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A Tale of Two Hearths

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A Tale of Two Hearths
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One afternoon I was at Erin's house, admiring her home decor, when I spied a gem.  Her mantle was so artfully decorated.  It seemed so simple.  Just put a few branches of autumnal inspired florals on your mantel and throw some gourds on top.

I had to do something similar. Erin told me to go to Michael's and not to forget the floral wire.  Off I went, and bought a whole bunch of fake flowers, leaves, grasses.  I got home, laid them on the mantel, turned to look at my husband's expression, and almost died laughing.  I had bought wayyyyy too many and it looked like a mess.  So, I jammed them all into a vase and left them there until Erin brought her kids over for a play date.  I pointed at them, and said in an accusatory tone, "this is not working."

Erin kindly told me I had bought a few too many items, and that I needed to break some of them down and then tie them together with the floral wire.  So I put aside some of the larger blooms and put them in a copper pot in my sun room:

And arranged the others on my mantel.  I put some squash and pumpkins I have every intention of eating after Thanksgiving among the blooms and here's what I got.  I am ridiculously proud of myself.

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It is definitely more understated that Erin's, but that's my style.  She's a little more modern, I'm a little more traditional.  Opposites attract.  Thanks for the inspiration, neighbor.