Fall Mantel 2011
So, here we are again, fall mantels.
Whoo, that went fast.
I knew I wanted to work with owls and feathers, kind of obsessed with them lately.
But, other than that, I wasn‚Äôt sure.
It was actually my sister‚Äôs idea to use the door as the back drop ‚Äì Thanks!
I started with the large gold frame with the intention to use it like a shadow box / wreath center point.
Except, that chose to put it off center.
Then, I remembered that I had a box of gilded framed mirrors that I had bought an auction and I began layering them.
Wasn‚Äôt sure what I was going to do with them when I got them but I sure am glad I had them.
Then I added feathers, owls, pinecones, mirrors, candles and a few white gourds.
This frame was in the box as well with the amazing playing card already in the frame.
There were also a few raised silhouettes, almost like cameos.
I added a few small books, an old skeleton key and some brass door knobs.
I changed up the pillows on the sofas and chairs bringing in a more fall vibe.
I hung one of the mirrors on a ribbon and hung my Parisian skeleton key, a favorite treasure of mine.
I also lit the candles tonight and tried my hand at photographing in candle light.
I am sharing this project at
Layla and Kevin over at The Lettered Cottage are hosting a Fall Mantel Party ‚Äì Stop on by!
I will also be sharing at some of the Link Parties you can find here.
Thanks so much for stopping by!