Thursday, November 4, 2010

Fall Mantel

Sparkles a Plenty
Fall Mantel - done!
After I posted yesterday about how I needed mercury glass pumpkins or in the very least some 
more white pumpkins...one of my followers...Olive of Olive Out got real with me. 

She said I didn't need to go out and buy anything...to wait for sales and do it next year.

That snapped me into reality. 
I can't afford to be buying things as frivolous as mercury glass pumpkins 
when I have a house full of nice things.
So I went back in my living room and regrouped.
Turns out the only thing needed were a few clippings of hydrangea from my garden. 

I think it turned out pretty fabulous.
Newman helped.
I did find these pumpkins on line from Pier 1. They are in stock in stores.
They have an led light inside, so they light up. 
I'm very proud of myself that I didn't jump in the car and go get them. 
(Thanks, Olive)
If they were silver....I would not have been able to resist.

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64 comments:

Cara said...

looks wonderful!
<3 Cara
"KEEP CALM" A Giveaway is Going On!!

Lisa ~Suburban Retreat~ said...

Nita ~ You shopped your house and put together a stunning mantle! A creative gal like yourself doesn't need to spend money to create FABULOUS! You were given GREAT advice! Have a lovely day.

Erin said...

Great job Nita!! It's all so pretty and sparkly and girly!! I love it! :)

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

This all looks great but I want to come and hug Newman most!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hi Nita,
Your mantle looks just amazing- I love the mercury glass and agree- you did not need the pumpkins- the candleholders & various other pieces are beautiful!! Newman did a great job helping!! :)

French-Kissed said...

Hi Nita,

Your mantlescape is beautiful...the perfect blend of sparkle and nature. I agree with Olive and am all for using what we already have...sometimes is pushes us to enjoy our beautiful things in an entirely different way. By the way, your wall sconces are wonderful, too.
Thanks for visiting FK.

~jermaine

Deserae said...

Ohhhh it is so pretty....of course I am a sparkle girl so I am in LOVE! I think you still *need* a couple of mercury glass pumpkins though if that is what makes your heart sing :o) Your assistant is adorable and looks like he is willing to jump right in and lend a hand whenever needed! Just gorgeous!!!!!!!
~Des

Arlene said...

Beautiful! I don't think you need a thing!

Olive Cooper said...

Nita, it is fabulous and your have plenty of mercury there as you said. The "Give Thanks" glitter banner is just the perfect finishing touch. I am honored to be mentioned on your wonderful blog especially about a topic I am not the best at practicing myself always. ♥olive

Allison said...

It looks beautiful! I love your Give Thanks banner and all of your candles in your fireplace. Newman is quite the cutie!

Teresa said...

Stunning...looks perfect to me.
I love your style.
Your doggies are fun

Ps. we had a little wienner dog "Bonnie" she lived with us for 14 years, miss her...she died 7 years ago. =(

Robin said...

** Sigh **

So pretty. You've done a wonderful job. I love all the sparkling, simmering accents!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful fall mantle! I love everything about it! - - HollyM

The French Maid said...

What a glamorous take on a very traditional idea! Stunning!
--Lee Ann

A Vintage Girl said...

Beautifully done! It's amazing what you can find when you really put your mind to it! Great Job!

Patricia said...

I love your beautiful mantle with all that stunning mercury glass. I have an obsession with it as well - when does it end?? It's been years. I agree, if the pumpkins at Pier 1 were silver I would be picking up my keys!! Sit back relax and enjoy your beautiful room.

CAS said...

I love all of your Mercury Glass. It's just so lovely. I have heard of several techniques for making your own faux mercury glass but haven't tried that yet.
Carol

Gayle said...

Very appealing.

Envy My Cooking said...

Really? This is so dang cute.. Love it, Want it.

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High Street Cottage said...

Beautiful!!! I'll be sharing my mercury glass some time next week, and excited to do so. You set up a lovely mantel and vignette, have a wonderful Friday, tami

Jacqueline said...

Your mantle is gorgeous. I would love some mercury glass pumpkins too, maybe next year for me too. I am reorganizing the holiday storage and I shouldn't buy a single thing!!!

Vintagesouthernlife said...

Oh it is so pretty! You didn't need mercury pumpkins. It is perfect with the hydrangeas.It was nice of Newman to help,lol.

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Your mantle is so pretty... and I just love all of your mercury glass, it's gorgeous... blessings~~~ Daphne

KATHY said...

Your fall mantel looks gorgeous.

Kathy

Tammy said...

This is beautiful. It looks twice as pretty as anything you were wishing for on your last post.
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KarenB said...

I totally understand the silver fascination. I think we have some of the same candlesticks! But, I think the white pumpkins "ground" or contrast nicely with all the silver and more silver would be too much. Good job with stepping back and regrouping. I think your mantlescape is gorgeous. Of course, the fireplace is beautiful to start with.

Pam said...

Your mantel looks gorgeous. I just love the mercury glass. And I do think the hydrangea gives it just enough of a hint of color. That Give Thanks glitter sign is very festive.

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

It's gorgeous! And you sure have an adorable helper :)) I used a bit of mercury glass too, will show it next week!
Have a great weekend,
Andrea

Sandra said...

I love your beautiful mirror and mercury glass on the mantel...great minds think alike...I did the same thing on my mantel.

Amy Meyer said...

Very sparklie! I love the candles you have in the fire place! I have never seen that before!

Finding Home said...

Simple, elegant, lovely!

DreamgirlLisa said...

I think it looks beautiful just as it is...even w/out the silver pumpkins, your will power is inspiring!!

Traci at ThreeDogsAtHome said...

Love the mantle decor. I can't wait for daylight so I can go out to the yard and clip some hydrangea to go with my white pumpkins. And I am sure Newman was very helpful.
Traci

C'est Magnifique said...

I love it! I usually like silver but that gold you added looks so great!

Tania

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

Your Fireplace & Mantel are Wonderful, Such Fabulous Treasures, Love the Silver & the Gold....

TracyMB @ Crow's Feet Chic said...

Gorgeous.... and your fireplace is amazing. Almost as handsome as the model. :)

Susy said...

Hi. I'm finding you for the first time through Vintage Inspiration Friday. Love, love, love it all ~ including the weenies. Great advice from Olive, and well done. Blessings.

Boxwood Cottage said...

Your fall mantle looks fabulous!!!
Carola

Debra@Common Ground said...

Hi Nita, love your fall mantle. It's just gorgeous and looks perfect just the way it is. Thanks, Nita for joining in on VIF!
xo,
Debra

Pearl Maple said...

Loving your glittering give thanks theme.

Wendy said...

Your fall mantle is stunning. I love mercury glass and hydrangeas. The mirror is unbelievable. And WHERE did you find that "Give Thanks" banner?

It's all lovely!

we three dogs and me said...

Love your mantle. So elegant. I want a fireplace. Oh well maybe a fake one lol

Paige @ The Wandering Cottage said...

I love it!

Karie's Chic Creations said...

What a beautiful mantel and fireplace. Love it. Thanks or sharing.

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Beautiful. Your fireplace wall is so pretty, Just love it.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

The DIY Show Off said...

OoOoh! Beautiful, sparkly and festive. I love it! So jealous. We have a tv over ours. Definite decorating challenge. :(

Thanks so much for sharing yours at the DIY Show Off!

Have a great week!

Roeshel

The DIY Show Off said...

Ps. Niski the doxie says "hi cutie" to Newman! ;)

R

Leanne said...

Thanks for visiting and Oh my, I love your mantel. I guess great minds think alike. I love the mercury glass with the white pumpkins too. I'm so glad I came to your site. I'll enjoy coming back again. Have a great day!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Your mantel is stunning. Thanks for joining the party.

Debbie said...

That is just gorgeous...you have so many inspiring ideas. A great eye indeed!!~

NanaDiana said...

Well, unfortunately I found you over at Kim's Savvy S.S...I say unfortunately because I had decided I wasn't going to follow any more blogs...because I am the sorta person that when I sign up to follow- I follow...thick and thin...good posts..bad posts..ugly posts...oh wait...there are NO ugly posts;>) So, I came here and fell in love (of course I did) and now, idiot that I am...I am signing up to follow. You are stuck with me now!>) GREAT looking mantle!..and I went back and read some of your other posts too. Seriously? Glad I found you! Diana

All That Glitters said...

gorgeous vignette!!

I'm your newest follower too!!

Jennifer

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

This is probably one of the most gorgeous mantels I have ever seen...and I have to pick my jaw up off the floor. Big smile. Hahaha....you just have that touch...it is beautiful
blessings,
Debbie

Cindy said...

This mantle is a dream come true! It's the prettiest display I've seen! Of course I am in love with Mercury Glass; I posted about it too!

Dee@FrenchBleuVintage said...

Oh my Gosh! I love it ~ sooo pretty. It gives me a great idea for my white pumpkin candles and mercury glass. Thanks for the inspiration, your mantel is just gorgeous.

April@gingerbreadgirl said...

LOVES

bj said...

Absolutely beautiful.
There's just a lot more fun in
"look what I did and I didn't have to buy a thing".

time-worn interiors said...

Lovely display! Love the weenies! I have one named Spencer!
Theresa
aka:TOT

Rebecca said...

The bling looks great-and Newman is a real cutie!!!!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Nita, Your mantle display is beautiful...love the mercury glass. Your fireplace is absolutely gorgeous! The tile color, style, everything!
Hugs, Sherry

Meander said...

Love the white/lumina pumpkins. Whilst standing in line at the grocery yesterday I was checking out the cover of this month's family circle magazine (typically I loathe that publication) but it had white pumpkins and they had spray painted the stems shiny gold and then flicked gold painted spots all over the rest - soooo cute!

" SHABBY JUNK" said...

Nita, just love your fireplace. The mecury glass is beautiful. judy

Meadowsweet Cottage said...

I share your weakness for mercury glass! Your mantel is so beautiful that it doesn't need pumpkins, Nita. Of course, if you should happen to find some on sale for next year...

Sarah said...

Nita, I'm late getting to all the Silver Sunday posts so am trying to catch up this evening before the next one rolls around. Your mantel is fabulous. The glitter "Give Thanks" on the mirror is a nice touch with all your gorgeous mercury glass and silver. Simply stunning! ~ Sarah

 
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