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Sunday, September 11, 2011

Fall Mantle

Oh boy...I do not know what I was thinking when I decided to do an oil painting of fall trees over my mantle! I could really use some more lessons....for sure! I have forgotten alot over the last 8 years. I'm just not sure how I feel about this painting...one minute I think it looks ok, then the other I want to rip it down! lol...Maybe I can live with it over the fall months.


I am pleased with how the rest of the mantle turned out...

I mentioned in my last post that I wasn't sure what to put in the green vases. I found the dried wheaty things, grass, and sticks at Hobby Lobby. I thought I needed something natural and simple since I had so much other stuff going on on the mantle.

I do love all the different pumpkins!


I'm working on the rest of the living room, dining room and kitchen now! Then I will start on the outside...


Also, I will be listing more fall Etsy items on Tuesday and Wednesday if you are interested.



Have a great Monday!
Linking to Savvy Southern Style and Decor to Adore

32 comments:

Chris said...

I just love looking and your decorating skills. And I like the painting over the mantle.
Chris

mississippi artist said...

Lovely mantel, and I like the painting too.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

BEAUTIFUL Kristen!! Martina

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Your mantel looks beautiful, Kristen! I like the painting you've got there now. The tall grasses are great - giving height and filling in any wall space next to the painting wonderfully. Great garland.

Barb @ GritsandGlamour said...

Just beautiful! I am pretty darned impressed with your painting. If I attempted that it would look like "stick" trees. LOL Good job!

ButterYum said...

I love your mantle - especially like the mix of different pumpkins. I try to purchase at least one each year - I've got quite a collection.

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Kristen! Your painting is beautiful!! I could never do that! Beautiful mantle. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Melissa Miller said...

Very pretty Krisen! You are really talented. Show us the painting up close. I love the colors.

Anonymous said...

Kristen Im So loving your website! I just currently brought a house and im so interested in learning to decorate with the poly mesh netting! yoru tuitorials are so helpful!! Considering the fall holidays are around the corner, I have been searching everywheres on how to decorate a door with mesh netting on a grapevine...If you do these can you please explain how? thanks so much! I so look forward to many more post you have to offer us!! Thanks again, Lasie.

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Your painting looks wonderful...do you want me to try one? Uh, trust me the answer is NO! Good job on the mantle too!!

refresh reStyle said...

Your mantle is beautiful! Thanks for stopping by refresh restyle!
Debbie

Anonymous said...

Beautiful as always! Your artwork is definitely mantel worthy. So do you want to come decorate my mantel?

L said...

Beautiful, Kristen. You really are very talented.

Shelia said...

Hi Kristen! Your mantle is gorgeous! I love your painting and think it fits perfectly! You're good, Dear! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

KATHY said...

Your mantle looks so gorgeous!!

Kathy

Becca said...

GORGEOUS, Kristen! Wait, you PAINTED that beautiful picture? And, you're *doubting* it? Are you crazy? LOL. It's absolutely amazing ... I'm so envious of your artistic skills! It's the perfect backdrop to all of your Fall splashes ... love the pumpkins and the wheat, too. Can't wait to see more.

Jo's This and That said...

lOVE IT! tHANKS FOR SHARING!

Cindy said...

Your mantle looks so nice! Turned out perfectly!
Visiting from WUW...
Blessings,
Cindy

PamWalter58 said...

Kristen...I am really enjoying keeping up with your blog. Love your decorating style!

PamWalter58 said...

Kristen...I am really enjoying keeping up with your blog. Love your decorating style!

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Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Kristen...

My friend, I just knew you would have a fabulous fall mantel! And I WAS RIGHT! Hehe! Love all of your pretty decorative pumpkins and of course the florals are fabulous! Girlfriend, I LOVE your autumn tree painting! I didn't realize that you painting. Now I will have to add artist/painter to your very long list of talents!

Thank you so much for sharing your gorgeous autumn mantel with us, dear friend! What a treat!

Warmest autumn wishes,
Chari

Mary Ellen said...

How neat is that to be able to paint such a lovely scene! The mantle is very pretty!

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

It all looks so warm and inviting! Love the painting, love the tall grasses and the different textures you incorporated into this!

Kim said...

Kristen! Your painting is a masterpiece! I love it. I'm telling ya - you should sell these on Etsy. I think you are just so used to what was there before that seeing something new is hard for you, but trust me - the new painting is amazing. And the fact that you made it makes it sentimental, which is priceless.
The whole mantle is just beautiful.
xoxo,
Kim

Michele Smith said...

Your mantel is fabulous! Your home is gorgeous Kristen! I will be looking out for items in your shop.

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

Your painting is beautiful...goes perfectly with the mantel decor! And your mantel vignette is amazing! The tall grasses are a wonderful touch! :)

CalypsoInTheCountry said...

Your mantle looks like it belongs in a magazine! Just beautiful! I have to start working on mine! Thanks for stopping by with your sweet comments!
-Shelley

Hi, I'm Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a fantastic mantle ~ painting included!

Thank you SO very much for linking up to Fall In Love Wednesday.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Kristine, I think your painting is wonderful and I love all the Fall decor! Thanks for joining the Open House Party and hope to see your other Fall decorating soon.
Hugs,
Sherry

Jo's This and That said...

Beautiful mantel! Thanks for sharing your blog.JoAnn

King said...

Kristen...I am really enjoying keeping up with your blog. Love your decorating style!

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