9/26/2011

Autumn Decadence...an Autumn Mantel

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Hello my friends...I hope you're having a fabulous day!
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I think I am finally finished with all the "autumn fluffing" at my place.  Of course, you know how it goes...one never stops "tweaking"!  Hehe!  Last week I shared my french country dining room all dressed up in its new autumn frocks.  I have finished decorating in my living room as well...fireplace mantel included, however I still need to get photos.  Hopefully I will get to that sometime this week.
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In the meantime...I thought I would share my autumn mantel from last year (2010).  I hope that you enjoy!
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"Autumn Decadence"...an Autumn Mantel
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The faux fireplace in my living room...Autumn 2010
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"Autumn Decadence"...an Autumn Mantel
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Hmmm...I did say that I was going for decadent! Hehe! I had sooo much fun decorating my fireplace mantel for autumn this year.
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Continuing the autumn theme in my living room of French courts, vineyards, and romance...I decided to go all out with my mantel decor! I just adore how it turned out!!!
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Autumn Pheasants in the Vineyard
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Two stately pheasants along with a decorative piece of pottery filled with grapes, autumn's bounty, are showcased...front and center...in this autumn mantlescape.
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I used several different types of foliage...trailing grapevines and autumn leaves make up the majority of the thick foliage. If you look close...you will see sprigs of autumn colored zebra grass, berries of all sorts, acorns, pheasant feathers, and grapes...all interwoven throughout the autumn mantelscape. I also used two ornate gold candleholders with pumpkin colored candles....one on each side of the mantel.
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And VOILA...a decadent "pheasants in the vineyard" mantelscape!!!
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A closer view of some of the berries, acorns, and autumn foliage.
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A pair of antique gold colored candleholders with pumpkin colored pillars...nestled into the autumn foliage.
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The Fireplace Hearth...
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The fireplace hearth is filled with "autumn's bounty" as well.
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A couple of old, leather bound books, a tall pitcher filled with more autumn foliage, and grapes sit atop a large hatbox decorated with pumpkins, melons, etc.  Tall cast iron candleholders flank either side of the hatbox vignette, along with a pair of metal peacocks. The metal peacocks are vintage wall art. I loved the pretty copper, gold, and green shades of the peacock feathers. So perfect with my autumn mantelscape!
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A romantic, autumn table for two...set in front of the fireplace.
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The autumn mantelscape makes for the perfect backdrop for this romantic table. 
 If you would like to see more of this tablescape...just click HERE.
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Voila...and there you have it..."Autumn Decadence"...an Autumn Mantel!
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I hope that you enjoyed!
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I am joining these lovely parties today...
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Thank you, dear ladies for hosting these sweet parties for us!
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Well my friends, thank you so much for coming by today!  Please leave me a note and let me know that you were here. I would love to visit with you!
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Warmest Autumn Wishes!

31 comments:

Daphne said...

Wow, Chari, that is indeed one decadent mantle! You hit a home run with this one! Happy decorating!

Laura said...

That is amazing!
Chari- you outdid yourself.

I love the pheasants.

Laura
White Spray Paint

Theresa said...

I agree with Laura, you outdid yourself! SOOOO much gorgeousness! I love the candles! Have a blessed evening my friend, HUGS!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Chari, I so look forward to coming over and admiring your talent. I saw your post on Table Top Tuesday and couldn't get here fast enough!!
You always do such an AMAZING job. This is FABULOUS!!! Many blessings to you!!!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Your mantle dear Chari is totally STUNNING!! Each element is fabulous, I specially love your pheasents. Everything is amazing, can you come over and decorate mine too?! I'll keep things ready.
You sure outdid yourself talented lady! Gorgeous! Lots of hugs,
FABBY

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

This is one post I remember! I still have the same reaction.... OH HOW BEAUTIFUL! It is certainly Autumn Decadence. You must have been exceptionally inspired, because I have never seen a mantle look more gorgeous... even at the Biltmore!
xo Yvonne

Chubby N Chieque said...

Absolutely decadence in every angle.

You're mantle is stunning. Hope mine will be like that too, however, time of the year? We need this,

Happy TTT...

Greetings from Stockholm.

723.home.plain & simple said...

that is really a work of art!

podso said...

Wow that is an amazing mantle. You have such a good eye, It must have taken some time,. I hope you can sit back and enjoy it! Those chairs are gorgeous. Love the color "pop."

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

Chari, your talent for decorating is evident in this beautiful scene. I love the variety of elements and the jewel toned colors spread throughout the design. The mantle, the beautiful table, the fabric on the chairs and the decorations on the hearth are just lovely. I enjoyed the visit.
Shannon

Danielle said...

Wow! Your mantle is amazing!!! You definitely have an eye for style and decorating. Can you come over to my house and give me some tips?! : -) Love, love, love it!

Danielle

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Wowsers Chari!!! How absolutely AMAZING!! I am in LOVE with your mantel- this is so gorgeous-I love so many things ~ I am pinning some of these pictures!! :) So beautiful!!! I know that Gloria is a friend of yours too- I am so glad to hear she is on the mend! I have been keeping an eye on the updates.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

All I can say is OMG Chari, this is truly the best!
This mantel just makes me drool, it is sooo gorgeous!
And the hearth and the table for two, so romantic, as so utterly stunning!
Oh girl, this is one of your finest!
You are the mantel queen!
Big Hugs,
Cindy
I have been keeping up with Gloria on her blog. Poor thing, such an ordeal. Not much going around here. Hopefully, Dan and I might get away this weekend, even for a day would be nice!
Love Ya!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Fantabulously incredible Chari! I love it!

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

WOW!!! This is stunning Chari! Just stunning!! LOVE it!!

Lou Cinda ;)

Creations By Cindy said...

Love it! Have missed you!

bettyl said...

Wow! That looks like a lot of work, but certainly worth it!

Shannon@FoxHollowCottage said...

Decadence indeed! This is just so rich and lucious.

Thanks again for the visit =)

Pamela said...

Chari YOUR mantel is GORGEOUS lady and puts mine to shame!:) It is just simply beautiful and now I can show hubby that I am not the only one who goes big!:) Have a lovely evening!

Babs said...

Chari, Your Autumn Decadence mantel is glorious! Please tell me how you got everything to stay on the mantel. Have you done a tutorial?

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Chari, I remember your mantel from last year and I still think it is the prettiest one I have ever seen! Gorgeous. I can't wait to see this years decor.
Hugs,
Sherry

Designs By Pinky said...

HI Chari! I remember this GORGEOUS mantle!!!! It is exquisite!!! Makes me think I need to UPGRADE my mantle:):) Can't wait to see what you have done this year!!! XO, Pinky

A Hint of Home said...

That is one gorgeous mantle!!
You did an amazing job on it!
Beautiful!

xinex said...

Oh how beautiful, Chari. You've done it again! I love the pheasants and I love everything else....Christine

Mary Ellen said...

Chari this is over the top beautiful! You are so amazing friend- I really do need you here to help!!

We got to go camping for a few days- oh my it was beautiful- went up to Soap Creek - around Gunnison area- colors changing - camper by the stream- almost heaven!

bee blessed
mary

Lana K. W. Austin said...

This is ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE BEAUTY...an autumnal journey into splendor!!!

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Love/hugs/blessings,
Lana

Bella Vista Cottage said...

Chari, the one word I would always use to describe your decorating is lush. This is no exception. It is simply stunning. I truly mean that, sweet girl.

You are the bomb!

Barb ♥

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
Your mantle is gorgeous for the fall. I love the pheasants you did a beautiful job putting this all together lovely.
Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my new fall Tablescape. I hope you have a great week.
XXOO Diane

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Chari, your mantel is gorgeous~~ beyond incredible. Your attention to detail is overwhelming. Love the pheasants, then again I have a thing for them, along with alot of other things.. lol... Love it girlfriend.. hugs ~lynne~

French-Kissed said...

Well if you think you were happy to discover my blog, can you just imagine how thrilled I was to follow your comment over here and be greeted with the stunning "Pheasants in the Vineyard" adorning your mantle...jaw dropping gorgeous, Chari! I would say we are birds of a feather, but I can't hold a candle to your production. If you want to see more of my birds, I have 2...visit my archives for December 2010. Looking forward to frequent visits here. So happy to meet you.

Jermaine

Jacqueline said...

Oh my goodness woman, get over to my house right now and make my mantle look like this!!!!! Lush, lush, lus iousness. I wouldn't be able to focus on anything but looking at this focal point!