Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Faux fall mantel

It was important to have something a bit more permanent on the mantel for fall.  This spring and summer it was always changing with whatever flowers or greenery I brought in from the garden.  That means it was sitting empty a lot of the time too...I didn't like that part.


We spent the weekend at my parent's house in Wisconsin.  Homemade pizzas were made, marshmallows were roasted and apples were picked.  My mom and I even got away for a few hours to go hunting for treasures at the flea market.  I had some fantastic pictures from the weekend that I accidently deleted.  That will be the last time I delete any pictures on my camera, I will wait until they are on my computer from now on.


Anyway, one of the first booths we visited was my favorite of the day.  I found a couple of the medicine bottles and the poofs on sticks there...the vendor corrected me and called them Cornflowers. :)  Such a cute idea!  I love them and need to find out how to make them.


I picked up a few little pumpkins at a farm stand to tide me over until we make it to our favorite pumpkin farm in Michigan.


The wreath is a find from Home Goods.  They just opened a store about five minutes from me and I have to say, I'm pretty excited about that.  It was too small on its own so I layered it with a frame I found at Goodwill a while ago.   Not 100% sure the wreath will be staying here though...I have a feeling it will move into the living room to hang on a smaller mirror.


We definitely don't have a frame shortage going on here in the dining room :)




 
The Lettered Cottage

16 comments:

  1. I have never seen a yellow pumpkin like that! I use a recipe to make and serve a pumpkin soup, using the pumpkin as the tureen, and am now scouting for unusual gourds, but none like these fantastic yellow pumpkins!!

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  2. Love the mantle! I know how to make the little poofs if you want me to teach you ;) Let me know!

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  3. I love it when you post! The room looks so pretty and I am loving those poofs!

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  4. When you learn how to make the poofs, you have to do a tutorial! Those are so cute as flowers. Everything looks great! You should draw a white outline of a log fire on the board in your fireplace! I had to tell you that since it was the first thing I thought of when I saw that!

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  5. that looks awesome, londen! i love the pom pom flowers!

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  6. Love the mantle! So simple, but it really makes a statement.

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  7. Love your mantel, especially the 'puffs'! So simple, clean, and pretty!

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  8. So pretty! And love that mirror over your mantle with the corner detail!

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  9. I love the simplicity of your mantel (and the cornflower poofs are adorable!) Just my style, thanks for sharing! I'm a new follower!

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  10. UGH! How maddening to delete your photo's!!! Oh no!
    Your mantle looks just right for fall!
    A home goods five minutes from you!! LUCKY!!!
    The closest one to me is three hours away!
    Have a pretty day!
    Kristin

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  11. How beautiful! Fall colors are gorgeous! Have a wonderful weekend, Kellie xx

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  12. Love the cornflowers - I just found out that the 'poofs' I've been hunting down are called billy balls! I think there's a fancier name but who would have guessed ;).

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  13. I like your post. Every picture is looking beautiful!!

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  14. Hi, Just discovered your blog and I'm going to enjoy going back over older posts.
    For now, I want to say that I love your place, and the 'billy balls' are *officially* called craspedia.
    Here's a tutorial for making a slightly different (felted) version:
    http://www.designsponge.com/2011/06/diy-project-felt-billy-balls.html

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  15. Your mantel is simple, colorful, and beautiful! Thanks for linking up to The "Autumn Décor" Talent Scouting Party at WhisperWood Cottage! Those cornflower poofs in the bottles are a great pop of color and interest!

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