Sunday, September 25, 2011

Fall Mantel



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There's no denying it - Fall is officially here.  I took some time this weekend to get my mantel ready for the season.  The best part about this mantel is that the only things I bought are the faux olive branches, the mini white pumpkins, and the squash.  I shopped the house for everything else. 
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The left side of the mantel:
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And the right:
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I found the olive branches @ Michael's.  Recently I saw similar olive branches at Pottery Barn - these were about 1/3 of the price and look just as good.  I love the silvery green of the leaves and the brown "olives".   Perfect for Fall.
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These glass vases are from IKEA.  They were in my guest room until I noticed how perfect the colors were for my mantel.
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A pumpkin and squash on glass candlesticks.
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I bought the faux pears at Target a few years ago.
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More pears on the other side of the mantel:
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I think these squash are so pretty:
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I don't really decorate much for Halloween.  I like my mantel to make it all the way to December.
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And the whole thing:
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I think I'm ready for Fall now!
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Below is a photo from my Fall Mantel last year.  You can see it right here.
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I've linked this post to these great parties:

Exodus 35 Creativity Party @ Let Birds Fly
Tutorials and Tips @ Home Stories A to Z
Show and Share Day @ Just a Girl
Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays @ Costal Charm
Table Top Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life

The Lettered Cottage







 


The DIY Show Off

29 comments:

  1. Your mantel looks so festive! Gotta love Micheal's & shopping the house. Those olive branches are the best!

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  2. I love the look, I cant wait to have my own place to decor also!


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  3. It looks great! I love the olive branches, and that you kept it sweet and simple. I'm gearing up to do a little fall decorating myself!

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  4. First of all, I love the tile around your fireplace!
    The mantel looks really nice - not too theme-y. Just perfect for the cooler weather.
    And I'm IN LOVE with those olive branches. Clearly I need to get in my car and take a drive!

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  5. Always love your decorating. The branches are a nice touch. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  6. I have not seen those olive branches, will have to make a a trip to Michaels. They look really great! It all looks so pretty.

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  7. Love all of your ideas!! I have to 'steal' some! :) The olive branches are really different.

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  8. This is beautiful! I'm getting ready to decorate my mantel some night this week. Thanks for the added inspiration!

    Ashley
    www.modernmommymagic.blogspot.com

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  9. The pumpkins on the candle sticks is such a great idea! I might need to update my mantel! Also love the acorns! Perfect for fall! :)

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  10. Love these ideas - so crafty and fun. If only we had a mantel to decorate :O(

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  11. Seasonal changes to mantels is not something we see here in Oz, but I believe you have magazines dedicated to coffee table 'scapes too. There is just the corner of your coffee table there, don't think we've seen it since you first bought it.
    Love the mantel.

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  12. Wow your mantel looks so pretty! I love your sense of style :) xx
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  13. Thanks so much for coming to NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAY with your beautiful thrifty fall mantel...it looks outstanding!!! Love those olice branches:)

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  14. Looks great! Although I don't appreciate you taking items out of my guest room...haha. Love the colors of the squash! I'll have to get going on decorating my mantle too!

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  15. Your mantel is inspiring! I've collected a few things -- some buckeyes and baby pumpkins but haven't managed to do anything with them yet. I love your olive branches as well.

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  16. looks fantastic, Alissa! Your decor is always so well put together.

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  17. I love the simplicity of it! Target's faux fruit is the best... I have some of their mini apples on my fall mantel.

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  18. what a gorgeous color palette! and i love the different shapes of glassware - beautiful!

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  21. Your mantel looks fabulous. Love all the natural elements!

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  22. I love the pumpkins on the candle sticks!! Great idea!!

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  24. Perfect balance... something I never seem to be able to achieve. Looks nice!

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