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Sunday, August 26, 2012

My Fall Mantle With A Warm Glow

 I have officially started my fall decorating! I am doing a little at a time and decided to start with the mantle. I put a lot of thought into the mantle this year and it turned out a little different than what I had in mind. Isn't that usually the case? I am pleased with it though and love the warm cozy feeling it adds to the room...especially with the candles lit. I have seen wreaths on mirrors in blogland and on Pinterest and thought I would try it this year. I found the mirror at Kirkland's for around $45 and added a little bit of gold rub n buff to bring out the design. I found the lanterns at Pier 1 Imports for only $30 each and then they were 20% off! I thought that was an excellent buy for those...they are tall and heavy! I added books, pumpkins, greenery, rust and gold sunflowers, berries, and the pheasant to finish it off.  

The pumpkins, votive holders and pheasant all came from Hobby Lobby...the pheasant was from last year. Hobby Lobby has all of their fall 40% off this week! They really do have some pretty things this year.
 
 The burlap weave ribbon is very popular! They did have it at Hobby Lobby but ours is out now...thanks to me!  I am able get it from one of my ribbon sources now. I like the texture it adds to the wreath. 


 I added a rusty orange colored candles from Wal-Mart inside the lanterns and added a metal bird with ribbon around them. I like the way the metal bird piece dressed up the candles.
 


I love the pumpkin with the bronze glitter...
 
 This pumpkin is very unique with the leaves.
 
 
Well, that's the fall mantle! I hope you enjoyed the pics and maybe even got some ideas for your own mantle. I am looking forward to seeing all of the fall inspiration out there! I know it's still a little early, but it's always good to get a head start. 

Check out my Etsy store for some new fall items!

Joining Make it Pretty Monday at the Dedicated House and Stone Gable for Tutorials, Tips and Tidbits and The Everyday Home for The Better Late Than Never Fall Party.

43 comments:

Brooke said...

Looks great!

=)


Brooke

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS!! I love every detail Kristen!!

Savvy Seasons said...

Kristen, Kristen, Kristen....Girl, you have
O U T D O N E yourself. All I can say is WOW!! What a warm and inviting fall mantle. Guess what, I just KNOW this will be featured in a magazine, and remember I said that, too! =) I love all the elements. I love the burlap and the big lanterns and the colors. Your floral pieces are AMAZING!! Where do you buy them, if you don't mind me asking?

Keep your pictures coming, I can't wait to see more! XO ~Liz

Tami {Curb Alert!} said...

Very pretty Kristen. LOVE the lanterns :)
Tami

Suzy said...

So, so pretty Kristen! I love your use of muted colors.

Ready Home said...

I knew this was going to turn out breathtaking! Everything works so beautifully together... even the curtains! Great job, Kristen! I won't need to post a pic of my mantel this year, because it's probably going to look a whole lot like this. lol! Thanks so much for the inspiration. :)

Barbara said...

Hello, What a beautiful Mantel, as usual...I am happy to be back blogging and can't wait to see what you have in your shop. I always check you out and I thought of you when I got out the arrangement from you with the two birds for fall.

I think we are in the process of "maybe" buying another home, so I am holding off getting anything new.

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Kristen, as always, this is fabulous! The mantel looks so warm and inviting...the perfect focal point for the room! I've been visiting your Etsy shop to see what I'd like to get this year...I see some new additions on your sidebar! Lol! Everything is just gorgeous!

Becca said...

Beautiful, Kristen! I love the warmth and Fall ambiance it exudes! The lanterns are my fave (I have the smaller version of those on my mantel this year ... gotta love Pier One!) Look forward to seeing more!

Anonymous said...

Kristen, It is beautiful!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Your Fall mantel looks beautiful, Kristen! Love the wreath on the mirror. Those candles look great inside the lanterns. It definitely looks all warm and cozy, and you've certainly provided lots of inspiration with the pieces you used. Pinning it!

Michelle said...

LOVE it!

Dani said...

Wow, your mantle is just beautiful! I love the colors and pumpkins you used, so pretty. Have a great week. Blessings, Dani

Shelia said...

Oh, Kristen! There you go again - your mantel is absolutely gorgeous!! Love everything about it!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Shelia said...

Oh, Kristen! There you go again - your mantel is absolutely gorgeous!! Love everything about it!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Val said...

Absolutely Fabulous.

LISA C. PARSONS said...

Very Pretty!!!

L said...

Very pretty, Kristen. I love it! Of course I always love your work!

My favorite time of the year is Autumn and the earthy colors are my favorite too. This is just lovely.

Allyson Pecilunas said...

Wow absolutely gorgeous!! Love it all!! You did an amazing job. I am starting next week! Cant wait!!

Lisa said...

Just love it Kristen. You always make me want to decorate. As always its gorgeous!

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

Kristen, Your mantel is gorgeous! Everything just goes so well together, perfectly!!! And creates such coziness! Can't wait to see the rest of your fall decor! :) ~Rhonda

Jeanette said...

I love it Kristen! The mantle gives the room a warm cozy feeling. Beautiful! I love the lanterns!!

Designs By Pinky said...

Your mantle is GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!! I love every single thing you put on there! And you have the added bonus that the drapes match! It all looks great. Are you going to do a Fall tree in the kitchen this year???:):) XO,Pinky

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Beautiful!!!...love all of the textures and beautiful accessories...Simply magnificent!

Jan said...

It's beautiful, Kristen, what else can I say? I just wish everyone wasn't in such a hurry to shoo summer out of the way. I'm not ready to let go of summer yet! Your site is always such an inspiration. I have no idea if I will "do" an autumnal themed mantle -- this seasonal rotation of stuff is new to me and not necessarily welcome. If I could afford it, I would hire someone like you instead, to come in and do it for me!

Help! Mama Remote... said...

It looks awesome!!!!

CAS said...

It is just beautiful, Kristen! You have given me a number of ideas, so I'm going to be copy-catting several things -- hope you don't mind!

I've just spent some time looking around your blog at past years' post for Fall, & you just have some wonderful things. You are just so creative!

Thanks so much for sharing your talents!
CAS

debbies said...

So very pretty!!! I love the lanterns & was in my Pier 1 this week, but they only had 1 left. If you ever find another heart crystal I would love to order another frame from you. Or maybe a crystal pumpkin/leaf?

Shannon said...

Absolutely beautiful. You are one talented lady! I enjoy your blog so much. Speaking of blogs...does anyone know what happened to Kim at Dear Sweet Home? I enjoyed her blog as well, but can't view it anymore? Just wondering.

Kathy Moody said...

Beautiful, amazing, absolutely awesome!!! Wow, your mantel is perfect! I'm a lantern fanatic, and the wreath is so pretty. As always, you are such an inspiration. I wish you lived close so you could help me with my very odd fireplace. LOL

Laurie said...

This is absolutely beautiful! I love it! You are a gifted decorator!

Alecia @ ChickenScratch NY said...

I love everything about this, I can't even put it into words, I just squeaked and flapped my arms when I saw it (I learned that from my 6 month old nephew). New follower from the Pinterest Party at Debbie Doos. I can't wait to stop back and see more!

Gina said...

Oh this is a beautiful mantel display! It's so warm and inviting!

Margaret said...

Great mantel!! I love Fall and your mantel is perfect. Your new .follower,found you through Fox Hollow cottage

Margaret

Cecilia said...

I love Fall and your mantle captures it perfectly! I can't wait to use some ideas from yours to create mine. Thanks for the inspiration!
Cecilia

Diane said...

Lovely fall mantel display. Love the pumpkins and the pheasant. Found you at the Dedicated House linky party.

Honey at 2805 said...

Your mantle is absolutely gorgeous! Every detail is so well though out! Thanks for the inspiration and motivation!

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Kristen, it is all so pretty! Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

SweetPepperRose said...

This is gorgeous! Found your site thru Dedicated House features.
JoAnn

Katie Drane said...

Wow, Kristen. WOW! Your mantle is gorgeous!! So glad I found you on Make it Pretty Monday:)

Anonymous said...

love the color of your walls. i am looking for colors now for my living room. could you share the color?

Suzy said...

Kristen - this is just gorgeous! You definitely have "the touch". I love the lushness of it all. Thank you so much for linking up to The Better Late Than Never Thanksgiving bloghop!

Atta Girl Amy said...

Gorgeous mantel. I especially love the lanterns; thanks for the tip of where to find them. I've been searching how and low for some affordable ones.

Thank you so much for sharing and for inspiring me.

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