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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Fall Mantel


Vintage, Paint and more... a vintage mantel done with a paper leaf wreath and dollar store pumpkins


It's beginning to look a little like fall around here.  I finally got everything done to put my Fall Mantel together this weekend.  I really didn't have to do much because I already had most all these things but, with the temps and humidity we have been having I just was not motivated to put out pumpkins and fall leaves yet  This year I decided to go with the traditional colors of fall.  I love the oranges, golds and browns. that are so prevalent now.  Last year I did a more neutral design and although I liked it I wasn't in love with it.  


Vintage, Paint and more... paper leaf wreath on chalkboard

So let me take you on a little tour of the mantel.  I have the new wreath I made as the focal point. This wreath is made out of scrapbook and book page paper - I will be doing a tutorial on it next week.  I decided it would be best showcased on a chalkboard I made out of an old picture that I had.  Then I simply wrote the word FALL below the wreath.  I love the way it makes a statement with the  contrast of the oranges against the black.

Vintage, Paint and more... twine wrapped bottle with faux flowers and dollar store pumpkins for a traditional fall mantel

On the left of the mantel I placed a couple of old books sans covers and then set a twine wrapped bottle that I filled with "faux" sunflowers, grasses and leaves on top of them.  I placed a couple of dollar store pumpkins and a white wooden candle stick with a fat candle tied with raffia next to the pumpkins. 

Vintage, Paint and more... vintage lantern with dollar store pumpkins and wooden candle sticks for a vintage fall mantel

On the right side I placed a vintage lantern  with a couple of dollar store pumpkins stacked inside.  Next to it are two wooden candlesticks with candles tied with raffia and another small pumpkin.  A very simple arrangement of things I already had except the wreath which I made.

Vintage, Paint and more... a vintage fall mantel that showcases a paper leaf wreath on a chalk board and dollar store pumpkins.


I really love the simplicity and vibrant colors of this mantel.  And - the fact that it was quite low cost since I already had everything.  

How bout you?  Have you started your fall decor or are the temps where you live leaving you unmotivated also?  I would love to hear about what you are up to.  Leave me a comment below.  I answer all of them through email.



Until next time - have fun creating something you love.
Hugs,


I will be linking up to the parties listed on my Where I Party page.  Please go visit them and see all the great projects you can find there.

18 comments:

  1. This is REALLY Cute! I wish I was this talented with my decorating!

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  2. I love this! Simple and fun! I need to start thinking of fall and Halloween decor!

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  3. What a lovely fall mantel!
    I would be honored if you would hop over and share with us at Inspire Us Tuesdays (http://twolittlecavaliers.com/2014/09/inspire-us-tuesdays-lets-go-glamping.html)

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  4. Oh I love this! I wish I had a mantle!!

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  5. Your mantel is gorgeous! I LOVE all the colors of fall!

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  6. Stopping by from the Krafty Inspiration link party. Love not having to buy anything to decorate. Using existing pieces and just moving them around it the best.

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  7. Beautiful, Kathy! So colorful, too.

    Thank you for sharing your post this week at Brag About It Link Party on VMG206. I'm featuring you at Next Weeks Brag About It Link Party, Monday at midnight!
    ~ Megin of VMG206

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  8. That is so pretty! I love your wreath and the colors are wonderful. Would love if you came and shared this on the Merry Monday Link party on Sunday at 6pm PST.

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  9. It really turned out nice Cathy! Definitely has the perfect colors of Fall! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  10. Gorgeous Fall decor! Come on over and share this at Link It or Lump It this week, we'd love to have you :-) http://houseologie.com/link-lump-55-features/

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  11. That is very cute! Thanks for joining HSH!

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  12. This looks amazing! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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  13. Hi Cathy, Love how your decor for fall turned out! Thanks for sharing My Favorite Things Party Theresa co host @DearCreatives

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  14. I love this mantel, and it's one of my features at Snickerdoodle Sunday today. Thanks for sharing with us! :)

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  15. Love all the color!!! So funny, last year I used lots of color, and this year I'm feeling the neutrals. I love that we have the option to switch it up!

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