Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Fall Mantel

The fall mantel as it currently stands....

Styling is a challenge for me.  I can pick out ok things, getting it all together...not so much. I started with just the mercury glass pumpkins.  Found those at Marshalls mixed in with all the tacky Halloween decor.  $12.99.  Grabbed one and headed for the register and saw another tucked behind something.  So I bolted for the register and never looked back!  Then I added silver bar trays from the clearance section at Pier 1.  $4.98 each!  At that point things were looking pretty shiny up there, especially with the mirror.  I had seen the oval wood bowl at Target, so I went back to get it.  $19.99, full price, but it was my birthday present to myself!  Anyway, it was still pretty sparse, so I started browsing pictures for some ideas and added the rest.  The pumpkins were from Walmart a few years ago (the fall decor at Walmart is not so good this year, is it?)  The candlesticks were also from Walmart a few years back, a clearance find.  And the wooden box is a Chinese antique brought back from Shanghai.  I think it still needs some of those tall wheat bundles, but I don't know if it's getting too late in the season to find them....stay tuned!