Sunday, September 29, 2013

Rustic Fall Mantel 2013


 (Thank you to Creative Home Expressions, Cozy Little HouseKnick of Time, Have a Daily Cup of Mrs.Olsen and Common Ground for featuring this post!)
Hi, everyone!  How's your weekend going?  We've been having some gorgeous fall weather-a little lower temps, but still sunny-now, that's my kind of fall!  So I figured that it was time to change my mantel over to a 'fall' theme.  You know my motto...keep it simple!


 I kept the chippy door that was there, just turned it around to the darker, more rustic side. (To see the lighter, summer mantel go here.)
  I hung a lid off an old wooden barrel on it.  I like the cool typography and the faded labels (one says 'Made in Italy')


I took a tiny banner and added the word 'FALL' in stickers, and placed it in a little brass hand clamp.  Then I arranged a couple of fun pumpkins, some vintage books, and a burlap pillow that says 'Fall Harvest' to make the center vignette.


On each end I left the sticks collected by my sweet hubby in the tarnished urns.





I hung this new burlap and rhinestone banner-gotta get my bling in there!


And that completes this simple fall mantel!


Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a fantastic day!


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58 comments:

  1. Love that little fall banner so cute. Love the mantle. Love your motto keep it simple too! Hope you enjoy your Sunday. I will share my few finds too real soon!

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  2. Your mantle is gorgeous, so many great ideas here!
    en-JOY a lovely Sunday,
    Kimberly

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  3. It looks great! I love the symetry and the rustic and glitz contrast you gave it. I like the sticks on each end because they add fullness and texture.

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  4. Well done! It looks beautiful. We were teased by a few days of fall-like weather last weekend, but now the heat and humidity are back. I am hoping to breaks out my fall and Halloween stuff soon.
    Blessings,
    Lorilee

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  5. I love it!!!! :) I am basically obsessed with the barn wood and the sweater pumpkin! Lovely, as always!

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  6. Love it Susan. I love the little pumpkin it reminds me of the ones you sent me. I smile and think of you every time I pass mine by. Love those sweet little pumpkins. I love the wood door with the barrel cover. Love the rustic look that is simple and pretty on your mantel. You need to start a vignette class. You are so good at those vignettes.
    Kris

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  7. Perfect! I love the way that the door changes with the season.

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  8. Susan your mantle looks beautiful! Ah yes gotta have that bling!
    xx
    Anne

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  9. All of your different natural tones and textures work together to create a fabulous focal point! I'm LOVING those urns on either end of the mantel.
    Mary Alice

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  10. Luv your old chippy door!! Beautiful mantel.
    I am luving the softer side of Fall I have decorated in this year... simple is the way to go :-)
    Hugs, Gee

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  11. This is just perfect for fall, you've really caught that crisp, woodsy feeling that comes with fall weather. I LOVE the banner, I'm getting ready to make one myself, the bling is great!

    Hope you're having a great weekend...we are in Michigan and I don't want to leave!

    XO,
    Jane

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  12. It looks great and perfect for Fall with all the textures.

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  13. So pretty, thank you for sharing. I did a burlap banner too. Di@Cottage-wishes

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  14. Great vignette for your mantel - Love the color palette of browns and tans. My favorite is the burlap harvest bag.

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  15. very nice! my favorite is the bling! :-)

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  16. Soooo pretty! I love the blingy burlap too :)

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  17. Looks great but I really love the "bling" bunting-love dee x

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  18. Hi you did such a nice job decorating with all that burlap! I have to buy some too! Have a nice week.
    Julie @ julieslifestyle.blogspot.com

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  19. love the lid of the wooden barrel...then I read that was made in Italy...it's meant to be :)

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  20. Love your Fall mantel vignette...it looks great!!
    ~Cindy

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  21. Your Fall mantle is really lovely-You really did a nice job pulling all those elements together and I love the natural look of it- xo Diana

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  22. Susan, your mantel is beautiful! I love it!! Happy Fall, Gail

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  23. We have been having lovely weather here too and enjoying it too! Love the mantel.Glad that you are enjoying your weather too! Fall is a beautiful season!

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  24. love the pumpkins, esp., susan:) great mantle!

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  25. Simply perfect! Of course I LOVE that cool lid...and the hands holding the fall sign made me SMILE :)

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  26. The bling is the perfect touch Susan! What a great look you have... okay I love everything you come up with. Just don't call me a copy-cat. LOL

    Blessings, Edie Marie

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  27. So pretty! Love the burlap banner with the bling! You have pulled it all together so nicely - well done! Catherine

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  28. Susan your fall mantel is gorgeous and I really like that barrel you hung so very cool!!!

    Cynthia

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  29. This mantle is so inspiring!!! I love all the rustic touches.... !!!
    I have mantle envy....
    :)
    hugs x, Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

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  30. The best looking mantel so far this fall!

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  31. Happy Harvest to you too! The Cleveland round box top is perfect! Roxie

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  32. I love your mantel but I must admit I really am coveting your dress form on your blog header. Following along.

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  33. Simple is always best and your mantle is just gorgeous.Makes me wish I had a mantle in my home.
    May God bless,
    Marie Antoinette

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  34. What a fantastic and charming mantel! Love the tarnished urns that you've used and the lid of the wooden barrel. Beautiful! :) Kim

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  35. It's fabulous Susan - no one does this like you :)
    XOXO

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  36. Susan,
    Your Fall mantel is very charming...luv the rustic feel it has.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  37. Loooove your mantel so much!! It looks amazing!

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  38. I love every bit of it, Susan. The little sparkle of the rhinestone banner is a perfect touch!

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  39. I love it, so pretty. Love the hands too, what a great piece. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  40. Great mantel....
    Have a great week.
    Over from Lavender Garden

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  41. I LOVE your talent.

    Blessings!

    Sue

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  42. Very nice and fall-ish! I love the banner.

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  43. Susan, it looks great! I love the addition of the barrel lid. It truly is simplistic beauty!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  44. Oooooo, so many things I like about this vignette. Great texture.

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  45. Back from France and trying to catch up with all of your "happenings"...love the mantel Susan...I always look forward to the treasures you style the mantel with...they are always amazing!!

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  46. Hi Susan, just hopping by to let you know that I will be featuring you at SYC today.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  47. Pinned your blingy bunting! i <3 it:)

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