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Mantel Re-arranging

I made this fall wreath from a pool noodle.  I covered it in burlap.
The fall cutout leaf is from the Dollar store.  I added a large bow and some fall leaves to finish it off.
I found this pretty sunflower wreath at Ross.  Sunflowers make everyone happy and I couldn't help but purchase it.  Lovely fall colors too.
For days now, I have been  playing with our mantel.  I keep changing it...LOL My husband must think I am going crazy, because everytime he walks into the family room, I have changed the mantel again.
  I created this floral spray.  I also have  another vase that matches.  Sometimes I flank the fireplace with both.
I have two of these cute topiaries.  I  found them at Ross, our discount store in town.
Rosie is doing well.  It's the second week, we are caring for her.  You could say, we are spoiling her.
We bought  her a new fluffy bed.   We take her down to the pool, where she runs around and splashes in the beach entry of our pool.  Doesn't she look cute sleeping on her new bed?
An update on Boris.  He is recovering nicely at home.
My girlfriend sent an email with the latest. Love his nickname!
This is what we've been waiting to see! And, it happened a few minutes ago. BoBo is sleeping in his big bed in the living room. He also - without going into too much detail - rewarded us with his first "Roo!" (that is the singing he does) he gets his stitches out next week.  yea!

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  1. Awww, he's so cute, Linda. I hope he is much better soon. Your fall wreaths are very nice. I'm sure looking forward to fall this year. Have a nice week. ♥

  2. I see we're on the same page regarding mantels! Your wreath is pretty and the topiaries and florals look great. So glad Boris is doing well and Rosie seems to be fully adapted to your home! You guys are good friends to do this.

  3. Loving the wreaths! If you hadn't said the first one was a pool noodle, I'd have never known. LOL Thanks for the updates on the fur babies too. They both look so cuddly in their beds.

  4. I don't have a mantel to decorate. When we build here I'm praying we get one but in our little cottage on the farm it's missing. I'm going to enjoy yours.

  5. Your mantel is gorgeous. Glad the pups are doing well.

  6. Hi Linda! Your mantle looks elegant♥ Glad that Boris is recovering well♥ Hugs

  7. GOod evening Linda!!!

    Your home, wow. It's truly beautiful, and you are so fortunate to be home to care for it as such. LOVELY mantel and creations to change according to the seasons. Peace to you !

  8. Both of your wreaths are so pretty, Linda. You're so clever with those pool noodles!! Your mantle looks beautiful, too. Isn't it funny how we are constantly tweaking our homes? Rosie looks so perfectly at home and how wondeful that Boris is rcovering so nicely.

  9. Linda,
    Your home is always a joy to behold! I love to visit you even if it is via the internet!
    You have such an eye for detail and I adore your mantle.
    Your family is blessed to have such a lovely lady and homemaker in their lives.

  10. Dear Linda,
    lovely autumn decoration, I love this sunflower wreath!
    Rosie looks so lovely , sleeping in her bed, and I am glad to hear, that BoBo ;O) is recovering nicely!
    Thank you for all those lovely pictures!
    Wishing you a wonderful week,
    sending Love and hugs,
    Claudia xo

  11. Your mantel looks so pretty. I love the arrangement you made on the hearth!

    So sweet of you to care so well for the puppy that you are babysitting. What would we do without dogs? Life surely wouldn't be as sweet.

  12. Such kindness in everything you do, Linda...what a good friend you are!
    The mantel decorations are lovely & you've inspired me to start bringing out my Fall stuff. I usually wait until after Labor Day to take down all my red/white/blue on the bakers rack but I am soooo really for some cooler weather, maybe seeing autumn colors will help.
    Stay well!!

  13. Your home is impeccable:) What lucky dawgs:)
    Linda you have styling in your blood..your husband must love the excitement:)

  14. Linda, your mantel looks so pretty! I usually start decorating on Sept. 1st; and I honestly have no clue where my Fall decor is. So, guess what I'll be doing today? I love the way you decorate your beautiful home. Looking forward to seeing more!

  15. Love your fall touches. You are an incredible lady and I'm thankful to have found you!
    Have a great evening and happy Thursday.
    Hugs, Noreen

  16. Love both of the wreaths Linda. I need to re-do my mantle for sure! Praying for energy and a touch of "GET IN THE MOOD". LOL! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  17. Beautiful wreath on a stunning fireplace mantle. Love all of your touches. Love your sweet dog. Have a wonderful week.

  18. Love getting ready for fall... your touches are lovely ! The pups are adorable.
    Happy September !

  19. Your mantel looks great. Perfect colours for this time of year.

    All the best Jan

  20. Your mantel looks great and at least your husband notices. I put up a little fall decor and mine never noticed. LOL He's usually very observant but not this time. Glad the pups are doing well. Love our fur babies.


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