Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Simply Fall {October Mantel}

Good evening everyone! I have certainly gotten myself on a bizarre (for me) blogging schedule. I think it's a combo of being swamped with painting work, my husband's work schedule (lots of vacation days lately) and taking care of one super sick almost twelve year old (mystery solved today with a pneumonia diagnosis).

Anyway, since we haven't been doing school and really can't go anywhere. I have been tweaking my autumn décor.
I love using as many natural elements as possible in the fall. (A few plastic skulls jazzed up with some Rub 'n Buff add an unexpected touch of glam to an otherwise organic mix.)
Have you ever tried soaking branches in a glycerin and water solution to preserve them? I tried and epically failed. Boo.
This is the perfect time of year to embrace my love of all things pumpkin/gourd and brass related.

I just love the simplicity and colors of the season!


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  1. I love the simplicity and great idea making the skulls gold. Sorry you have a sick one with pneumonia. That is no fun. Have had it twice in my adult years.

  2. So pretty Angela!! Hope your kiddo feels better soon!

  3. it looks so good! i love the pumpkins on the candlesticks!

  4. Looks great Angela...I am still crushing on your book filled fireplace...

    Cheryl @ The Creative Me and My McG

  5. I just linked up on SSS and saw your link there. I love the pumpkins on candlesticks idea! Pinning it!

  6. I LOVE that idea...using small pumpkins and gourds on candle sticks!

  7. Love your mantle and the natural elements...they look so pretty together. Come link up to Centerpiece Wednesday and share this idea with us. http://thestylesisters.blogspot.com/2013/10/centerpiece-wednesday-97.html
    Karin :)

  8. Hi Angela, Yes, love the pumpkins on the candlesticks!

  9. Hi, how simple but elegant your mantel looks! I love it. I saw it at all things thurs. party.
    Julie at julieslifestyle.blogspot.com

  10. I love the idea of bring in a branch WITH leaves on them still. That's great! Thanks for sharing! Stop by my Friday's Five Features tomorrow and link up this post (and others)! http://diy-vintage-chic.blogspot.com

  11. I absolutely love your fall mantel! Keeping things simple allows all of the natural beauty to really be the star. :-)

  12. Really great Fall mantle. I love the pumpkin candle sticks!

  13. I've not thought of the little pumpkins on candlesticks. I like that idea and will add to my dining room table today.

  14. Well your mantle looks just lovely! I am sorry to hear about your sick one :( That's not fun for anyone. Hope it's a quick recovery!

  15. I hope your little one is doing better now. Sometimes our 'schedule' is altered because of life - being who we are we do adjust - your mantle is gorgeous - love the contrast with the blue chair!
    So delighted you shared with Home and Garden Thursday,


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