Fall Mantel 2013

I had fun putting together a simple Fall mantel, but I had a lot of trouble taking pictures of it.
My ceiling fan kept appearing in the mirror, which really bugged me.
So two little photos is all I have for you.
Maybe if some of you wanted to come over and raise the ceiling in my family room?
No?



Sprouts Market was selling the most lovely sunflowers so that is where my arrangement started.
I wanted to bring a little more mustard yellow to the mantel so I placed some faux goldenrod in one of my demi john's.
Twiggy pumpkins because the real ones weren't out yet when I took these photos and a little squirrel I bought last year were added.
Lots of texture and lots of brown bring the essence of Fall to my fireplace mantel.
Think cozy sweaters and crinkly brown leaves.

Yesterday we had a cool rainy day in Houston and it was heavenly, however the rest of the week is going to be humid and in the 90's.
Oh well, you get what you get and you don't throw a fit!
That's what I tell my four year old and sometimes I have to tell myself the same thing.
:)


Linking up to:
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage
Treasure Hunt Thursday @ From My Front Porch To Yours
It's Fall Y'all @ Thrifty Decor Chic
The Scoop @ White Lace Cottage

25 comments:

  1. So pretty! I love the demijohns and sunflowers.

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  2. What a great time I've had catching up with you! From your beautiful mantel all the way back to your post on the Polish cottage! Thank you!!

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  3. I bought sunflowers from Trader Joes they were so pretty, gone now but I so enjoyed them!

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  4. Lisa,
    It is so pretty. I love the little squirrel he is adorable up there. Those sunflowers are gorgeous too. Great job on your mantel vignette love it.
    Kris

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  5. I love your mantel decor. That mirror is really unique and makes a wonderful statement! We had rain all day yesterday too, but now have been enjoying the sunshine. Sorry that you're still experiencing such hot temps. I love the saying that you use to cope with it though. LOL!

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  6. Lisa... It has been too hot for pumpkins here, also. I only have some fall things in the front yard because I needed to make use of the hay bales my boys brought home. Your grass is so green! Looking at the pictures below.

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  7. Your mantel looks lovely! Love the colors and the flowers are so pretty!

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  8. This is so pretty! I love the earthy simplicity. That olive jar with the sunflowers looks so good for fall!

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  9. Lisa, this looks so beautiful! Great work!! xox

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  10. Oh my gosh..I feel your pain,happens to me in the bedroom..stupid fans! Well it look lovely I must say!!

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  11. Your mantel is so pretty. Love the little squirrel - how adorable. I have problems like that when taking photos all the time. Someone, somewhere should make a tut on how to deal with it because I sure don't know what to do.

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  12. Very classy! Love the freshness.

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  13. Your mantel looks beautiful....love the sunflowers - so happy!

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  14. Such a sweet mantle, Fall inspired yet not screaming it. Lovely!

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  15. I have the same problem with my ceiling fan. I think your mantle turned out beautiful! Hope you can get some more fall like weather soon.

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  16. Looks great Lisa! I can't get enough of those twig pumpkins! :)

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  17. Looks beautiful ! Love the pop yellow color from the flowers. Simple yet gorgeous.

    Best,
    marlin

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  18. Love your mantel! By the way, I'm pretty sure over the last week I've repinned every single thing you've pinned on Pinterest lol :) you have he best style!

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  19. Lovely mantel! I'm slowly STARTING to decorate for Fall!

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  20. Your mantel looks so pretty....the little squirrel is just adorable :o)
    ~Des

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  21. Love your pretty fall mantel! Thanks so much for sharing at the Scoop!...hugs...Debbie

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  22. Love your beautiful mantle Lisa! So funny I am the same way when taking photos.Whenever I share my family room I have to make sure not too see our ginormous entertainment center reflected in my mirror above the mantle....HA!
    xx
    Anne

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  23. Love your mantle! When I was photographing my mantle with a mirror, I used a piece of paper to cover the mirror! Ya gotta do what ya gotta do! :)

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