Tuesday, October 30, 2012

White Rock and Pumpkin Harvest

Welcome to week 2 of Blissful Whites Wednesday hosted by Becky from Timewashed.

 It is  exciting to be apart of an event starting from the beginning. Thank you Becky!!

One of the features that sold us on our cottage, is our white rock fireplace. It is situated in the center of our home, in a sitting room and the perfect place to cozy up, read and sit by a cozy fire. The chimney on the roof is also designed in this same rock and the first thing I saw when we drove up to view our home some 17 years ago.
The white wood mantel is changed often for the seasons and sometimes in between. Right now, I have used a vintage lace runner, fall leaf garland with tiny little lights, white and neutral pumpkins, and candle sticks in front of a white framed mirror.
The hearth is also created in the white rock and provides an extra seat when needed. For this season I draped it with a vintage crocheted throw, urn, pumpkins, and pillows in front of a shabby french firescreen.
This velvet pumpkin is my favorite sitting on the coffee table next to a white metal basket of natural elements. To the right is a keepsake book I coverd in burlap with white handmade crocheted roses. The tutorial for this cover is in my last two posts, if you'd like to try it.
On a side table I have a sweet white owl with big blingy eyes sitting next to a little wood trunk filled with Spanish moss, white pumpkin,roses and a vintage doily designed with a graphic from The Graphics Fairy. This process, to add the Paris graphic, is done using a clear chartpak artist marker along with graphic in the reverse and then burnished over the transfer to the fabric.
For these porcelain pumpkins, I added vintage flower earrings just simply clipped to the metal leaves.
Well, it will be time to greet the kids for Halloween tonight, I'll be comfy sitting here as I jump up to the door around the fireplace in the entry.
Thank you for visiting today. Wishing everyone a Happy safe Halloween and special fall harvest season while we remember and pray for the many friends and family along the eastern seaboard trying to meet the challenge of the historical Hurricane Sandy, as they rebuild lives and grieve for those lost. God Bless. Hugs, Celestina Marie

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