Fall Mantle

Posted by on Oct 1, 2012 in brass, butterflies, fall, thrift store, Uncategorized, wreaths | 14 comments

I am still enjoying some great family time at the beach.

We just got in from eating at Lambert’s.

I am so stuffed!

And, tired from all of the sitting on the beach!

I am going to be sharing the pictures with very little commentary.

I am too full to type!

Oh, how I wish that we did not have a TV.

But, the rest of my family would rebel!

So, there it is ruining my decorative mantle. . .

I just have to work around it.

I need to have my contractor back out to clean up those wires and move my DVD player.

I hope to have that done before the Christmas mantle!

I did make a new wreath for the hearth.

I started with a grapevine wreath.

And, this stem of dried pods.

That I separated into several pieces.

I stuck them into the wreath.

And, wired on a grapevine ball.

I added a butterfly, and hung it on an iron piece in front of the fireplace.

I added the beautiful pottery vase to the mantle.

(Thanks to my sweet husband who saw it at a silent auction and knew I would love it!)

I added some wheat to it.

And, a cute stem of tiny pumpkins to another pottery vase that was made by a dear friend.

The brass pitcher was a Goodwill find.

And, thanks to my friend Beth filling me in on some brass she saw on clearance at a local consignment store!

I love this new piece ($4!)

The other side of the mantle has more wheat and brass thrift store finds.

Here is the other side of the mantle.

More brass and a dried hydrangea bloom.

I am off to bed. . .

I have a full day laying on the beach tomorrow!

(That was mean, wasn’t it?!)

Life to the full,


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  1. Sigh . . . how beautiful. You have such an artistic way of layering without things becoming cluttered.

  2. We all have TV’s so it is good to see how to work it into our decorating. I used to be able to fit mine in a cabinet and I could close the door. But that TV died and the one that we replaced it with doesn’t fit. So now it is on top of the cabinet. Oh well. Love your pictures. Have fun on the beach. I would love to sit in a sweatshirt and watch the waves roll in….but…..after this hot summer…..only if it was cool. Have fun.

  3. Melissa not only do I love you fall mantle, I LOVE that whole area! You have a way with layers and I love it!!

  4. Melissa, love the brass (again) but the bunny pot holder on the fireplace stole my heart! I LOVE bunnies of all kinds and yours is amazing! : ) Thanks for sharing, you have an amazing ability to layer and create interest.

  5. I love your style! Your fireplace and hearth is gorgeous and the arrangement of your photos looks so cozy and unique! You have a beautiful home, and I’m glad I founnd your blog. 🙂

  6. Everything looks fabulous and love the wreath you made. Thanx for sharing at THT!

  7. Your fall mantel is very pretty, you have a very nice style.
    Hugs, cindy

  8. You did a great job with your fall decorating! I came here from inspiration Friday.

  9. The mantel and the vignettes to each side of the fireplace are fabulous! I love how everything goes so well together. Beautfiful!

  10. Super Vignettes.

  11. Glad you were able to find something!!!!

  12. Very pretty mantel scape.

  13. Your mantel is gorgeous, you did a great job, I love it! Fabulous vignettes and wreath too. Dropping by from Mod Mix Monday.

  14. Thanks so much for sharing your fall mantel on Simple & Sweet Fridays. Love how you made your fall wreath. Everything is beautiful!


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