:

JenH said...

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Terry said...

I love your version of the bottles with the sunflowers in it. I have to admit, I have way more wine bottles than I do any other type of jar, lol. Looks nice.

Maria@BubblegumandDuctTape said...

that looks so pretty with the sunflowers. I haven't decorated at all!! I can't believe it. I just haven't had time to make anything lately. I really need to do something this weekend because before you know it, it will be time to decorate for Halloween.

Karan said...

Looking good. Don't feel bad about putting off. I did the same. Got things about done this week. Now just got to drag up Halloween to add to the decor.

Hopefully this week end.

Karan

Tanya said...

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Baye said...

That looks so nice! Love the bottles and the new use for the lamp thingy.

I didn't see cords until you mentioned it. Then, of course, I had to find them. Don't you just hate the never-ending challenge of dealing with cords? I swear those suckers reproduce, too.

Cranberry Morning said...

So pretty, Terri! I love fall too, my very favorite season. For years, while the kids were still living at home, we celebrated Thanksgiving in mid-October, for the weather was almost always perfect, the trees a canvas of color, and the harvest in. We all felt a little more thankful than the end of November when we often had to brave snowstorms and icy roads!

Ginger Zuck said...

I adore the green bottles with FALL on them. Beautiful fireplace! Love it all! It says FALL!

corabeth said...

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diaryofaworkingmom.com said...

I love your fireplace set up - especially the bottles and sunflowers. Great idea!

Jill said...

That looks fantastic! I love the wine bottles - and how effective just wrapping the fabric around the neck is!!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a great week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success
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Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

The bottles are so cute, ...and the doll as well! :)

Rachel said...

So cute! I love the yellow flowers for fall. The entire arrangement is wonderful.
Rachel
http://linesacrossmyface.blogspot.com

Jennifer said...

Those are so cute! I love the font on the bottles!
Jen
Scissors & Spatulas

Julia @ 551Eastdesign said...

Ooo sun flowers are some of my favorites! Your fireplace looks great!

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raising4princesses said...

beautiful pictures. You have such a way of decorating that it makes a home look so comforting and inviting. Enjoy the beautiful Missouri weather.... I sure miss it! I started a link party at my blog and I'd love for you to link this up. If you're interested it's http://caribbeanmissionarywife.blogspot.com/ Have a lovely day, Maria

Natasha in Oz said...

Your Fall decorating is wonderful. I had pinned that same idea from Choose to Thrive onto my Pinterest board. Yours looks fabulous!

Best wishes,
Natasha @ 5 Minutes Just for Me

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

I love the doll! Thank you for linking to Wicked Awesome Wednesday!

Brooke Kenny said...

That is SO cute!!! Love your blog!
babblingsandmore.blogspot.com
~Brooke

Mare said...

Wow!!.... very simple but very very cute!!!...
hugs:))...
M

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

love the mantle and hearth...love the sunflowers and the doll...perfect..

Elizabeth said...

Cute - love this idea!

Hollie - TheSevenYearCottage said...

Your fireplace looks great... very festive!

Geneva said...

The wine bottle vases are inspirational... Enjoyed reading your post and seeing all the pictures of your fireplace. How sweet that you've kept your little doll all these years! She's adorable!

Mandi@MandiBeingCrafty said...

Ohhhh I love the bottles! Too cute and simple! Visiting from A Glimpse Inside link party.

Liberty said...

I LOVE it!! It's very fall-ish and definitely makes me want to decorate mine. :)

Have a great weekend.

xxoo,
Liberty
libertyoriginal.blogspot.com

Minta's Creations said...

Stopping by from Happy Go Lucky Blog
I'm your newest follower..Would love a follow back.
Minta

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Candace @ Candace Creations said...

so sweet and homey! Love this! Come link up to scrappy saturdays over at candacecreations.blogspot.com I'd love to see you there!

Candace

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

This turned out so great. Perfect for Fall!

Natasha said...

wow!!

would love it if you could share this on my link party at www.serenityyou.blogspot.com

Natasha xx

Hannah said...

What a fun idea! Love this!

Steph @ Crafting in the Rain said...

What pretty bottles!

Phil and Darby Hawley said...

Hey Terry! Stopping by from Homemaker in Heels. I just love what you did with those bottles and the flowers. So cute!
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Karima said...

Wow - what great displays, Karima www.karimascrafts.com

Tonia @ TheGunnySack.com said...

Great way to use sunflowers as part of your fall decorations! Thanks for joining last week's What's In The Gunny Sack? link party and I hope to see you again for tomorrow's party!

Kassi @ Truly Lovely said...

Those Fall bottles and sunflowers look so festive! The whole thing is lovely! Thanks for sharing on Fancy This Fridays this week!

Chef in Training said...

love this! so pretty! I would love it if you would come share this and/or any other projects at the Tuesday Talent Show at Chef In Training! Thanks so much and hope to see you there!
-Nikki
http://chef-n-training.blogspot.com

Bridget said...

Very cute!! I love the bright flowers!!!