9/27/11

Fall Mantle

It is officially fall! So despite the tank top and shorts I wore today, my pumpkins are finally out. I started with my mantle.



In the past, I have only changed my mantle for Christmas. But this year, I made a beautiful new Rosette Burlap Wreath and I couldn't bear to put it outside. The color scheme- bright orange, turquoise, lime green and burlap seemed better suited for indoors. Turquoise is my pop color, so the wreath is a fun way to coordinate and add some bright fall colors to my home.


To make this wreath, just read the detailed 'how-to' for this Rosette Burlap Wreath and get more fall decor ideas in my October column over at SouthlakeMoms .


I had a good time 'shopping my house' for the mantle decor. I stacked a few old family books to create height variations. Then I used a mini cake stand and a candle stick as 'pumpkin pedestals'.


This is one of  'oven cleaner antique' mirrors- it usually lives upstairs in the playroom. The little stone bird migrated in from the kitchen. 



 I created mini-burlap bunting using left over scraps from the wreath project.



I love these fat pumpkins. My mom has a small garden in her backyard. A few months ago, she and Afton planted pumpkin seeds in the hopes of growing a little jack-o-lantern. But our extreme heat and drought had hurt the vines. They are blooming, but probably won't produce any pumpkins. Never the less, when we went to visit my mom, these two cute pumpkins were nestled in the garden. The girls were thrilled to 'pick a pumpkin' from Grammy's garden. So it is only fitting that they are proudly on display.



I like how the turquoise details tie in with the rest of my 'regular' decor. Lots of textured neutrals with a that burst of color.


What about you- do you change your mantle for the seasons?

Oh and did you know that it is perfectly acceptable to spell 'mantle' with an 'el' or an 'le'? Which way do you prefer? I like the 'le' way!  That's the elementary school teacher in me :)


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-The Creative Paige
-Not so Simple Housewife
-Nest of Posies
-Home Stories A to Z
-Tator Tots and Jello
-Serenity Now
-Under the Table Dreaming
-Autumn Link Parties





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