Going Neutral for Autumn
I had a completely different look when I first started decorating the mantel for autumn. When I was finished, my daughter said she didn’t like it. I sat back on the couch and stared at it for a while. I had to agree with her. The typical autumn colors of orange and red was fighting with the colors and pattern on the wreath.
Self imposed. I began the year using these three wrought iron candlesticks, the wreath and the lady bust. I’d worked around these three items for winter, spring and summer. I liked the original look and wanted to see if I could keep those elements throughout the seasons. Everything worked o.k. until this autumn.
No orange leaves or pumpkins
Since I decided to go a different route, I took several of the pumpkins and changed them over from orange to white. They needed a little help!
Adding various Elements
On the right side I casually covered books in burlap.
I made another book page pumpkin- using part of the book’s spine as the stem and added burlap pumpkins.
On the left side I added book page leaves to the candlesticks and a couple of the French Stamp fabric pumpkins.
Last year I picked up a few carved wooden acorns on clearance – I added them for more neutral color and texture.
A Look Back
Autumn Mantels of the Past
It is a lot of fun creating different looks for the different seasons. I am really liking this look and am thankful for the good advice my daughter gave me – I do like this neutral look – who knows which direction I’ll go next year!
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