Sunday, November 2, 2014

Fall Mantels



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.

Fall Mantel 2011


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.


Fall Mantel 2013


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?

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Michelle said...

Very nicely done. You have, "the touch"! I have lots of stuff, but I don't feel like I arrange it well.

Theresa said...

ALL so beautiful! This year is my FAVE! Have a blessed day dear Laura, HUGS!

Connie said...

All reflect your special touches! The process of pulling things together for the season is one of my favorite ways of making our home cozy. You have a knack for this & I so enjoy peeking into your home to see the beautiful things you've done.

Nellie's Cozy Place said...

All your mantles were beautiful,
My fav was........the white with the
I am a lover of white, with a splash
of color...........

Blessings, Nellie
and yea, I can not believe we are
already into November.

Candy S said...

Beautiful Mantle scapes. The Woodland Spode is my favorite, I love the plates and the whole arrangement. I am very partial to the 2010 mantle too. The print is marvelous and really goes well with the fall colors and the pheasant (or is that a quail?)

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