The fall mantle is done-zo! I think. I have been known to fiddle, create and tweak, but for now I am calling it DONE .
If you have been following along you know all about how I created that burlap and fabric flower fall wreath, the rope vase and the tractor and hay photography. Remember I ordered the wrong size prints? So they get cut off a bit. Really wishing you could see the headlights on the tractor. (shakes fist). You might remember that gorgeous wooden bowl from my World Market post.
And because I love you folks so much I’m throwing in this feast printable in a nice worn orange. Mine is in a frame with an 8×10 opening. When you are all finished up here, head on over to the printables page to download yours.
Excuse the million pictures. I love when bloggers post lots of pics with lots of views. I already broke down the wreath, photography, vase and printable. Now that you know where to find those, I thought I would spill on the rest of the “accessories”. For starters, I bought like 5 of those white frames. I was at Micheal’s and they were $9.99. A huge steal! Without their mats they are 18×24, which is one of the sizes of prints we make for out Etsy shop so I just knew they would come in handy. So far so good. We built the shelf for our dining room wall. I was sick of being left out of “mantle” decorating parties, so I made myself a mantle. The giant candles are battery operated finds from T.J. Maxx and so are the three little vases. The candle stands were a Kohl’s find. They were on clearance and I had a 30% off, because that is how I roll.
And yes, those are new curtains you see in the mirror. Another World Market find.
So there you have it friends. A fall mantle. I will have to birthday-ify it for Quinn’s 4th birthday in October and then turn around and Halloween-ify it, only to turn around and Thanksgiving-ify it. I’m thinking this will work for Thanksgiving too. Might throw in some gourds and pumpkins from the pumpkin farm. Not sure what my Halloween plans are yet. I am not much of a planner. I am more of a dig around and piece it together kind of girl. How about you? When you work on a project do you plan the whole thing out or do you kind of create as you go?
Have you fallified yet? By the way, I don’t go crazy changing all of my decor. I mostly pick one or two places and decorate there. Aside from the mantle, I was hoping to create some sort of centerpiece for the table. Come the start of November I will have to set up our Giving Thanks Station, which lives on the peninsula. I try to make that a bit festive.
I’m sharing this project at: The DIY Showoff DIY Fall Festival Linky Party, TT&J Weekend Wrap-Up Party, Thirty Handmade Days Linky Party, Pity Party, WhipperBerry Friday Flair Link Party, Sand & Sisal Countdown To Fall, Centsational Girl Fall Mantle Link Party, Thrifty Decor Chick: October Before & After Party, The Inspired Room: Fall Nesting: Porches & Mantles