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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

A Fall Mantel


Hey all!  This is week 3 of our blog tour and it continues with fall mantel and shelf decorations.  Jennifer of The Striped House began our week with her burlap, birch branches, and mercury glass...beautiful!  Yesterday, Lisa of Concord Cottage shared her easy, no sew banner that she added to her charming mantel along with candles, pumpkins, and beautiful empty frames...love that look.

Today, I'm sharing a faux mantel.  My real mantel is also home to a huge TV...not so lovely to decorate.  Here's a shot from my Fall 2012 post.  You can see that I have a tiny spot on each side of the TV to decorate.


The mantel I decorated for today is one I created from an old door.  I made it to be used in my work room.  My room is in the basement garage with no heat so when I purchased this adorable heater for my room, I knew I'd need a mantel for it someday.  That day is now thanks to hubby's help this past week.  :)


I added the shelf and crown on top and it fits perfectly in my tiny 10x10 room.  


The decor theme is pretty neutral, using a lot of natural pieces.


Inexpensive plastic pumpkins from the Dollar Tree that I painted, dried okra pods, preserved leaves, and an old gold frame from the thrift store


An old Colorado state map and a 1921 silver trophy, both found at a local thrift store.


Isn't this old trophy adorable?  From July 4, 1921, awarded for the 220 yard dash...love it!


An old brass lantern (originally wired for a lamp post) found at a church rummage sale for $5
By the way, church rummage sales are the BEST sales around...lots of great stuff at great prices!


The large candle is wrapped with a strip of burlap webbing and I wrote the word autumn with a black Sharpie.  The webbing is great to use on candles and if you use a tape on the back to secure it, you 'll be able to use both sides of the webbing!  The other side could say happy thanksgiving, boo, or whatever floats your boat ;)


More dried okra pods, preserved leaves, and dried hydrangea 


Curly branches cascade over the top


That's it!  I hope you're enjoying our Fall Mantels week on the blog tour.  Be sure to stop by 2 Bees in a Pod tomorrow!  I know Jennifer and Vicki will have something amazing for us.

Here's a pinnable pic for you (see Pin button at the top of sidebar).  I appreciate it!



By the way, this guy's outside my work room door awaiting his debut in next week's Outdoor Fall Decoration theme ;)

Thanks for stopping by and God bless!
Angie


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19 comments:

  1. Angie, I love your use of neutrals! This mantle is totally fantastic. I'm loving those dried okra pods!

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  2. I love your beautiful and creative mantle! I love your reuse of a vintage door...super job!

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  3. Angie ~ the whole door/mantle/shelf shelf idea is just too clever and cute!! And I love the framed map and painted pumpkins :-) Looks like you had fun putting this together! Bwg ~~~

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  4. Thanks everyone! I appreciate reading each of your comments.

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  5. What a fantastic idea for focal piece in a room! I love your mix of materials :)

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  6. Nice job! I love the rhythm and balance of the mantle. Really beautiful.

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  7. Love the patina and the textures - beautifully done! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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