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Sunday, September 25, 2011

Mantel Monday

Hello Everyone!
I'm dusting off the mantel for Mantel Monday and more fun parties in Blog land.
Fall is Here

Work in Progress~ First I started with a natural theme.
It worked out for the first couple of weeks in September.

Just not enough punch for the Real Fall Look...

The antique clock is great for general mantel use.  But Fall is different.  The old books are interesting and my little ducks are cute but just not exactly my inspiration.

This old clock has been in our family for many years.

A few days went by and I remembered how beautiful the Red Poppies were in the fields of England. While in England we would drive by large fields and see sheep grazing with beautiful ranches and beautiful red poppies blooming so brilliantly red against the green fields and bluish grey skies
of North Eastern England.

Some antique plates and Red Poppies plus some pheasant feathers in a rustic pitcher seemed to get closer to my vision. 

I had a 8" x 10" picture made from a photograph I took in England and found this frame in my frame collection.  No! The frame was just not right for the picture.

I placed some fall garland across the mantel. It needs something more. Just not the total look yet.

Now I have a question.  Do you keep playing with a project until it meets your level of acceptance? 

I have a confession!  My new part-time job is at 'Tuesday Morning' and I found this frame at work.

I retired from my full time job in 2007.  They say after about five years seniors want to go back to work.
Yep... That's me. 
I love to travel and work in my garden, but I love to work too.
Now you know the rest of the story.

The plate stand is from 'Tuesday Morning' also.

I added a pumpkin and some jewels to the vignette

A closer look at the country side of England 

Finally I was satisfied with my
 'Fall Mantel'

'Red Poppies'

My photograph without glass covering the image.
The beautiful Red Poppy fields are so incredibly beautiful.

I truly hope you have enjoyed my mantel transformation.

I would love to share my Fall Mantel with:
The House in the Roses for Show off Your Cottage Monday
Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday
A Stroll thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday
The Lettered Cottage for Fall Mantel Tuesday
Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday
Decor to Adore for Fall in Love

Thank you so much for visiting My Cozy Corner


  1. It would pay for me to go to work at Tuesday Morning, or Hobby Lobby, or Brighton...get the point? I would have to pay them to let me stay!! I bet you find LOTS of nice things that want to go home with you!!

  2. Oh I just love your fall decor! I hope you will add your lovely metamorphosis to my Fall in Love linky party on Wednesday.

    Until then, stop by and see the under $20 makeover I gave an ugly brass light fixture.

    Happy Monday!

  3. So lovely Betty! We had a Tuesday Morning store when we moved to Nebraska and then it went out of business -- I miss having it here. Enjoy your job there :)


  4. Ver pretty mantel. Love the antique clock and I think your new frame is perfect!

  5. In answer to your question: YES. I keep playing and dinking and I'm rarely ever satisfied.

    I love what you did with yours. The painting is just beautiful, and I love the frame from Tuesday Morning.

    Oh, I could spend a boatload of employee discount money in that place. Yessiree....

  6. Too much goodness even the second time around! Love that frame ~ I love Tuesday Morning too. :)

    Thank you so very much for linking up to Fall In Love Wednesdays.

    Have a blessed weekend.

  7. Betty I love everything you have created for Autumn decor!! I have found some great items at Tuesday Morning as well!

    I have linked up with Laura's Party!


    Art by Karena


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