Barn'a fied' decorations yall...


Fall brings to mind...farms and harvest time. I don't why that is with me,I guess it plays along with season.

I find myself drawn to the natural elements of the holiday and what Fall represents.Now I know that y'all see those scary birds but I must tell you that we have fields full of them...cow birds too!
So with fall fast approaching,I thought I would barn it up a bit. I have very high ceilings, so I used that to my advantage and used a ladder for height. The long bird feathers had to go. After I saw them in the photo they didnt work for me so bye bye birdie...
It's rustic just the way I like it.
I used what decorations I had from last year and dug things out of the shed to make this look come together.
I know you must have spotted some of the galvanized goodies used here.
At the moment I seem to be drawn to this stuff like fly's on a rib roast! I'm sure you are wondering what that cute lil' thing is under the pumpkin.
It's a collar used in heating and air ducts.
I found a whole isle of this galvanized goodness at Home Depot. We will touch base on that subject again real soon.
I also pulled things that say Fall to me...Vintage fan for cooler days. Old books that smell like they should be made into a candle scent and ravens.
And just so know what I did with my square wreath that peeps into every shot on my mantel....Hanging here. I kind of like the look going on....now where's that candy corn!!

73 comments:

  1. I love your barn-a-fied goodies! The ladder is my FAVORITE idea and works wonderfully!!! Your post is adorable and was so much fun to read.

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  2. Susie,
    I LOVE it all, especially the crows on the ladder. Where-oh where- did you get those crows? I looked all weekend for some with no luck. I was thinking of just printing some off the computer and settling for that! Happy Fall!

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  3. Well susie 'q'.. such a nice prim mantel you've got going on..and me thinks that one of my prim towels would be perfect for a ladder rung!

    Hmmmm, now I'm thinking here... but I'll send my thoughts via on the 'wind'.. heehee..

    How's the 'barn' comin' along?

    ~Olivia

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  4. Adore the mantle! Susie, it is the best I have seen this fall. The ladder is a great addition. Thanks for sharing your creative spirit.

    Happy Fall.

    Charla

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  5. Very cute! The little ladder is such a good idea if you have tall ceilings!

    Manuela

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  6. I'm crazy about your crow climbing ladder and in general, all of the "barnified" goodies." You have such an artistic eye. Sea Witch

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  7. This looks so great. Mantels can be so difficult to do, yours is perfect. Love all the things you mixed.

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  8. Looks great. I love the ladder & all the galvanized "junk" & what a great idea with the wreaths - terrific.

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  9. How clever of you, that collar thing! Too cool!
    And yeah, those birds scare me a bit LOL!!
    LOVING the ladder!

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  10. I have to know where you found your square wreath! I have wanted one for quite some time now and have not been able to find one. (especially at a decent price) I was going to make one, but no one areound here even has a square wreath form. Can you help point me in the right direction?

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  11. I love all your "barn" touches!! Very pretty!!

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  12. Oh, I love the barn touches! What a charming mantle, thanks for sharing. Cindy

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  13. Your mantle looks fantastic. Love the ladder and those crows!

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  14. Super creative Susie! It looks really wonderful!!! I love the natural elements too.

    :) T

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  15. Morning Susie,

    I absolutely LOVE the look!!!! LOVE that ladder...what a great idea to get some height and that collar is just NEAT!!! I could see that painted black too with candles on it. I LOVE the pumpkin sitting on it. GREAT LOOK!!

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  16. I love the ladder! You could use it forever. I also love that you hung your wreath froma curtain rod! I LOVE that. Have a great day.

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  17. Like everyone else I also love the idea of the ladder. Very creative and brings height. You did a great job with the mantel....and oh, you said you found something out in the shed???? You mean the cottage/studio??? Hmmm, still working on it? Can't wait to see the reveal.

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  18. Love your idea with the ladder and the galvanized collar for a pumpkin holder is a stroke of decorating genius. Great ideas.

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  19. Love the ladder, great idea! I love the fall, I am so in love with golds, oranges and browns right now. I guess that's why my home is sporting all those colors. They are so warm and cozy. Have a happy day!

    LeAnn:)

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  20. Love your display Susie! I love simple looks such as this...reminds of times past. Looking forward to seeing what else you plan on sharing!

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  21. Very cute! I still love that wreath so pretty.

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  22. Your mantle looks great and definitely says fall!! Thanks for the tip on the galvanized collar...that makes a great pumpkin stand...I'm borrowing that idea!

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  23. Hey susie, do you have trouble sleeping with all that creative juice flowing around in your head???? I bet you never stop thinking of clever ways to use things......you're my Decorating Diva idol!! LOL......it looks fantastic, girl!

    Suzanne

    So when are you doing Round Top??

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  24. how fun! i love fall! and i love how you used the galvanized goodness! cant wait to see more!

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  25. you are amazing!! i love all of this...especially the birds. They are my favorite! How clever of you to use stuff from home depot.

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  26. You sooo read my mind...I was thinking to myself "what is that cute thing under the pumpkin" and your next sentence was the same line (almost exactly). All I can say is "great minds think alike!" ha!

    Your mantel is beautiful!!!!

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  27. You're such a great decorator Susie Bloop! I love what you've done with your mantle, and can't wait to see what you do for Christmas too! :-)

    Layla

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  28. absolutely lovely and inspiring. I especially like the ladder on the mantl, very clever!

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  29. Looks great Susie! It is a good thing I don't live very close by or you would not be able to invite me over because I would so steal your ladder, and the weather vane to!

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  30. Your mantel is beautiful. I love the ladder and the galvanized pieces.....I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!

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  31. LUV the look...the ladder is my fav...also LUV the mirror...I have one just like it in my foyer:) Come by for a visit to see what Fall is looking like here on the coast.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  32. Looks great Susie!
    Love that the birds are looking off in the same direction as if something ominous has caught their attention!

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  33. Susie, I love that! You've done a wonderful job with your mantel, all those elements came together nicely. Hope you'll join my Fall party on oct. 1st, celebrating all things FALL. :)

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  34. Susie, it's gorgeous! :) I love the unexpected pieces you used...the neat old book, the collar from Home Depot (too cool!), and the ladder. I want to come to your house and just take notes and pictures. ;)

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  35. You're so creative! I love the ladder! I have one too, but mine is just propped up against the wall next to my fireplace. That collar idea is great!

    xo,
    Adrienne

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  36. I love it all too!! I love how you used the A/C Heating thing very creative!! It sounds like you have mentioned this once before but where do you find a square wreath like yours? I love it!

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  37. Love the ladder idea!! Very clever!! Your mantle like everything you do is stunning :) Have a wonderful week!!

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  38. so charming, i love the ladder!

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  39. I think I'm going to come move in with you, so don't panic if you see an extra person at the dinner table....but first - I have to head to Home Depot and pick up those collar things.

    Love your vignette - Mantles are so much fun!

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  40. What a beautiful job you have done, so unique! I love the juxtoposition of the galvanized elements with the foliage. And that ladder is to die for.

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  41. Great, now I need to add a trip to Home Depot to the list of my places to go today! Thanks for the tip!

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  42. Gorgeous!!! I love fall. It is such a wonderful season filled with so much color and wonderful scents!!

    I love all you have here especially the ladder.

    Ruth

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  43. Love the mantel! And can I just say how creative it was for you to use a heating/plumbing collar in your decorating? I would have never guessed that that's what it was! It looks great!

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  44. Kat and I ate almost a whole bowlful of candy corn Saturday night! MMMMmmm....

    And I love that mantel!

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  45. I love the ladder up on your mantle it makes a huge statement! Loving the birds too!

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  46. Its barnified fabulous! I LOVE it. Especially the ladder!

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  47. so much barn goodness! i just bought a new old fan yesterday, though not quite as old as yours. and those ravens...LOVE them! going to be posting some more photos of mine in a couple of days...

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  48. Everything looks so good together and fallish!

    Love the black birds, I finally found some over the weekend.

    XXDenise

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  49. I absolutely love this look! If only I could find one of those old ladders. Been looking for one for YEARS to hang my homemade quilts from. And the ravens! Got to find some of those!
    Brenda

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  50. I hope you do a post about your Home Depot finds. I love the ladder, great idea! Stop by my blog to enter my giveaway.

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  51. LOVE the galvanized goodies! Can't wait to read more about them.

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  52. Lookin good girl...I'm feeling like a roadtrip coming on. What about you?

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  53. Love the mantel. I too am drawn to the galvinized stuff, I recently found a watering can and am thinking about what to do with it. I struggle with my mantel and always worry that I am junking it up too much with stuff, but I ove the way you managed to make it look so right. Bty, what is the color on your walls. I love it. marla

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  54. Ooooh, I'm lovin' the ladder on the mantle, girl!! love the open book and the 'birds'. You rock!

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  55. Ooooh, I'm lovin' the ladder on the mantle, girl!! love the open book and the 'birds'. You rock!

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  56. I REALLY enjoyed your post and the pictures! Love your fall decor ... the ladder is very creative!

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  57. I love your mantle! Especially the ladder & birds. That collar is neat!

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  58. I love fall decor. It's just so much fun. Love your boo boards, too!

    I was catching up on your posts that I missed and really enjoyed the one about your dad's old store. My dad was an entrepreneurial type, too, and he must've started a dozen different businesses while I was growing up--so I could relate!

    Hey, Susie, are you going to Blissdom again next year? I'm trying to decide. It was so much fun hanging out with you last time. :-)

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  59. LOVE IT!! Now, if I only had tall ceilings and a spiffy ladder...

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  60. Hi Susie! Great idea using the farm implements as decor...I love that look and it looks warm and beautiful on your mantel! Great job!
    Blessings,
    Debbie

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  61. Your use of the ladder is AWESEOME!!!

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  62. Definitely liking the barn-i-fied decor. Jackie

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  63. i gotta start getting here earlier...so i can be like the first comment and not the 100th.
    I love the look....
    good job.
    xo

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  64. Squeal!!!!
    I love it! I want to clear my own mantel and start over! The ladder is fantastic. I am SO stealing the galvanized tin idea!

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  65. Beautiful job! I love the barn look so much more than the classy look....you are such a creative lady! Oh and your Boo 31 is just as cute!

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  66. ~GORGEOUS beyond belief!!!! :)

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  67. I JUST LOVE your blog, so crafty
    So many good ideas

    Your mantle is so awsome, tooooo cute

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  68. Love love love it! So cute...you are truly ready for Fall.

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  69. I’d inamorata to ascertain that too!

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