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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Fall Mantel

Ok, is it mantle or mantel?  Does it matter?

Anyhow, here is mine ready for Fall.



I think I'm the last person in blogland to make a fabric pennant!  It was so fun and easy.  I have no idea why I'm so late to that party!  I just used a little fabric scrap (remember how much I've been loving leopard lately?), some burlap, a black fabric marker, and raffia ribbon.  Hot glued the whole thing together and taped it up there.  So easy and I love the end result.  Can't beat a 5 to 10 minute project can you?!






Other than making the fabric pennant, I pretty much kept the mantel the same.  I just made a few tweeks here and there.  In my silver Target urn, I added in some dried wheat ( I told you I was obsessed) and some feathers (Michaels).  The feathers give it a little chicness (that's a word right?).  At least they do to me.  ;)


I'm pretty much in love with my Ballard knockoff burlap message board, so I had to keep it up on the mantel.  I found a few of my favorite fall pictures of the kids from a few years ago and had them copied to black and white.  I really love displaying things in my home that mean something to us.



The gold pumpkins were another Michaels find.  I love mixed metals, but you already know this about me.  ;)

Now for the full monty.  (I try to stop myself but the words just get typed anyway.)



Bring on Fall!  I'm ready to curl up with a pumpkin spice latte and finally finish The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.  Good heavens it is taking me sooooo long to finish that book.  I am determined though! The movie comes out in December.  Have you seen the trailer?  I think the movie is going to be soooo good!

So, have you added in a little Fall decor to your mantel?




* Linking up here!  Between Naps on the Porch, Thrifty Decor Chick
The Lettered Cottage

22 comments:

  1. Hey, hey, hey, I linked up to the same partay. :o)

    My sister loaned me that book and I STILL haven't started it. Of course, we haven't seen a movie in a theater since before kids (almost 6 years now), so I've got until it comes out on Netflix to finish it. :o)

    Cute mantel deco by the way.

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  2. Looks great, makes me wish I had a mantel. I love the bunting.

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  3. Love it Carmel! Simple and perfect. Loved the book, but it's a long one. Good luck. Seems like a good day to stay in and read.

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  4. Looks great, Carmel and no, you are not the last one to make a banner. I still haven't.

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  5. It's gorgeous! I love the mixed metallics.

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  6. carmel, that mantle is so perfectly you- love it!

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  7. Ha! Just made my Fall Banner last night. I like. We are almost twins only yours is much cuter. Mantel looks great.

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  8. Carmel, your mantle looks great - love that burlap board and those GOLD pumpkins!

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  9. Um, I skipped fall and went straight to Halloween...is that bad??? (c: That bunting is freakin' sweet! I love the leopard...this is one fashionable and chic mantel...I think it's mantel, isn't it??? Gosh, I have no idea either!

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  10. Looks great -- love all the burlap! and gold of course :)

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  11. Girl what are you talking about the movie is out! Blockbuster. A bit creepy but not to spoil it I'm sure the book is too.

    Fabulous mantle. it's a perfect balance of elements and colors. I love the feathers especially. And the horse of course, does s/he have a name?

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  12. That flag bunting is so perfect for the mantle - nice work.

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  13. Aubrey - I skip Halloween and just go from Fall to Thanksgiving so I think it's whatever works for you ;)

    Jessica - how in the world did I not know this?! I need to hurry up and finish the book!

    Thanks everyone!

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  14. Love it! I am waiting until it is not 100 degrees here in the Nor Cal to pull out my fall stuff!

    Tiffany {Living Savvy}

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  15. LOVE it! I say "mantel". ;) I'm waiting on supplies for a banner - I want it to be as pretty as yours! I love how everything came together on your mantel. You have such a natural talent for decorating. It looks amazing!

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  16. I say mantel too but i always wondered...:) Love the feathers - those are a favorite of mine for "chicness". :)

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  17. 'Mantel' is older English which I am more prone to using but either way it means the same thing. Perfectly done mantel and I always love the meaningful touches and I say, "yes" to mixing metals. Dragon Tattoo is an amazing book while - enjoy the rest!

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  18. Love the fall mantle! The touches of gold are so pretty....and I have been dying to make one of those banners for our Sunday Suppers.

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  19. It looks great! Love the pictures that you chose to display!

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  20. LOVE the potting bench AND the leopard - leopard is my very favorite print!!!

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  21. This looks so great -- you have impeccable style.

    Jenny
    www.simcoestreet.blogspot.com

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  22. PS. I'm a new follower -- if you'd like, come visit and maybe follow me too.

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