Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Tabletop Tuesday~Fall Mantle

Today I am joining Marty's Tabletop Tuesday over at A Stroll Thru Life.  
Yesterday I showed you last year's Christmas mantle in our sitting room, and today is this year's Fall mantle in our family room..feeling confused, yet? ;-D lol!

Winston wanted to get in on the act, so as not to hurt his feelings I snapped a few pics of him! ;-)

I incorporated my viola that I've had since the fourth grade into a little autumn vignette.

The topiary on the right was just as I'd found it at the thrift store. The topiary on the left was also a thrift store fined, but it was all ivy. I just wove autumn garland around it and plunked a few fall floral picks here and there in it, and voila!(not viola) hee-hee, an Autumn topiary! I'm already thinking ahead of how I will change it out for Christmas! ;-)

Whoops! Winston again. :-)

He posed so well for me~wouldn't move an inch while I was snapping away!
Be sure to check A Stroll Thru Life for other fabulous tabletops!!


  1. Myrna, love the mantel - but my favorite is the viola! So precious. Your cute little dog looks like he is posing in the last pic. You must have him trained. :) Thanks for stopping by and visiting.

  2. OK....you know I want your doggy Winston.....remember, he loves me! Beautiful arrangement....I love the viola in there! Love, Toni

  3. Myrna...you should frame that closeup picture of Winston!

  4. Very beautiful. Your home is so warm and inviting. Love all the things you do. And little Winston just adds to it all. How sweet! Thanks for sharing.

  5. What an adorable pup! Looks as if he could be part of the decor!! Everything is so warm and wonderful.

  6. Your Fall mantel is no doubt the prettiest I've seen. Love how you incorporated your violin into the vignette! Winston truly steals the show!!

    My sweet pups are generally a blur in pictures!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Angelic Accents

  7. Gorgeous fall mantle! I love the warm glo of the lights with all those beautiful fall colored leaves. So pretty!

  8. Oh my, this is absolutley stunning. Everything single detail is exquisite. I love that you are using the violin on the hearth. So beautiful. Thanks so much for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

  9. First of all Winston is precious. Then I am confused. From last years mantle to this year...did you paint? Or are the pics from Fall just darker...is this the same room???

  10. Oh good, I thought I was needing a pill or something...cuz it looked so different...you are so blessed with 2 fireplaces...none in our home...which I wish I had, but really don't need them in AZ....they are pretty though!!

  11. Such a warm looking fall display! I love how you added the violin! I recently aquired one myself and had thought about displaying somehow. Thanks for the inspiration!

    Happy TT~
    P.S. Nice to meet another Cali lady!

  12. To being with, I adore Winston. What a sweetheart! You did a great job using the viola. Isn't it nice to be able to put something that means so much into a vignette?

    Also, like the fullness of the arrangement on the mantel. Never was one for skimpy mantel decorations.

  13. Beautiful mantel. I love how you incorporated the viola into the vignette. Great job on the topiaries. Thanks for sharing.

  14. Your mantel looks beautiful, and I love the addition of the viola. How wonderful that you've had it since childhood. Winston is so handsome, and I think it's wonderful that he will pose so beautifully for a photo. laurie

  15. Just gorgeous!! You always have amazing vignettes in your home!!

    Debbie@ A debbie-dabble Christmas

  16. Your mantel is gorgeous, love everything about it. And Winston is so sweet.

  17. Hi Myrna..just poppin over to visit! Love your beautiful mantle. Your house is so warm and inviting. I love wood. Winston is adorable!
    I am having a give away at my blog, if you have time, stop by and enter! Am adding more "stuff" this week.

    Smiles and Blessings,