Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Fall Mantel

I pulled off decorating my mantel without spending one dime. Thank goodness! I used what I had from last year and tried my best to make it look warm and fall-ish even though our temperatures still remain in the upper 80s.. You might remember these white pumpkins from last years fall table. I am so glad I bought them!  I may just glitter them up for next year who knows ...

To be honest fall decorating really is not on my mind these days..

As you already know, we are adopting a baby and its getting closer and closer. We have already painted the nursery twice. Yes, twice and what a chore! I don't think I want to see paint or anything related to paint for a long time. When we bought this house the room was a deep purple you could not help but squint when you entered the room so, I softened it up with a  raspberry pink, but changed my mind after thinking that birth mother could change her mind. I don't want to end up getting stuck with a pink room so, we repainted once again to a powdery yellow. It will just have to stay that way regardless of what happens!

 I am staying positive and praying for the best. I truly believe God will place this baby where she belongs if not with us then with her birth mom. Either way I am grateful God is good!

44 comments:

  1. Love your fall mantle and you can glitz up those pumpkins with bath salts. Saw where someone did that on facebook yesterday and it looked awesome and I would imagine smells pretty, too.
    Praying that the mom doesn't change her mind and that you get this baby. November is coming quickly.

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    1. Thanks Tete.. never heard of the bath salts used on pumpkins sounds neat. I need to look into that.. Thanks again for your prayers.

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  2. Marissa,
    Your mantel looks beautiful...more importantly you have a beautiful heart! I'm keeping my fingers crossed and hope you will keep us updated as you can. I admire your attitude about this and will keep you and the baby in my prayers.

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  3. yellow is a happy color! and i truly hope your new baby will be a happy one!

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    1. Thanks Teresa crossing my fingers!

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  4. Marissa your mantel looks beautiful... you have a pure heart because you are very honest with your feelings - I am keeping my fingers crossed and keeping you in my prayers. God is Good , absolutely!

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  5. Marissa,

    A lovely arrangement of autumnal ambience and warmth! Your house is more than ready for the little bundle of joy, full of love and peace. Stay positive, I know you will!

    xo
    Poppy

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    1. Thanks so much Poppy~ you always know how to make me smile :)

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  6. I am keeping you in my positive thoughts for the adoption. My nephew and his wife adopted a little baby girl to add to their family of one birth son. It's been such a wonderful experience for them that they're working on their second adoption. Good luck! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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    1. Thank you Teresa. We can hardly believe this is happening :)

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  7. I have 3 friends right now that are adopting. 2 with birth mothers and 1 from Ethiopia. Praying the best for all of you

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    1. Wow that is amazing!...what a blessing...Thank you Daniela~

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  8. Your fall mantlepiece is lovely, In New Zealand we don't tend to decorate with the seasons, only at Christmas, so it is really interesting to see what people do in other parts of the world.
    Keeping you in my prayers for your baby plans, like you I believe God will put this little person in the best possible place.

    blessings,
    Diana

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    1. Thanks Diana ~ I only decorate for fall & Christmas..it would be way too much for me to do it every season..the rest of the year it just has a topiary and some sort of fern..thanks for your prayers!

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  9. Praying for you and your family and hoping that there will be no changes of mind. Your attitude of openness is a healthful one. I can only imagine the butterflies! Powdery yellow sounds perfect!

    The autumn mantel looks gorgeous! All those different levels keeps the eye moving right across...love it!

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    1. Thank you so much Vee!
      It is all in Gods hands now~

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  10. Gorgeous mantle. I'm thinking of you and your family. Prayers for a new little one coming your way!

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  11. I love your Fall mantel. I'm a big fan of white pumpkins too. I will be thinking of you during this adoption journey. I hope that everything will work out for you. It sounds like you're ready to give a baby a loving home. I don't blame you for painting the nursery in a non gender specific color either. One less thing to worry about right?!

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    1. exactly kelly one thing less to worry about is for sure!! Thanks so much!!

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  12. Love the mantel - very pretty. All I can say that if that baby comes to you - the baby will be a very lucky one. My prayers are with you and your hubby and yes, God is good.

    warm hugs,
    Pat

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    1. Thank you so much Pat you are so kind!

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  13. Your mantel looks lovely.

    I host a weekly link party called Seasonal Sundays and would love to have you link your post. The post goes up at 7 pm EST on Saturday evening.

    - The Tablescaper

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  14. Beautiful mantle Marrisa! So fall like. Praying for God's will in the adoption. I hope it goes through since I believe you would make a fantastic mother.

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  15. Your mantle is beautiful! I really like white pumpkins :) I hope everything works out the way you would like!

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  16. Your mantle looks great, I see you love white pumpkins too. Congratulations on the baby, how exciting and what a nervous time this is. I pray that everything goes well and you keep us updated!

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  17. Hello Marissa ~ I'm late to the party ~ I didn't know you're planning on adopting a baby girl, how wonderful! My prayers and best wishes for you all that everything goes smoothly you, that lucky baby. :)
    I think your mantle is gorgeous ~ I'm kind of envious of your weather in the 80's, summer was much too short here this year, as least so it seems. (I'm happy to say I'm your most recent follower.) Cheers!

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  18. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. Your autumn mantle is gorgeous and makes me wish I still had one to decorate. I've never been much for orange so enjoy the white pumpkins a lot.
    The turkey platter is awesome!

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  19. Thank you! I am glad I bought them last yr. I love when I make great purchases !

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  20. Marissa, Seems like forever since I connected here; love your fall mantle but so much more excited for you over your upcoming arrival. How very exciting!!!!!! Blessings to you and your hubby as you wait and then love on this new little one.
    Hugs, Noreen

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  21. You have such an amazing outlook of the adoption. I do hope the baby gets to come home to you, but you are right, either way the baby will end up where God wants her to be. And I love that mantel. Once again, I have mantel envy.

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  22. You did a beautiful job on your fall mantel, Marissa... and an even more beautiful job on your precious attitude toward adoption... Sending your heart a hug from mine... God is good. blessings ~ tanna

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  23. My friend, I have been away due to computer problems!
    Your mantel is gorgeous! It feels nice and cozy ;o)
    My thoughts are with you and your hubby and for your new little one! Sending out many positive thoughts and blessings! Big Hugs xoox

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  24. Isn't it great when things just fall together like that? Your mantle really looks pretty. I like the sound of a pale yellow room! The baby will love it in there <3
    Blessings,
    Susie

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  25. Marissa, thank you so much for your nice comment today on my blog because it led me to look for yours on my blogroll and I couldn't believe how far down it was and that I had failed to visit this. I do take several days a week off at a time and this must have been during that time. But your fall mantel is beautiful! And even more beautiful the news that you are preparing for this wonderful new future. I admire and respect your sweet acceptance of whatever God's will is for this child, but oh, I hope that she will know the joy of having you for a mother.

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