Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Decorating My Fall Mantel

Since I LOVE Fall so much, I try to milk out all the decorating I can. For instance, I've had a Pre-Fall Mantel, and Early-Fall Mantel, now I changed up to a "Fall Mantel"; yet to come will be the Late-Fall Mantel. I guess you could say that I love all the stages of Fall. So transitioning into the regular Fall mantel, I traded out the sunflowers for some faux hydrangeas and some dried ones along with some faux berry stems and leaves.







 I've been playing up the more muted colors and neutrals that I love, just adding in a few splashes of russets and oranges and golds.


So the perfect time of the year to add in a few pieces of my flea market finds Brown Transferware that I picked up for just a few dollars each. My Wolff Pottery tall vases have become a fixture here. They are so easy to change out seasonally, and stacked on old books, they give the height that this huge mantel and ceiling need. Things can get lost here...


My little Tiger Stripe Pumpkins are nestled in a
 Staffordshire sugar and creamer set with leaves. (5 bucks at the flea)


And two of my Vintage Lefton Chipmunks have come out to play. I started my collection of chipmunks and squirrels at my first flea market booth from other vendors, never paying more than 10 dollars a piece.


You can see the Early Fall Mantel Here



 This is my old folding card table in front of the fireplace opening; perfect colors for Fall, and it hides the cavernous black hole. not pretty.





Did I mention that I love Fall...?
Vintage finds that last forever.

(yeah, I thought you might know that.)

I'm joining in for these wonderful Fall parties this week:

Fall Mantel Party at Centsational Girl


Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
White Wednesday at Faded Charm
TTT at Stone Gable
Creative Things Thursday at the Vintage Farmhouse
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm
Fox Hollow Cottage for a Mantel Party


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xoxo,

58 comments:

  1. Now THAT is what I call a gorgeous fireplace and mantle! Loving this current mantle episode too. The chipmunks are so darn cute and the beautiful card table/fireplace screen is brilliant. Looking forward to the next incarnation. :)

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  2. I love this, Debra! I get so many great ideas from your mantels. The soft muted colors are perfect and I love the two little lamps. Nice balance, which is so hard for me to do as my mantel is so long. I'll just keep trying!

    XO,
    Jane

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  3. Lovely, Debra! I love the way you decorated the pots on either side!

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  4. I am in awe of your mantle!! I don't have the words to describe how much I love it!! That big mirror...the way it reflects the ceiling beams.. the picture in the fireplace opening..everything is just gorgeous! Hugs, Penny

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  5. The mantel is beautiful, just right!!! Love the chipmunks and how you used the folding table, great idea!!!!

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  6. So lovely. What a beautiful mantle. That really makes a statement in your room. Amazing.
    Kris

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  7. Lovin' Fall also...your mantle is really pretty...love the chipmunks...

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  8. Love all that creamy white, looks downright yummy!
    Leslie (aka Gwen Moss blog)

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  9. It's gorgeous! Love the flowers you chose, and how it's so all so balanced symmetrical !


    Cindy

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  10. Beautiful! Just Beautiful! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  11. Debra,
    Your mantle looks beautiful!! Love all the colors and textures!What sweet squirrels too!
    xx
    Anne

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  12. Your mantel is very pretty and Fallish. I love fall too, except I never change my mantel because I get overwhelmed with it. I think I am getting inspired to do something now though.

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  13. It's really beautiful, and that card table is jaw dropping...gorgeous!

    Kat

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  14. The mantel is gorgeous my friend even though I know you are totally ambivalent about fall. xo, olive

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  15. so pretty. we are getting ready to do a remodel - so insead of decorating, i am getting ready to pack everything up! lol curious about your beams...do you love them? wish you would have done anything different? it's on our list on part of our remodel...just curious if you have any thoughts to share before we move forward? xoxo

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  16. Gorgeous! You are so far ahead of me it's silly. I'm still thinking it's summer. Guess I better get my act together QUICK!

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  17. Loving Fall too!! Love the mantel and the whole fireplace. The screen that you use in front is gorgeous. Did you make it?? The chipmunks are cute but I love the vases your arrangments are in.

    Cynthia

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  18. Your mantel is lovely...but I really love the reflection of the ceiling beams in your mirror!

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  19. Debra your mantel could never be boring. The view of the beams and chandelier in the mirror is awesome all by itself. The vases are spectacular and love the transferware, and small mirror too.

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  20. Your mantel and fireplace are gorgeous. I sooo love that folding table in the front. I think that is pretty much perfection!

    Oh yeah, I love fall too! :)

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  21. Just beautiful Debra!... I love all of your "Fall Seasons... early, late and Fall Fall"... your little chipmunks are adorable!... and I am really loving mixing alot of Autumn neutrals with my traditional Fall colors this year too... wishing you a gorgeous Autumn day, xoxo Julie Marie PS I sent you an email, my little squirrel necklace arrived and I LOVE it!!!

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  22. How pretty! Seeing your darling chipmunks made me think of the 1950s and '60s Disney chipmunks....Chip 'n Dale! I loved those cartoons! :)

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  23. Your fall mantel is gorgeous. I love the touches of orange, so inviting

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  24. Love your chipmunks!! That card table is just gorgeous!! So pretty. The whole mantle looks fantastic and elegant.

    Judy

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  25. Oh Debra, I love your mantel! The chipmunks are my FAVORITE and the Wolff pottery, and the hydrangea AND the transferware...you know, you make it tough for a gal to choose! I love fall too! xo, Kimberly

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  26. Debra, all you fall seasons mantle are beautiful..Happy Tuesday..Judy

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  27. Gorgeous, as always! I love the floral arrangements and the vases :)
    Susan

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  28. That is so pretty, Debra and I love seeing the beams in the mirror.

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  29. Beautiful mantel...love your chandelier in the reflection! I'm happy to be following you back! :) Have a wonderful rest of the week! Blessings ~ Judy

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  30. Gorgeous fall mantel with your chandelier reflected in the mirror!

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  31. Everything looks absolutely beautiful Debra! You just always know how to pull things together in such an elegant and charming way. Must be a reflection of you, right? ;-)
    Vanessa

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  32. Dear Debra, your fireplace looks so gorgeous, with your fall decorations.. I love the mirror in front of the big one, and your beautiful flower decorations on each side. The cups with pumpkins are adorable -and the table BEAUTIFUL..
    Thankyou for a lovely inspirational post.
    Hugs from Dorthe

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  33. Debra, it's just gorgeous. The refelction of the chandy in the mirror is stunning. This should be on a magazine cover!

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  34. Wow, this is just stunning! Fabulous job :)

    -Fotini

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  35. Gorgeous!!...Love the color scheme and the arrangements are so beautiful...I just always love seeing the reflecting of the beamed ceiling and the chandelier in the mirror!..

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  36. Love your beamed ceiling and chandelier. Very cool optical illusion when it appears as a rustic chevron pattern in the first picture.
    Deb@LakeGirlPaints

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  37. *sigh*
    Love it...
    All of it!
    Always love to see how you change out your mantel Debra....inspiring all the time :)

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  38. Lovely! That folding table is gorgeous and who could not adore the little chipmunks!

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  39. I love your mantal. It's so very Grand.
    Cheers,
    Miss Ellie

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  40. I can't imagine living in such a beautiful place -- and you have such a way of decorating it all! Love the whites and browns and those chipmunk figures are adorable!

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  41. So, so pretty. I would love to just sit there curled up with some hot chocolate on a cold day.

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  42. That cardtable is amazing, Debra! I love so much about your mantel display--your gorgeous mirror frame, and the bookstacks! I love the brown transferware as well.

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  43. I LOVE everything about your mantle!! I wish it felt more like fall here in TX so I could actually get into the season! You did an amazing job!! Love it!!!

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  44. This is such an elegant mantel! I love all of it. Especially the little pumpkins perched in the sugar bowls! So pretty Debra! I switch mine up a lot too.:) Thank you for joining HSH!
    Sherry

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  45. chipmunks i can get behind, squirrels...not so much. this looks great. can't wait to see what "late fall" looks like.

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  46. Hi Debra, I love the florals on your mantel, I wish they were in my home! Thank you for sharing, very nice!

    Have a good day, Nancy

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  47. You always dress up your mantel with such style, Debra. This is no exception. Love it.

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  48. Debra, Thanks so much for sharing this creative fall mantel on Simple & Sweet Fridays. I love your old folding card table. I have never seen anything like it before. So pretty in front of your fireplace. You're giving me lots of wonderful ideas!

    Jody

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  49. So pretty! I wish I could even get thinking about doing a mantel! I love fall too and all it's beautiful colors! Nice work!

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  50. Debra I was just wondering, do you love Fall? lol! Girl, it makes me smile to see that you are always changing. I am the same way. My friends tease me and say that my home is different every time they come. Hey, it needs dusting so why not? Only tweaking my mantel this year for Halloween instead of changing it out totally. Love your transferware and your chipmunks are so cute. Every time I see that cardtable I fall in love all over again. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    Hugs,
    Jann

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  51. Debra everything looks amazing! I LOVE your old card table. Thanx for coming to THT. I hope your week is going well.

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  52. The whole area is beautiful. You have an amazing eye for details.

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  53. You have a great eye for putting it all together Debra. Beautiful Mantel. Thank you for linking at Shabbilicious Friday.

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  54. Simply gorgeous my friend! Thanks for linking up to the party!
    XO
    Kristin

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  55. Hi there,
    Love how I receive emails from you daily with great inspiration. I had to laugh when you said you have to get larger pieces to decorate your mantle because of its size and ceiling height. I have to be careful that I don't overdo my mantle because I have low ceilings and the mantle is small. Oh such problems:) Fun problems...:)

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