Lately, a lot of my favorite blogs are showing their Halloween decorations......and a lot of my favorite bloggers are decorating mantels.
There is no mantel in the Xavier Ct House to decorate. We used to have a mantel and a fireplace. But, when doing some construction on the house 8 years ago, we found out that if you were working on the fireplace, you either needed to switch to gas or take out the fireplace.....no permits issued for wood burning fireplaces.....too expensive to switch to gas, and we live in Campbell California, not really needed to warm our home....so out it came.
So while others decorate their mantel, I decorate a side board that is in the living room.
I don't have tons of Halloween decorations, so I decided to include a few fall decorations too.
I used one of my tin chicken feeders and filled it with pumpkins and gourds and I added a few fall color flowers and leaves. I used fake pumpkins and gourds from the dollar store......you've gotta love the dollar!!
I love that I can use the fake ones for years, but I did want to have some "real" nature in my vignette. So I added just a few to my display.
The leaves are starting to change here in Santa Clara Valley.....a little cooler these days as well......and Fall has come to the Xavier Ct House.