Sunday, October 4, 2009

Mantel for Fall













It's fall and the mantel needs an update. Not only had the candles been there since Christmas, but a lot of extra things migrated there, especially when the new floor was installed. The Christmas candles needed to be stored, the breakables needed a new safe place, the arrangement needed simplification. In short, I needed a new look! Double time! I bought three buttercup squashes, gourds hadn't yet arrived at the market. White pumpkins were nowhere to be found. The squash has wonderful texture and great color, but they were not large enough to be the only mantelpiece. Looking around the room, I found the "remote" box, that created a perfect centerpiece for the mantel. Two brass candlesticks anchored the left side. Removing one section of one of the candlesticks created an asymmetrical balance.

Be sure to head back to Susan's at Between Naps on the Porch for more Metamorphosis Monday.

5 comments:

Really Rainey said...

Sweet simple transformation! Love it. Have Fun~Happy Fall...

~Really Rainey

Kate @ The Gaines Gang said...

I just love when fall comes around each year. Home decor is so fun and easy to do. Love the green walls!

Thanks for sharing!

Terry said...

I like the old and new particularly because you have balance rather than symmetry. I think balance is harder and more fun for the eye.

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

I love the color of green on the wall and the way it contrasts with the orange in the candles, very pretty, now I'm thinking I should have kept mine simplier, I love having all kinds of options, I am a new follower and would love for lyou to come visit...thanks for sharing...Phyllis

Cindy Harvey said...

Looks clean-lined and lovely!
feel free to pop over to my place for my first every giveaway...
peace, cindy