That of course presents a dilemma for Septembers Mantel. Go autumn, stay summer, or do something else. Having had some summery mantels I thought that I would do something totally different this month.
So, I give you my September Mantel. On a car theme! It is for Hubby. He is a big fan of cars and in particular hot rods which you might have noticed from some of my car posts from time to time. Hubby is very patient with my decorating efforts, so I wanted to do something for him this month.
Do you remember those shiny circles of crochet I showed you a few weeks ago? Well this is what they turned into. I hope that you can recognise them as wheels! I know that wheels are a bit odd for a garland, but they do go well with the theme of cars don't they. Hubby tells me that they are Cragar 5 spokes, but you knew that of course didn't you.... No, me either!
The now obligatory sideways mantel shot.
All of the cars are from Hubby's collection, so other than the yarn for the wheels, nothing bought this month and we all need a little yarn from time to time don't we! I think that the rest of the silver yarn will make some lovely snowflakes as it is quite stiff so they should work well. As for the rest of the black, well, you never know when you might need a pair of beady eyes or something do you!
Hubby always tries to buy a car from wherever he travels. So, the top one is from Germany, the middle from an American trip and the bottom from a trip he made to Japan.
Voila! One Boys Mantel for September!
I hope that I have inspired you to have a go at refreshing your own mantel. If you don't have a mantel how about dressing up your coffee table or a shelf somewhere. Or your kitchen windowsill?
Next month we will be in full autumn mode for Halloween! I am already planning.
You can see the previous months mantels here:-
Happy mantel decorating!
Thank you all again for your wonderful comments on my seaglass shawl! You are really so very kind. Sorry that I am just not able to reply or comment so much right now. I will be back to normal next week. Nothing to worry about, just time, or lack thereof!