Monday, September 19, 2011

Fall Mantel

Over the weekend I finally got a chance to makeover my "mantel". If you remember my last post about my mantel , you know it's not really a mantel at all. I use the top of the hutch in my kitchen since I don't have a real one. I had redone it for summer. You can check out that post here.

The before:

The after: 
 The wreath is actually a garland I got on clearance for $5 at a drugstore 
years ago. I just shaped it into a wreath and love how it looks. 

 The small wooden bowl I picked up at a garage sale this summer for 50 cents. I added the leaves, pumpkins and berries. The cloche was also from a yard sale. It may have been 50 cents too. 
I got a whole bunch of stuff there for $10. And the gourds, LOVE them! Every year I can't 
wait to buy a couple bags of them and the little pumpkins, soo fun to decorate with. 

 The vintage looking Nestle Toll House tin was a quarter at a yard sale. Every side has a picture of a different season. Perfect all year long. The white pitcher was $1 at a thrift shop. 

My $2.50 mums from Safeway. I love how just the tips 
are a brownish/burnt orange color. Perfect for Fall! 

There you have it, my Fall mantel. What do you think? I am loving the warm colors. The kitchen feels soo cozy now. Last week I made a little wreath for my front door, but I feel like it's missing something so I won't share it with you until it's finished. I also made a cute leaf garland with some twine and faux leaves. It hangs on the mirror in our entryway. There's little touches of Fall slowly creeping into the living room. I will finally be doing a post this week about the living room, so you'll get to see them all. See ya soon!  = ) 
Sharing With: 
The Lettered Cottage


  1. Your wreath and fall display is lovely!

  2. I am still in the midst of my living room design, so I don't have a mantel to work with or the time! Your's is cute! Love the tips of the flowers too.


  3. Everything look so warm and inviting already. I love autumn and winter and all the opportunities to snuggle up that they bring. Enjoy!

  4. so cute! I loooove fall and fall decorations :)
    Happy Tuesday!

  5. Hi Catie, your mantel is lovely. The colors are so joy filled and full of life.

    Don't you just love Fall?


  6. I think it looks wonderful! I especially love your orange ceramic planter. I am also in Calgary and would love to know where you purchased it. We are going my parents for Thanksgiving and I'd love to buy her one and fill it as a hostess gift. Would you mind sharing where you got it?

  7. Gorgeous fall mantel! The autumn colours look so warm. You got a beautiful home. Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

  8. What a beautiful fall display. So many great finds. It all looks beautiful!

  9. I love fall mantels!! Your's is beautiful=))

  10. Your mantle looks great, love the wreath! Thanks for dropping by and linking to BC Good Life Wednesdays.

  11. Hi Catie, Just saw your post over on Potpourri Friday. I love your display! Such a creative use of color! So vibrant! I am your newest follower and I hope you will follow back!

  12. I just love Fall and your display is lovely. I love all the warm colors and the wreath you made out of the garland - Gorgeous!

  13. Very very pretty! I love all the gourds!

  14. Your fall decorating is so pretty!


  15. The infusion of color is so festive, Catie! I really like the wooden bowl! It's all a lovely Fall look!

    Thank you linking to Potpourri Friday. I appreciate your participation!

  16. It all looks absolutely beautiful Catie! I just love that you treat that as a mantel and that cookie tin is fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Inspiration Friday!

  17. our mantel is quite lovely, and I just love that toll house tin.
    Happy Fall

  18. See? I popped on over and here I am!! I love your "mantel"!!! I also love your home too, beautiful and organized- love that! I am your newest follower as well....:)

  19. I love that white pitcher. It's on my list of things to get because it's just so great for any time of year or just a bunch of flowers. I hope I can thrift one like yours! $1?! Great find!

    Stopping by from The Lettered Cottage. Happy Fall!


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