Wednesday, September 24, 2014


Oooh, how do I struggle to decorate the mantle every time the seasons change!
I don't understand why it is so hard for me, does it happen to you?
Maybe it is because it is so large and so high! :)
I have been at it for a while now and here it is, my Fall mantle for the 2014 Fall season.

Nothing new on the mantle, just decorated differently.
I started by using my old urns and the leaf branches that I bought at Kirklands about five years ago. I have used them inside, outside and they still look as pretty and they did when I purchased them.

In the center, trying not to interfere much with the clock,  I used the lantern my daughter bought me 
for my birthday a couple of years ago and a few other Fall items I already had.

For the hearth, I made two new pillows.
The larger one I made with some leftover drop cloth and just stenciled some lines on it in "burnt orange" color.
The smaller one is the place mat I bought at Walmart and that I turned into an envelope pillow cover. 
You can find that post here.

 And on the side I added a pretty picture that I found on sale for $15.00 at Kirklands. 
I just loved the print and the frame is so pretty!

And that is my Fall mantle for this year.
And no, I am not planning to tweak it any more! LOL

Thank you all for your visits and wonderful comments.
You don't know how much I enjoy reading them.

Enjoy the rest of your week.

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  1. Your mantel looks beautiful! I have the same problems when decorating mine & I do believe its because it's so big. I can't just throw a few things up there & call it a day like some many others can. There's just too much space. You did an excellent job! I have the same lantern.

  2. Your fireplace is beautiful! I know I've said it before but that clock is just so perfect and makes the best backdrop for your accessories. Are you getting of this cooler fall air that we have in Dallas?

  3. I love it! I also have a hard time with my mantle, but it is because it is the red brick. Seems sooooooo hard to decorate and so outdated. Hubby has not come around to changing it any. You did so good and I love the white mantle. Happy Fall to you and yours.

  4. Love it, Maria! The urns look perfect! Now, I'm getting inspired to work on mine! I love decorating the mantle, just sometimes a real struggle to get it the way I think it should be. Anyone else feel that way?

  5. looks soooooooo good Maria. Love what you did with your latern.. I have 2 and I might have to kinda sorta copy yours-)

    may I ask where you got the sign you used? thats beautiful.

  6. Love your Harvest Blessings sign and those big acorns are darling! Your mantel is beautiful!

  7. Your mantel is so beautiful, Maria! Love the pillows! Every year, I look forward to seeing your mantel; and this one is beautiful, as well!

  8. It looks wonderful! Your efforts paid off! It can be challenging to design these mantels. I always doubt myself and finally I say - go with it!

  9. Oh, Maria it is gorgeous!

    You've decorated it beautifully! ♥

  10. Very pretty, Maria. I love your harvest blessings sign and you styled your mantel so pretty for fall.

  11. Very pretty, Maria Elena! I know you always say you dread doing your mantel, but you always do such a beautiful job with it.

  12. That looks beautiful, Maria. I love symmetry and you did a beautiful job there. And seeing this reminds me that I am missing a Fall sign....hmmm...wonder where that is? LOVE yours! xo Diana

  13. I think it looks just lovely and wow, what a gorgeous clock!

  14. Beautifully done and I LOVE your pillows!

  15. Your mantel looks lovely and I just love the pillows. I have a problem decorating my mantel because we have our tv above the fireplace and have the stupid cable box there. It's hard to decorate around that.

  16. Your fall mantel looks wonderful! I love the pillows you made.

  17. Hi Maria! Oh, your mantel looks so beautiful! By the way it looks, I would never think you had any trouble putting it together! Love everything you've done and the little pillows on the hearth are so sweet! Thank you so much for popping in to see me! I've so missed blogging and am trying so hard to get all of these boxes unpacked!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  18. It's beautiful! I still love that pillow too. Its all gorgeous! No tweaking needed! I posted my mantel today too. Hope you'll stop by :-)

  19. Thank you for visiting me at Blackberry Lane. Your mantel is very pretty. Our newest home does not have a fireplace and I miss decorating for the seasons on the mantel. Wishing you a wonderful weekend. Mildred, Georgia

  20. Well, it doesn't need tweaking, Maria Elena, it is perfectly beautiful! I adore that clock, and that cute Kirkland picture. Your room is so inviting.

  21. Morning Marie Elena,
    Well, you might struggle but the end result is great...........I think your mantle looks wonderful. Really like it , and loved the pillows you made they look
    so nice there, especially with the pumpkin added in front. Lovely fireplace.
    Happy Fall to you................and your home sure says that too.
    Blessings, Nellie

  22. Love seeing all your decorating ideas. It gives me so much inspiration. Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday each week. Pinned.

  23. Lovely.....Thanks so much for sharing with the Thursday Blog hop. Hope you will join us at Have a great weekend!

  24. Wow, beautiful mantel! I need to go home and do mine - I love all the fall colors and you did a fine job of pulling it all together. Very classy.

  25. It looks beautiful. I have the same acorns! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop.xo

  26. This is gorgeous! Pinned. Lou Lou Girls

  27. No one would ever guess you struggled with that mantel Maria Elena!! It's perfection!!
    Thanks for sharing it with us at Project Inspire{d}!

  28. It's lovely Maria Elena! I especially love the new pillows. Thanks for sharing with SYC.


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