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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Fall Mantle~Updated

The Lettered Cottage



I think one of the most important things to do when decorating is to layer. Giving height to different items make your display visually interesting.


I do a fall mantle every year. It is always different. I really don't know what I am going to do till I start.


This mantle will change to Halloween and then back to more fall for Thanksgiving. I used some of the things I created form earlier posts and added other elements to the design.


It is hard to see everything from afar so I will give you the close-up. Notice the layering to give height to the bird.


I added birds to the mix this year.


Again layering the pumpkins.

dried branches and pinecones 



I added several pumpkins to the inside too. I need to get some more of the larger size pumpkins to add to the layering of the bottom.




It really is starting to look like fall in my home. The last thing I want to do is hang a banner to the front and I think it will be complete. I will post when I am done!

UPDATE:

I finished my fall mantle! I added some more things and I am lovong the colors!

I added my harvest banner!

Who says you can't put paintings on the floor? This is a painting I did a few years ago of a fall still life. It is sitting next to my Pier 1 inspired pumpkin.

I had to add this feathered owl! When I came home from the HGTV pilot shoot with Layla and Kevin from The Lettered Cottage, this was a little memento I picked up at the antique mall~ a little nest.


Now I will have to start over for Halloween! Something Spooky!
Come back to see what I have changed!




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4 comments:

TheCrankyCrow said...

Beautiful mantle scape Deneen....I like how you bring the eye up and down with the addition of the pumpkins to the actual fireplace....'Round these parts, we'll be building a fire before too long, so no pumpkins there for us!! I enjoy seeing how you pull all your wonderful creations together in a final awesome display....Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Lesley said...

I don't have a mantel.:( Yours looks lovely though!! You gotta know I LOVED the birdies.:) Have a great Tuesday! Lesley

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Deneen, came aross your site from Dittle Dattle. Love your mantle and use of color! So vibrant and fresh! The pumpkins in the firebox are awesome! Great job! I am a newbie and sites like yours are so inspirational. I am your newest follower and I hope you will follow me back. Many blessings to you!

Savvy Seasons said...

Hi Deneen,
What a beautiful fall mantle display, you've outdone yourself! I love all the warm/earthy colors of fall and the pumpkin topiaries are such a cute idea! Phenomenal job! Thank for linking up! XO ~Liz