Mantel/Mantle

9.27.2011

I have changed up my mantel a little for fall. I didn't really add much fall decor to it just warmed it up with vintage pottery and books that says come on in, grab a book and get comfy.






This is a piece of pottery that I bought this weekend on our little trip.




I already had all these items except for the new piece of pottery. These are the other two gourds given to me by Babs for just a touch of fall.


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59 comments:

  1. Very pretty! I too am not doing an actual fall mantle, but more of a cozy, inspired by fall theme. Great job!

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  2. It looks so soothing and welcoming Kim-
    but your home always does.

    Laura
    White Spray Paint

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  3. The little green gourds and antlers are wonderfully Fallish up there but ever so subtle.

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  4. can I grab a book and plunk there, please?

    I just used an antler in a re-do yesterday ...gotta love it

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  5. I would love to curl up on your sofa with a good book ~ lucky for you I live too far away : ). Your mantle is very cozy and your gourds give it the perfect little touch!!

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  6. I'll be glad to decorate my mantle on my fake fireplace. That is, if I don't end up having to put the TV up there. (That's where the cable is.) Love what you did with yours. Looks so natural!
    Brenda

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  7. It looks so good. Wish you would come and do my mantle! Where did you go in the mountains?

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  8. We went to Cherokee and Asheville.

    Thanks

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  9. That looks so fantastic Kim! I love that it is so elegant and yet not too fussy. Great job! :-)
    Vanessa

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  10. It looks great, Kim! I love that old piece of pettery. I think it really adds a lot of character! I see you went to Asheville! I LOVE Asheville! xo Diana

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  11. Oh Kim, your mantle is gorgeous! I love the figurine, the old pottery, the books, it's a mantle with such character and old world personality... great! Lots of hugs,
    FABBY

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  12. That looks so good! I really like your new urn too. Those gourds that Babs gave you are very pretty. they're perfect for Fall! Your book collection has really grown. they look good on your mantel.

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  13. I'm a huge fan of old books! I love this - simple and elegant. This entire scene is just perfect for this time of year!

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  14. I really like that new piece of pottery!! Your whole room looks warm and welcoming... perfect fall beauty. blessings ~ tanna

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  15. I love the symmetry of it all. It is sooooo pretty. Old books make me happy.

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  16. I never know how to spell it either. I want to feature you, will email you for your permission, Lori

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  17. Kim your mantel looks great! I love those pottery pieces you have on both sides! Martina

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  18. Very lovely and elegant. I love your mantel. It's speaks fall to me!

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  19. your mantle looks wonderful thanks for sharing

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  20. Your mantle is beautiful, Kim! Job well done :).

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  21. That figurine is darling! I love cows!

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  22. Kim, your mantel looks great! I am so loving the rustic pottery! I just adore those pieces. Very pretty!!!

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  23. I love it Kim- I haven't done my Fall mantel yet... I have to get busy!! lol!! Love your old books and pottery- so charming!

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  24. This is so lovely, Kim! I love all the elements and the bit of formality...beautiful!

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  25. Looks great Kim! Loving using these old books. I hope to find more!

    I like the long shot to the fireplace.

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  26. Looks great! Love the old books,Thanks for sharing,JoAnn

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  27. I love the old pot too Kim. And I have seen your mirror again. I love them all :)

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  28. I love the old books mixed in with the rustic pieces and that staffordshire statue adds the perfect note.

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  29. I'm loving your old books and pottery, and of course, your 'Staffordshire' cow figure.

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  30. So very elegant! Love it Kim!

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  31. It all looks gorgeous. I love those gourds. Did you grown them or are they faux ones? I have yet to redo my mantel. Need to get busy I guess.

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  32. Love it! Especially that it's not your typical fall items. Get's the feeling across in a very subtle way. Beautiful (especially the pottery)!

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  33. That is just so "right" ...love it!

    Jan

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  34. Warm & Welcoming...gotta love the change in seasons. Gives us an excuse to redecorate anything we want. Like we need an excuse!

    Cindi
    http://www.rustiqueartblog.com

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  35. It looks beautiful Kim. I love your mantel green.
    Sherry

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  36. Oh Kim,
    I love the color of the mantle. I bet you did that. You are so handy with a paint brush. Love it. The mantle looks awesome. Have a wonderful day.

    Hugs and Kisses,
    ♥Ana

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  37. The potering looks very nice and interesting.

    Regards from Sweden

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  38. It's gorgeous, I love the color. You always do such a great job with your beautiful accessories.

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  39. What a beautiful mantle to start with so you just need subtle accessories - just pure gorgeousness!

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  40. Hi lovely lady.
    Your mantle is goreous with all the accessories. You always know how to put it all together Kim.
    I hope you have a great week.
    XXOO Diane

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  41. Your mantel/mantle looks great! Can I come live with you, if not, can you just send me the antlers? Your whole house is amazing!
    Debbie

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  42. It looks really nice, Kim.
    I like the books a lot...books just seem to 'ground' things like nothing else.
    xo bj

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  43. Kim, absolute perfection!

    Hugs,
    Nancy

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  44. Kim, I love your decor. I read many blogs and I must say that you have your own style (and I mean this in a GREAT WAY!) . . .it's like I see a room and think "this is definitely Kim." You definitely have your "Kim trademark!"

    P.S. Love the pottery!!!

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  45. Your Fall Mantel looks great! Very subtle. I love the gourds. They are a great size. Beautiful new look! Fondly, Susie

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  46. Love this cozy "grab a book" look for Fall, Kim! Truly helps to define what you want your guests to do in this wonderful space! Great new pottery, too!

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  47. As usual, everything looks absolutely beautiful! You have such an incredibly good "touch," Kim!

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  48. Kim, the mantel is fabulous. I love all of the old books, they are wonderful. The cow figurine is wonderful also. Your new piece of pottery is beautiful, love the color. Beautiful vignette. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  49. Kim, Love the new piece of pottery and the mantle is beautiful.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  50. I love all the pottery in your home,Kim,especially your newest addition.. such pretty colors!I love pottery and the olive jars in your home are so gorgeous. Beautiful mantle and coffee table vignette... loving the twig pumpkin and the cute green gourds.Thanks for being our hostess tonight and for all the inspiring features. Have a wonderful evening!~Poppy

    http://withadashofcolor.blogspot.com/

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  51. I really like the way the books look on your mantel, such a warm, homey feel! The bindings are beautiful, makes me want to go smell some old books ;)

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  52. Love the pottery and books. The mantel looks great! Jennifer

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  53. Kim, I just wanted to drop by again and say thank you for linking to the Open House party. Your mantel displays are always so beautiful.
    xo,
    Sherry

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  54. Kim your mantle is just gorgeous. I love your new pottery and the gourds from Babs are lovely!

    I have hooked up with Julia's Party as well!

    xoxo
    Karena

    Art by Karena

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  55. Hey Kim! I don't remember you mentioning it on your blog, so I'm not sure if you knew your mantle was featured here.
    http://www.bhg.com/thanksgiving/decorating/fall-mantel-decorating-ideas/?sssdmh=dm17.552364&esrc=nwwu100411&email=3150146306#page=11

    Congratulations!!

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