My fireplace mantel this fall is inspired by the two yellow vases I picked up at an estate sale, which I featured in a previous post called Fall In Love with Yellow. I thought the arrangements I made in that post would be perfect on my very large and very wide fireplace mantel. Plus, the bright yellow really pops against the dark wall color.
When taking these pictures, I opened the windows on both sides of the room. I love to use natural sunlight whenever I can. In this instance, the whole vignette just seems to glow sunny shades of yellows and creams.
I was able to use some of my fall décor left over from previous years along with the left over leaf sprigs and sunflowers, which I strategically placed to make it look intentionally random. I really like that word combination. If something is too random it looks messy and if something is too intentional it looks stuffy, so randomness with intention is key or “intentionally random” as I like to say.
I incorporated pictures I picked up at an auction this past January, which are old faded matted photos from Cape Cod. It’s one of my favorite places to go. If I could I would love to move there, so these will remain in my own collection of beloved items. That’s what decorating is really all about in my opinion. It’s surrounding yourself with things that evoke a memory or a feeling that makes you feel good and smile whenever you walk into the room. I hope that’s the feeling you have with this mini-tour of my Home On Elderwood.
Now that this tour has ended. I would like to thank you for visiting, and please, come again soon!