Friday, September 6, 2013

Colors Of Autumn Mantel

In the other gardens
  And all up the vale,
From the autumn bonfires
  See the smoke trail!

Pleasant summer over
  And all the summer flowers,
The red fire blazes,
  The gray smoke towers.

Sing a song of seasons!
  Something bright in all!
Flowers in the summer,
  Fires in the fall! 
                    Autumn Fires Robert Louis Stevenson { from A Child's Garden of Verses, 1885} 

Happy to share with you today our Colors of Autumn Mantel. We look forward the most to this time of year and decorating and all the family gatherings that follow. While all the other seasons have their special place in out hearts, there is just something that speaks differently to us from Autumn through Winter.

To pull together a short lived Autumn mantel we simply reused items we already had, some a little differently and some more the same way. 

We dressed our mantel mirror with paper leaf doilies strung on a piece of natural twine and added the word "autumn" with letters we found from Sweetly Scrapped.

Packed silk Harvest foliage  and gourds into a black planter to show off the beautiful colors of Autumn. 

                                                        Do these colors speak to you?

Using left over upholstery fabric from our chair reupholster, we wrapped up a few candles and finished them off with some twine.

Stenciled candle jars were reused and to give them a new feel, we changed out the beans for Autumn foliage.

We knew when we found this beautiful printable from Sweetly Scrapped it was meant for our Autumn mantel.

We used two of the printables on each side of our mantel. The muted colors and beautiful design is lovely.

A few gourds on the mantel to show the awesome colors of Autumn and the promise of God's bounty.

                  What will your Autumn mantel look like this year? 

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.
Psalm 119:105

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  1. Oh I love the Autumn Fires poem! Just like your mantel, it really captures the feeling of Autumn.

  2. Your mantle looks terrific! Can't wait to update my home for fall {which, by the way, you've definitely inspired me}! =) Loved the poem & Bible verse, too. Now, if only the weather would start to resemble autumn - it's been super hot where I live!

  3. Beautiful! I love your leaf garland. I'd love if you'd link up to The DIYers!

  4. Beautiful !! I love the garland with the autumn on it !!


  5. stopping by from HOMESPUN, love this mantle!! Gorgeous work, makes me want a pumpkin spiced drink!

  6. That is beautiful... I like using what I have, too. It's fun to change it up each year. I love those candle holders you stenciled... so smart!

    Have a great weekend!

  7. So pretty! I'm still in love with your chair fabric-- wrapped around the candles is beautiful!