Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Fall decorating

Our Summer Mantel:

This summer our mantel held a blended collection of summer favorites
potted red geraniums, book boxes (great for adding height variations to your groupings),
boxwood topiary, moss balls, and our very popular mermaid wall art
propped against a framed large canvas painting of a sailboat.

I added some soft lighting with a strand of white icicle lights.
(yes icicle lights in the summertime)

Instead of draping the lights over the mantel edge, I laid the lights
flat on the mantel.  The white cord and the multiple strands of lights
brighten my display and was easy to arrange around our mantel decorations.

A pretty collection we enjoyed all summer long, but the changing weather brought a new look
to our living room.....

Our Fall Mantel:

Just last week we received our shipment of  new fall garlands that I  found in one of our suppliers catalogues. I couldn't wait to create a fall mantel grouping around this awesome autumn themed garland.

A bendable twig base, filled with green, red and yellow leaves, red pip berries in two sizes and acorns fill this harvest themed garland.

Great natural colors and blend of fall themed accents.

I wrapped a strand of our
around the fall garland

I added a pair of garden birds on pedestal bases
to the center of the mantel

Pretty details on this set of bird statues

These would also be cute in a vintage birdcage!

Two Boxwood Cone Topiary  Trees  from the RAZ Imports Grande Estate collection

balance each side of the mantel.


Over the mantel I placed our

great raised details on this mirror


To find these and more please visit our store

You can recreate our mantel or start with our ideas and add your own.
We would love to see the end results,  you can share photos by emailing

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