Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Fall Mantle

Dear Texas,

It's september, like the middle of September. Did you know that? As much as I have enjoyed 105 degrees everyday with zero wind and 100% humidity, I really am ready for something slightly cooler. I am not even asking for something crazy like 70, but anything under 90 would be pretty nice. Maybe my fall mantle will entice you. It is definitely making me yearn for my skinny jeans and some boots. Please let me change up my wardrobe soon!

I was at the dollar store yesterday and they have a ton of cute fall and halloween decor. See even the dollar store knows its time to cool down. I threw this together and even made a bunting with some scrap fabric and ribbon I already had, Bonus!





See isn't that nice. Doesn't that make you want to go outside and breath in some crisp air while drinking warm apple cider?

Items from the Dollar Store:
Black Crows
Orange leaf garland
Orange Leaf bushes
Orange Leaves
Small white pumpkin



Ps Tutorial on no sew bunting to come tomorrow. Also going to add Happy Halloween to bunting which will be removable so I can later put on Merry Christmas. Did you know they were the same amount of letters!? Cool stuff.

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Josie said...

Oh my! That mantle makes me CRAVE fall so badly. Too bad Fall doesn't really appear in FL until around late November-boogers! I can't wait to see your bunting tutorial...I've been wanting to do one with my vintage handkerchiefs. & no sew? I'm in! Are the crows from the dollar store too? They are sooo cute!

Lisa - A Room with A View said...

That is so neat! Love the scraps..look forward to reading tutorial.

Vivienne @ the V Spot said...

I want fall to come too! :)

Krysta said...

Cute! I was going to ask you if you were working on fall today and I forgot. I have some crows too. They are my fave!

Megan said...

Love the mantle, the pop of orange is just right! I'm wishing for some cooler weather too, I want to wear some cute boots already!

Candice said...

Very cute! I need to go get some of those crows. Love them!

Kimberly said...

OMGosh I here you about the 105 degrees Im in Oklahoma and am so over it! lol! Your mantle looks so pretty, I can't wait to get my stuff up and put on my boots!

Carmella said...

Just spotted you on TT&J and I just love your Dollar Store mantle!! It turned out great! And, yes...bring on the boot weather, I am sooo ready for it too!

Brittany said...

I followed your over from Tatertots and Jello. This mantle is beautiful! I can't believe you got most of it from the dollar store! Thanks for sharing!

Life In The Thrifty Lane said...

Such a pretty decor! Visiting from Tt&J

Kay Ellen said...

Very pretty!
Happy Showcase Sunday:))

Kay Ellen

pop by and see my garden bike:))

Krysta said...

Awesome feature!! Yours was one of my faves.

Anonymous said...

Great work! I featured you in a little weekend wrap up post today :) Check it out!

Maggie @ Black & White {Side by Side}

Heather {Simply Cottage Love} said...

You said it! Cool stuff! Gotta make a run to the dollar store ~ crows, really? didn't know they had them! Think I'll be following along now!

BluBabesCreate said...

Thanks for sharing! Very nice of you! Come feel inspired by a courageous man!

The Doodler said...

That is a beautiful mantle you put together. I love the Dollar Store, look what you can pull off with just a few bucks! Hopefully you have some cooler weather soon, I do have to say I'm enjoying the 50 degree weather we're having in Massachusetts, time for scarves!
Brie from

BeingBrook said...

Beautiful mantle! I'm excited for fall too. I live in Washington and it's cooled off a ton. Love the changing leaves but not the rain that comes with it. I'll have to go check out my dollar store and see what fall treasures they have.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

your mantle looks so pretty, michelle! i love the bunting!

debbie-- said...

Your mantel is beautiful! Love all the elements!

Between U & Me said...

I featured this post today on my blog! ;)

Jen said...

Just saw this on Between You & Me. I love it!