Friday, November 1, 2013

Fall Mantle Reveal

I know all of you have been waiting with bated breath for this, right?
What says fall more than carnivorous terrariums?
This is in the center of the room, with a burlap and pumpkin on the tray redo.
Love the simplicity of this look and bringing these together, what do you think?

So here it is!
The Fall Mantle!

It's a little different than when I first started, afterall I was going for a primitive simple look.  I emptied it off and sat there staring at it for a while. Because I have so much time to just sit and stare at my wall, right??  As I sat, I thought about different things I have around the house, in boxes and favorite things.

I brought in one of favorite framed posters, and aspects you can pick out from the fall brunch.  I love the tallness and color of the wheat, and tried to bring some symmetry.  I feel like it turned out pretty elegant in the end. The lanterns are ages old, and I've had out for a while, actually since last Christmas, they have touches of gold on them, as do our little gourds, so sweet.

Initially I had the big metal pumpkin on the outside of the hearth and decided it seemed too cluttered and so moved out the vases and put it on the inside. 
Better, no?

I placed the big acorns, LOVE these!
Surrounded by gourds, a little triptych icon on a runner of burlap.

I actually only used two of them, and
you may also recognize the table runner.
I re-used in the fall breakfast buffet decor.
In the end, it still didn't feel complete.
Something was missing, I finally figured it out, 
it was the icon of the Holy Family and
Now it is right for me.
What have you changed around?
What do you think?

It's always interesting to me how things evolve in our homes.
Sometimes you just have to take a minute and play,
and sometimes it's right the first time.
I prefer to change it up others may keep it the same every year.
What do you prefer?

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Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Festive! It came out very nice! And that is the way to do it! Use what one has in different ways.

I find myself rearranging since finishing the porch. I'm still playing with the arrangement of the room altered and the room gained.

Marilou Cambas said...

You are a very gifted person- you have so many talents. I love the way you turn the ordinary to something very elegant and beautiful. I like way your fireplace looks.