Country Living...Island Dreaming

October 1, 2015

October 1st Mantel

Happy October everyone!  

Today is a day of firsts around here...

The first day of October...

The first October that I could decorate my new stone fireplace...

and my first attempt at a mantel for the month.  

Most likely my kids will beg me to Halloween-it-up later this month so you might see some changes as we go along.  I am already thinking of switching out the beach picture for something more seasonally appropriate....

But for now, this is how my mantel looks...sleeping dog included.

Definitely not the first time Rosie has stolen the scene!
Such a ham...

Happy 1st Day of October!

Just in case you were wondering
what my mantel used to look like for fall, click HERE and HERE.

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  1. Your stone fireplace looks so pretty and I love the way you've decorated it too! Cute doggie taking it's nap! Hope you're doing well.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  2. Your new fireplace is perfect for fall. I think Rosie should make herself more comfortable. Ha! Keeper sleeps the exact same way all the time. Must be a girl golden thing.

  3. Love the new mantel and how you styled it. I love the simple lines as it doesn't interfere with your gorgeous stone fireplace.

  4. Beautiful mantel. This is such a wonderful and inspirational post. I would love it if you would share it at our WIW Linky party today. Hope you can join us!


  5. Your fireplace and the mantel display look beautiful, Shelley; but it is truly difficult to pay attention to all that loveliness when there is so much cuteness going on in the chair! Rosie is quite the scene-stealer!

  6. I love it! Simple and beautiful. I love splash of red. And Rosie is just the cutest sleepyhead :)

    I hope you will share your mantel with Idea Box:


  7. This is so doable, just the kind of idea I like!


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