Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Homefront: Fall Mantel

I'm joining up with Nester's Fall Mantel (Fantel) Linky Party today. Because I did this in a rush, I feel it's too cluttered, but that's alright, I will be changing it Halloween style in about week anyways. So be sure to visit back for that.

I'm not liking the bird, but I love the pine cones, mostly because we have collected them fresh from our new yard, and I've always wanted to do that. I plan to make a garland out of them, maybe for Christmas. This rosemary plant needs to be re-potted, but it smells so nice, and can't wait to use it in my roasted potatoes.

Opinion needed. The "window" mirror is actually black, I placed an empty shabby white frame in front. Should I leave the white frame there, or does the black frame look best? Thanks!


Bethany Dirksen said...

I love the white accents of the carriage and the little pumpkin. I don't think you need the white frame for more punch, but it could go either way.

I have a hard time believing you have this fall mantel and then also a halloween one! How many do you have for the whole year?

raesrambles said...

I like the white frame on the mirror. I think it gets a little lost when it's just black. And the pinecones are the prefect finishing touch.

Becca said...

So pretty! I, too, love the white accents (especially the pumpkin on the candle holder. Thanks for sharing, *Becca*

Paige (Final Clothes-Out) said...

Found you on the Nesting Place. I love the window mirror (wirror? mindow?), and think it looks more fall-ish without the white. The frame makes it feel like summer to me.

Little Lovables said...

All good points ladies! I think I'll remove the white frame.

I have many many mantle scapes... I change it up every couple of weeks, Bethany :) Lets just say, I bore easily.

Kristina P. said...

I like it as it is. I really love the pumpkin carriage.

Object of Maya*ffection said...

I like the black frame! GREAT display!

Abramyan Avenue said...

Absolutely beautiful! I love the cute!!

Michaela Noelle said...

So so so cute! The cinderella carriage makes my heart melt. Love it!

Jessie said...

Mantel looks great! I like the mirror black.

stylisholmes said...

The mantel looks great. I'm not sure what the thing is that looks exactly like Cinderella's pumpkin carriage, but I'm a fan of it. It is very pretty.

Elizabeth said...

Hi Lisa,
I hope you are having a good day today! My name is Elizabeth Jensen and I am the assistant Holidays Web editor at Better Homes and Gardens. I am contacting you because I was looking through The Nester’s Mantel Linky Party ( and came across the pictures you posted of your beautiful mantel. I am currently working on creating a fresh slideshow on fall mantels to feature on during the 2011 season and would love to include yours. We would include an image of your mantel, a description and tips on how our readers can replicate it, and of course, give designer credit to you.

If this is something you are interested in I just need you to send me a hi-res version of the close-up, side view image (300 dpi or better), your phone number, primary email address and mailing address. Then, our editorial assistant will follow-up with a form for you to sign so that we can share your image.

A few tips I’d like to include with your mantel:
• Is there anything else/other mantel tips you’d like to share with our readers?

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns! I look forward to hearing from you.

Elizabeth Jensen

Assistant Holidays Web Editor
1716 Locust Street
Des Moines, IA 50309

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