A small apple basket contains faux leaves and the fabric pumpkins I made last year. Mr. Scarecrow is back for his annual appearance. He always makes me smile.
A red wire basket holds my faux flowers.
I love the cooler weather we're enjoying here in Virginia. Time to close the doors and stay inside to watch NetFlix movies in the evenings. I really miss Downton Abbey, don't you?
This section of the quilt hanging in my dining room was part of the Sew-a-long with Lori Holt a few years ago. This looks like a cozy house to winter in, don't you think?
Soon the Carter's Mountain Orchard will be beckoning us to visit to pick our own or buy pre-picked. I'll stock up on Granny Smith's, my choice for making an apple cobbler or pie. Either served piping hot with a big dollop of vanilla ice cream. Yum. And there'll be afternoons we'll want hot cocoa, one of my favorite cold weather treats. Another block from the same quilt ~
And the leaves will begin to fall, always a big (but enjoyable) job for hubby. We cut down several trees a few years ago but our nice neighbor is upwind of us and always shares loads of his leaves :)
Hope you enjoyed seeing my fall mantel and thinking of warm food, drinks, and home.
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