Fall Mantle

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I already added this picture to the header but I thought I'd share it in a post. Each season I like to change around our fireplace mantle. The trick is doing it on a limited to no spending budget. This year I spent $10 on the leaf garland (50% off at Michaels) and the rest are items from around the house. Most things, like the gourds get re-used year after year. This year I added the sconces which were a thrift store find about a year ago. I changed the color from black to silver with spray paint.

The painting is something I did one afternoon while painting with Ezra. It is VERY simplistic and almost childlike. No fancy painting techniques. I had an old frame in our spare room and decided to use it to frame this little fall tree painting.

I have been collecting lots of pine cones to start making a winter garland for the fireplace mantle. Shouldn't cost a dime...