The Autumn mantel

The Autumn mantel this year is pretty simple with no bright orange colors like last years. I used the mirror I found at the thrift store, flanked by fresh branches from the yard, the other half of the pumpkin I cut in half and some Annie Sloan chalk painted pumpkins.

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I found the green vases at the thrift store for 10¢ and the pedestal vase on the left is a Haeger and was only a dollar. Haeger pottery is fairly easy to find at thrift shops and I really like the soft colors and shapes.

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The thrift shop mirror was painted with Annie Sloan in Chateau grey.

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The pumpkins are painted in pretty shades of Annie Sloan chalk paint.

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Here’s a closer look at the Haeger pedestal vase on the left side of the mantel.

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On the right side, the pumpkin that I cut in half and stenciled needed to be attached to a surface because it wouldn’t stand on it’s own. I glued in on a small piece of wood and painted that the same color.

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That’s the Autumn mantel this year. It’s so different from last year’s mantel.

Linked up at Centsational girl mantel party. There are a lot of mantels over there!

Are you a lover of the oranges and traditional colors of Fall or do you like the softer colors better?

 

Thanks for visiting! Debra (((xx)))

Comments

  1. Stacey says:

    I can not get over how different your house looks. The board and batten and the colors are so fresh and pretty. Your mantel looks great – love what you did with the pumpkin.
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  2. Vee says:

    It is different and lovely. You are definitely not in a rut! The little blue pumpkin strikes my fancy…so cute.

  3. Love it, such a soft take on fall decorating.
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  4. Becky says:

    I love the stenciled pumpkin and the outdoor greenery….I love the softer colors and simplicity of your mantle. You are so talented and I love the changes you have made and continue to make in your home!

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