Monday, September 17, 2012

Fall Mantel 2012

Today I would like to share my Fall Mantel with you.

Decorating my mantel is usually a huge challenge because of its size.
This year, however, it wasn't as stressful as it has been in the past.
Maybe after all these years, I'm finally getting the hang of it. 
(Yeah right, wait until Christmas comes & watch as my confidence collapses!)


I have blue accents throughout the room so I really wanted
to incorporate a bit of blue into the mantel this year.


I found the blue pumpkins at Hobby Lobby and they
just so happened to be the perfect shade of blue
for my living room.
Don't you love it when that happens?


I bought the basket at an estate sale this summer.
I don't know what it is about it, but I love that basket.


Thank you so much for stopping by today.
Happy Fall to you!

Linking to:

Tabletop Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
Fall into Fall at DIY by Design
Gina
Gina

Welcome! I'm Gina. Like the header says, this blog is all about home, food and life..

39 comments:

  1. Your mantle is so pretty, Gina. I love the blue pumpkins and your pretty little basket. Thanks for stopping by this morning and leaving me the sweet comment on PW's Comfort Meatballs. I think you do need to try them. We have really liked most, if not all, of the PW's dishes. I keep hoping one day I'll win a drawing to go spend the weekend at the ranch with her. Have a blessed day!
    Nici

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  2. Your fall decorations look wonderful. I am inspired to do my bookcase top, which is my "mantel". I visited your home tour at Debbiedoos, your home is so wonderful. I have the day off today and looking at your blog this morning has been my inspiration to do a project or two.

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  3. Very nice Gina. Love those blue pumpkins.

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  4. Is this the fireplace that was demolished? It's very lovely! I love your pumpkins, especially the blue ones:)

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  5. Gina your mantel is gorgeous! I love the touches of blue. I may just have to find a few of those pumpkins myself! Hugs, Linda

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  6. Gina, this is so pretty! You know I love those blue pumpkins! I didn't see those at HL...guess I'll have to go back! Lol! You did a wonderful job!!

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  7. Oh, how pretty that is....very fresh....and just look at that gorgeous hearth!!!!! hugs...cleo

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  8. Oh, Gina! Just gorgeous! The blue pumpkins stand out so pretty with all the other colors on the mantle. Everything looks so beautiful! The baskets and the vases with the leaves are the perfect touch and I love your gorgeous mirror!

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  9. Gina, your mantle is so beautiful... and colorful... and full of fall! I just decorated mine and it was a DISASTER! I need to take a lesson from you! Just beautiful!!!

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  10. I love it! Those blue pumpkins are very unique and they look great! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  11. Very pretty, Gina! I noticed the blue pumpkins right away! A nice change from the orange. I love your basket and was wondering if those were real leaves? I am heading for Michael's to see what they have, I need to get creative here!

    XO,
    Jane

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  12. Very nice Gina! I love the basket. The new hearth vignette is cute too.

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  13. Your mantle is gorgeous, love the blue pumpkins. HL is a great store. xo

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  14. The addition of the blue is amazing. Made a complete difference from the oranges/rusts. What a treat to see your mantle.

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  15. Love the splash of blue and the way you used baskets!

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  16. Happy Fall to you Gina! Your mantel looks terrific...especially those blue pumpkins you bought! They really add a great punch of color!

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  17. Your Fall mantel is beautiful Gina! I LOVE your blue pumpkins!!

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  18. Pumpkins are sure becoming colorful these days. I hadn't seen blue yet and they are so pretty. I should pick up some for my mom as blue is her favorite color. Your mantle is just beautiful!

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  19. Gina, this is so pretty! You've definitely mastered mantel decorating! I love how you tied the hearth in with your mantel! Looks great!

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  20. Great job on your mantel Gina. I saw those glue pumpkins too. They look great on your mantel. Glad you were brave enough to work them into your mantel decor.

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  21. What a pretty shade of blue those pumpkins are! It all looks great!

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  22. Looks like you have the knack now. It looks beautiful :)

    Hugs,
    Laura

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  23. Gina,
    This is beautiful loving the blue! Hope you can stop by and party again at One More Time.

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  24. gorgeous!! the pop of blue is a very pretty touch.
    I love the fall colors!

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  25. Sooo pretty! Love the colors and the blue added. If you like it, it's perfect. Don't worry about it not being enough. :)

    xo
    Pat

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  26. I see that decorating comes so natural to you. Everything saws fall!! Linda

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  27. Happy Fall to you Gina, Your mantel looks lovely. The blue pumpkins are so neat. I wish we had a Hobby Lobby.
    Blessings, Ginger

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  28. Huh, who would have ever thought -blue pumpkins!! they look great, nice that it all ties into the rest of the room. I like the little stool with the whole pumpkin too!

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  29. Gina, it is fabulous, I love the sign, it is so perfect!!

    Carol

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  30. I love those blue pumpkins ! Your mantel looks real pretty ! Great job !

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  31. You git me one of those blue pumpkins Hi! (in my Holly Hunter from raising Arizona voice)

    I know.
    But you still love me, right?

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  32. Your (my favorite) fireplace is the perfect palate for this beautiful Fall "still life" masterpiece! So lovely with the touch of blue! Well done!
    ~Lynne
    w/L.

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  33. It is very pretty. Love the blue and love the symmetry. I sometimes wish I hadn't agreed to a flatscreen TV over my fireplace :(

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  34. Hello Gina, Your mantle looks wonderful. Don't let your confidence fail you when it comes to dressing your mantle at Christmas time. Remember how you thought we wouldn't enjoy viewing your home and look how full of admiration we all were. You are very talented. Best Wishes Daphne

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  35. Oh Gina, it's beautiful and so is the hearth. I am totally in love with the aqua and the orange. Stunning. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  36. Hi Gina, Your Fall mantle turned out beautiful! I especially love the blue pumpkins.

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