Thursday, October 17, 2013

FALL MANTEL {2013}


If I'm not careful you guys are going to think I'm a one trick pony.  I used these shutters on my Fall Mantel 2 years ago, but they were moss green instead of kelly green, so that counts as a new look, right?  Last year I used a big green mirror, so ok, I might be stuck on one thing.  But I just like the drama added from the green and the bulk and height added from the shutters so much!


Let's take a closer look...



Since I'll be participating in the Modern and Fresh Fall Tour next week, I tried to keep things modern and fresh!  My goal was to use natural objects, texture, and mixed metals.  I must really like those things anyway, because most of the things I used are things I have out all the time anyway, I just used them in a different way.


This quail was an oh-so ugly thrifted piece, but a quick spray of gold helped him fit right in.  We're partial to Quail around here.  I pulled out a color from way back in my stash, and it's the brightest, shiniest gold I've used.  It's Design Master "Gold Medal", which you can find at Michael's if you want to try it.


I like to throw a disco ball in wherever I can.


I've had these birdcages for years but haven't been using them lately.  Thanks to my friend Jennifer who's not-so-scary Halloween vignette inspired me to get them back out!


I've enjoyed my fiddle leaf fig and aspen branches so much in the firebox that I left them there for now until we start using the fireplace.



So that's it!  I thought it was about time for some Fall decorating, especially since all of my blogger friends will be moving on to Christmas soon.  It helps that it finally feels like Fall in Oklahoma...bring on the boots, sweaters, and hot chocolate!



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25 comments:

  1. you could not be any cooler if you tried- this is awesome! love the emerald shutters, the little disco ball, and those awesome stools!

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  2. Love this shade of green and that you reinvented them as they look great up on your mantel!

    Laura

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  3. One trick pony you are not. If something works, go w/it! That mirror is one of my favorites. I eyeball it every time I see it in stores/mags. Looks great! Love that you added the disco ball into the mix too. That's been on my wish list for a while. Hoping to add it into my family room mix.

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  4. I think you are anything but a one trick pony! So nice.

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  5. LOVE the new(ish) Kelly green shutters, such a fun update! You could even keep them up for Christmas. :)

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  6. Now I need to find some neat shudders since yours look terrific on your mantel. I'm happy to see a redish brick fireplace close to ours. It seems that they're a rarity in blog land.

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  7. I love it and your bucket of wheat is fabulous. Hugs, Marty

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  8. GORGEOUS Jennifer!! LOVE the green shutters and love the way you have the branches inside the fireplace!

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  9. I love that silver urn, I've been looking for a similar one for forever! Your fall mantle is beautiful!

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  10. Ahhhh you are so good at vignettes and styling! It looks so pretty Jennifer - autumnal, cheerful, sparkly!

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  11. So gorgeous and so you with your signature green. Love it!

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  12. You've hooked me on this green! :) Everything looks beautiful, as usual. I just love fall ~ my very favorite season!

    xo
    Pat

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  13. The Kelly green is a stunning color and draw attention to the shutters immediately. You certainly have a lot of interest and textures going on. Love the branches in the fireplace, too. Inspiring!

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  14. Love your mantle! The quail, shutters and silver urn are beautiful!!

    Cynthia

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  15. The shutters are fab Jennifer! And really you can't go wrong with a disco ball!! Love everything here:)

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  16. What a gorgeous mantel! The green is beautiful!
    Leslie
    House on the Way

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  17. Suzanne of Simply Suzannes at Home

    Oh my . . . I LOVE the kelly green shutters . . . and the gold accents. Beautiful!
    Thanks so much for sharing!
    Have a beautiful weekend,
    Suzanne

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  19. Jennifer, I love the mix of colors and textures you use. So very pretty! Thank you for sharing. Just came across your blog and am happily following along. Feel free to share this post or any other at my Make it Pretty Monday party which goes live at 8am CDT on Monday. Here is the link to last week's party if you want to check it out. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2013/10/make-it-pretty-monday-week-71.html Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  20. Whats not to love when theyre a mirrored disco ball on display! Youve got a great eye for mixing together eclectic finds and bringing them all together, great job :)

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  21. I love what you did with your mantel - everything looks unexpected but perfect together! Wondering where you got your little stools in front of the fireplace (I know you must have made them over from something!)?

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