The Mantel is Dressed

10.05.2010

I have been so busy painting this and that lately that it has taken me a while to get my mantel done for the autumn season. I am loving this autumn weather we are having. Our weather can so quickly change from hot to much colder in the blink of an eye. I love it though because it really causes me to want to change things up and dress things up.



I kept the large bulky candlesticks that have been there all summer and just added in some seasonal foliage, birds and burlap for texture.








Took some of my scrap burlap and wrapped it around these little potted urns that I already had and
tied some twine around them.


Added my pumpkins to the top of the candle holders.


Found these wooden pheasants at Hobby Lobby. 


I bought these on two different visits. I purchased the one looking up first and paid full price because I didn't see another one and liked it. Then last week I found the one leaning down and got it half price. 








Joining Marty for tabletop Tuesday at A Stroll thru Life.
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for fall decor party.
Southern Hospitality for a fall decor party.
Color Outside the Lines for Friday vignettes.

Please be sure and hop over there and find some inspiration.

Thanks so much for all your comments on my kitchen cabinet redo. Y'all are too kind.


Here is a sneak peek of something I have been working on all weekend.

Y'all come back now,

KIM


 warmify effects added

71 comments:

  1. This is a gorgeous post, Kim. I'll have to remember the burlap idea.

    I'm doing a table top class for All About Home, this week. Hope to get some photos. I'm sure it will be fun.

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  2. Love the pheasants. It looks so pretty! I just finished working on a bedskirt that has pheasants in the fabric. These would work wonderful for accessories! Might go looking at Hobby Lobby.
    Karen

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  3. Hey girl friend I love your new mantle look...are those the same pheasants that Chari at Happy to Design got...Love the burlap around the pots...you always do everything so beautiful my friend...Thanks for sharing...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  4. Those pheasants are beyond awesome! Your mantle looks so rich and elegant.

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  5. Kim you have put together a very nice mantelscape. My fav is the burlap and twine on the urns, and i love the quails...not too much foliage which I think brings the other things to life. It looks very autumnal and can go right through Thanksgiving.

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  6. Love the ghost pumkins on the candle sticks Kim.

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  7. Kim, what do you have in store for us? Inquiring minds want to know...lol! You are so busy, how do you find the time to decorate and do these side projects?

    Your mantle is so elegant. Those pheasants are so pretty. Hobby Lobby has amazing things, don't they? You get an A+++++++ on your mantle, just lovely! ~Liz

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  8. I found the very same pheasants this weekend at HL. I picked each of them up and the feathers on each had been broken off. Yours look really nice.
    Sherry

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  9. It's gorgeous. I love the elegance mixed with the casual burlap and twine.

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  10. Your mantel is so lovely! That burlap around the urns is just brilliant. You always inspire, Kim!

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  11. I love those white pumpkins atop the chunky candlesticks!

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  12. Your mantel is dressed to perfection! I love the burlap and those pheasants are too cute (I wish I'd seen those when I was there)! You've been one busy lady ... thanks for the inspiration, *Becca*

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  13. Kim, your mantel looks stunning!! I love pheasants so they were a big hit with me! Thanks for sharing!

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  14. Hey Kim! Oh my goodness I have the same exact potted urns with the orangey pears in them! Well, actually I only have one of them but still...couldn't believe it when I saw yours! Great taste! :-) I love your mantel all dressed for fall and can't wait to see what you are up to!
    Vanessa

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  15. I heart HB! Those are wonderful pheasants on the mantel. Burlap... perfect.

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  16. Kim, I love the pheasants and the acorns and berries..so pretty! Really classy! :D

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  17. Kim, your mantel is just gorgeous. I really love the big candlesticks and the pumpkins on top are just wonderful. The pheasants are a fabulous find. They look gorgeous. Wrapping the pots in burlap is a stroke of genius. Love it. You always do create the prettiest vignettes. I can't wait to see what you are working on now. Thanks so much for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  18. Hi Kim!
    Your mantle looks so beautiful all dressed up for fall.
    Love the use of burlap and the birds.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  19. Gorgeous mantel, Kim. I'm starting to pull some bits and pieces together to change the look of our mantel. You are wonderful inspiration! ~ Sarah

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  20. Looking good Kim...I love the burlap on the Fall pieces...looks great!

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  21. That is so lovely Kim. It seems to be a beautiful place to display your lovely items.

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  22. Your mantel is so pretty! I love the chunky candlesticks. Can't wait to see what you do next!!
    Have a nice night!
    Mindy

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  23. Love your mantel. Those pheasants are the perfect touch. Don't you just love Hobby Lobby? I never ever pay full price for anything there. If it's something I feel like I can't wait till it's 50% off...I'll print out a 40% off coupon and buy it with that.

    But I used to be stupid and didn't know that everything is on sale at 50% off at some point during the month. I used to buy things at full price, not knowing that most likely next week it will be 50% off or if not next week...then the next.

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  24. Wow, Kim, your mantel looks gorgeous! I love the burlap wrapped pot and will definitely steal the pumpkins on the candleholders idea. Tee hee..... Hope your month goes well. I know you're on pins and needles over that grandbaby that's due on MY BIRTHDAY!

    Happy Monday!

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  25. Your mantle is lovely Kim. Perfect for fall!

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  26. So Pretty! Really like the pumpkins on the candle holders. Keep in mind, when HL has 40% off coupons you can print one off, take it with you and if it is full price, use the coupon! :-D
    Enjoy your week.

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  27. I love the pheasants! I would have happily paid full price! It looks great! Happy Fall!\
    Lacy

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  28. You dressed your mantel beautifully for fall, Kim. I love how you wrapped the pots with burlap. Now I am kicking myself for not buying the burlap sacks for $3, that I saw at a fruit store. Love the pheasants....Christine

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  29. So pretty, Kim. I love the burlap and the pheasants so much! We just got a Hobby Lobby in Orlando. Thank goodness!

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  30. Kim, The pheasants are perfect on your mantel. I love the changes you have made for Fall. I can't believe there is not a Hobby Lobby here...I miss them!
    xoxo,
    Sherry

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  31. Very nice, Kim. I love the garland and the birds. The burlap looks great, too!

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  32. Kim,

    Love your mantle decor. So rich and lucious looking!

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  33. I'm sure liking those "warmified" fall decorations!!! Like you I'm lovin this weather...trying to get a whole summer's worth of work done here

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  34. Love the pheasants Kim. It all looks so elegant and serene..

    happy fall
    Sonny

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  35. Kim your house always looks magazine worthy! It should be on a house tour for sure! Love the mantel decor!


    heather

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  36. It looks great, Kim. Love the pumpkins on the candle sticks.

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  37. Kim...I am loving those pheasants. I have not seen any like them around here--A very neat pair! Your mantle looks great-dressed for Fall and I can almost smell the apple-spicy/pumpkin-cinnamon smell that I am sure is wafting around your house. Am I right?

    Now..why do you go and wreck the whole thing at the end by giving us a picture of what you are working on but not ready to show us yet? You know how anxious that makes SOME of us! Hugs...my Sweet Southern Friend- Diana

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  38. Beautifully dresses mantle! Love those pheasants and the burlap is a nice touch! Beautiful home!

    Katherine

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  39. Hi Kimmie! OH, you've been busy again! Love your Fallen mantel. The birds are perfect for Fall! The pumpkins on the candlesticks looks great! Lovely loveliness! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  40. Beautiful mantle, Kim...I really love the pheasants!

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  41. The mantle looks beautiful Kim!
    I just love the birds!! I am bird crazy and love birds in a decor.

    Thank you Kim for your comforting comments on my Kachina.
    Pamela xo

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  42. So rich and gorgeous - all the different textures and the beautiful fall colors....love it!

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  43. Kim it all looks just fabulous. You have the decorating touch. Amazing job! :)

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  44. What a beautiful job! I love those pheasants!
    I have a post scheduled for 6:00 am tomorrow. Look at what is on my mantle!
    As always your decor makes me swoon!
    Yvonne

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  45. Looks so rich and elegant....love the big 'ol acorns tucked into your greenery. And those pumpkins on those chunky candlesticks are gorgeous! I just love it all!

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  46. I Love the pheasants. The tall candlesticks are wonderful. Wrapping them in burlap is a fun idea. Linda

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  47. I love the weight, texture and colors all sooooooo much, Kim. You're sending me off to Hobby Lobby. It's quite expensive when I come to your blog. :) For real. :)

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  48. everything looks great, i love the burlap!

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  49. Your mantel looks perfect, I love the fullness of it and yet the colors are simple. Great job, I should have borrowed one of your pheasants for my tablescape today. I couldn't find one for the life of me.

    Thanks for sharing, you've given me some great ideas for my mantel.

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  50. This is so gorgeous Kim!
    I really love the pheasants and the burlap works so nice.
    Beautiful painting too!
    Hugs,
    Cindy

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  51. Your use of the burlap reminds me, "never throw ANYTHING away."
    Susan

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  52. very pretty.

    hats off to all of you who decorate for each season. my personality is such that i like my house to look the same day in and day out. just one of my quirks:)

    happy fall and cooler weather!

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  53. Your mantel is beautiful! I have been wanting to do the burlap thing - it looks great on your mantel. I want those pheasants! We don't have a hobby lobby here. But I am going to Greenville, SC tomorrow and will stop in to see if I can find them.
    Hugs,
    Penny

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  54. Hi there...great post and lovely blog!! Love your use of burlap too!All the best,Chrissy

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  55. The burlap gives it just the right amount of texture. I like what you have done! I had some pheasants but I put them in the camper cabin!!! I am waiting for the leaves to change so I can maybe bring in some branches!

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  56. Beautiful Kim, love the pheasants!

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  57. I love all that you've done, but especially loves those birds. I wish we had a Hobby Lobby up here in Canada....you all seem to make such great finds there!

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  58. I love your mantel. I love Hobby Lobby! I always try to visit there when I head back home for a visit in Ohio. I found out recently there is one about an hour and a half or so from me. *drools* lol

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  59. So pretty Kim! You have such a special touch when decorating! My link didn't go through so it's up now, thanks for the heads up :)
    XO
    Kristin

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  60. Kim,

    Once again - great job! Your home is just beautiful.

    Wondering if it is garland on the mantel or individual pieces? Do you remember where they are from?

    Thanks,
    Betsy

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  61. I haven't done anything to my mantle! It's really big & the thought just overwhelms me right now. I can't wait to see what your sneak peak project is!!

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  62. Hi Kim...

    Ohhh..we have "twin" pheasants! Hehe! I'm so glad that you were able to find the other pheasant...they really are gorgoeus, I think! Well my friend,, your autumn mantel is simply divine! I love, love, LOVE those big ol' chunky candleholders!!! They look awesome with the pretty pumpkins sitting atop them! Ohhh...and what a grand idea...to wrap your pretty autumn florals in the burlap! Love that idea...I may have to steal that one! Hehe! Girlfriend, autumn has definitely arrived at your beautiful home...and sooo in style! Thanks for sharing it with us...I love your mantel!!!

    I also wanted to thank you for stopping by and taking a peek at my autumn place setting! I always enjoy your visits and sweet notes, my friend! Thank you!!!

    Warmest autumn wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

    PS...wanted to tell you that I just checked out your last post and I loved that you painted the inside of your cabinet red! All of your beautiful white dishware looks fabulous against it!!! Love it!!!

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  63. What a beautiful blog you have! Your home is stunning! Thank you for the inspiration!

    Hugs,
    Maryjane

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  64. You mantle is perfect for welcoming autumn and the various holidays to come. I love those pheasants!

    Kat :)

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  65. Love your fall mantel display, Kim! The burlap around the urns is a nice touch. :)
    Hope you're having a great week so far.
    ~ Jo :)

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  66. Betsy, thanks for your sweet comment and for your question. Those are picks I used on the mantel and larger pieces too. Some is from this year and some from last, but I do believe it all came from Hobby Lobby.

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  67. I love how you've gone for elegant rather than "cute". It really suits your home. This really makes me miss having a fireplace. This is our first house without one and not only do I miss having a fire...I miss having a mantel to decorate!

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  68. Well done! I remember the mirror that used to be there! Quite a change!
    You've been busy! Liz

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  69. Your mantel looks just so cozy! Thank you for stopping by my blog :). I'll for sure be back to visit! Heidi

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  70. I love the burlap bags - I used them around my front door this year! Everything is beautiful! Happy Fall!

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  71. Your mantle looks great! Stopping by from Southern Hospitality...have a great week!

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