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Saturday, October 5, 2013

~Fall Feathered Fun~

Hello everyone,
Can you say Fall Feathered Fun 3 times real fast? LOL
The first week of October is GONE!
I can't believe September disappeared so fast.  I was trying to put this post together last week,
but life got in the way. I've made a decision regarding decorating our home this fall.
September is golden colors and pumpkins.
October is Creepy and Spooky
November is all about being Thankful. 
My idea is to have the mantel and decor decorated with the same basic decor for the next three months.
Only changing and adding the holiday related decor for October and November.
On December 1st will be Christmas decor galore
This post is about Fall feathers, Fall leaves, Bittersweet berries and pumpkins.
The basics are the Autumn wreath against a golden mirror.
Feathers in the wreath set the theme.
 My son carved the wooden duck in middle school.  Feathers, Autumn acorns, burnish rust colored leaves and feathers in a little french flower container.
The deer sheds and vintage plate accent the color of the wreath.
The antique clock and brass candlestick holders with butterscotch candles with a vintage amber candy dish adds interest to the Fall Feathered Fun on the mantel.
While visiting the Lavender Farm in July I picked up the Petites Fleurs container.
The beautiful vintage dish was in the raffle basket I won in August.
The beautiful cloche sitting on the tea table in my living room reminds me of a Fall forest floor in a jar.  On a bed of green moss are Autumn leaves, wheat, berries, acorns, small pumpkins and gourds, and sparkly glass pumpkins. I have a small forest growing in the living room. 
The sweet ducks add to the Autumn decor. I found the covered duck dish at the thrift store and CMMP France is engraved on the bottom. The other ducks are old time favorites. 
We have collected 'Ducks Unlimited' prints for many years and have the vintage male mallard duck decoy my father brought in the early 1940's sitting on the lower shelf of the tea table.  My mother gifted each grandchild a duck decoy before she passed away. My sister and I each have a male and female mallard duck decoy as a wonderful keepsake. 
Hope you've enjoyed your visit. Please visit again soon.


  1. Love your Fall Feathered Fun. Like you, I am not putting up Halloween decorations so my newest mantel should last until December 1.

    Now I am headed backwards to read about your anniversary trip.

  2. Beautiful wreath with the faux leaves and duck. I love the ducks on the table and your other fall vignettes. Have a great week!


  3. Good morning Betty, Your ideas about decorating for fall are right up my alley. I'm in. So far I have not had time to do much but I am inspired to start right now. My mantle is first on my list. The duck your son carved when he was in middle school is beautiful. I have to say your taste in things to share is exactly like mine. I enjoyed all of your photos taken around your lovely home so much.

    Happy weekend and Pink Saturday.
    xo, Jeanne

  4. I cannot believe that your son carved that duck, much less, in middle school. Wow - I think he has a career in front of him. Love your wreath with the feathers. I have been looking for feathers this Fall and have not found any that I love. I was hoping to use some for Thanksgiving. Love the whole "duck" theme - beautiful!

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  6. Your Fall feathered fun is beautiful, Betty!

  7. I loved your feathered Fall and the wreath is lovely. Love the mantel and living room decor too, as I love ducks, specially the wooden one that your talented son carved, wow! Actually, that's what brought me here! Funny, I too did the same decor, mantel and den with some ducks, lol.. Big hugs,

  8. Wonderful feathers tucked into your fall wreath. Everything looks beautiful like fall with the rich colors of the season. What nice treasures you have inherited.

  9. I like your fall decorating. The mantle looks great. Wishing you a blessed week. Jen

  10. I do love the Autumn colors! Beautiful wreath and a lovely mantle. Have a happy week!

  11. Love your mantle and your fall décor. That plate is gorgeous!

  12. Your fall decor is all really nice, I love the way you've used the teacart as a coffee table. And the duck decoy looks wonderful sitting on the teacart shelf. I've pinned a few of the images, if you would rather that I didn't let me know and I will delete them.
    Hugs, Cindy

  13. Love the feather accents. They really add interest to the wreath. October isn't creepy and spooky around here since we have Thanksgiving next weekend!

  14. Hello, I'm visiting from Dwellings. I am a big fan o ducks, therefore I love what you have done. Your cloche is wonderul too. Is that gooseberries I see on your strawberry plate? Cute! Those bring back the memories. I have a mantle clock very similar to yours. :)
    Have a great day and thanks for the Fall decorating inspiration.

  15. Everything look great Betty! I love the pretty wreath against the mirror:@)

  16. Love your mantel and all the little pretties. Very well done. Thanks for sharing. Karie

  17. Love your mantle! Beautiful Fall decor! I have a new weekly link party which is live now and I would love if you stop by and link up this wonderful post! Hope to see you there! http://mariaelenasdecor.blogspot.com/ Hugs, Maria

  18. Love your mantel vignette and I love the feathers. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  19. I just love the feathers you added to your wreath. They add such a nice touch!

  20. Enjoying all of the fall touches throughout your home.

    Great to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  21. Very pretty fall vignettes and lovely blog posts.

  22. I love your blog and your fall vignette, so gorgeous! I would like to invite you to join my blog party Masterpiece Monday at Boogieboard Cottage to link up your vignette or anything else you'd like to. ( I usually start the link up on Saturdays) Hope to see you there, Mary

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  24. Your fireplace looks so pretty! I do love your wreath with the touch of feathers and your ducks are perfect! Such a warm and cozy space! Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!

  25. Betty, your asymmetrical mantle looks great! I love to see mantles decorated in that way, but have difficulty arranging my own that way. Great job and that plate is a keeper. I found you via Amaze Me Monday. Hope to see you drop by.:)


  26. Love the addition of the feathers and the ducks are sweet - gorgeous fall vignettes
    I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  27. love your mantel, the wreath on the mirror is a wonderful idea!


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