Farmer's Markets are always a busy place and so is my Fall mantel. The crows and mice are all over the place.
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graphics that Angie at Knick of Time offered up in her free printable graphics and this inspired me to do the Farmer's Market Mantel. I just used what I had from last year.
I have always wanted to put these tall iron candlesticks on the Mantel, but they always seemed too tall and lighting the candles that high was a problem. Displayed with the rattan covered pumpkins worked out nicely.
The first two wire baskets are for real, antique gathering baskets bought from a person who actually used them.
Left to right ... the tiny aqua fruit jar is filled with red seeds from our Mountain Laura tree. Bet you missed seeing that.
The small basket with the 3for25¢ price sign is a wire basket used in a deep fryer. I bent the handle up straight so that it would hang flat against the wall. I copied Angie at Knick of Time
She has them hanging in her Kitchen. I had mine hanging in my breakfast room with lemons before using it in this display.This is a better picture of the wire basket.
The basket below with the colorful pear is a crinkle wire apple gathering basket. The old crow decided this was a perfect place to sit and observe what is going on.
Every Farmer's market needs a good scale.
This large basket in the center is very open and has holes about the size of a nickle in the bottom so the dirt from the harvested potato can sift through. I have it filled with old gourds and they are 26¢ each.
is filled with apples for 4½¢ each. I bought it off eBay many years ago because I thought it was a mate to my other apple picking basket ... but so happy and surprised that it was quite a bit larger. As I recall, I got a really good deal on it.
The other tall candlestick balances out the right side. They are cast iron candlesticks, hand made, most likely in Mexico and was given to me by my dear friend, Katie.
My hand painted sign on old weathered beaded board ... the berry wreath and old chippy green garden gate set the center stage. Colorful gourds, acorns and hydrangeas fill in the gap between the baskets.
My daughter says she wants to shop my Farmer's Market ... she likes the prices, but I think she wants the baskets.
This vignette is sitting on the hearth.
The little guy is so heavy, he does not get moved around very much.
Dollar Store mice are eating the corn. The crow left when the second mouse showed up.One crow in nestled in the plant in hopes of getting some corn off the drying rack.
Hope you enjoyed my first time to do my Mantel in symmetrical display ... has always been asymmetrical with a large picture; wreath or mirror to one side and some other large piece on the other side to balance it. I prefer asymmetrical, but I know the proper way is symmetrical.
What do you prefer ?
How is your Fall Mantel coming along?
Oh my gosh ... I forgot Burlap ...
What was I thinking ????????
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Hope you days are filled with cooler weather and Fall is just days away.
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