Our house is by no means yet where I want it to be (it is getting there, but slowly, where did all that stuff come from?), but I managed to at least decorate the mantle a little bit for fall and hang some pictures.
I hung the perpetual calendar from the Schönbrunn Zoo in Vienna above the fireplace
and did a little Fall decorating on one end,
on the other end I put one of the roses from my garden and a glass container with sea shells I collected many moons ago during a trip to Scotland (they have survived several moves),
in the middle I put my two cat tea light holders (I use battery operated teal lights for safety) and my only reference to Halloween (a cat of course).