Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Transitional Mantel...late Summer

Hello everyone.
 If you are visiting for the first time, welcome. 
Make yourself at home, I hope you enjoy your time here. 

Waking up this morning was extremely difficult as the sound of rain and the darkness of dawn was so enticing.  Not to mention a restless night of first day school jitters and a severe thunderstorm having kept us all up. 

Needless to say, kiddies made it to their first day of school on time.  As we walked them towards their respective classrooms, I was surprisingly calm.  We said our goodbyes and off they went.  It wasn't until hubby and I returned home and walked into the empty, quiet house that it hit me and I cried a little.  Not the ugly cry, just the little cry that says you are a mom. 

Yesterday I shared with 
you my new fall wreath...

Today, I wanted to show you what our mantel looks 
like right now, as we make the transition into Fall.

I will be digging out our pumpkins and such sometime soon, but I'm not ready to kiss summer goodbye just yet.  For now, I am displaying some of our vintage cameras that we have collected over the years.

This is our most recent one - a Kodak video camera which is still in working condition.  I haven't done any research on it, but believe it's from the late 50's early 60's.

The mantel is clean and simple. It feels nice to look at the mantel change from season to season, setting the scene for the rest of the decor around the house.  

Here is what our mantel looked like last week.  Have you started your Fall decorating yet?  Or are you hanging on to Summer?

I hope you are having a good week! 

much love,


  1. Gorgeous mantel! Thank you for holding on to summer! Here in Arizona it is 108, and I can't think of fall yet. I love the colors and simplicity of your wreath. Absolutely gorgeous!


  2. Lovely as always. We must be too far from each other because I had the same exact night - just add a tree crashing, take care, Laura.

  3. Lucy,
    Your fall mantle looks beautiful! LOVE your hydrangeas mixed with your silver too! I have not started my fall decor yet.

  4. Love, love, love your mantel! Gorgeous soft colour, great texture and beautiful design!

  5. I've been looking for mantel inspiration and this is just perfect! Now if I can just find some fabulous vintage cameras ... I truly covet yours ...



  6. Lucy, I love your new mantel. I love fall too, but it seems too hot here still to really break out the orange and brown. Your burlap and hydrangeas are perfect.

  7. Very pretty Lucy. Luv the wreath.. the burlap and hydrangea combination is very luvly and soft.
    Cheers, Gee

  8. The mantle is clean and simple and looks beautiful. Great job, Lu! xo Diana

  9. I love your camera collection - how fun! This is such a gorgeous mantel for those of us not ready to bust out the pumpkins just yet :)

  10. Another gorgeous mantel, Lucy! Your vintage cameras are great and everything looks so clean and crisp... just perfect for the last of summer. I haven't started fall decorating yet... I'm still trying to finish painting and putting my house back together (ugh)! Have a great weekend!

  11. I LOVE this! The hydrangeas, vintage cameras and books complement each other so well.


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