Friday, November 14, 2014

My Fall Mantel

If you've been following you know that I'm part of a blog hop and that the last four participants are sharing their Thanksgiving Vignettes today.  I'm in this last group and I'd say mine is more Fall decor than Thanksgiving.
 But hey, Thanksgiving is in the Fall.
 Sherry from No Minimalist Here is hosting the hop.
Kudos and a big thank you to Sherry for organizing it all and making it work.

If you missed Blog Hop Part 1 go here.
To see links to Blog Hop Part 2 go here.

I decided to share my Fall mantel for the "Hop".
This Fall my mantel is very sparse.  The layers upon layers are missing; but I don't miss them.

Family Fall Mantel
The golden ibex directed the mantel design.

On the left side of the mantel is a resin turtle shell on a pedestal.  I lightly rubbed it with some gold gilding wax to add some interest and depth to the textured shell mold and to repeat the gold tones.
The matted and framed print is of French decorative painting from the 16-18th centuries.

There are more gold tone repeats in the sunburst mirror.  Below the mirror is an Hermes box.

On the edge of the mantel is a glass jar, belted equestrian style. 
 The framed Versace poster touches the mantel edge and drops above a Draper dresser.

I filled the belted jar with feathers, seed pods, and zebra grass.

I love the curling seed pods and the way the zebra grass sprinkles some color into the arrangement
 and stretches across and reflects into the mirror.

I've already shared the poster, the Hermes scarf boxes, and the bejeweled demijohn.
They really complete that side of the room so they made it into the blog for a repeat performance

If you haven't noticed, I'm really into spikey spheres.

What have you done for Fall decor?


Make sure to visit my fellow Friday participants.
Follow these links to see their Thanksgiving vignettes.

 Miss Kopy Kat

Miss Kopy Kat

21 Rosemary Lane
A Thankful Tradition at 21 Rosemary Lane

A Stroll Thru Life 
Dining and Living Room at A Stroll Thru Life


  1. You are such a pro when it comes to design, Kathy! So lovely and unique...I always pick up tips and ideas from your decorating expertise.
    Mary Alice

  2. Oh I love your mantel, it is beautiful. I love how you used elements of nature and let each piece shine. The floral arrangement in the belted jar is my favorite. I love, love, love the demijohn with the bling too, how fun is that. Thanks tons for the shout out, this has been so fun to join you for the party.

  3. Your mantle is so interesting with all of the eclectic pieces placed together. It looks great! Love how you blended them all through the use of gold tones.

  4. Your mantel is so crisp and clean looking with just a touch of a contemporary feel. Very pretty with the beautiful golds and oranges .I also love your framed Versace poster with your spikey sphere in front of it perched on the stack of orange covered books. Really cool picture to boot.
    Thank you for the shout out too. Have a great weekend Kathy!
    XO Barbara

    1. Thanks Barbara. I love your plaid tablecloth and am inspired by your thankful tradition.

  5. Your mantel looks fabulous Kathy...I always love the vignettes you put together!! Have a great weekend!

    1. Thanks Martina. It was great being a part of the blog hop. You have a great weekend too.

  6. I so love your mantel of gold decor..the Ibex just sets the tone for a gorgeous theme. Love the way you "bejeweled" the demijohn...Truly loved this series. Have a great weekend!

    1. Thanks Shirley. I do love my demijohns and always like to share my jewels with them.
      Have a great weekend too.

  7. Love the Ibex. WOW! I had so much fun and cannot wait for next month.

  8. I love every piece of this - the antlers, the box, the mirror, etc. Perfectly put together!!

    1. Thanks so much. I want to come party with you on your porch.

  9. Your mantle looks lovely and the rest of your vignettes also. The golds and oranges signify this special time of the year and I hope you are having a wonder Fall..Judy

  10. Kathy, Your mantle is beautiful and I love how you added jewels to the demijohn. The Ibex and turtle shell are so perfect for home! Thank you for your friendship and for joining the blog hop !

    1. Sherry I have to thank YOU for organizing the whole hop and also for including me. Thanks.

  11. Kathy, every thing you do is with such flair....always enjoy reading your blog post

  12. Thanks Lynn. I'm a fan of your flair too.