06 November 2011

autumn mantel

So this home is the first {and likely last for a while!} time that we've had a mantel!! Usually housing for DH's rank doesn't get fireplaces, so we're relishing in it while we have it :) hehe... anyways, so I'm new at this decorating a mantel thing- but I'm pretty pleased with the outcome! Let me walk you through what I have on it... most of it is frugal or DIY!
So first up we have....
  • great glass leaf plates made in Italy :: $3 from The Christmas Tree Shop
  • autumn scented candles :: $5 for three, on clearance at Kohl's
  • woven basket {always reminds me of apple picking!} :: $2 from Goodwill
  • yarn balls- I change out the colors every season :: DIY, so cost just for the yarn and the time to wrap the yarn!
  • great crystal bowl :: $16 from Main Street shop in Disney's Magic Kingdom
  • framed pumpkin :: DIY, tutorial {here}
  • twigs in a vase :: $20 for the various twig bundles, vase inherited from my late grandmother
And on the other side we have...
  • glass jar of acorns :: $2 jar from Goodwill, $5 box of acorns on clearance at Kohl's
  • candle display :: $1 for bag of beans, $2 for grapevine at Michaels, candle from above mentioned set
  • framed leaves :: DIY, tutorial {here}
  • fabric wrapped balls :: DIY- fabric strips wrapped around styrofoam balls, adhered with hot glue or straight pins
  • more great glass leaves :: again $3 for little one and $6 for big one
We're not currently using the fireplace because it's not really autumn or cold weather yet here in the south! Of course our first home with a fireplace and it may never get cold enough to use it! *sigh* oh well, it still provides a great smell and look- depending on the day, we can often smell the burnt wood that's been baked into the brick over the years :)
  • autumn scented candles :: $6 each on clearance at Kohl's
  • candle holders :: $6-12 each on clearance at Kohl's
So there ya have it! A little look into our home and our fun autumn mantel :) Thanks for visiting!!

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Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

Thank you so much for sharing your lovely mantel with the newbie party.

D @ The Shady Porch said...

I love your blog. I am a new follower. Your mantel turned out lovely. I like the colors you used. I host a linky party each Wednesday (tomorrow is my 2nd one), and I would love to have your join in! Hope to see you there.

ღ Life According To Milo ღ said...

I love your mantel, such great choices. I love the pumpkin cutout in the picture frame. : ).. Such great touches! Great job!

G Inspires said...

Your mantel is really cute! Thanks for sharing!

RHome410 said...

Really lovely!!!

The DIY Show Off said...

Beautiful job! So warm and inviting! Love it! Thanks so much for sharing! ;)

Monica @ MonicaWantsIt.com said...

Love it! Great job. :-)