Friday, September 30, 2011

Fall Mantle - My owl needed some accessorizing

Now that my owl painting is finished I'm on to accessorizing the house for fall.  I dug out my fall decor from the garage and edited it for the mantle.  The mantle is less than a year old, so I've never decorated it for fall.  If you'd like to see how I made it go here.

  I never get away from my starfish. I include them in all my seasonal decor.  I'm at the beach a couple times a week playing volleyball year round so the beach is always near and dear to my heart.  For Fall I embellished my starfish with Grandma's old costume earrings and tied them with some twine to my hurricanes.  I filled the hurricanes with some costume pearl necklaces, shells, and dried branches.  I used a burgundy colored candle to tie into the fall foliage in my owl painting.

On the other side of the mantle I added one of my columns and the matching hurricane, another glass container filled with fall inspired stuff - drift wood, feathers, shells, and a conch shell.  I think the texture and colors go nicely with the owl colors.

I added a faux vine and my white pumpkins. 

I sat my pumpkins on a feather boa for contrast and texture.

Along the side of my fireplace I placed some golden glazed pottery and a basket of wood for texture.

I placed a large faux pumpkin on the column in the corner for some more fall color.

I have more to show you but that's another post.  I'm linking this up to

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  1. I love the mantle! Love that you incorporated the beach into your fall decor. I never tire of starfish and seashells.

  2. I love this!! It's very Fall with a hint of Halloween, but it won't be out of date in November!!

    I especially love the pumpkins on the boa! Not only does it look fantastic, the feathers are evocative of the owl without being obvious!!

  3. The owl painting is gorgeous! Such talent!

  4. Shannon, I absolutely love your owl and how you dressed up your mantle! Stunning : )

  5. Your mantle is gorgeous! I love your owl painting too! Wow, you painted that...impressive!!!

  6. That is a wonderful owl and I love that the pumpkins are sitting on a feather boa. So cute!
    Thanks for linking up to the CSI Project!



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