Monday, October 3, 2011

Fall "mantel"

I am currently obsessing over how i wish i had a mantel to decorate for the seasons. All you crafty women put there with your beautiful fall vignettes..well.. i made do with what i had and that is over the kitchen cabinets!

This is usually a difficult area for me but i read some information online about how to decorate above there and i ran with it. I used all the stuff i currently had plus a couple dollar store plastic pumpkins and a little crow. Yay me for being frugal lol :)

So here it is in all its glory. I grabbed my fall garland and placed that in front and mounted my decorations on books to give them height. I will work from left to right on where i got things. Fall lantern and all candlesticks shown are from yard sales. Apothecary jar was from Tai Pan Trading filled with Walmart pinecones and gourds.

 The subway art was purchased from and i put that in an 11 x 14 frame i had lying around. The bowl was from Pier One imports i received as a gift for my wedding a few years ago but i am sure you could find something similar elsewhere.

The black lantern was also from pier one imports. I took some fall foliage stems i got at a yard sale and put them into a glass vase next to my cake stand.

The green bottles i also got from a yard sale and the famous cheese cloche turned bell jar sits with a dollar store pumpkin inside. Not a lot of work and it all came at a small price. Hope you like it and remember we don't have to swoon over mantels when you have kitchen cabinets to decorate above :)

Happy Fall Ya'll!