Thursday, October 30, 2008

Fall Banner


OCTOBER

October's changing magic upon my garden falls

With lacy, leafy patterns against the rough
stone walls.

I can smell the leaves in the hedgerow,

And chrysanthemums spice the air -

Fragrance of apple orchards and seed pods everywhere.

There's a lengthening of darkness

Like a blanket that covers all,

For October, fickle maiden, is ushering in the fall!

~Nellie Varnes Fultz


I made a fall banner for this fireplace mantel this week. Oddly I've never made a banner before! It was so much fun choosing the different papers and embellishments and it was a pretty quick project as projects go.





26 comments:

Fran said...

Your banner looks great!

Fran

Hootin' Anni said...

That banner is beautiful!!! It's perfect against the fireplace. Just gorgeous, and such a warm feeling you get viewing it.

Happy weekend to you dear Manuela.

Cyndi's Re-Creations said...

Looks Great I may have to try this one. Love the pom poms too!

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

Love it...you are always amazing!

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

I love the pom pom fringe on this Banner! Mind if I copy you a bit & use it on one myself?

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

And it's beautiful!

Clare said...

It looks great.
Thanks for sharing.
Clare

Lady Katherine said...

Okay now, you have to come to my house! The fall banner is great! Wish I had one for our Annual Pumpkin/ Birthday event! What a great idea, I just love it. Its wnderful across the mantel.

Sue said...

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!

Mam said...

What a beautiful banner! I love your choice of colors.
Nancy

glorv1 said...

Manuela, that is so great. It looks like it would be fun to do. Have a great evening. Thx for sharing.

Kim~"HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs" said...

That is sweet...I LOVE it!

Rosemary said...

Love your Fall Banner!!
Have a fun weekend, and Happy Halloween.
Rosemary

laurie said...

Love your Fall banner. laurie

Mimi Sue said...

Darling banner. I love them because they're fast and easy. Mimi

hip chick said...

Ooh that is so pretty. I wish I had a fireplace.

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

I really like your banner.

Happy Halloween

Angie said...

I have seen these, but have never made one either. Yours turned out so cute! I may have to make a Christmas one!

Rue said...

Happy Halloween Manuela :)

The banner looks beautiful! I want to do one of those tow, but I haven't yet. I think I'll make a Christmas one :)

hugs,
rue

Tammy said...

I love it! I hadn't thought of decorating with a banner but yours looks lovely!

Debbie said...

Great banner! You are always so full of projects. It's stimulating to see.
Debbie

Busy Bee said...

Thank you for your kind words about taking a break on my blog. It was very kind. I love your banner and your blog. It makes me want to run out and buy transferware. Your cabinet looks so beautiful. I love your fall banner. Isn't this such a glorious time of year!
Blessings,
Stephanie

diXymiss said...

Lovely poem ~ a new one to me. The Fall banner really turned out great!

Paula said...

Dear Manuela,
I love your fall banner! You did a wonderful job! I love the poem too.
Love, Paula

Kelli said...

It's darling and I love the pom pom trim...too cute!
~Kelli

Serenity said...

Hi, found your blog by accident. It's wonderful! In your about me description, you described yourself exactly as I describe myself. I have my hands into just about everything as you do. I love all your photos on your blog. Your curtains are very nice, well done. I did start a blog, however; I get so busy that I just don't find the time I need to keep up with it. Have a great one! Margaret