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Monday, September 26, 2011

My fall mantle--and some fall inspired decor!

Okay friends are you ready for picture over load?!
Soo do you remember my make-shift mantle that was all decorated for spring/summer with a very nautical feel?!

well we have a new feel---a fall feel going on now!

And I think I am really enjoying this new look.

I love change.
(if you want the tutorial for how I made my fall sign--click here.... I used dollar canvases and up-cycled them!)

I love these pedestal bowls---I hoard them. 
I buy them up from thrift shops like nothing!
I like them white and light buttt they got hit with black spray paint for the season.

I had some fun making the wreaths also!

I made all 3 for less than 5 dollars!

They are fabric wrapped, then tulle wrapped.
Then I added some fun fabric flowers and vintage buttons!

annnd my new favorite fall decor item EVER---pheasant feathers!

I love them!  
I love how they frame out the wreath and everything on the mantle.

Andd how they add to a collection of white pumpkins.

what do you think?  
I can honestly say that I didn't spend more than 10 dollars on my fall decor---which makes me even more excited than anything!

I even used some burlap coffee sacks to add to the decor.

Kind of fun right?!
What do you think about my fall love for pheasant feathers?!  

I am linking up to a few of these wonderful link-y parties!!!
I hope you are planning to link up at this weeks Crafty Scrappy Happy party---starting this week on Wed. night!
is featuring this post!!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ahh this is so cute! You are so inspiring, even more so because you hardly spent anything! Great job :)

September 26, 2011 at 10:58 AM  
Blogger Lindsay said...

What an absolutely gorgeous mantle! You have done the most beautiful job adding the perfect amount of details to it. I love your style & adore your cute home!

September 26, 2011 at 11:00 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Super creative and original. No cookie cutter here. Nice job!

September 26, 2011 at 11:07 AM  
Blogger Twigs and Twirls said...

Beautiful !!! As always....loving the wreaths and of course everything else. You go Jamie !!! Hugs

September 26, 2011 at 11:27 AM  
Blogger Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

Ahhh, I love your new Fall mantle. I am going to work on mine this week too. I love the feathers! Also, the window & doors on either side make such great backgrounds for different items that can continue to change. So fabulous Jaime! :)

September 26, 2011 at 11:33 AM  
Blogger cindy said...

Looks pretty awesome to me. :) My fireplace sits at an angle like yours in the corner of the room, and it makes such a statement each season. Great place to show off your creativity! Yeah, I help it along....

September 26, 2011 at 12:17 PM  
Blogger Cassie @ Live.Laugh.L0ve. said...

Love it!! =D

September 26, 2011 at 12:52 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I know you're going to link those wreaths up to the door decor challenge, right?? Pretty pretty pleeeease?

September 26, 2011 at 1:21 PM  
Blogger Connie the crafterbug said...

Wow,super cute wreaths!

September 26, 2011 at 1:29 PM  
Blogger Maggie Massey said...

Just wonderful, Jaime! The feathers are AWESOME - now just clear out your patient list for tomorrow and head on down and treat my home to some of your talent, mmmmkay? love ya, girl...

September 26, 2011 at 2:03 PM  
Blogger Pamela Bates said...

love the feathers in the bottles and the straw peaking out from the box under the burlap. very pretty jaime

September 26, 2011 at 3:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm loving the red!

September 26, 2011 at 5:46 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

These are beautiful!! Great inspiration! Makes me wish I had a mantle. :) I can't believe I've never seen your site before -- I just saw you on the Gunny Sack! I'm your newest follower & Facebook liker! Have a great day! :) xo, Reannah

September 26, 2011 at 7:56 PM  
Blogger Love Sweet Love said...

You totally nailed the Fall look PERFECTLY! Those wreaths are AWESOME!! Can't believe they were less than 5 bucks-you rock!

September 26, 2011 at 8:40 PM  
Blogger I am LOVD said...

Absolutely L.O.V.E. everything you did to the mantle. Before you even mentioned it later in your post, the pheasant feathers are the first thing I noticed - how funny (great minds think alike!). I'm working on my mantle this week but I'll doing Halloween theme first, then move to a more traditional fall/thanksgiving theme for November. Isn't there a Mantle Makeover linky party somewhere?

September 27, 2011 at 5:58 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I love your style! I wish we could do seasonal decorating together some time, I'd love to incorporate your amazing ideas into mine.

So festive! Love it

Pamela @

September 27, 2011 at 6:13 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

This looks beautiful! I love all the burlap and the fabric on the wreath is gorgeous too! Super job....thanks for sharing.

September 27, 2011 at 7:18 AM  
Blogger Finding Home said...

Love how you kept the main components the same but made it so different for fall! Really pretty!

Take care, Laura

September 27, 2011 at 8:41 AM  
Blogger raising4princesses said...

I'm definitely going to pin this! I love your nautical one and your fall one! you are so inspiring to me. I started a link party at my blog and I'd love for you to link this up. If you're interested it's Have a lovely day, Maria

September 27, 2011 at 6:07 PM  
Blogger Rebekah said...

I loved your nautical mantle so much that I would have been hesitant to change it seasonally. WoW! I like it just as much or more! Can't wait to see what you do for Christmas.

September 28, 2011 at 12:56 PM  
Anonymous Jaymie said...

Ack! Every time I find what I think is my favorite element in your fall mantle, I see something else that I adore. This is so fun, without being fussy! Thanks so much for sharing.

Jaymie @

September 28, 2011 at 1:13 PM  
Blogger Shay said...

I love it!

September 28, 2011 at 1:28 PM  
Blogger andrea@townandprairie said...

I love everything about this. The wreaths are really romantic and soft, and I love the feathers in them. I love the textbook pages in the frame. Your photos are inspiring me to re-do my mantle...again. andrea@ townandprairie

September 28, 2011 at 2:42 PM  
Anonymous Rachael @ Fresh Squeezed Home said...

You mantel is so beautiful! I love it so cozy and fall feeling!

September 28, 2011 at 5:06 PM  
Blogger Desiree @ The 36th AVENUE said...

Love it!

I'll be sharing it on my FB page... Thank you for visiting my party!

September 29, 2011 at 12:29 AM  
Blogger Janet said...

It's all beautiful, wonderful job!

September 29, 2011 at 1:51 AM  
Blogger Desiree @ The 36th AVENUE said...

Jaime... STICKER for you love!

September 29, 2011 at 8:55 AM  
Blogger Kimberly said...

seriously! love the wreaths!! Very pretty you did a great job of keeping it simple but very chic!

September 29, 2011 at 12:55 PM  
Blogger Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Love love love ~ your mantel is darling! I love the colors and the charm- would love for you to share this at Feathered Nest Friday sometime!

September 29, 2011 at 8:28 PM  
Blogger Audrey @ DefrumpMe said...

Absolutely love everything about your fall mantle!!! Great ideas!

September 29, 2011 at 8:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love your the whole mantel!! You did an awesome job!!

September 29, 2011 at 9:59 PM  
Blogger Beth said...

I LOVE your fall decor! I'm voting for it at the CSI link party! The pheasant feathers totally make the look!

September 30, 2011 at 6:41 AM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

All those colors work perfectly together!

September 30, 2011 at 11:21 AM  
Blogger Brooke @ Spruce Your Nest said...

Are you kidding me! This is gorgeous!!

September 30, 2011 at 4:11 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I found you through TT&J! I just LOVE mantels. And, your Fall mantel is beautiful. I'm glad I found your blog. I'm your newest follower!

September 30, 2011 at 6:59 PM  
Blogger Jen @ said...

Your mantel is so pretty!!

I featured it on my TT&J facebook page :)


September 30, 2011 at 9:53 PM  
Blogger Desiree @ The 36th AVENUE said...

...Another STICKER!

See you tomorrow!

September 30, 2011 at 10:52 PM  
Blogger Kelsey said...

Amazing! I love it! The combination of vintage and fall just make me swoon.


October 2, 2011 at 6:26 AM  
Blogger Michele @ {Primp} said...

Cute--love the wreath and the feathers in the vintage bottles! Thanks for sharing!

October 2, 2011 at 8:03 AM  
Blogger Pam Kessler said...

I'm loving all the feathers you have going on. Great looking mantel.

October 2, 2011 at 10:25 AM  
Blogger WhyCuzICan said...

Still lovin' your stuff, every time I bump into, Jaime! Sighhhhh!

Thanks for sharing :)
Visiting from Midwest Sewing Girl's Everything Halloween Linky Party,
~Suzanne in NW Illinois

October 2, 2011 at 6:42 PM  
Blogger The Tablescaper said...

Wonderful mantel. It would be great to have you link this post to my weekly meme Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

October 2, 2011 at 9:39 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

What a wonderful mantel! It all comes together so nicely! Thanks for joining last week's What's In The Gunny Sack? link party and I hope to see you again for tomorrow's party!

October 2, 2011 at 10:16 PM  
Blogger Lindsay said...

I featured you today from the Show & Share party--congrats! Beautiful mantle!

October 3, 2011 at 6:18 AM  
Blogger Chef in Training said...

This is beautiful! I love everything about it! Thanks so much for linking up to Tuesday Talent Show! I am featuring your gorgeous mantel! I would love to have you stop by and link up again tomorrow with more great projects!

October 3, 2011 at 12:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beautiful, love the wreath.

October 3, 2011 at 7:31 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

I love it!! You decorate beautifully!!
Thanks again for partying with us at Show & Share and congrats on being a feature!!

October 3, 2011 at 9:56 PM  
Blogger Erika said...

The mantle is so beautiful! I wish my living room looked this great!!

I hope you are able to join in at the It’s a Wrap Link Party at Artful Rising.


October 4, 2011 at 7:16 AM  
Blogger Heather A. said...

I just love this! I have some old window frames that I would love to add pages to the back of. Thanks for the inspiration. I shared on Simply Cottage Love's Face Book Page

: )

October 4, 2011 at 7:20 AM  
Anonymous Taryn @ Design, Dining + Diapers said...

I really love your mantel and the touches for fall! I wanted to let you know that I featured your mantel on my site today. Thanks for the inspiration!

October 11, 2011 at 4:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cute display! I love the feathers, this is my first visit here, I'm popping over from Under the Table and Dreaming, Pumpkin Parade. I love the stenciling on your mantel. Have a great evening!

October 13, 2011 at 5:27 PM  
Blogger ARK said...

I agree that the feathers are fabulous! I also love love love the finish you put on your pieces...pretty!

October 14, 2011 at 10:17 AM  
Blogger Chris @ Celebrations At Home said...

I just love the book pages frame. So much character!

October 16, 2011 at 6:28 AM  
Blogger Krisztina Clifton said...

That is so incredibly beautiful! I love how it looks modern but still very festive. I'd love to host this as a guest post on if you'd like.

October 20, 2011 at 9:03 AM  
Blogger Marsha said...

I love everything that I saw in every one of your pictures. Please come do this to my home! Inspiring with great picturs.

October 24, 2011 at 11:52 AM  
Blogger Marsha said...

I'm your latest follower. I'm looking forward to your upcoming posts.

October 24, 2011 at 11:54 AM  
Blogger Staci J said...

Your fall wreath is gorgeous!! Stopping by from CSI project:)

October 26, 2011 at 10:24 PM  
Blogger EvA. . . said...

very very pretty!

October 26, 2011 at 10:44 PM  
Anonymous erin said...

So cute and unique..visiting from csi project...I'm anew follower & am looking forward to looking thru your blog!

October 27, 2011 at 5:29 AM  
Blogger Amy K said...

love your mantel! I used it in my post here:

October 29, 2011 at 3:44 PM  
Anonymous Toni said...


October 30, 2011 at 1:35 AM  
Blogger Maggie Massey said...

I've said it before, I'll say it are AWESOME Dr. J...I featured your fall mantle on my Thanksgiving linky'll post tomorrow morning! You rock!!!!

November 7, 2011 at 6:59 PM  

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