Wednesday, September 18, 2013

***Fall Mantle 2013***

Hey guys! I'm back hope you didn't forget about me! So sorry I have been gone so long! I cannot believe I haven't done a blog post since June, yikes! We have had a pretty busy summer, so now that all of our vacations are over I am ready to get back into decorating. I pulled out all of my Fall decor yesterday and have been busy creating looks. I have finished my mantle after changing it around about 5 times! 

I wanted to create a different look than what I did last year. I don't have much room to work with, so I have to work with whatever can fit up there. I think this turned out nice. I put a leaf garland around the clock to make it look like a wreath. I added velvet and metal pumpkins to the center. I needed height on the sides, so I left the two topiaries there and my two finials that are always on the mantle. I placed twig garland and strung a leaf garland over the top, I like the texture the twig garland adds. To the bottom I added two candlesticks to either side, a pumpkin and a lantern.

Here are some closer pics.

I just tucked the leaf garland in around my clock.

 I made this topper for my lantern out of ribbon, leaves and a big flower pic from Hobby Lobby.

 I always start with the mantle and move on from there. Everything you see here cost me absolutely nothing! I had everything in my stash from previous years. 

I hope you all enjoyed my mantle, I have a lot more to share. I will be sharing as I get things finished, so stay tuned! I will also be making several fall tassels if anyone is interested let me know! If you have any requests contact me via email and I will be happy to create something for you. 

Enjoy the rest of your week!


Joining Sherry for Open House Party


Stacey @TrailerClassDiva said...

Love it!!! & your lantern is FAB!! Glad you are back :)

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Ally! You're back! Your mantel looks great! I love shopping my own stash and reinventing things that I already have. You did great!!!!

Carol said...

Welcome back, stranger! Nice to have you back. Your fireplace looks very festive -- great job!

Becca said...

Your Fall mantel is beautiful, Allyson! I love that you added garland to your clock for the perfect pop of color! Your pumpkins are so pretty, and great job on your lantern swag!

Maria Elena said...

Allyson, your mantle looks gorgeous! You always do such an amazing job with your seasonal decorating. So pretty! Hope you had a great family vacation!

Cynthia said...

Welcome back, girl. I love what you did it is gorgeous. I really like that glass pumpkin and the orange color of it is perfect. Check and see what has been going on at Cloches and Lavender while you were gone! Please follow along on our journey. I will be posting regularly.


Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

It's great to see you back! I like your mantel. The clock turned out cute- great idea! I definitely like the lantern (I just did one too)!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Allyson, Your Fall mantle is beautiful and I am happy to see you back to blogging. Thanks for joining the Open House party.

Shana Franks said...

Love the swag you created for your lantern! Beautiful =)


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