Wednesday, September 24, 2008

My Fall Mantel, A Thank You, & A Birthday Wish

I guess I am finished with my fall mantel. I have changed it several times and am tired of messing with it. The gold metal piece looked like it needed something on either side, so I took 2 canvases and covered them with some fall toile fabric. I was trying to use stuff I had. I already had the canvases and fabric. I also added some fall leaves to my planter lamp and decoupaged scrapbook paper onto a clear plate. I used 3 of those Dollar Tree pumpkins in a tray I got from a yard sale and added moss and leaves. Am I totally satisfied with what I've done? No, but I never am so I just have to quit at some point. Knowing me I'll probably change it!





I want to say a big THANK YOU for the sweet and encouraging comments you left in response to my circus post. They made me cry, which is not that hard to do especially if it's anything about animals! I told my husband there are some really wonderful people out there, meaning YOU!

I want to say Happy 7th Birthday to my sweet first born baby, Bailey. Bailey is our Chocolate Lab who we adore. WE LOVE YOU BAILEY!!! (Like she is going to be reading this!)

25 comments:

Sara Tseng said...

Happy birthday to your sweet heart..kiss her..

Michelle said...

It looks beautiful. Is the metal thing an old tin ceiling tile? Neat!

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

The mantel looks great. The fabric and the tin was a wonderful idea!

Tricia Anne said...

I love your arrangement! I am like you, I will change things a hundred times! :o)
Happy Birthday to sweet Bailey!!
I tried to leave a comment yesterday and lost internet...augh...I wanted to echo what you had said. I HATE the circus for all the same reasons that you do! Plus I think it is wonderful that you are going to educate your son on the same issues. The AC company ordered parts and in just a couple of days, we will have it up and going again! Yea!! :o)
Have a wonderful day!!
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

TinaBug said...

Happy Birthday to Bailey!
Happy Birthday to Bailey!
Happy Birthdayyyy to Bailey!
Happy Birthday to Bailey!

*singing first thing in the morning* *best be glad you can't hear me!*

The mantel looks great! You did a good job!

Sandy Toes said...

Happy birthday Bailey! I love that mantel..you are a lady after my own heart...I love lights too! I love the metal thing...so great!
-Sandy Toes

Shannon said...

Your mantel looks great! I love those fabric canvases.

Your baby looks like she is smiling for the camera! :)

Empty Nest Full Life said...

That fabric is beautiful. Wish I had some for some fall pillows. I'll be hanging some wreaths today, since it is time to put the summer ones away, and it actually feels like fall out there this morning. I have a chocolate colored part Boykins Spaniel and Brittany Spaniel who is also 7 and when he has his summer haircut, he looks like a chocolate lab. Happy Birtday. Jackie

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

I love it...it's so original!

Marie said...

I love your mantel! It's very pretty and you can NEVER go wrong with toile! :o)

Happy birthday to your pretty puppy!!

Wendy said...

I think your mantel looks lovely! I wish I had a mantel...it is the one thing about my house I would change!!

Jacie said...

Even though I live in Florida where it is still hot and feels like summer, you have inspired me to get out all my fall decor that I have boxed up. I'm feeling creative.

Lorie said...

I love your mantel! And I love the toile in your blog header!!

One of the things I wish I had in my house is a mantel!

AndreaW123 said...

So pretty...I love your decorating style!

joelandbecca said...

So sweet-happy birthday!

That gold metal piece is to die for! I love it. Where did you get it? Seriously makes me so jealous-wish I had a mantle. You put everything together so well. You have some mad skills!

Miss(es) Canadian Pie said...

Aww, Happy Birthday Bailey! She's a QT!

Libby said...

Love your mantle. YOu did a great job using what you have to make a beautiful statement. Love the center tile piece, thingy. That color just screams fall!

Blessings to you and yours,

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Hi, I love your mantel!!! I would love to have a mantel like yours! It seems that you put things together in such a great way! I like your red and gold and green colors you use. These are my favorite too.
Have a lovely day! I can't wait to see how you rearrange your mantel though, I know how it is when it does not look just right!
Blessings,
Debbie

Sandy Toes said...

I love Your BLOG!

I TAGGED you...go my blog if you want to play!
-Sandy Toes

ThriftyDecorChick said...

Cuuuute puppy! I love the mantel -- it looks great. I attempted today AGAIN to get fall decor out but since people were coming over tonight I focused on the cleaning. :)

Sue said...

LOVE your mantle---love everything you do. I don't think I've told you before but the bricks painted red are beautiful.....really like this.

Mimi Sue said...

Happy Birthday Bailey. Your mantel is adorable. I LOVE that clear plate/scrapbook paper thing. LOVE IT. Mimi

Empty Nest Full Life said...

Where did you find the toile fabric. I think I am needing some similar for a project? Jackie

momof3azkids said...

I think it's absolutely perfect! Don't change a thing. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Baby makes 4 for us...it'll be crazy for awhile, but I wouldn't have it any other way. :)

Katie said...

I love it, your house is really cute!!