Sunday, November 4, 2012

November Mantel & Giveaway Reminder!

Once Halloween was over, I decided to change up my mantel just a bit. (You can see my October mantel here.)



I wanted to keep the colors neutral; using mostly creams, whites and browns.

 
 
 
I repurposed my clay pot, white pumpkin with rusted leaf and zinc pot with sticks.
 




These white pumpkins were a few of the real pumpkins I bought for the autumn season.




I can't do without my favorite wire cloche. This time I added in some found birch branches and placed it all in this cool wooden box I bought at a favorite store of mine for just a few dollars.




Don't you just love the age on this clay pot and saucer?




That faux chocolate turkey is probably the only true Thanksgiving decoration I have. I bought it years ago and think it's so cute!  I placed it (along with the clay pot) on top of some of my antique books.




I recently bought the large glass container at a local store.  I filled it with more antique books.

 
 
 
 
 
For a little pop of color I added in the bittersweet wreath I made. You can find instructions for it here.


 
I love this time of year!
 
And, just a reminder that there are still a few days left to enter the Ramsign giveaway.  You can find all the details in this post. 
 

 
 
 
The Chicken Chick

30 comments:

  1. Your mantel looks so good! I love the old books in the glass container. It all looks great!

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  2. Been thinking of changing mine too! I love the glass jar with the books, it must be huge! You reminded me to get my turkeys out:)

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  3. Your mantel is very elegant and beautiful. I am stashing my pumpkins away for next year. Tired of them....but not ready for Christmas either. What to do...yours looks great.

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  4. Lovely mantle.....your vignettes are also wonderful....

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  5. the mantel looks great! i love all the rustic touches! i need to photograph mine this week, too. :) it's done.... just haven't been able to take proper pics.
    i love the glass jar of books.

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  6. Oh my gosh...I love everything about this! But I think what I like the most is how you have the clear lucite lamp mixed in with everything else. A touch of something more modern really balances everything out and makes it so interesting. I love eclectic looks like this!

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  7. Hi Angela, Your mantel looks fantastic! You have a great eye for decorating. The turkey is perfect.

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  8. Beautiful Fall Mantel! Love the books in the jar!
    Leslie
    House on the Way

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  9. I love the antique books, you have created a unique and unexpected Autumn look. Very nice!
    Jenna

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  10. What a gorgeous display on your mantle, I love the idea of putting aged books in the glass container.

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  11. I love the mantle! You'e styled it beautifully!

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  12. Your mantel is understated and warm and your wreath is wonderful! Love the little turkey!

    Visiting from KOT.

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  13. The colors and textures of the items you chose to display are very interesting. My favorite is the white pumpkin in the old pot.

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  14. beautiful mantel! love the neautral colors...and that wire cloche looks pretty cool!

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  15. A very pretty Thanksgiving mantel, Angela--I like the white pumpkins, and the neat wire cloche in particular. Love the gold-framed mirror, too--I just picked up a pretty oval one at the Salvation Army Thrift Store a few weeks ago. Do I have any idea yet where I will use it? No, but I thought it was pretty and it came home with me:)

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  16. Great mantel display....I love the use of the old books :) They can probably stay for a Christmas display too - they're so versatile. Looks very welcoming.

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  17. The mantel is decorated beautifully! Love the serene color scheme! And the antique books in the glass jar is a wonderful idea!

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  18. Such a pretty November mantel! I love the jar with books in it and the little turkey too!

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  19. Love your mantle. The rustic touches with a fancy gold mirror...so nice!
    Cindy

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  20. Love the books and the turkey. Is the turkey vintage? Great mantel, thanks for sharing, Laura

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  21. Love all the earth tone colors and textures. Come linkup to my linky party on my blog right now and share your mantel ideas with us. karin

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  22. I love your style! Thanks for sharing on Cowgirl Up this week. I featured you on my fb page tonight- make sure you stop by the blog and grab a button :)

    :) Samantha @ Crafty Texas Girls
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Crafty-Texas-Girls/140299076008437

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  23. Love the mantel especially the wreath. :-) Peggy~PJH Designs

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  24. Your Thanksgiving mantle looks so pretty! I love all the old books and the pumpkins in the pots.

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  25. Angela, not sure if I told you on the bittersweet wreath post, but it's a beauty! Bittersweet says autumn to me.
    I like your additions for the mantel for fall. Great idea to fill the jar with books. Like the look! I like all the details of your fall mantel........Sarah

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  26. Love your mantel vignette. The old books are fabulous. Hugs, Marty

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  27. That bittersweet wreath is just gorgeous!

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  28. I love your beautiful and natural decorating style!

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  29. Angela, your mantel looks marvelous - love the wire cloche! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    kathy

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  30. As always Angela...your home is lovely! I took all my halloween decorations down this weekend too...now it looks kind of bare...can't wait until December to put up the Christmas stuff!

    Cheryl @ The Creative Me and My McG

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