Seasonal Decorating

Fall Mantel Parade

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

Well howdy and hello y’all – happy fall to you!  I was browsing through all the mantels and fall house tours from the Mantel Party last week and I’ll tell ya what I love.  I love peeking inside everyone’s home seeing all the beauty you create!   This year, there were a lot of neutrals and natural decor, doses of glitz and glam, some very creative arrangements, and a bit of whimsy thrown in too.   Here are a few of my favorites from the collection!

I love this mantel display with monochromatic baskets and bottles by Craftberry Bush.

fall mantel craftberrybush

 

A Robert Frost favorite is the focal point of a DIY pallet project at Serendipity Refined.

fall mantel serendipityrefined

  

How cool is this fence wood art project over at It’s Overflowing, so creative!

fall mantel itsoverflowing

 

Lizette at Just our Lovely Life kept her fall mantel simple and natural.

simple neutral mantel justourlovelylife

 

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Autumn Mantels + Link Party

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

When it comes to fall decorating, I have a predictable annual ritual.  I clip colorful stems of viburnum leaves from the backyard, pull out the amber glass collection from storage, and pose mini pumpkins all around the house.  As a result, the mantel tends to reflect my fall favorites. 

amber bottles on mantel centsational girl

amber bottles and mirror on mantel

That was the mantel yesterday morning when I photographed it.  Then I had two cups of coffee.  And as I sat there in the cozy space, amped up on caffeine, I got a hankering to mix it up again.   

As I’ve mentioned, I am fixated on marbled paper this year, so I decided after lunch to  take down the mirror and replace it with some framed golden marbled papers I ordered earlier this year. (Those are IKEA Ribba frames if you’re curious.)

Aaaaaand here’s the afternoon version of the mantel. 

framed marbled paper on mantel

marbled paper and amber bottles on mantel

autumn mantel and framed marbled paper

autumn living room mantel centsational girl

Here are the seasonal changes: I temporarily swapped my living room rug for the Surya rug that used to sit in the kid’s playroom and was hiding in a closet.  I brought down the slipcovered settee from our master bedroom for a few months to create a cozy seating area around the fireplace.  And I added a deep orange throw blanket and some embroidered DL Rhein pillows, both purchased from Joss & Main as autumn accents.

 

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