The Start of my Fall Decor

9.20.2009


Updated 9/24/09: Hi! I'm going to link this post up to DIY Day over at Kimba's A Soft Place to Land. Tons of DIY project entries...go check them out! If you want to see the trial and error/ step-by-step process that I went through to arrive at this particular mantel arrangement, click here:)


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Hi! I had a few minutes over the weekend to take down my "summer" mantel and put up a fall one. I can't say this is the only autumn mantel I'll have this year...I might redo it again when I go and get all my real pumpkins (sometime in October). But thought this could last for the next few weeks, and I suppose if I get lazy, through Thanksgiving:)

I also took some pics this time of the mantel in progress so that I could share my thought process with you. Stay tuned for a post with those soon!

Let's party....I'm joining in the Fall Festival over at the DIY Show Off (taking place every Monday for the months of September, October and November - lots of fall decor, projects and inspiration) and Metamorphosis Monday (tons of before and afters) with Susan at Between Naps on the Porch.


First, let's check out the before (the subtle summer mantel):



And now the new fall after:




Yay! I was able to incorporate my new/old wooden vice and my letterpress numbers that I got at the Brimfield Antique Show last weekend. This wheat bundle I made a few years ago (directions from Martha), a dried gourd from Michaels and a cool large scale botanical print of a leaf (from HomeGoods) add that fall feel.


{also was able to find a home for this gorgeous photograph I bought this summer while we were on Prince Edward Island - I love bringing something home from a local artist whenever we travel }




I still can't believe that summer is really over so its going to be a slow transition into fall for me. But this seemed like a good place to start:) How are you guys feeling about the new season?

22 comments:

  1. I am WAY too excited about fall! Glad to see summer go, actually.

    I love your mantle. The way you layer elements is very pretty!

    Visiting from the fall festival

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  2. It looks great! Love all the textures!

    Alyshia

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  3. It's beautiful Sarah! Great job as usual! So pretty. I love each touch - so perfectly autumn. I love your treasures too! :)

    Thanks for linking to the Fall Festival!

    Roeshel

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  4. your style is so clean...it gives each object space to make it's own statement...i love, love, love your mantle. such a beautiful collection. i look forward to seeing what you do for xmas decor.
    xo

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  5. Lovely fall accessories for your mantel. My Met Monday is a fall tableau for my dining room table, but tomorrow I'll show my fall mantel. I used pears and boxes. Hope to see you at my place for a visit if you have time. ~ Sarah

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  6. Ooooo! It's all so lovely! :) You were at Brimfield? So were we! But we left on Thursday, after being there for the opening. Got a few things, but nothing as great as that vice! :) Thanks for sharing! Artie (Niartist) Color Outside the Lines Blog

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  7. Absolutely gorgeous, love the summer one and adore the fall one, Have a sweet day! x

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  8. I always love to change out for fall -- love your mantles.

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  9. Super nice - love the fall colors !
    Kammy

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  10. Finally ready for fall, after a super summer! Love your colors.

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  11. Fall is my favorite! There are still lots of summerlike days ahead. Thanks for the ideas!

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  12. I love fall. It's my absolute favorite season! As always, your mantle looks great!

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  13. Hey, everyone!!! Thanks for all your encouraging and sweet comments:)

    I love fall too, I just feel like we got screwed on summer this year (here at least) and I'm not ready for it to be cold and dark again. But you ladies are helping me see the light about fall, thank you!!!

    It's also really nice to see some new faces. Thanks for stopping by! Mental note - get stuff done on time to join in on more blog parties;)

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  14. Looks wonderful! A nice Fall look without being over the top. I love the wheat and the pear.

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  15. Good job...I like all of the subtle colors and then that pop of gold from the wheat and the pear. Very pretty!

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  16. I love how crisp and clean everything is. It's subtle but bold at the same time. Love!!!

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  17. I actually hate to see summer go but looking at all the blogs with autumn vignettes, I'm getting in the mood.....love your fall mantle.

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  18. Those are lovely on the mantel and I love how NOT overdone it is... Its simple and elegant!

    wow, love it. Wish I had a mantle!

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  19. Ohhh, I have been wanting to visit PEI for years! It is a dream of mine. I really like your wheat bundle. I also did that using Martha's instructions...BUT mine didn't turn out that cute. :(

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  20. Very pretty!
    Can't wait for Fall :)

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  21. Hello! Your mantle looks great! I love how you incorporated your finds! Happy Fall!

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