These mantels are a perfect example of how I create things in my home.
How do I do it?
I am not quite sure…I do what you probably do.
I haul crates and tubs in the house from the garage , and I start slinging.
For the 2010 mantel above, my mother’s RC Gorman print was already on the mantel, and its colors looked like fall, so I built around it.
In 2011, I wanted to showcase my Woodland Spode dishes that I love so much- and still do.
I also added some of my favorite mantel elements, antlers, burlap, and feathers.
In 2012, it was all about metallic pumpkins. I knew they needed a little softening, so I filled in natural colored raffia.
And one of my favorite mantels was last year’s. (2013) I love the symmetry and the pumpkin orange color with my bright white dishes with a lace like border.
And finally for this year’s mantel, a special thrifted treasure , the reproduction Staffordshire dogs that I bought on a special trip to the beach with friends were used . (2014)
And now it’s almost time for Christmas mantel planning!
Do you believe it?