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Harvest Mantel with Gold Pumpkin Carriage

It's that time of year again..... Fall......Time to decorate the fireplace mantel.
I love the colors of Fall...so vibrant and warm.

I bought this gold pumpkin carriage at Ross and decided to use it as a centerpiece on the mantel this year.
To tie in the gold, I am using my extra large gold candle holders.

My little Fall fairies complete the look!

Thank goodness for battery candles, especially with a remote.

Here is last years mantel.

That's it for now.
The kitchen cabinets are being built now.  They delivered our Wolf range top.
The copper sink is being shipped. The new arch window should be in this Friday.  It's all coming together.

I also wanted to mention about the poverty and abuse African women and children have to endure.
Anne-b-good wrote an amazing article about it 

If you are a blogger, you can link to Anne or Mercy House and let this story catch fire in the blogging community.  When women unite, we truly can make a change.

If you are a reader, take a look at the many ways in which you can help.  You can give, pray, share, shop and visit.

This is so important - please take the time.  Thank you.

I will be linking up with the following blogs:

Show and Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home
Seasonal Sundays @ The Tablescaper
What's You Do This Weekend? @ TumbleWeed Contessa
Bouquet of Talent Sunday @ Life at lakeshore Drive
Show off Linky Party @ Twigg Studios
Show me What you Got @ Our Delightful Home
You're Gonna Love it @ Kathe With An E 
Creative home & Garden Hop @ Creative Home Expressions 
Amaze me Monday @ Dwellings-The heart of the Home 
Inspiration Monday @ I Should be Mopping the Floor
Make It Pretty Monday @ The Dedicated House
Tuesdays At Our Home@ Our Home Away From Home
What's it Wednesday @ Ivy and Elephants

My Happy List @ Art @ Home 
Inspire Me Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life 
  What's it Wednesday @ Ivy and Elephants
Let's Dish @ Cuisine Kathleen
Thursday Favorite Things @ Katherine's Corner 

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  1. Love it Linda. The gold carriage is so unique. Hope you are doing well.

  2. I too hope you are doing well:) By the looks of your home..there is joy and celebration..
    I know when I have felt like decorating..and not:)
    Do hopefully all this cuteness is a reflection of your spirit right now~

  3. Lovely! And I like the glow of the candles. Can't have too many candles, they're so warm and inviting!

  4. Wow, Linda, it all looks so warm and festive! I love the colours of Autumn. You have such a special talent for making a house a home.
    Thanks for passing on Anne`s link - such a worthy cause.
    Love you, WonderWoman - will call sometime this week.



  5. Really beautiful Linda!! Of course Autumn is my favorite time of year!

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  6. Hi Linda, Beautiful!! Autumn is the must lovely time of the year, I'm Happy the you doing well
    thank God
    God bless you

  7. Beautiful Linda!! Love the carriage.

  8. Linda, your mantel is gorgeous! I love the carriage! Everything looks so pretty!

  9. Your mantel is gorgeous, Linda. I love the pumpkin carriage and I want some of those candles!....Christine

  10. Love your fireplace and just love the wonderful decorations, everything is so pretty...Phyllis

  11. I am loving this gorgeous fall inspiration Linda! I look forward to reading more about the cause you are sharing with your readers. Good for you. Happy fall! xx, Heather

  12. Beautiful, Linda.....hope you are continuing to do better with your health!

  13. So pretty Linda! The carriage is so pretty and I love all of you autumn touches:)

  14. Your mantle looks beautiful, Linda. I love the idea of a remote for the candles. Your fairies are adorable and add a touch of whimsy. xo

  15. This is so pretty, Linda! I just adore the cute little witches!

  16. Beautiful! I bought a coach at Ross last fall, a black one, I need to get it decked out! xo

  17. I love your autumn fairies! Your fireplace is gorgeous, both this year's and last year's!

    What would we do without battery candles? So safe and they keep improving them each year. Exciting to hear about the progress in your kitchen!

  18. Hi Linda! Thanks for passing on the info on Mercy House. I appreciate it! xo

  19. So beautiful and perfect for the Autumn season, Linda :) I love your decorations. I hope you're feeling well, sweet lady. Love and hugs to you!

  20. Oh my! This is just beautiful! I am going to get some of those battery candles...Enjoy your day!

  21. Oh Linda, this is gorgeous....and the little fairies are precious!

  22. I think I need to invite you over to come decorate my place! lol

  23. Hi Linda. Thanks for visiting me today at Simplify. I have had a couple of people tell me that my text is hard to read. I was puzzled though, as on my blog, when I see it, the text is perfectly visible. At any rate, I have changed it now, and hopefully this is better.
    xo Kris

  24. Dear Linda, You are so very creative and I love visiting here. Two weeks ago I was in Lincoln and thought about you. If I could have a smidge of your talented in decor I'd be happy. Have a great day!
    Hugs, Noreen

  25. Just beautiful! So jealous of that viking stove!! Hope all is very well with you.

  26. Pretty fall mantel Linda. Love the carriage there. The fairies are cute and I like the candles. I bet it's nice at night.

  27. Hi Linda! Your Fall mantel is so pretty! I liked last year's too! It's nice to be able to change things up a bit though. I can hardly wait to see your new kitchen! It sounds beautiful! Hope you are doing very well now that your treatments are over! Have a Happy Fall! Blessings from Bama!

  28. Hi Linda! Your Fall mantel is so pretty! I liked last year's too! It's nice to be able to change things up a bit though. I can hardly wait to see your new kitchen! It sounds beautiful! Hope you are doing very well now that your treatments are over! Have a Happy Fall! Blessings from Bama!

  29. Your mantel is beautiful! I love the pumpkin carriage and those 2 fairy cuties!

  30. Good morning beautiful! I need to show my pal Violet, who like me, is on a carriage kick and a Cinderella themed project! This is fantastic! LOVE to you! Anita

  31. Good morning, Linda!!! I hope you're feeling well and having a great day. I love your mantel (although last year's was gorgeous, too).....I wish I had a nice mantel to decorate!

    Thanks for your kind comments on my blog. You are too sweet!


  32. Your witches are fabulous and I love your hurricanes. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  33. Oh, and thanks for linking-up and supporting My Happy List!!!


  34. When I saw your great pumpkin, all I could think of was Cinderella, Lesley Ann Warren. Great movie!
    Impossible, for a plain yellow pumpkin to become a golden carriage,
    Impossible, for a plain country bumpkin and a prince to join in marriage,

  35. I love your decorations on your mantle. New follower from Blackberry Winter Crafts.


  36. Great job Linda, it's lovely. Thanks for sharing with us at our Thursdays Favorite Things Blog Hop.

  37. nice decorating!! must be an awesome Halloween!

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  38. This is one gorgeous mantel! Love those fairies - they add such a special touch a whimsey. Fabulous job!!

  39. You fall mantel looks beautiful, and your fireplace is gorgeous!! I love it. Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent this week. :)

    So thrilled to have you party with us! Happy Friday and have a wonderful weekend.

  40. WOW! You really brought the all gang out - the carriage, the gold and orange of fall, the fairies... - the only thing missing iare the dwarfs lighting the seven candles and find you in their enchanted cabin ahahah
    One look to last year's picture and you'd think it couldn't get better... well, proven wrong here. You can always outdone yourself.
    Enjoy Fall Dear Friend,

  41. Love your mantel and the golden carriage is really cool

  42. I love how you decorate your beautiful mantel.


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