I am sooo excited! I have decorated my mantel for fall...for the first time ever! I know…unbelievable, but true! I usually only change my mantel at Christmas and then leave it pretty much the same the rest of the year. Want to see?
Here is how it looked on January 1 and that’s how it looked until today…minus the fire! (It’s still waaay too hot for that!) I love my sheep and that print reminds me of a little village in France called Norroy-le-Sec. But how do you do fall decor around such sunny Provençal colors?
I decided to have a look at the Pottery Barn website to see if I could find some inspiration (Yes...I know...I'm a big fat copycat!) and here’s what I discovered…I need a mirror! lol Yes, of course! I can replace my little French village with a mirror and then add seasonal decor through the holidays and into the winter months!
And here it is…my take on the Pottery Barn fall mantel! Of course, it’s not identical because I had to adapt it to my space. I had to use a horizontal mirror because of the configuration of my corner fireplace. And I used old-fashioned orange pumpkins instead of the turban squash. I just like plain old pumpkins. They say fall to me!
The mirror is from an antique dresser or vanity, I think. I found it at a flea/antique market for only $37…not bad! Even the ones at Kmart were $30…and plastic! This one is very heavy and nice. It’s pretty simple and that works well for my little home.
The garland came from Hobby Lobby…half-price. I love the little gourds! It's a nice, plump garland so it didn’t need anything added. I just plopped it on the mantel!
The urns were also half-price at Hobby Lobby. I love the lion with a ring in his mouth…so frenchy!
The wreath was the best deal…only $1.75 at Goodwill! I think no one had noticed it because it was all scrunched and ugly. I simply fluffed it and hung it on the mirror…which helps to make it look even bigger. I think I even like it better than PB’s faux bittersweet wreath…and theirs costs $59! That’s my kitchen and breakfast nook that you can see around the corner! I think I am going to enjoy my new mantel! I’m excited!
However, our usually inquisitive co-host Baby Kitty was not impressed. He was too busy taking his afternoon nap to pay it too much attention. Maybe tomorrow…
And there you have it…my new fall mantel! I think the mirror is my new favorite thing! I am really enjoying watching the reflections change as I walk around the room and seeing the light play as the afternoon sun shines into the house! Can you tell I’ve never had a mirror on the mantel before? lol What can I say…I am easily entertained!
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed a little peek at my project! Please visit these wonderful bloggers and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants!
Gina at The Shabby Chic Cottage for Transformation Thursdays
Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
Artie at Color Outside the Lines for Vignette Fridays
Courtney at French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
Laurie at Bargain Hunting and Chatting with Laurie for A Few of My Favorite Things Saturday
Donna at Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special
Stephanie Lynn at Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party
Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday
Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday
Linda at Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
See you next time! A la prochaine!