Monday, September 26, 2011

My Fall Mantel 2011

It's fall mantel time & I couldn't be happier. Something about all those rich, warm colors makes me very happy.



Let's see...the scroll shutter thingys I've had for years. I believe they came from Michaels. They were white, but once my family/living room walls went from orange to beige, they no longer showed up. Instead of having them collect any more dust in the warehouse cellar, I spray painted them brown for use with my fall mantel.



I found this neat wall centerpiece when we went on vacation to Vermont. On the ride home, we stopped off in Lake George, NY & I found it there. It was filled with red geraniums, but I knew I would want to change them. Someone obviously made it out of an old shuttered cabinet door & stapled burlap pockets on it. Pretty ingenious...I wish I thought of it! Metal birdhouse from Christmas Tree Shops.



I made the Fall banner from felt.



My wire cloche filled with pumpkins. The metal pumpkin candle holder next to the cloche is dear to me...my daughter brought it to me at the hospital when my son was born, October 2001.



Wooden candleholder & ceramic pumpkin both from Hobby Lobby.



And there she is...my fall mantel 2011!

I'm glad you visited me today. I'm going to link this up at:

Just Something I Whipped Up at The Girl Creative
Layla's Fall Mantel party at The Lettered Cottage
Tabletop Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
Fall into Fall party at DIY by Design
Open House Party at No Minimalist Here
Fall Decorating Party at Hooked on Houses
Autumn Arrives Party at Savvy Seasons

I'm sure the creativity will be flying at each of them...so go check 'em out!

28 comments:

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

Simply adorable Gina. Love the felt banner you crafty one! I love Fall too, always makes me giddy!

Judy said...

Love your fall mantle. I have to get to work on mine.

Dawna said...

Hi Gina! Love your fall mantel! It is simple and eye pleasing all at the same time! I picked up a few items on the week end as well, and have been thinking it is time to get the mantel ready! Have a wonderful day my friend and thanks for sharing!

Debby said...

Very cute. Love those shutters and the fall banner.

JenCoen said...

Love it! You make me want to make a fake mantel in my fireplace-less house! lol

Ana said...

Very nice my dear friend. It turn out lovely...like always :-) Have a wonderful new week.

Much love,
♥Ana

Olive Cooper said...

Love your wire cloche and the punkins!

Blondie's Journal said...

Everything looks so cute, Gina!! Very warm and festive! The shutters are awesome and I love the banner...I am all thumbs but this looks fun to make! I need to get started on something!! October 1st is my deadline!

XO,
Janie

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Gina I love your mantle, I have so got to get into the fall swing of things!!

Carol

NanaDiana said...

Gina-It looks just darling. I love that old shutter thing with the pockets on it- what a great idea! Glad you found it. And your banner is cute too! Great mantle! xo Diana

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

So cute, Gina.

Shug said...

Hi Gina...

You are very creative. This mantle looks great and very welcoming. The felt banner just makes it!
I'm stopping over from Marty's place TTT.
Enjoyed my visit..
Shug

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Gina, your mantel is amazing. I absolutely adore the cute shutter wall hanging thingie. The garland is cute, too. Everything looks good!!! :D

Guess what!?!? I actually bought an orange glass pumpkin at Pier 1...did I tell you??? ;P

(((hugs))),
Ricki Jill

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Gina, I love your Fall banner! That is so cute, especially with the clothespins! You did a great job with your mantel. Visiting from Layla's Fall Mantel party. Hope you'll stop by my blog to say hi. :)

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Gina -- what a great job on the mantel -- so warm and welcoming. I especially love the banner :)

Blessings!
Gail

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
I love the way you have put your Mantle together for the fall so Beautiful Gina. Thanks so much sweet lady for your comments on my new Fall Tablescape. Hope you have a great day.
XXOO Diane

the cape on the corner said...

love that ceramic pumpkin with the leaves on it! gorgeous! and your leaf garland. supah dupah cute!

debbie~refreshrestyle.com said...

Gina, it looks great! Love those burlap pockets!
Debbie

Twigs and Twirls said...

Love love love the shutter with pockets. What a great idea. The possibilites are endless to change from season to season. Your mantel looks great

Janet said...

Your fall mantle is quite adorable! I have that same wire cloche and like your idea of filling it with the little pumpkins.
Blessings,
Janet

Sherry said...

Your mantle is great, I too love the warmth of the colors of fall. Spray paint is wonderful, great idea to use it on the shutters. I dont always think of paint as an answer for changing something up.

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Love your fall mantel. I really like the shutters with the burlap pockets. I see shutters all the time at an auction that we attend every Monday. What a great idea to attach the pockets to them!

Rhonda said...

I love your fall mantel! Great job!
I am your newest follower! I hope you will drop by my blog sometime...I would love to have you as a follower!
Looking forward to getting to know you!

~~~rhonda~~~

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Gina, Thanks for sharing your pretty Fall mantel at the Open House party. I am loving the shutter with the burlap pockets and the cure banner!
Hugs,
Sherry

Karena said...

Gina I adore your Autumn decor!! The shutters are really unique!

I have hooked up with Julia's Party as well!

xoxo
Karena

Art by Karena

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Very pretty Gina and that banner is super cute! Martina

Carol said...

Great mantel! I love the simple look of the leaf garland!

Smiles,
Carol

Becca said...

I love the "scroll shutter thingys," Gina! And, your Fall banner is adorable, too! Great job!

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