Sunday, October 3, 2010

Halloween/Fall Mantle


Here is the Tremaine Halloween/Fall mantle!! I really like the way it turned out. I stressed for a long time on how I was going to decorate it...so many choices, but being limited by budget!! I wanted to make sure it was kid friendly {not too scary} and that it could last all of October and November {so nothing JUST Halloweenish}.

I started off with this WONDERFUL {diamond in the rough} old window!! My momma gave it to me years ago, and although I knew it had great potential, I put it away for a rainy day. Well, it wasn't a rainy day....but when i saw this sitting way back in my garage I just knew....this was going to be the centerpiece to my mantle!! I love it!!! It is surprisingly delicate. I had to be extremely careful when cleaning it and moving it. The caulking holding the glass is deteriorating so I had to be very gently with the Windex! Ha!! It has flecks of blue-green in it {i am sooo in love!!}.



{first...I admit these pics are not in the order I wanted...but moving on}
These pumpkins were purchased at Hobby Lobby for $2 and $3.50!!! Such a steal. They are so delicate and lovely.


Next are the AWESOMELY SIMPLE black sticks!! My Bestie~~Ashlee~~gave me this wonderful idea {okay, I actually just stole the idea after she mentioned it}!! I took a bunch of branches out of someones yard {HA!!} and my kiddos beat the sticks on the side of the house to get the leaves and "spiky things" off of them. They loved being such big helpers!! [After we beat the spiky things off I decided they would make a great decoration...also on the mantle, in a mason jar, with wheat coming out.] Once said sticks were ready I just spray painted them black. This was so simple and turned out so cool!! {Thanks Ashlee!!}


Hanging on the left side is this wreath. I used remnant orange burlap fabric from HL. I simply wrapped a plastic covered wreath. Super easy. Added a black crow from Dollar Tree and some awesome zebra ribbon!! Simple.Perfect.Love it!!


Another shot of the entire setup!


On the right hand side of the window is a frame with sparkly gourd scrapbook paper in it. It is hanging by some orange, yellow and black ribbon. Again easy, but I love it!!


And here is the other side of the mantle....the spiky things in the mason jar, another black frame with wicked witch scrapbook paper, and a large candlestick holder with what can only be described as a huge black artichoke!! Haha! I know that is not what it is {I think!!}...it was a 90% off purchase from Hob Lob!


And finally I put Dollar Tree pumpkins and gourds in this AMAZING mason jar. The jar is at least 11 inches tall! It is beautiful and I love it!!


I hope you have enjoyed my Halloween/Fall mantle!! I am happy that I am no longer stressing over making it perfect. Of course it's not perfect, but I am thrilled with how it turned out!

I LOVE FALL...ahhhh.

32 comments:

  1. that crow is perfect perched on that wreath. love your mantle, it is definitely one that could go through november, altho maybe not with the crow. halloween's my fave, so i really did it up over at my place!

    www.thecapeonthecorner.blogspot.com

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  2. This is GORGEOUS!!!!! What a talented daughter I have!!! Just beautiful!!

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  3. Excellent placement of items, color, type, everything! I really like it!

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  4. Love love love it! Seriously - Great job!
    ~Tana

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  5. oooh makes me wish I had a mantle the needed decorating! so inspirational!

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  6. I LOVE THE WINDOW! I'm on a mission to find one soon. Great looking mantle! LOVE IT

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  7. ditto, ditto, ditto !! Love it.

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  8. I love it! I love the crow on your wreath! I love the old window and... well everything! You did such a great job!!

    - Michelle @ Bunch of Craft

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  9. Looks great!

    Melissa
    http://www.burstsofcreativity.blogspot.com/

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  10. Hi Ashley, you did a great job!!~ I love it all, the pop of orange wreath is a great touch.

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  11. I love those old windows! We use them to decorate, too.

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  12. Simply Gorgeous!!! Your posts are very inspiring!! Enjoy your blog!
    Come see my Vintage Inspired Pumpkin DIY!
    http://tesorofino.blogspot.com/2010/10/diy-vintage-inspired-pantyhose-pumpkin.html
    See what others are saying about it in the comments! Don't forget to click the VOTE BUTTON in the post and vote for Tesoro Fino and support me!

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  13. Such a nice fall-scape! I love the window! It's such a nice addition to the whole ledge. I hope you can join my giveaway going on now! http://alittleknickknack.blogspot.com/2010/10/felt-headband-giveaway.html

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  14. Darling mantle - I love it all! TFS!

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  15. Love the simplified wreath and the layering on this mantle. Wonderful. Glad to have found you on the Wednesday follow.
    Kathleen
    http://www.firefliesandfamily.blogspot.com

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  16. Wonderful job! Your mantel is gorgeous!

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  17. that looks sooo cute!! Would you like to come do my house next fall:)
    I'd love for you to come by and check out the fun giveaway going on at my blog this week!
    http://justsewsassy.com/2010/10/04/tuesday-tutorial-halloween-ribbon-ornaments-giveaway/

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  18. Your mantle is so charming. It's the perfect blend of rustic and whimsy. Happy fall!

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  19. I like that you perched your bird in the wreath, it's a great frame for it. I really like your black artichoke, too :).

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  20. Love the window! The whole mantel is great! You have a good eye for decor!

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  21. It looks terrific! I love fall too!! Thanks for stopping by and linking to Anything Related!
    {Rebekah}

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  22. That is outstanding. So many great ideas to draw from. i have an old window in the garage and suddenly . . . it has a home. thanks!

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  23. Wow! You did a beautiful job! I love the little wreath on the window!

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  24. I love this, it gives me a few great ideas for the old window I have sitting in the garage!

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  25. I love decorating for fall and Halloween too, there are so many more creative things you can do with the season! Love the mantle.

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  26. Hi there! I'm your newest follower. I found you on the Friday link up. Lovely blog:) You can find me at www.bouffeebambini.blogspot.com

    LOVE the wreath

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  27. This is a great vignette. Nicely done. It looks like something I would see in Pottery Barn or a Crate and Barrel catalog but better because it is all repurposed. Thank you for sharing it on Motivated Monday at Becolorful.
    It was a great addition to the party.
    Pam

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  28. Love your mantle! I love everything about it!

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  29. Great looking mantle! I love the variety of elements! Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites last week!

    Hope you'll stop by again this week. I'm celebrating my blogiversary with a giveaway for a Presto Cool Touch Griddle!

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  30. Love the old window and the wreath with the crow sitting inside. Darling!

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  31. Hi Ashley! Just wanted to let you know I featured this today. Thanks so much for linking up to the Sunday Showcase Party. I greatly appreciate it. Stop by and grab a featured button if you like. Hope you have a wonderful week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

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