Remember my grandmother’s pants? The ones I transformed into a Fall Monogrammed Wreath?
When I was a little girl, Mema took painting classes at the local senior’s center. These two Red Barn paintings are just a few gems from her collection.
I love the vibrant red barns and the colors of the skies.
She would say they are no good. But to me each of her paintings are priceless.
The Red Barn paintings make the perfect centerpieces for my Fall Mantel.
Isn’t the squirrel sweet? He home used to be on a lower shelf in Mema’s kitchen. I have no idea how he survived all those little chubby hands.
Mr. Squirrel is way out of reach from my little greenwoods.
My other grandmother is also a painter/crafter. She creates lovely pieces of painted pottery and gives them as gifts to her grandchildren each Christmas. All 30-something of us.
Several years ago I was given this beautiful ceramic cabbage and plate. Their lustrous green balances out Mr. Squirrel.
The plan was to set aside the little lamp on the end of the mantel. It was an $8.00 TJ Maxx steal. But the shade was a tad marked from being crushed.
Nothing a little more kitchen curtain fabric and Mema’s pants can’t fix. Go here to see that story.
A little trio of pumpkins and gourds. True symbols of fall.
There is not much in my home that does not tell a story.
I am happy to say that my Red Barn Inspired Fall Mantel tells many.
Susan @ SunfowerHugs.blogspot.com says
We are all our own worst critics–those paintings are absolutely incredible! And the pottery she made! All I can say is wow!!
Oh my! I just hopped over to your blog and checked out all the FREE goodies you got at the yard sale! What awesome finds!
Thank you for commenting on my red barn mantel. It remind me of my grandmothers and makes me happy every time I look at it!
Hi, Ashley! I just found your blog and I love it! I’m a new follower on bloglovin’. I also wanted to let you know that I have nominated you for the Liebster Award! You can check out the post on my blog! Congratulations!
Gina @ Gina’s Craft Corner
SQUEAL! Thank you so much for nominating me for the Liebster Award!
Ashley (who is still jumping up and down with excitement!)
Krista @ the happy housie says
So cute Ashley!! I love colours and all the fun vintage touches!! Thanks for sharing it at Work it Wednesday this week:) Hope to see you back again!
~Krista from the happy housie
Thanks so much, Krista! I’ve got a project ready to post for Work It Wednesday. 😉
Those priceless little paintings that your mama created are true gems! I love that you’ve interwoven them into your autumn decorating! Truly lovely!
Thank you for stopping by, Linda!
I love your uplifting blog. The post about Slanderer really spoke to me and reminds me to guard my words and steer clear of others who’s words hurt others.
Love it! I am a firm believer in the idea that the best decorating comes from displaying things you love and that have meaning. This is a super meaningful mantle! 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing it ~ Kim @ Exquisitely Unremarkable
I love all your fall decor. Especially your wreath and your holiday sign!
I’m following you on bloglovin! 😉
Love your mantle display! Thanks for linking up with us!!
Thank so much! I love my grandmother’s red barn painting on my mantel. She thinks it’s so funny that her paintings are decorating our house. 😉
I love your fall mantle!!! The paintings are gorgeous!!!! Thank you so much for linking up to our Fall Decor Party!!
Melissa @ Shabby Love
Y’all’s theme parties are too much fun! I love seeing everyone’s creativity.
And your blog is awesome! Love the “new” striped table. What a transformation!