Fall mantel decor with bird cages and a romantic fabric wreath with flowers. Loving this simple and elegant fall mantel decor. Let me show you how I pulled it all together with things I had lying around the house.
Did you catch the sneak peak yesterday? When I was showing you my Fall Table Setting, did you see my ‘mantel’ in the background?
No? That’s okay. My fall mantel decoration is in the spotlight today. And per usual it didn’t start out that way but I have a definite little theme going. I think this years mantel can be categorized as elegant and romantic with a definite fall bird decor accent. See:
This one definitely turned out more romantic and vintagy than my latest decorations. I blame my fall fabric wreath for that. She set the tone. But it is okay, I like the tune she is whistling. I guess I am in a romantic mood…..
Now that the mantel has been decorated for fall, the season has officially started for me. Giving that shelf a new look, is always a marker point for me. It is when I surrender and give in to the fact that the past season is truly over and the new season has taken a hold.
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But I like fall, it is one of my favorite seasons. But giving up summer was hard this year, since it was so short. But I am hopeful that fall will have many more beautiful days for us, days that I will enjoy wearing my favorite boots instead of flip-flops.
I like the contrast between my soft romantic colors and the black of the bird-cages. Gives the whole thing a bit of oomph, I think. These bird cages had been put away for a long time already. They had been on the ‘donate to goodwill’ list a couple of times. So far they still survived, as you can see. I remember when I first started blogging, birds and bird cages where everywhere, and nests. We all did a lot of nests back then. Then the more modern chevron came and owls there were owls everywhere. Not my favorite bird, I skipped those trends. I did hop on the burlap train for a bit, and I think that one is still running. And now I have bird cages again. Decorating with bird cages is fun. You can use them in all kinds of different ways. I added candles, flowers would work too. Or a collection of decorative balls, or ornaments, or shells and sea stars. The bird cage is a container for a little collection while at the same time it is open and transparant. And of course they bring a bird theme to your decor. How cold I not like that?
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I like looking at my fall mantel this year.
With my birdcage on a stack of vintage books…..
Speaking of books, do you see how awesome this binding is.
It is an old Dutch dictionary and they used some sort of newspaper to glue the binding together. There is a big ad for Belgium chocolates there, and for pudding, mixed in with life insurance offerings. I guess even in the old days they knew that too much chocolate and pudding wasn’t good for you ?
I can stare for hours at the lettering and graphics in old newspapers. I love me some vintage bookbinding techniques…
And vintage mirrors…..
She has been the star of many of my mantel decorations. And she does it so well.
So what do you think? Did I get it right this year?
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