Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Fall Mantel

Yesterday just felt like to the day to put summer away and bring on fall. I think probably the cool nights have put me in the mood. So I started with the mantel in the living room.

I don't care much for my red brick fireplace and usually soften it with some white lace. I look at pictures in the magazine of fireplaces that have been painted but haven't gotten up the courage to try it. Have any of you painted a fireplace?

Tucked a couple of little owls among the leaves. They are actually a music box.

A small scarecrow gathers the harvest among sunflowers and berries.

I love this pumpkin. It is made out of a gauzy fabric and painted orange. When the candle inside is lit it has such a pretty glow. Too bad the camera didn't pick
up the light in it.

I used my crystal and glass to also lighten the look of the mantel. Can you see the little orange bird perched in front of the shell shaped bowl?
I found these Fitz and Floyd salt and pepper shakers at the antique mall last week and just had to have them.

All done. Think I will tackle the front porch next.


Mimi said...

I love Red Brick fireplaces, in our last house, I requested it and I think the builder thought I was nuts, a red brick fireplace in AZ??? He said you don't want a stucco one with tile, and I said NOPE!!!! I love it like it is!!!!
Beautiful timeless piece, and I love your fall decor, I will be getting mine out soon, I know Fall is one week away!!!!
Out here in AZ it is still close to 100 everyday!!! Nights are cooling down in the upper 70's!!!!

donna said...

Your photos of fall decorations have motivated me to get going with mine. I always get the boxes out when Phillip is here and let him unpack them. Looks pretty at your house.


Nice fall decorations! looks fantastic! thank you for sharing them. Lovely greetings from Spain!

English Cottage in Georgia said...

I love your fall decor. So inspiring and makes it harder to not break my vow of keeping all seasonals in the closet until I am done with my paint projects.
Here is a link of a blogger who did a fireplace redo. It is about halfway down.
Thanks for coming by, I lost my entire blog list from my sidebar and lost some blogs - going to put yours up right now.
Cheers! Lucy

Connie said...

Thank YOU, sugar, for visiting with me! That is the way I find most bloggers and put them on my Google Reader so I can find them easily! Also, thank you for leaving your sweet comment.

You have a darling home and blog. Froufrou-ing up is my favorite thing to do and that's what I'm doing at the moment, chickee. I like your little settee and lattice work. Is that your porch? I'm trying to do something with our patio out back but in this desert it is almost hopeless but I never give up.

Nice to meet you, Stella.

Connie said...

Oooooh, Andrea Bocelli is my favorite easy listening artist also. Just love and adore his singing.

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hi Stella, I was delighted you visited the Vintage Nest. I did not like my pinkish brick fireplace and painted it white. I LOVE it and have never regretted it for a minute. Have a great weekend ~ Lynn

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