Friday, September 10, 2010

Fall fire place mantel makeover


This is the before mantel...










I got this bird house for $10 it was originally 50!
It was in the spring clearance but works great for Autumn! 


Et voila! Very simple and pretty...
Have a good week end :)


cast iron keys

And talk about something gorgeous!  It is for sale at French Bleu Vintage
Here is her blog! She rocks! 




46 comments:

Kristi said...

So pretty! I love how you photographed it in stages.

~ The Speckled Dog

Sarah said...

Looks pretty. I haven't even begun to think about decorating for fall.
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ALWAYS THE ABRAMYANS said...

It's beautiful Frenchy! Love it!! To me, decorating your mantle is the beginning of fall...everything else just kinda falls into place once the mantle is set!
-April

Shelia said...

Your mantle looks beautiful, Frenchy. You getting into fall now! You have a lovely home.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia;)

Stephanie said...

I love it! Very simple yet elegant.

Have a great weekend!

Jojo said...

What a quick change and it is lovely. Beautiful warm colors.

Hélène GLEHEN said...

The mantel itself is quite stunning. Where did you get it ? I would like the same.
I wish you a very nice weekend.



Hélène Glehen - a French artist being fond of roses and romantic stuff.

Natasha said...

It looks fabulous! I am thinking about summer and you are decorating for Autumn...how funny!

Best wishes,
Natasha.

Kiki said...

Gorgeous Frenchy...I love it!

Kathy said...

That mantel looks hand carved? Really beautiful and just loved the way you decorated it, I never thought of that but must get right on it now

High Heeled Life said...

Beautiful... very creative and inspirational ! must get started onautumn decorating here!! xo HHL

Debby said...

Beautiful. I love the carving on the mantle and the stone is so nice.

pogonip said...

What a beautiful combination of carved wood and stone--and how fun to decorate it through the seasons. I love your fall decor!

Rachel W. said...

Very cute...love it! :-)

Jennifer said...

beautiful mantle !!!!!

Debbie said...

That looks gorgeous. I love the wood mantel with the stone. You are looking to be festive there Frenchy.

Laurie! said...

That looks great!!

Reinspire said...

Pretty mantel! Thanks for sharing the transformation!
Lisa

Le Chateau des fleurs said...

Helene, i don't know where the mantel is from...I did not design the house...Thank you for the warm compliments.
Xo
Frenchy

This One Wild Life said...

Just gorgeous. And not a moment too soon! Our leaves started turning on August 15th and our Beech tree is already bare!

And Miles To Go... said...

beautiful job!

Creative Decor by Brooke said...

Love your mantel. It looks beautiful. Had to become a follower, Yay!
Brooke

Becolorful said...

You have a great eye for vignettes and your mantel looks fab. A nod to Autumn without being cheesy.
Would be so flattered it you would link it up at one of my first linky parties - Motivated Monday at Becolorful
Have a great week.
Pam

The Tablescaper said...

What a beautifully festive mantel (and a gorgeous mantel to begin with). Why don't you come and link with Seasonal Sundays? The link is open until late Monday night.

- The Tablescaper

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Beautiful job on the mantle! I love the stone fireplace and the carved mantle.
Hugs, Sherry

Sharing Shadymont said...

Looks great!!! I love everything you have done.

Sonia said...

Very beautiful mantel and vignette! Wonderful transformation!!

Miss Bloomers

Dining Delight said...

Interesting post and pics - love how you took us through your mantel decorating without a word! Looks terrific and it was fun to see how it all came together!

DD

Becca said...

What a beautiful mantle! Thanks for showing it in stages as you added layer upon layer of Fall decor. I love the birdhouse, books and pheasant .. love it all. Thanks for sharing, *Becca*

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your mantel is gorgeous. I love the fall leaves and the pretty picture of the pumpkins. The topiaries with the birdhouse and the rooster are just perfect. Very pretty. Thanks for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

Blondie's Journal said...

Your mantel looks all set for fall! I love the pretty decorations and loved watching them appear little by little! The carving in the fireplace is gorgeous!

XO,
Janie

Heather said...

Wow! Great Job!! Can you come over and do that to my mantel!! ;)
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Jessica said...

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Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

Just stopping by from Nifty Thrifty! Your mantle looks so nice for fall! I have started decorating for the season as well. The weather is starting to put me in the mood!

Ashlee @ I'm Topsy Turvy said...

Gorgeous! As always of course! I love to craft and bake and do home improvements, but I'm TERRIBLE at decorating. What to come over and help once my remodeling is done? Your just amazing! Thanks for linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesday's.

Michelle said...

Very Pretty! The carved wood mantle is awesome!

Traci said...

What a beautiful Mantel and I love the way you have it decorated for Fall. It was amazing to watch the transformation in stages, layer upon layer. Thanks for much for sharing!

Cara said...

LOVE it! I am a bit partial to roosters.....lol

Cara

AliLilly said...

That looks wonderful!! I saw this on Between U & Me :)

Pieced Pastimes said...

Your mantel is just perfect for the fall season. It's nice to see the steps of your display too. TFS.

Becolorful said...

What a great idea - to show the decorating progress/process of the mantel. I have a leopard print side chair next to my fireplace too. Great minds think alike. :) but I am really crushing on that mirror to the right. Love it.
Thanks for linking this to Motivated Monday.
Pam

Courtney McAulay said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! I L-O-V-E- it!

Thanks for linking to Crazy Cute! Don't forget to stop by on 10/7 to see if you won the giveaway! :)

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

Gorgeous! Love all the different textures and heights to your mantle. Thanks linking up another great idea to A Crafty Soiree! Please join us next time too!

Jerri said...

Very cute mantel! Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites!

Holly said...

A perfect Fall mantel...so many wondrous items on there. Lovely.

Michelle said...

Okay, I'm officially jealous of stone fireplace and that 'beefy' mantel! I have the wimpiest mantel on the planet. Guess how deep it is? It is a whopping 4" deep (I think that includes the beveled edge, which can't hold anything of course). Almost NOTHING fits on my mantel, even garland falls off! So every year I try to get creative with what goes on the wall above the mantel. But I dream of a fireplace such as yours. Thanks for sharing!

Michelle
www.jamiesoninteriors.com

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