Wednesday, September 28, 2011

My Fall Mantle - 2011

I have been waiting so long to put up some fall decorations through out the house. However, with temperatures staying in the upper 90's, it just doesn't feel like fall and that makes it hard to decorate.

I did however try to muster the motivation to at least touch up my fireplace and mantle. I took the coral and sea shells off and added touches of fall smells and colors.

I love pine cones and love to have them throughout my decor. I pulled a few out, but it is nothing in comparison to what I usually have out.

We picked up a few new items to add to the mantle from Michaels. This is just a work in progress...there is still sooooo much to do.

I actually won this soy candle from the Yellow Rose of Tx candle company. They smell sooooo good. Yesterday a new catalog came in the mail and I'm thinking one of their candles would make a great giveaway item!

The moss balls are new to the mantle. I like them, CC likes them but Papa Bear and Lena said they would like to play golf with them....

I wanted to try a "fallish" craft, so I bought a small glass jar, layered some coffee beans and candy corn and placed a little votive candle inside. I love the way it looks and when it burns it smells divine!!

I added some fall flowers to the floral arrangement in front of the fireplace.

There is still something missing. I can't put my finger on it. Hopefully I can find some inspiration online and in my magazines....

If you have any ideas of what's missing or what needs to be added, please, please feel free to let me know. I am in desperate need of help!!! (there are so many talented bloggers out there with great style!)

I'll be linking up to a couple of parties, hoping to find some help/inspiration!



Just beautiful! I wish I had a mantle to decorate...Happy Thursday, love!


Hi April! Thanks for your sweet comment on my fall mantel decor. You have some wonderful pieces on your own mantel. I understand how you may have been hesitant to decorate- heat can be oppressive and how can you possibly think "cool-like" when it's 90ยบ out?
I think that your mantel could benefit from some height changes. Go asymmetrical and place one one of the moss ball candlesticks on a stack of 2 or 3 books. Then place the other to the right of it. Voila- instant height change! Then move the clock to the right side of the mantel, again staging it up on a stack of books. It doesn't have to be level to the moss ball on the other side of the mantel. Then re-arrange all of your other pretties. If you have a small mirror, place it in front of the painting, then layer your "love" picture in front of it. Think layers and height changes all through-out. Hope this helps! :-) Sue


Hi April I love your Autumn decorative items!! Sue has some good ideas..

I have hooked up with Julia's Party as well!


Art by Karena


Simply beautiful...lovely decorations!

To The Moon and Back

Hi April! Your mantel looks lovely! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a sweet comment.


Hi April,
I agree with Sue. All you need is to tweak your levels a little. Symmetry is great, but changes in height is more interesting. Maybe elevate your little pumpkin higher than the glass with the coffee beans and candy corn. Books are always a must to do that. I've also used some slices of birch trees or silverplate candy dishes to change heights. Look in your cupboards and cabinets. I bet you've got something!

Emily @ EAKaHouse

Love the topiary and all the glitter. I'm with you on not being done yet, it feels like I am constantly changing everything. Thanks for stopping by!


Hi April, Thanks for the sweet mantel comments. You mantel looks so pretty too! Enjoy your weekend and thanks for stopping by my blog!

Betsy (BB)

Your mantel is lovely! It makes me ready for Fall! I love the natural elements you incorporated in your design! I also like the candy corn and coffee beans in the votive- great idea! Thank you for stopping by may blog! It helped me find yours!


Your mantel looks beautiful! Thank you for your kind words on mine :) Have a lovely week!

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You created an elegant autumn mantel! I love every detail.

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