Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Our Fall Fireplace

Tonight I finally gave our den mantle a much needed seasonal sprucing up. Usually when doing this I always try to shop at home first, but that wasn't to be this time. It had been a while since I had bought any new fall decorative pieces so I thought, "What the heck! I'll go shopping." Now, I kinda feel just a little buyer's remorse. However, with the exception of the two candle holders and candles, I got everything on sale.


A before picture. Yikes! Even though I don't like tons of knick-knacks setting around this is too much of another extreme.

The iron candle holders and candles were purchased at Home Goods. I love that store but they rarely run good sales. The pheasant was a Hobby Lobby find. I wanted two but this was the last one.


The pumpkin-perching owl and stick pumpkin were both bought at Hobby Lobby. All the garland was bought at Michael's.



FALL letters made by yours truly. I know. My talent amazes even me. ;>)

P.S. This post is a participant in Metamorphosis Monday hosted by Between Naps on the Porch. If you want tons of ideas for all things "homey" be sure to check it out.

P.S.S. Okay, before any and all English teachers correct me on my spelling, let me point out that mantle is considered a variation of the word mantel. Yes, most people spell it "tel", but I just can't. Please forgive. :>)

10 comments:

Kate (Southern-Belle-Simple) said...

what a wonderful fall mantlescape you created! so far i've just pulled out my stuff from past years but that owl perched on the pumpkin is cute as can be! i want to make a hobby lobby run right now! and your letters are really cute too....how did you make those?

Tyla said...

Thanks, Kate. The letters were super easy (or else I would probably not have done them lol). I'll post the directions.

Omgirl said...

You just made me realize that I actually HAVE a mantle now! Yea! I forgot all about it (we just moved and it's in our formal living room, which we don't use much).

Tyla said...

Omgirl, congratulations on the new home. I enjoy decorating my mantle for fall and Christmas. Unfortunately, the rest of the year it remains kinda dull.

Katrine said...

So pretty! Good job! I have one little pumpkin on my mantle. Just one. sad.

Tyla said...

Katrine, what's really sad is the state of my pre-fall mantle. lol Maybe this year, after the holidays, I will keep it spruced up a little more. Thanks for stopping by. Come back and see me again.

Traci said...

Very pretty!

Vanessa said...

Hi! I found you through Met Monday and I even though I love how your fall mantel looks (Gorgeous!), I have to say that what I really love is reading through some of your other posts! You are a hoot! It is so fun to meet new folks here in blogland and I look forward to spending a shameful amount of time reading through more of your past posts! I'm a new follower :-)
Vanessa

Tyla said...

Why thank you, Traci. Thanks for stopping by.

Tyla said...

Well, hello Vanessa and thanks for following. I have my moments, I guess. lol

Feel free to lurk around here as much as you'd like. I look forward to heading over your way, too.

Have a great night!