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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Settling Into the Season


My mantel shelf is usually pretty understated. It has a narrow ledge. And I tend to like to keep it simple. All summer I've had this chippy architectural piece laying on it with just a couple of shells. But since Autumn seems a showy time of year, I've added a few things I'll enjoy looking at for a little while. 



I always like nature prints, and haven't found another place yet for these moths I've had around. I'm thinking of black and white for Halloween, and they lean in that direction. I also have a furniture applique of oak leaves front and center that is usually at the hall tree by my front door. 



I borrowed a nest from one of several that are usually displayed together, and a sampling of old books to give it height. A few more shells, and voila! It's Fall Y'all! As the season goes on we'll be tucking leaves, and feathers, and whatever else turns up into the mix too. After all, fall is the season for gathering in.











The painted wood was one of those pieces that the man at the junk shop asked me, "What are you going to do with it?" How many times have YOU been asked that question?






















 I hope you're enjoying settling in to Fall!
Ciao! for now!

Jacqueline 



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27 comments:

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Love the moth prints...look perfect for fall on your mantle!

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

I am so in love with this display! LOVE the architectural piece and the wooden measuring stick (?) -- all of it is adorable! Oh, love that little nest too!

Kim @ Sand and Sisal said...

What a beautiful mantel! Anything with seashells I adore! (I'm a beachy girl). I'm visiting from Layla's party! Thanks for sharing!~ KIM

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Love the nature inspired mantel, Jacqueline. Those moth prints are wonderful and the wooden piece in the middle looks like it could be the base for antlers.

Faye ~ Wild Rose Vintage said...

I think it's beautiful, especially the chippy wood and the moth prints!
Faye

BrittanyPaige said...

Beautiful pieces! So excited I found your blog!!!

Sarah said...

Jacqueline, your autumn mantel is inspiring. Love the moth prints and the wooden pieces.

loulou said...

Hello Jacqueline

You have a knack of putting things together so well

Hope you are not getting too chilly yet in the northern hemisphere

take care from Australia :)

x

Loulou

once in a blue moon said...

it looks wonderful, i am too darn lazy to change by the season these years...

Antiques And Teacups said...

What a wonderful collection of disparate objects that make a harmonious whole! Thanks so much for sharing it with us. I love it!
Ruth

Blondie's Journal said...

I love it, Jacqueline! The prints are fantastic! I have to remember to use some of my birds nests when I do my mantel...I like that!

XO,
Jane

Cindy@OldTimePickers said...

The chippy wooden piece is so pickin' cool! And yes, I've been asked many a time 'Whatcha gonna do with that?'. LOL!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

I adore that wooden piece up there....it is fabulous! The whole vignette is wonderful...

Sizzle and Zoom said...

The close-ups of the little prints are wonderful. Lovely mantle.

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Love the butterfly prints!

NauticalCottageBlog.com said...

I love your style, and how your mantel 'evolves' All your pieces are very interesting and have a history to them it seems. Well done :O)

Happy Fall to you!

Miss Kitty said...

Your fall mantle has so many beautiful elements! I love the folding ruler...I would have never thought of adding that but it is so very interesting. The moth prints are my favorite items on the mantle...the colors are just perfect for this time of year. I saw your post over at Savvy Southern Style party.

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

This is one creative and unique mantel. The prints are beautiful.

Ivanna said...

You're very welcome to link up this one to my new linky party here - http://ivanna.blog.com/linkparty01/ . It has already started. Make yourself at home :).

High Street Cottage said...

You have such a way of putting things together Jaqueline! Love the Butterfly botanical style prints too!

bj said...

As always, your mantel looks just DEVINE. I love it all. You have such beautiful things...and you surely know how to use them. :)
xoxo

d e l i g h t said...

Beautiful grouping on your mantel! I LOVE the moth print and the little chippy wood piece. I get asked often "aren't you going to paint it?". My husband quit asking me that several years ago. That's what we love--the chippy paint. Love your colors, white brown and black. Those are the fall colors I use.

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Lovin' your mantel and those prints are wonderful!!!

Blessings,
Linda

Cheryl said...

Hi Jacqueline,
I love the simple beauty of your fall mantle and the way you let the neutral color scheme set the tone. Just lovely!
Cheryl

Audrey said...

Hello, just wanted to tell you how much your vignettes inspire me... so simple and elegant.I really enjoy looking. Thank you.

Audrey

Heaven's Walk said...

Beautiful job on your mantel, Jacqueline! There's just something about that little nest in the saucer that melts my heart... :)

xoxo laurie

Sherry said...

What gorgeous layers of fall things. I love the white ruler. I think my Dad might have one of those. Very fun addition to your mantel. And, the prints are lovely! Thank you for linking it to Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

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