It’s Fall Y’all…Fall Mantel 2012

Oh, how I love Fall…time for pumpkins, mums, falling leaves, college football, tailgating, nights outside by the fire…I could go on and on.  Fall truly is my favorite time of the year.  It may not officially be Fall on the calendar, but the first time the air gets crisp and I can hear the band playing at a football game, I am all in.
I love to decorate my mantel for the different seasons and holidays now, but to be honest, sometimes it puts me in a complete tailspin.  I envision something in my head, then cannot stop until it is just so.  This time, I knew I wanted urns for my mantel.  Two of them with ruffled burlap and pumpkins resting atop.  Alas, there were no urns to be found that fit in my budget or on my mantel, so I made my own using a plastic sundae cup and a cheap plastic flower pot.
I found an old wreath and covered with dollar store moss, then I added a coral polka dot ruffle flower. I love this Riley Blake fabric in rouge dots!  It’s my absolute favorite!  I added a stenciled burlap and fabric FALL banner to the top of my window in the same fabric.
I hot glued some burlap around one of my chalkboard painted wine bottles, painted some polka dots on, and added a little rolled flower rosette.
I made a sweet little polka dot pitcher and put some coral poppies in for an extra pop of color, added some little pumpkins, and threw in my wine cork K.
Happy Fall Y’all!  Too soon?


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    The Bricks are an awesome touch, the whole thing is so darn cute/creative. :)

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    Your mantel is gorgeous! I love how you made your own urns. They are beautiful!!

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    that polka dot pitcher is too cute. I want to whip one up right now! I love how you brought the non-halloweeny stuff in and made it still feel all festive

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    Is it too soon?? NO FREAKIN WAY!!! :-)

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    I love your Fall mantle! I really like the brick idea that you used. Very creative.

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    Love those faux urns – you are a clever girl! And of course, a K covered in corks is always a winner with me!

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    Something is missing!! Starts with a B and ends with S! Those babies need to be up there..I look for them all the time! It’s like I spy game! haha! Cute Wine cork monogram you clever girl you!

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    Super fun mantle, Jessica! Love it! I cannot believe those urns are made! I would have had no idea! Such a great idea! Urns are so stupid expensive!! What a terrific Fall mantle! :)

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    You did a beautiful job! I love how everything came together! Pinning and sharing on FB. Thanks for linking your gorgeous fall mantel to the DIY Project Parade. ;)

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    I love…love…love you Fall mantel! Your wine cork K is so clever and now I know just what I will be doing with all the corks that I have saved! There’s always a place for polka dots. They add such a fun touch.
    Thank you for sharing…This is such a delightful and inspiring Fall post!

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    How beautiful! I love the polka dot vase. It’s a perfect way to add a little fun into such elegant decor.

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    Love your fall mantle! Such a great mix! I too am pulling out all of the fall decor! It is such a great season! Life to the full, Melissa

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    Love the polka dots!! They make the orange pop perfectly! Visiting from Positively Splendid :)

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    I love fall decorating. You’re mantle turned out so fun! I’ve had fun looking around your blog. I would love to have you stop by ‘Or so she says…’ and share ‘Your Great Idea’ in the weekly link-up. I hope to see you there!

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    Hi Jess! Thanks so much for joining the party! I have those heirloom pumpkins too and I love them! Very pretty. ;)
    ~ Kim @ Sand & Sisal

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    i love the bricks too and the frame decor. i live in an apartment complex and don’t have an outside door to decorate, but i do have a mantle. thanks for the inspiration.


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