Wednesday, September 25, 2013

My Fall Mantle

So Thrifty Decor Chick is having her Fall mantle party.... being so on top of the game, I am a day late but better late than never, right?  I took the opportunity with the seasonal change to add some warmth and color plus a touch of Halloween to our living room fireplace.  Here is how it looks as of now...

I brought in a little nature and a little color.... gourds in whites and oranges, antlers, candles, and an aqua weight my parents gave me for my birthday on the left....

On the right, more gourds and antlers and candles, a gilded pear, and balancing out the aqua with a vintage Dansk pitcher filled with Silver Dollars.

Here is a shot of the silver dollars.... I love how they catch the light.

Gourds travel along the center....


Across the mantle is the bat book page banner I made last year when I was down and out.

I added a creepy antique painting and a couple black owls to the hearth.

And in that first shot maybe you noticed a couple of other additions, like this tan hassock I scored at a flea market.  Emmy loves to rest her feet on it and calls it the "brown squishy comfy".

And on the table, I added some white glitter pumpkins and a little Halloween tree my kids like to decorate each year.

I am happy with the look of the mantle this year.  It feels warm and cozy.  Last year's mantle was definitely a little creepier....


Don't worry though... I've got my creepy going on in the dining room. ;)

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43 comments:

Julia Konya said...

Dang your good. Better late than never like me. Mine still looks the same as always ;)
I also love the "brown squishy comfy" thing. I want one.

Feral Turtle said...

Your mantel is so darned cute. Love the bats!! Such a good idea.

Cheryl Thornton said...

Your mantle looks lovely and the silver dollars bring back memories for me...my Mom used to always decorate with them in the fall when I was growing up - thanks for sharing!

Cheryl @ The Creative Me and My McG

Andrea said...

Perfect Halloween touches. Still love that banner. Guess I'd better get my three Halloween decorations out and get with it!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

I love the pops of orange and aqua against the gray brick - really pretty! Happy fall!

Aimee Lane said...

I love Halloween! You totally did this mantel right! Awesome banner, fun splash of aqua, and super cool brown squishy thing - love your description Julia! Where is that from?!! XO, Aimee

Vintage Prairie Style said...

warm and cozy and spurring me on to do some decorating around here... i hate to admit it but i am a lazy fall/halloween decorator...

Kelly @ A Swell Place to Dwell said...

It looks so great. we have our TV above our mantel and I was debating yesterday how i decorate it without making the TV totally stick out like a sore thumb...and then I saw this and you made it look so natural. I will strive to be like you :)

Jesse @ Scout & Nimble said...

Love your mantle and the fact that we have matching tan hassocks! Looks amazing...I always struggle with our mantle.

Shelley | Crazy Wonderful said...

Squishy thing, ha! I'm having a hard time getting into fall decorating this year. Doesn't help that everything is still in moving boxes, and it's 90+ outside. I'll just stare at yours instead :)

Good Time Charlie said...

I love the mantle and the touches of glitter around. Funny, I went with glitter and glam this year, but I still have to get my creepy spider webs up too!

Shavonda said...

Here's a secret....I haven't added a single fall item to our house yet! Ha! I guess I should probably get on that pretty soon. I love how your mantle says fall but not seasonal explosion!!! Very clean and simple and pretty. Great job Cassie.

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

I love the white pumpkins! First time I saw them was over on Loi's blog last year. I haven't seen them around here. Maybe next week?

deborah@confessions of a craigslist junkie said...

Love the aqua and orange! Happy Fall!

Mekenzie @ interiorsbykenz.com said...

Hot dang that looks good! So classy and chic!

Lisa @ Turning Tables said...

Very festive -- i love it!! :)

Dear Emmeline said...

ottoman envy!! I WANT one!

Jane Craske said...

So gorgeous! Ok, I will get my butt in gear this weekend. I promise. I have to survive a 'Wiggles' concert tonight. Gah.

Caitlin @ Desert Domicile said...

Beautiful! I love the bat garland and the brown squishy comfy! I think I need one of those in my life :)

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

So fun! So fabulous!! So festive!!! Ms. Cassie, you are super talented, and I always love your vignettes. Very cool.
xo
Loi

Katja @ Shift Ctrl ART said...

Love how that turned out. Yes better late than never... I still have to do mine ha ha :) Love the gourds and your banner!! That wooden sign below is awesome too!

Heidi @ Decor & More said...

It's so cozy with lots of texture -- love it! Don't worry, I was late to the party, too. :)
xo Heidi

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

It looks so pretty and fall-y. I love the silver dollars!

Carmel - Our Fifth House said...

I love it girl! Pinned it!

Sara Lorton said...

I am so behind on all of this!! The mantle looks great Cassie ;-)

Kristin@bliss-athome.com said...

I love your mantel Cassie :) So festive!!! I can't wait to have a mantel...it will be the highlight of the holiday season...besides the obvious Christ's birth. I kid I kid! xo Kristin

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said...

Very cute ! I love the batty banner!!

ingrid@nowathomemom said...

your fall mantel looks great Cassie! :-)
it's very nice and love how everything looks so cozy in your space :-) love those pumpkins in your table too! :-) & hey better late then never! :-)

Allison said...

It looks great Cassie! Love the gilded pear and the oranges with the turquoise. Fun and festive!

Amber Wills said...

I love the little pop of aqua in there! Subtle and surprisingly still very fall!

michelle@decorandthedog said...

Super cute! I like the baby pumpkins under the tv.

And I'm going to steal your pouf...

Danielle said...

Super fun mantel! I love that antiques sign too! x

Kelly said...

It's perfect! I might steal that hassock.

Helen said...

I love your mantel...you inspired me to get to work on mine! Thanks girl : )

Fiona, LilyfieldLife said...

very festive! have a great lead up to Halloween!

Gretchen said...

lovely! I adore the bat banner :). If I ever get around to doing a fall mantel, I'll be going for non-spooky and lighter colors, too, and leaving spooky for the dining room. As long as you get your spooky in somewhere, right? :)

Shannon Fox said...

Love.
The garland is adorable!! Yes, it's not got such a creepy vibe as last year. Mine was too come to think of it. I wonder what this year will bring? I'm really loving that garland...

Happy Fall!!

Ali Richardson said...

LoVe it! (even though you totally broke my rule of not decorating until Oct 1st) lol. Totes kidding :)

Lindsay said...

LOVE the mantle! And I love that antiques sign. So awesome!!!

Gail Wilson said...

since I'm not a fan of creepy, I like this year's mantel a lot better. :)
I noticed the hassock right away. how fun!
gail

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

This is all too cute! My favorite part is the bat paper bunting.

Mrs. DeVore said...

I love the turquoise mixed with orange, pretty combo!

Katie said...

Looks awesome Cassie! Love the turquoise and orange together! The 'brown, squishy, comfy' looks great in the living room!