Monday, September 17, 2012

Fall Mantel 2012

Today I would like to share my Fall Mantel with you.

Decorating my mantel is usually a huge challenge because of its size.
This year, however, it wasn't as stressful as it has been in the past.
Maybe after all these years, I'm finally getting the hang of it. 
(Yeah right, wait until Christmas comes & watch as my confidence collapses!)


I have blue accents throughout the room so I really wanted
to incorporate a bit of blue into the mantel this year.


I found the blue pumpkins at Hobby Lobby and they
just so happened to be the perfect shade of blue
for my living room.
Don't you love it when that happens?


I bought the basket at an estate sale this summer.
I don't know what it is about it, but I love that basket.


Thank you so much for stopping by today.
Happy Fall to you!

Linking to:

Tabletop Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
Fall into Fall at DIY by Design

39 comments:

Nici - Posed Perfection said...

Your mantle is so pretty, Gina. I love the blue pumpkins and your pretty little basket. Thanks for stopping by this morning and leaving me the sweet comment on PW's Comfort Meatballs. I think you do need to try them. We have really liked most, if not all, of the PW's dishes. I keep hoping one day I'll win a drawing to go spend the weekend at the ranch with her. Have a blessed day!
Nici

One bolt short of a toolbox said...

Looks great!

Jan @ Door251

Sherry said...

Your fall decorations look wonderful. I am inspired to do my bookcase top, which is my "mantel". I visited your home tour at Debbiedoos, your home is so wonderful. I have the day off today and looking at your blog this morning has been my inspiration to do a project or two.

Debby said...

Very nice Gina. Love those blue pumpkins.

Victoria said...

Is this the fireplace that was demolished? It's very lovely! I love your pumpkins, especially the blue ones:)

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Gina your mantel is gorgeous! I love the touches of blue. I may just have to find a few of those pumpkins myself! Hugs, Linda

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Gina, this is so pretty! You know I love those blue pumpkins! I didn't see those at HL...guess I'll have to go back! Lol! You did a wonderful job!!

sweet violets said...

Oh, how pretty that is....very fresh....and just look at that gorgeous hearth!!!!! hugs...cleo

Maria Elena said...

Oh, Gina! Just gorgeous! The blue pumpkins stand out so pretty with all the other colors on the mantle. Everything looks so beautiful! The baskets and the vases with the leaves are the perfect touch and I love your gorgeous mirror!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Gina, your mantle is so beautiful... and colorful... and full of fall! I just decorated mine and it was a DISASTER! I need to take a lesson from you! Just beautiful!!!

Donna~One Simple Country Girl said...

I love it! Those blue pumpkins are very unique and they look great! Thanks for the inspiration.

Blondie's Journal said...

Very pretty, Gina! I noticed the blue pumpkins right away! A nice change from the orange. I love your basket and was wondering if those were real leaves? I am heading for Michael's to see what they have, I need to get creative here!

XO,
Jane

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

Very nice Gina! I love the basket. The new hearth vignette is cute too.

Barbara F. said...

Your mantle is gorgeous, love the blue pumpkins. HL is a great store. xo

Pamela said...

The addition of the blue is amazing. Made a complete difference from the oranges/rusts. What a treat to see your mantle.

Kerry said...

Love the splash of blue and the way you used baskets!

Diane @ The Checkered Apple said...

Happy Fall to you Gina! Your mantel looks terrific...especially those blue pumpkins you bought! They really add a great punch of color!

Gail said...

Your Fall mantel is beautiful Gina! I LOVE your blue pumpkins!!

Patty (Patty's Pretty Things) said...

Pumpkins are sure becoming colorful these days. I hadn't seen blue yet and they are so pretty. I should pick up some for my mom as blue is her favorite color. Your mantle is just beautiful!

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Gina, this is so pretty! You've definitely mastered mantel decorating! I love how you tied the hearth in with your mantel! Looks great!

Judy Bigg said...

Great job on your mantel Gina. I saw those glue pumpkins too. They look great on your mantel. Glad you were brave enough to work them into your mantel decor.

Cindy said...

What a pretty shade of blue those pumpkins are! It all looks great!

ImSoVintage said...

Looks like you have the knack now. It looks beautiful :)

Hugs,
Laura

One More Time said...

Gina,
This is beautiful loving the blue! Hope you can stop by and party again at One More Time.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Gina your Fall mantle looks wonderful!!

Annmarie Pipa said...

gorgeous!! the pop of blue is a very pretty touch.
I love the fall colors!

Gypsy Heart said...

Sooo pretty! Love the colors and the blue added. If you like it, it's perfect. Don't worry about it not being enough. :)

xo
Pat

White Weathered Hutch, said...

I see that decorating comes so natural to you. Everything saws fall!! Linda

SavannahGranny said...

Happy Fall to you Gina, Your mantel looks lovely. The blue pumpkins are so neat. I wish we had a Hobby Lobby.
Blessings, Ginger

ann k said...

Huh, who would have ever thought -blue pumpkins!! they look great, nice that it all ties into the rest of the room. I like the little stool with the whole pumpkin too!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Gina, it is fabulous, I love the sign, it is so perfect!!

Carol

Sharon said...

I love those blue pumpkins ! Your mantel looks real pretty ! Great job !

Hi I'm Shannon! said...

You git me one of those blue pumpkins Hi! (in my Holly Hunter from raising Arizona voice)

I know.
But you still love me, right?

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

Your (my favorite) fireplace is the perfect palate for this beautiful Fall "still life" masterpiece! So lovely with the touch of blue! Well done!
~Lynne
w/L.

Betty@SouthernGrace said...

It is very pretty. Love the blue and love the symmetry. I sometimes wish I hadn't agreed to a flatscreen TV over my fireplace :(

Daphne Bryson said...

Hello Gina, Your mantle looks wonderful. Don't let your confidence fail you when it comes to dressing your mantle at Christmas time. Remember how you thought we wouldn't enjoy viewing your home and look how full of admiration we all were. You are very talented. Best Wishes Daphne

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh Gina, it's beautiful and so is the hearth. I am totally in love with the aqua and the orange. Stunning. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Gina, Your Fall mantle turned out beautiful! I especially love the blue pumpkins.

Honey at 2805 said...

It's beautiful! It's a great color mix!

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