Designing a home in spite of the chaos that threatens to take over any. given. day.
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
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!