Fall mantel

This weekend we spent our time here tubing the river.  It was the perfect last summer fling.
This morning I woke to heavy rains.  The break in the hot weather filled me with a hunger for fall.  So much so, that I pulled out our box of fall goodies and trimmed up the mantel.  Its still a little early, so I avoided halloween and thanksgiving specifics.  Here's what I came up with.
The wreath is one I made a couple years ago using berry garlands and a pre-made grapevine wreath.
I filled these with a layer of river rocks and then some fall foilage.  I LOVE the combo of smooth river rocks next to crunchy fall leaves.
A couple of signs came from my piccadilly collection.
These little acorns are the only new purchase this year.  They're from World Market.
And of course, the centerpiece is our picture of Jesus Christ.  Hopefully he'll help us remember to behave ourselves.

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  3. I love this. And I love that Jesus is your center. A few more cool days and I will also be breaking out my Fall decor. aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhh don't ya just love the Fall?