Autumn Mantel 2011

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.
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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.
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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.
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Tucked in are a few berry stems from an old wreath.
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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…….
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First I spread the clematis vines on the mantel and then added in the other elements, tweaking over and over until I liked it.
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I like the vines hanging loosely over the edge of the mantel.
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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! Smile

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12 thoughts on “Autumn Mantel 2011”

  1. Love your yarn wreath! I've been thinking about making one of those someday, but haven't been brave enough to do it yet.

    Great job!

  2. Very pretty, Debbie! You'll be happy to know that I have no place to reproduce this lovely idea and wreaths that have the potential to make my hands hurt aren't going to cut the mustard. But there, in your lovely room, and on your beautiful mantel…perfection!

  3. haha! I had to go back and see if I spelled it correctly. I apparently went with the safe route and only said, " fireplace." Thank you for linking up your mantel. It looks so clean , refreshing, and well put together. I love it!

  4. I love your mantel – very nice. The wreath is very unique and the flowers you made are super cute.

    Happy Fall!!

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