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Thursday, September 13, 2012

Fall Mantle

Monday I mentioned that I worked on our fall mantle over the weekend.



I kept it simple using things I already had.


Because my handwriting is so horrific I used stencils to write the word gather on the chalkboard.


I love fall.  


The fact that it's still 83 degrees outside can't stop my love.  Nope - can't hold me down.  But don't get too worried, I don't have any pumpkins by my front door..........yet.

Are you embracing fall in your home?



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22 comments:

  1. It looks greats Carmel. Im soooo needing to get a little Fall on over here-but Im knee deep in projects and fear I may miss the Fall decorating all together. BUT theres always Christmas! :-)

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  2. Your mantel looks great! I like that you kept it simple...I am still working on putting together my fall mantel!

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  3. It looks awesome! Although I am thrilled about the weather, I haven't done any fall decorating yet. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  4. Love your mantel, it looks fabulous. Gorgeous room. No no pumpkins by the door, but I did put one on the dining table. Hugs, Marty

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  5. Love the simplicity of it, yet it still has warm textured layers and I'll always love your horse for the perfect bit of quirk! :)

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  6. The mantel looks great, your whole room looks amazing actually! I have been working on fall in my house slowly. This weekend I am working on the outside to make it fall.

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  7. Looks beautiful my dear. Love the leaf garland. Our temps just started to hear up again. Ahhhh!

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  8. It looks so comfy and cozy in there...I can just smell the pumpkin spice!! (c: I think I need to jump into my fall decorating...screw those 100 degree temps! I need a sweater!!! (c:

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  9. I love that your nod to fall is subtle. This room might be my fave in your house - but then you show another room and I think that might be my fave….basically I just want to move right in!

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  10. it looks beautiful! i love the gather and love the wheat!

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  11. It's 102 here. No. Not embracing fall. Damn desert.

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  12. So pretty Carmel! I love the warmth. I can't get geared up for fall yet!

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  13. This is my most fave fall mantel I have ever seen. :)

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  14. I would love to be embracing the approach of fall, but unfortunately it's 105 degrees outside today. So...instead, I'm embracing your enthusiasm for fall. The mantel looks lovely!

    --Suzi

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  15. Carmel, it looks nice, except for that horses head. I just do not get it. I have seen them everywhere, and it is not at all pretty to me.Sorry.

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    1. No apology necessary - we all love different things - that's what makes the design world go round.

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  16. It looks wonderful Carmel!! I love the "Gather" on the chalkboard & the leaf garland! Very pretty!

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  17. Thanks everyone! Now if I could just get some cooler weather we could start a fire!

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  18. Hi Carmel. I just have to say how much I love this room (pre fall mantle), although I like the mantle as well. I just live all the color and texture and layering and yummy ecelectic-ness that is this space. I actually really like the horse! Im hoping to find a giraffe one soon. They are my absolute fav. I actually recently discovered your blog and I seriously look forward to it every day. Its one of my must-read-during-my-breaks-at-work indulgences. Thanks so much for sharing your home with us.

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  19. Absolutely love! From the animal head to the "gather" - I would love to know how you stenciled with chalk. Simple and pretty - and the colors work so well with the room.

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Be nice or I'll tell your mom! xoxo -C

 
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