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Thursday, October 21, 2010

My Fall Mantle and Fall Scripture & Subway Art Printables

I'm not big on Halloween decorating. There are no skulls, spiders, witches or ghosts around my house. Don't get me wrong, I love seeing other's homes all decked, but we're never home on Halloween, so it seems like a bit of a waste to me. I have, however, found that I really enjoy decorating for FALL. Now I don't call myself a "decorator" by any means. I usually leave that to this lovely lady. But alas, she can't do everything for me, so I hope I've done her proud with my newly decorated Fall mantle.


Don't ya just totally dig the mirror? It was a beautiful old wondow that my personal decorator gave to me, and I just had a mirror put in it. (Please ignore the ugly red brick fireplace. I haven't yet worked up the guts to paint it white. I just can't decide if I'm ready to make that kind of commitment...what do you think? To paint, or not to paint???)

I decided not to buy anything new this year, so everything you see was from shopping the house and pulling out things I used last year.



I created a couple of printables in Photoshop, and put them in frames that I already had. The handprint turkey came with the frame. Just kidding! It's my son's from last year. I love to personalize this space with photos or other kid-made items.

If you would like them, I've included the digital files. Just click on the image to enlarge, right click and save. Print size is 5" x 7" for the scripture, and 8" x 10" for the subway art.



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71 comments:

Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack said...

I like to include my kids in artwork, etc., too. It makes it special for them, as well. Love the subway art and the option you gave to print. I'll have to give it a try :) Happy Fall! Blessings, Michelle

Erin said...

I really like your blog--I'm going to start following you! And thanks for your sweet words about my Twinkie Mummies! :) PS: Paint the fireplace! I'm about to paint mine white, as well. --Erin at inbetweenlaundry.blogspot.com

Stacie said...

Paint the fireplace--it will look great! And of all of the beautiful stuff on the mantle, the handprint turkey made me smile the most.

Tashia said...

Hi There! Just popping over from Sassy Sites! Great blog and I love the fall printables!! Thanks for sharing! Have a great weekend!

Tashia @ http://homeinspiredbliss.blogspot.com

Noelle said...

I say paint the fireplace! It will look awesome! I love the decorations!

HALLELUJAHS said...

Thanks so much! I love celebrating this season of harvest and giving thanks. Halloween isn't really my favorite, but fall is so beautiful and full of opportunities to praise and enjoy God's creation!

Blessings on your day,
Holly
http://hallelujahsbyholly.blogspot.com

Jennifurla said...

Great job, it all flows so well too

Kate said...

Bravo well done PK I love what you did and the printable creations are perfect fall decorating pieces. xoxo Kate

Alysha (Supermom) said...

look at you... sooooo crafty. Love love love it. Thanks for linking on for FFF. Always nice to have you come by and say hi.

xo, Alysha

Terry said...

Love both of them! Thank you!

Donna said...

Your mantle looks great! I love how you layered the frames in front of your mirror. Your son's turkey is so sweet! We've got dark reddish brick too on our fireplace, but I know hubs would never agree to paint it! Especially since the chimney goes all the way up to our 23' cathedral ceiling!

gstoney said...

Thank you for the great downloads. I love them!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

I love your print outs. It was so sweet of you to share them with us. Thank-you!! I am so excited to print them out and I am trying to figure out the perfect place to put them in my home.

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

I just read this blog post where she painted her brick. I thought you might want to check it out. :)
http://adashofhumblepie.blogspot.com/2010/10/push-i-needed.html

Rachel said...

Love it! i am such a sucker for Subway art! Thank you for the digital file.

Nancy H. said...

Love the printables, but I am having a hard time getting the "Give Thanks" to download. Do you have any suggestions or could you send it to me in a n email. I want to make this for my 84 year old neighbor, Hilda, who has a birthday coming up soon.

I love your blog by the way, and I spent a few hour reading it after I found it yesterday.

Nancy5678@aol.com

Pam said...

Thanks for the printables. And that turkey handprint is so cute!

Cranberry Morning said...

I really really like that fall printable! And it's so beautiful in that frame. Nice job! :-) Visiting from The Girl Creative.

Jen said...

I'm loving the Fall printables!

Poekitten said...

Those are wonderful. Thanks for sharing! I came on over from The Girl Creative:)

JoLynn said...

I love them! Thanks for sharing!!

Lindsey said...

i love the subway art - thank you for sharing!

The Trouts said...

I LOVE the scripture. What a perfect way to incorporate faith and Thanksgiving. Thanks for sharing!

Kathy said...

WOW!! Great job and thanks soo much for sharing!!

Mandy said...

your mantel looks great! love these printables...thanks for the inspiration!

Momma Button said...

I popped over from House of Hepworths and I'm so glad that I did! Your mantle is absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

AllieMakes! said...

So cute! Thank you for the printable!
You should come link this up to my Making It With Allie Link Party! I think it would make a Fabulous addition!
AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

Shazza Hazza said...

You really are so clever! I have filed your subway family values away for a future project! One of my favourite quotes at the moment is "Come What May, and Love It!" (Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin). Do you have any ideas (seeing as I am creatively challenged:)) for displaying this around the house? Thanks again for all of your fabulous ideas:)
DuncanLeanne.Blogspot.com

Allison @ House of Hepworths said...

I featured you today! Come check it out!

You've Been Featured!

~Allison @ House of Hepworths

Momma Button said...

Thank you so much for the printables! I don't know how to do these for myself. You are amazing!

Beth said...

I LOVE that subway art!! Thank you so much for sharing the file! That was very generous of you!

Tasty Creativity said...

Thanks for making this art available. I've seen some other offers for free 8x10 canvas prints. This would be perfect for that!

LaVonne @ Long Wait said...

Thank you! I love it! I am saving both of these for future use.

Blessings to you!

Jessica @ Take Two Designs said...

OOOhh, I love these! Thanks for sharing them with us! God bless!!!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love your printables, Kristin, thank you! That's a great frame you used for the large one. I have a brick fireplace in my small den and thought I'd paint it once many years ago, but I wound up not doing it. It kind of grew on me {mine goes up to the ceiling} and I painted the walls a different color, which I think helps. If you hate it that much, I would think about covering it up with some molding or wood that you make look like trim and just leave a bit of it showing.

HALLELUJAHS said...

Love these! Thanks so much! Mentioned them in my post today!

Blessings,
Holly
http://hallelujahsbyholly.blogspot.com

Ruth said...

Thank you so much for the printables!

chrislints said...

Love your blog. Thanks for the printables and recipes! Had your Hamburger Soup tonite and it was DELISH! Wish I had doubled the recipe!

Jayde said...

Just wanted to stop by and say thanks for the printable! I found it on pinterest and I must say, SO cute!

Crystal said...

I just found this and love both of your printable. Thank you so much for sharing I'll be featuring them on my craft blog today.
-Crystal www.crystalscraftspot.blogspot.com

Kristyn said...

Just found this on Pinterest and I'm loving it, totally going to use this for the fall!

Jennifer said...

Thank you for sharing your prints! They are so cool! I found them on Pinterest as well.

Mallorie said...

Just found your blog, these are so cute! Thanks for sharing! :-)

Jerri said...

Love your mantle and the printables. Hope you don't mind if I feature you today.

Nikki said...

I can not figure out how to save the harvest Thanks one. I need it 16x20 is there anyway to get that from you to save? Please email nicholebillingsley@cox.net Great Job love it

Clifton and Melinda said...

Your subway art is by FAR my favorite that is online right now! You rock!!

nicksposts said...

I loved your fall subway printable and I am going to include it in my blog. Thanks Nick. http://nicksposts.wordpress.com

ClassiclyAmber said...

Just found this. Thanks so much for sharing!

P.S. Did you ever paint your fireplace?

Tracey said...

Thank you so much for sharing these. It was such a blessing to me to find these prints today. And the fact that you are offering them for free is wonderful. What an angel you are. BTW...I found your blog through Ann Voskamp's blog post today. Thanks again! Look forward to following your posts.

Karan said...

Love the subway art.

Do not be afraid to paint that brick. We had a free standing fireplace that we took out several years ago. There was a brick wall behind it in red. I hated it so one day got out the white paint. Rolled it on , touched up the black lines between bricks with black. Got very little on the black so was not hard to touch up. I then used a sea sponge and sponged on black and about 3 or 4 various shades of grey. Loved it when done. And my mother -in-law who was always making remarks when I did anything to the house liked it so well she went home and did a whole wall like it.

This spring I painted a darker gold color on the walls and felt the bricks we too white looking so used some of the wall paint and darker trim paint sponged onto the bricks and it toned the white right down.

Karan

Cheramy said...

i love the fireplace!! leave it just like it is...sooo great! thank you for the blessing of the wonderful printables. so fun to have something "new" when the budget doesn't allow any funds for "fall decor." so much better than what i could buy. thanks! :)

Aimee said...

I love, love, love my print outs. I have had so many comments on them, and have shared them with others. Thank you so much for sharing. Do you have any for Christmas planned? :)

Aimee said...

Ok found your printables on your blog. :) Super cute!

Kelly said...

What beautiful artwork! Thank you for making it free for others to use! God bless.

Ann said...

Gorgeous printable art. Thanks for making it available. I'm following.

Everything Sweet said...

This is absolutely beautiful and inspiring!! I just printed the printables. Thanks for sharing and DO NOT paint the brick...love it the way it is. LOVE YOUR BLOG btw!!!

Everything Sweet said...

LOVE YOUR BLOG!! And i love the mantle! it's perfect for fall and for the reason for the season...giving thanks! Thanks for sharing. I'm following now!!!

Laura Ann said...

I know this is an old post, but I just saw it on Pinterest. Did you print on brown paper, or did your printer print the brown background for the Thanksgiving printables?

April Maus said...

I LOVE these printables, thank you oh so much for sharing your creativity with the rest of us! I stumbled onto your blog from pinterest and I am subscribing!!

Rettabug said...

Hi Kristin,

Thank you SO much for the darling subway art your created for harvest time.

I used it in a vignette on my kitchen counter. Come see how pretty it looks!

2011/11/marty-is-at-it-again.html

Debbie said...

I love your subway art and pinned it on Pinterest. I linked back to your blog. So glad I found you.

Blessings,
Debbie

Stephanie said...

Beautiful! I love the artwork. These printables would be a good way to use a few extra frames I have laying around. I'm sharing your link on Facebook so other moms can be inspired for their Thanksgiving decor.

Jessie Sears said...

Kristin,

Your blog is amazing! I am hooked and will be following on a daily basis :)

I am getting married in the summer and wondered if you had any printables that were wedding related? I was thinking they would be adorable on the guest book table and cake table!

Thanks for the awesome designs, recipes and ideas!

Jessie

Dixieglitzie said...

thanks for sharing with us:)

RaeLynn said...

Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us. I framed the brown scripture one and have it on my desk at work and have had several people comment on it. I love it!

Tina said...

Just became your 667 follower. Phew!

BeanBugCrafts said...

I'm so glad I found your blog. I love your Thanksgiving printable and verse. I featured your printables on my "Last Minute Thanksgiving Ideas" post you can find it here: http://beanbugcrafts.blogspot.com/2011/11/last-minute-thanksgiving-ideas.html

I'm also now a follower of your "A Simply Klassic Home" blog. Thanks for sharing!

Robin said...

lovin the colors of the fall printables.... Thanks a bunch

Robyn Osborn said...

I thought this was so cute! I featured your Subway Art over at Daily Dish. You can check it out here: http://www.foodiefriendsfridaydailydish.com/fall-subway-art-free-printables/

Emily said...

wow, great decorations. Just wanted to let you know I'm featuring them in a roundup today! Thanks for sharing. http://www.nap-timecreations.com/2012/11/thanksgiving-week-printables.html

badgersue said...

I love the Harvest subway art. Did you just print it on brown paper? Thank you!