Monday, September 26, 2011

My Fall Mantel 2011

It's fall mantel time & I couldn't be happier. Something about all those rich, warm colors makes me very happy.

Let's see...the scroll shutter thingys I've had for years. I believe they came from Michaels. They were white, but once my family/living room walls went from orange to beige, they no longer showed up. Instead of having them collect any more dust in the warehouse cellar, I spray painted them brown for use with my fall mantel.

I found this neat wall centerpiece when we went on vacation to Vermont. On the ride home, we stopped off in Lake George, NY & I found it there. It was filled with red geraniums, but I knew I would want to change them. Someone obviously made it out of an old shuttered cabinet door & stapled burlap pockets on it. Pretty ingenious...I wish I thought of it! Metal birdhouse from Christmas Tree Shops.

I made the Fall banner from felt.

My wire cloche filled with pumpkins. The metal pumpkin candle holder next to the cloche is dear to daughter brought it to me at the hospital when my son was born, October 2001.

Wooden candleholder & ceramic pumpkin both from Hobby Lobby.

And there she fall mantel 2011!

I'm glad you visited me today. I'm going to link this up at:

Just Something I Whipped Up at The Girl Creative
Layla's Fall Mantel party at The Lettered Cottage
Tabletop Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
Fall into Fall party at DIY by Design
Open House Party at No Minimalist Here
Fall Decorating Party at Hooked on Houses
Autumn Arrives Party at Savvy Seasons

I'm sure the creativity will be flying at each of go check 'em out!


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


  1. Simply adorable Gina. Love the felt banner you crafty one! I love Fall too, always makes me giddy!

  2. Love your fall mantle. I have to get to work on mine.

  3. Hi Gina! Love your fall mantel! It is simple and eye pleasing all at the same time! I picked up a few items on the week end as well, and have been thinking it is time to get the mantel ready! Have a wonderful day my friend and thanks for sharing!

  4. Very cute. Love those shutters and the fall banner.

  5. Love it! You make me want to make a fake mantel in my fireplace-less house! lol

  6. Very nice my dear friend. It turn out always :-) Have a wonderful new week.

    Much love,

  7. Love your wire cloche and the punkins!

  8. Everything looks so cute, Gina!! Very warm and festive! The shutters are awesome and I love the banner...I am all thumbs but this looks fun to make! I need to get started on something!! October 1st is my deadline!


  9. Gina I love your mantle, I have so got to get into the fall swing of things!!


  10. Gina-It looks just darling. I love that old shutter thing with the pockets on it- what a great idea! Glad you found it. And your banner is cute too! Great mantle! xo Diana

  11. Hi Gina...

    You are very creative. This mantle looks great and very welcoming. The felt banner just makes it!
    I'm stopping over from Marty's place TTT.
    Enjoyed my visit..

  12. Gina, your mantel is amazing. I absolutely adore the cute shutter wall hanging thingie. The garland is cute, too. Everything looks good!!! :D

    Guess what!?!? I actually bought an orange glass pumpkin at Pier 1...did I tell you??? ;P

    Ricki Jill

  13. Gina, I love your Fall banner! That is so cute, especially with the clothespins! You did a great job with your mantel. Visiting from Layla's Fall Mantel party. Hope you'll stop by my blog to say hi. :)

  14. Gina -- what a great job on the mantel -- so warm and welcoming. I especially love the banner :)


  15. Hi lovely lady.
    I love the way you have put your Mantle together for the fall so Beautiful Gina. Thanks so much sweet lady for your comments on my new Fall Tablescape. Hope you have a great day.
    XXOO Diane

  16. love that ceramic pumpkin with the leaves on it! gorgeous! and your leaf garland. supah dupah cute!

  17. Gina, it looks great! Love those burlap pockets!

  18. Love love love the shutter with pockets. What a great idea. The possibilites are endless to change from season to season. Your mantel looks great

  19. Your fall mantle is quite adorable! I have that same wire cloche and like your idea of filling it with the little pumpkins.

  20. Your mantle is great, I too love the warmth of the colors of fall. Spray paint is wonderful, great idea to use it on the shutters. I dont always think of paint as an answer for changing something up.

  21. Love your fall mantel. I really like the shutters with the burlap pockets. I see shutters all the time at an auction that we attend every Monday. What a great idea to attach the pockets to them!

  22. I love your fall mantel! Great job!
    I am your newest follower! I hope you will drop by my blog sometime...I would love to have you as a follower!
    Looking forward to getting to know you!


  23. Hi Gina, Thanks for sharing your pretty Fall mantel at the Open House party. I am loving the shutter with the burlap pockets and the cure banner!

  24. Gina I adore your Autumn decor!! The shutters are really unique!

    I have hooked up with Julia's Party as well!


    Art by Karena

  25. Very pretty Gina and that banner is super cute! Martina

  26. Great mantel! I love the simple look of the leaf garland!


  27. I love the "scroll shutter thingys," Gina! And, your Fall banner is adorable, too! Great job!


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