Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Mantle-Mania Autumn Edition

This past weekend fall decorating was in full swing over at our house.
I dug out all my fall decorating bags from our attic and started sorting thru them.
I used my Hobby Lobby coupons to get in on some deals and bought one of those fake carvable pumpkins so I don't have to keep buying the real ones year after year.
I figured I'd save myself some money and save myself the trouble and stench of throwing out the real ones.
I decided to make it real simple and clean reusing many of the items I currently own.
One of my favorite pieces is the white wooden shutter you've seen me use over and over as a Christmas door hanger and this past Summer in my beachy mantle vignette. I bought it for $5 at my go-to antiques store in downtown McKinney.
This time I simply glued some colorful leaves to it with my Mighty Mendit.
I love the simplicity of the white and rust colored touches with splashes of brown from my favorite clock.
I also took some of my old books, printed out some of my favorite Marquez sayings and simply wrapped the books with them.
Simple yet fallish!
Then of course I had to reuse my canvas triangles and hand stencil the word Autumn on them.
I love the way it all looks.
The small white pumpkin under the glass cloche is from the Dollar Tree. I simply gave it a coat of white spray paint. The white candlesticks are a garage sale find. I then filled in the space with a bit of raffia I had on hand.
I love that I can move it all around for Thanksgiving. I can reuse the white pumpkin for a dining table centerpiece, remember it's carvable :)

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  1. Good Going!
    I love your banner and white is the new color for fall. We finally started getting in our fresh white pumpkins and I can't wait to pick up a couple. Enjoy the season, drop by my site for a visit. I am your newest follower. Kathy

  2. I like how you've kept the white so warm with the different textures. Very skillful, that. Your banner is cute!

    I'm your newest follower. :)


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