Katy Elliott

A daily design journal about new england life, home decorating resources, and renovating a 257-year-old house in Marblehead, MA.

Fall Mantel with Leaf Wreath & Gourds

Posted on | October 31, 2008 | 2 Comments


Halloween is one of my favorite holidays because it involves lots of sweets and things made with squash. I’m making a few fall leaf wreathes (inspired by Martha) for the house and the front door this afternoon. Here are a few shots of my mantle I decorated with squashes, bittersweet, and a leaf wreath. I found the leaves around my yard. I have to make one more for my front door…so I have to run!

Update: this post is from my first Halloween in the house. Now the mantel is green, see here.


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Grey Striped Wool Blanket

Posted on | October 31, 2008 | 2 Comments

I just spotted this grey striped blanket on landsend.com. 100% wool and guaranteed itch-free. Would be pretty in a simple bedroom. Lands’ End “Stripe Washable Wool Blanket” $169 queen, landsend.com.

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