Mantel or mantle, this always confuses me. I googled it and it seems that mantel is correct. Mantle is a cloak, a covering, jacket or a layer between the earth’s core and crust.
Okay, now that we have that out of the way, let’s get to the Autumn mantel in the family room, which still has that once famous Laura Ashley gold on the walls. I do have the new paint color picked out though.
The white frame was a yardsale find that I’ve had for a long time. All the twigs and branches were cut from our yard. The thin stems are actually a clematis vine that I cut down. All the leaves and pumpkins are faux and the larger ones holding the leaves are ceramic. I added in a few pinecones on the ends.
The beautiful yarn wreath is the star of my mantel. My hand ached for days after making it but I love the way it turned out.
Tucked in are a few berry stems from an old wreath.
Making the flowers was so much more fun than wrapping and wrapping and wrapping and wrapping. I just used yarn I already had and wrapped , wrapped…….
First I spread the clematis vines on the mantel and then added in the other elements, tweaking over and over until I liked it.
I like the vines hanging loosely over the edge of the mantel.
So there it is! Fall is such a pretty season, ENJOY!
Linked up to the Party at The lettered Cottage. I can’t wait to see all the mantels!