Thursday, October 10, 2013

Early Fall Mantel [Celebrating Fall, Day 11]

The last few days I've been working on unearthing the holiday paraphernalia and sorting out the fall stuff. I don't have it all done yet, but I have the mantel to show you.

It's not a true mantel, but rather the top of some built-in bookshelves in the office.

This is an early fall version because I intend to change it up a bit when the leaves start to change color. I like to decorate my home with as many of the beautiful natural elements found outside that I can. Since nature is still green around here, I decided to bring that green in through a few apples from my sister's tree.

early autumn mantel

I also needed to use what I already had around the house. I am certainly not an expert in styling shelves and mantels, but each time I try I think I get a bit better. This is perhaps my favorite yet.

fall mantel

The twig pumpkins were on clearance at Crate and Barrel last year. The tarnished silver bowl was thrifted.

autumn mantel

The armillary sphere is one of my favorite trinkets I have—I love the structure. The flower I made from a brown paper bag. The white vases and deer head were from Target.

early fall mantel

That's it for now. I'll share more of my fall home…as soon as I get it done. :)


1 comment:

  1. Hurray for lovely Fall spaces! Always fun to come home to a new design element in your home. It looks Great :) You have used all the elements I like to use to make it interesting.... create A theme , Make it fun by adding something unexpected, add depth and height think in layers, use odd numbers 1, 3 ,5 of items displayed. Add a pop of eye catching color . Add some texture and somehow it all comes together. It doesn't have to be expensive to be lovely (LOVE THRIFTY DEALS!)
    .... sometimes it is amazing what comes together when you use ordinary things in unexpected ways. Creating a mantel look is always trial and error for me. Just keep experimenting and keep the creative juices flowing. Enjoying your 31 days of Celebrating Fall. janita

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