October 16, 2011

Natural Fall Mantle: Alissa’s unFootball Sunday

Happy Sunday! I’m thrilled to have another guest poster today for (un)Football Sunday (if you missed last week’s post, Traci from Beneath My Heart shared beautiful split-pea decorated pumpkins). 

Today, I’m very excited to feature Alissa from 33 Shades of Green!  Alissa has a beautiful home and shares some great decorating and DIY projects on her blog.  She also has a weekly Tasty Tuesdays recipe swap blog party. 

Today, Alissa is sharing her gorgeous fall mantle, so I’ll hand it over to her:

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Thank you Jenny for asking me to participate in your fabulous series!  I'm so excited to be here at DIY Newlyweds today!


There's no denying it - Fall is officially here. I took some time this weekend to get my mantel ready for the season. The best part about this mantel is that the only things I bought are the faux olive branches, the mini white pumpkins, and the squash. I shopped the house for everything else.
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The left side of the mantel:
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And the right:
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I found the olive branches @ Michael's. Recently I saw similar olive branches at Pottery Barn - these were about 1/3 of the price and look just as good. I love the silvery green of the leaves and the brown "olives". Perfect for Fall.
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These glass vases are from IKEA. They were in my guest room until I noticed how perfect the colors were for my mantel.
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A pumpkin and squash on glass candlesticks.
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I bought the faux pears at Target a few years ago.
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More pears on the other side of the mantel:
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I think these squash are so pretty:
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I don't really decorate much for Halloween. I like my mantel to make it all the way to December.
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And the whole thing:
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I think I'm ready for Fall now!
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Below is a photo from my Fall Mantel last year. You can see it right here.
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Thanks again Jenny for having me over!  You'll find me at my blog, 33 Shades of Green, crafting, cooking, designing, taking pictures, or pursuing some other crafty project!

3 comments:

alissa {33shadesofgreen} said...

Thanks for having me over Jenny! Enjoy your Sunday!
Alissa

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

Another fabulous mantle from Alissa! A mantle stylist superstar! Love this idea for Sundays - unFootball :)

rosaspicks said...

Great mantle! I love those little green and white squashes and the multicolor corn from last year!