Welcome ladies. Fall is a week old so it is high time we start sharing our Fall Mantel Decorations. Last week I showed you my flowery pallet wood Summer Mantel and if you thought that one was very soft and rather feminine in spite off the rough white wood, you are absolutely right.
For my Fall mantel I decided that it was high time I added some more masculine touches. So I came up with a mantel vignette that got both thumps up from the man in the house. After all every once in a while we should be decorating for our men too.
This is what I’ve got. A base of black and white with some natural brown touches. I cut two images from a book about our favorite city New York and framed them in old – thrifted at my in-laws – frames that I painted black. The wooden candles are thriftstore finds that also got a black paint treatment. And that white frame? Initially I intended to fill it with a Fall picture, but as I was doing a test run I put it in there empty and I kind of liked it that way, so it stayed empty.
I haven’t decorated with black often, but I must say as a color it is growing on me. I still wouldn’t want it for any big pieces of furniture, but as an accent color, paired with whites I am really digging it.
I am also digging the fact that this whole vignette cost me only 50 cents for that tiny white pumpkin. The rest came from my decorating stash.
Or was found on the street. Like those little balls, I found them on one of my lunch break walks, and couldn’t leave them behind.
I am so glad I found that little white pumpkin. I had seen white pumpkins all over blogland but had never spotted them here. But now I have found a wonderful source for pumpkins and gourds. And in my childhood town nonetheless!
These leather albums belong to my Love. He got them as gifts from me in the early days. I thought they might be great to put some of his old black and white family photos in. He agreed….. They are still empty….. Maybe I should gift him with filling the albums next.
This is definitely not the most elaborate mantel out there. In fact it is quit simple. But I like it.
So do you decorate for the man/men in your house? Do they even care? Or is he just as happy as you in your Laura Ashley floral boudoir?