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Sunday, September 16, 2012

Fall Mantle

Good Morning Everyone...

                        I am still in the midst of my fall decorating -
                                        busy cutting, gluing, painting, etc.
                                       Trying to make most of my decor from recycled items.

                        Most of my ideas and inspiration has come from PINTEREST
                                         this year.
                         I love Pinterest - it's the greatest thing since sliced bread.....
                                         or at least I think so.
            
                         I have been working on our mantle - most of the decor is
                                         Pinterest found ideas that I just had to try.


This picture is not the best - I have trouble with pics in this room
because of the lighting
and positioning of the fireplace.

But, this is our mantle this year.
I'll take all the components apart for you.


This is a book page wreath.
You can find the instructions for these all over blogland.
There are so many ways to make this
but,
everyone is quite simple.
I am a lover of script on paper, furniture, fabric - you name it.
It absolutely speaks to me.
Therefore, it was a no brainer when I saw this wreath.
I had to make one.
So, darn simple - I made mine with
a round piece cut from a packing box
and
a book I bought for $.10.
And boy what an impact this $.10 makes on that wall.
I love it....


I also fell in love with subway art.
(Again words on wood)
I had Papa cut me a board and I painted it with chalkboard paint.
Then I had planned on painting subway art
on it in white.
However, I found this transfer page I had left over from another project.
It was perfect.


Just positioned the transfer on the board and rubbed it
with the little stick that comes with it.
This one happens to be made by Karen Foster
but is several years old.
You can find ones like these in the scrapbook section of your craft store.
I love the way it turned out
and
how it looks on the mantel.


The little burlap banner was so simple to make.
I think it adds just the right touch to the rest of the mantle.
(I posted the instructions here)


 On the left side I filled a jar with potpourri
and
set it on old books tied with raffia.
It gives just the right vintage look
I am looking for.


On the right side I filled a vase
with the potpourri and a candle.
Then set it on a stack of old books.


The rest is just leaves, pumpkins and apples
filling in the space.

These pics really don't do it justice
but,
I really like it.
It's so fall-ish with all it's colors of orange, golds and browns.


And, I have Pinterest to thank for it.
What would I do without you Pinterest?
Probably have the same ole' boring mantle I had last year.

Have you started your fall decorating yet? 
Are you using any inspiration from Pinterest?
Would love to hear about what you are doing....


Get out there and create something beautiful
and
enjoy your life....


                                                                            I am lovin' my life in Carolina
                                                                         Cathy


Linking to
PJH Totally Transformed Tuesday


and at

Debbie Dos

and at
Snap's
Show and Tell Linky No. 16

and at
Feathered Nest Friday
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