Monday, September 26, 2011

Fall Framed Mantel


I loved challenging myself this season to come up with something unique for a fall mantel.
Though to be honest, I tried a bunch of odd ideas before I came up with this!
Simplicity with open frames, a clock, my fall wreath, and some pumpkins and wheat.




Here's my little fall wreath tied to an open frame.  The tutorial is {HERE}.



All the frames were either from garage sales this summer, thrifted or from Hobby Lobby.
I added an old mirror inside of one to add a little light/reflection to the arrangement. 


I just used an assorted bag of white and orange pumpkins from Lowes.  I just pressed the white one down on the stem of the orange one underneath to stack them.



Very pleased indeed with my blue pumpkin I actually spotted at walmart.




The little doilie is held up with sticky tack - just right for a little open space.









44 comments:

  1. Your mantel is one of the prettiest and most unique I have seen! I love all the open frames! Thanks for sharing at Layla's!

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  2. Very pretty, I love the simplicity.

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  3. Love all the frames on the wall. I also love the reflection of the chandelier in the mirror. Gorgeous.

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  4. This is one of the most unique mantels I have ever seen! Seriously gorgeous. Love the simplicity of it.

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  5. Cailan, everything is so gorgeous! I'm always excited to see your decor. You have such great taste!

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  6. This is absolutely gorgeous! You definitely have an art for arranging- just beautiful! Stopping by from TLC....

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  7. This is really fantastic! And looks like an a ton of patience was required to get everything spaced just right! Well Done!

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  8. Very, very, very cool! So mad that I don't have a bunch of lovely, empty frames like this:) I love the unexpected bits the most - like the M and the doilie and the hanging wreath. Really lovely!

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  9. Visiting from the fall link party and may I say your mantle is simply gorgeous! The antique clock makes a wonderful focal point. Beautiful execution.

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  10. beautiful! The frames and the pumpkins.. I love it all! great job :)

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  11. I. Just. Died.
    This is absolutely stunning! The frames are so great that I'd keep them up year round! Love that blue pumpkin! Great snag! I'll be keeping my eyes peeled for one of those!
    Stopping by from The Lettered Cottage. Happy Fall!

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  12. I really love the classic elegance of the frames coupled with a bit of whimsy--i.e. the pumpkins and the doily. Well done, Cailan--as always!

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  13. I love this! All the frames are great, as is that clock! Now Following!

    ~Mikey @ Shabby French Cottage
    www.shabbyfrenchcottage.com

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  14. So stylish , so charming ...simply impressive !!! Enjoy the season !

    Your new follower ,

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  15. This is so pretty. The over all feeling is so peaceful. love!

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  16. WOW! Love the open frames and how you dressed them up. Great job from www.missiondecorate.com!

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  17. i love all those open frames. great colors and textures. fabulous!

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  18. I totally love your style. Very unique fall mantel. And the clock is gorgeous.

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  19. This is my favorite mantel from the link party so far! "Tis a gift to be simple." Your mantel is the perfect example of this -- simply chic and elegant. Love the frames!

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  20. Gosh, who needs pictures when it can look like this? Fabulous!! I'd love it if you linked up to my party that started today.
    www.projectqueen.org
    I'm a new follower.

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  21. Love these frames! And I like how it feels like fall without being over-the-top themed. Very sophisticated.

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  22. I love empty frames - this looks GREAT!

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  23. Came here from TLC - it looks amazing! Love that it has a lot to look at without feeling crowded. Thanks for sharing!

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  24. Hi, what a creative idea. Love these empty frames and your blue green pumpkin. Happy Fall!

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  25. Beautiful styling and pictures! Love the empty frames, you can't beat thrifting for good deals on cool frames.

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  26. Very pretty! I just love the simplicity & beauty of this Fall mantel! Great job!

    P.S. the teeny doily is precious!

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  27. This mantle is simply stunning! Beautiful :)

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  28. Beautiful, calming and just perfect ! Xo

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  29. Love, love, love your frame gallery!! Looks beautiful!

    Saw you TT&J

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  30. very pretty! Stopping by from Tatertots and Jello. :)
    Jen

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  31. I love that it's different from most (maybe all) Fall mantels I've seen and it's exquisite!

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  32. Beautiful mantel! Love all of the frames. Hope you don't mind, but I've included your mantel in a roundup of my 12 favorite fall mantels. http://www.addicted2decorating.com/how-to-decorate-a-fall-mantel-12-beautiful-autumn-mantels.html Thanks for the inspiration!

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  33. Your mantel is Gorgeous!! I love it!

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  34. I am in love with this. I have always been such a huge fan of empty frames. I have been lost in your blog. It's just gorgeous.

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  35. i love this as well..... it's pretty much exactly what i want my mantel to look like! one day i will find giant giant frames :0)

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  36. I really like the frame in that minor. The wreath is cute too.

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