10/15/2011

Sunday Favorites...No. 121

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Welcome to the 121st "Sunday Favorites" Party 


"Sunday Favorites" is a Sunday meme designed to give bloggers a chance to share a favorite post from the past!!!
For more information on how to republish a past post just click HERE.

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Hello my friends!
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Welcome to the 121st run of "Sunday Favorites"
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I hope that you're having a wonderful weekend! 
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  For the past few weeks, I have been revisiting a few of last year's autumn posts for the Sunday Favorites party. Today, I am sharing a "favorite" post from January, 2011 called "A Warm & Toasty Winter Mantel".  The winter mantel decor had an autumnal color palatte so I thought it befitting to share with you at this time.  I hope that you enjoy! 
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 I am also joining The Tablescaper's Seasonal Sunday party today.  You will find more info. about this lovely party at the end of today's post. 
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 Well my friends...I'm looking forward to seeing your Sunday Favorites posts this week and visiting with you!  You can sign up for the party at the end of this post!
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Have a super Sunday!
Chari
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Sunday Favorites My favorite post from:
January 30, 2011
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"A Warm & Toasty Winter Mantel"
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Hello my friends...I hope you're having a fabulous day!
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My...ohhh my...Colorado is experiencing some of the coldest temperatures so far this winter! The weather forecast is predicting temps of -10 to -20 for Monday night...brrrr! I'm tellin' ya what...our little wood burning stove is going non-stop. We do have central heat but our wood burning stove just makes our home extra warm and toasty...I love it!
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Speaking of warm and toasty...I thought I would share my fireplace mantel's winter decor with you today for Metamorphosis Monday and Table Top Tuesday! I hope that you enjoy!
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A Warm & Toasty Winter Mantel...
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As you can see...in the photo above...our fireplace is located in the living room. It is a faux fireplace...merely for decoration. Sure wished that it were real...a warm and toasty fire would be especially nice today!
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I decided to use warm, toasty colors for my winter mantel.
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Bronze colored browns and gilded golds dominate the color scheme....along with a few accents of copper and green.
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Of course my design goal was to create a mantel vignette that looked and felt warm and cozy.
 So I did a little house shopping for a few "key" pieces!
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A decorative metal, birdcage clock would work perfectly for the focal point!
This pretty clock can usually be found on the shelf of our entertainment cabinet.
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I added a floral pick of coppery colored zebra grass to the interior of the clock. Then I added a couple more of these pretty copper colored floral picks...along with a little pine...underneath the clock. Toss in few acorns, green berries, and a few pieces of miniature "sugared" fruit...and voila!
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I love the olden look of the clock face!
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A small, decorative gold box sits just to the right of the clock.
  The ornate detailing is so pretty on this little box!
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Gold and copper colored "sugared" fruit fill a wire cloche.
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I love the sweet little bird finial atop the wire cloche! And...of course...no winter mantel would be complete without a little candlelight! Two gold candleholders with a decorative brown and cream damask pattern will fit that "bill" perfectly! A sugared pear and apple sit at the base of the cloche...just a little extra added pretty!
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Three copper colored keys are tied together with a gold ribbon and hang from the bird finial!
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A tall torchiere lamp brings interest to the left side of the mantle vignette.
  A few...old but well loved...books are stacked between the lamp and a bronze metal candleholder.
 A single, sugared apple sits so sweetly beside the books!
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A warm and toasty winter hearth...
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A warm and toasty winter mantel!
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*Besides hosting Sunday Favorites,
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A heartfelt thanks to The Tablescaper for hosting this lovely party for us!
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*Warmest autumn wishes!
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Thank you so much for your participation!!! I am going to really enjoy going through your "Sunday Favorites" posts!!!
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***Just a little note: Sunday Favorites Criteria***
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When I first started the Sunday Favorites meme, my initial thought was to offer a solution for getting a post out on the weekend without having to spend alot of time doing so...weekends are just a busy time for most of us! Copying and pasting a previous post is so quick and easy. Not only is this a quick and easy solution to the busy weekends, but it's also an opportunity to dig back into our blog archives and share a favorite "past" post once again! Many of us spend alot of time and effort creating a post and it just seems a shame that it is viewed only once and then forgotten about!
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I would like to reiterate that Sunday Favorites is a meme about sharing or revisiting a post from the PAST!  Please do not add a freshly published post to the Sunday Favorites party...it is NOT what this party is about.
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Thank you!!!
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21 comments:

Pat said...

Happy Fall Chari!

Your mantel by itself is just beautiful. With sugared fruit, books, cloche, and keys you have the perfect mantel. Your work always has that rich, cozy look. I love your style!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Your mantle is beautiful Chari! Looks like you're ready for fall-enjoy:@)

lvroftiques said...

Your Winter mantel is beautiful Chari, but the new Fall mantel is spectacular! JMHO. Vanna

Jenny @ Simcoe Street said...

Your mantle is beautiful Chari

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I love to see the different ways you decorate your mantel, they are all just fabulous! I wish I had a mantel!

Thanks for hosting so we can do an encore of our posts!

Katherine

FABBY'S LIVING said...

I'm going to visit your house one day and if you can't find the wired cloch after I leave, well...you'd know who took it! I am loving it!! How many gorgeous mantels do you have sweet Chari?, it seems everytime I see a new gorgeous post, I also see a NEW mantel! I love all your decor, but you know what I love...lol.
Thank you for hosting. Hugs, FABBY

Diann said...

Hi Chari! Everything looks s rich and warming. Your mantel looks perfect. So many lovely and inviting color hues here!

The Tablescaper said...

Perfectly warm and toasty!

- The Tablescaper

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Lovely mantel, Chari! My favorite...the wire cloche! I am ready for some cold weather to get here! Hope you are having great weekend!...hugs...Debbie

Mary-Sweetwater Style said...

Love the chance to revisit favorite posts....thanks so much!
Love your photos!

Jo's This and That said...

Your home is beautiful,love your mantel.Thanks for sharing.JoAnn

The Quintessential Magpie said...

How lovely! I always enjoy seeing what you do, Chari! Hope you are having a wonderful Sunday.

XO,

Sheila

Ivy and Elephants said...

The mantel is phenomenal. I am really in the spirit now for sure. Thanks for hosting!

Paula

Apple of His Eye said...

I remember this Chari!

So pretty! This one is worth repeating for sure!

Still loving it!

Love & Hugs friend,
LaDonna

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Chari,
Thanks so much for your recent visit and kind comment!

I love the colors in your home! I adore deep rich colors and you have used them beautifully in your decor!!

Your mantle is stunning as always!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Susan said...

HEllo Chari!
What a wonderful mantel you have here. I especially love that wire cloche with the sugared fruits. Very warm and inviting.
Thanks so much for your kind visit to my blog!
- Susan

Creations By Cindy said...

Amazing! I adore the clock especially! Love the golds you used as well. Just beautiful as always!

Kathy said...

Love the mantel - looks gorgeous!
Hope you have a great day,
Kathy

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

I love the title of this post...and the photos are lovely. Love the cloche and keys. Hope you are having a good week Chari!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Oh Chari...if I knew how to pull up my post from the past..I would. I have no idea how and live in fear of losing my entire blog..
I am sooo in AW of your home..but then you KNOW that. :)
Hugs,
Mona

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I love that mantel Chari!
It's warm, toasty and gorgeous too!
Your vignettes always have such depth and style...not many people can do that well!
Your talented girlfriend!
You asked about the pumpkins...I just took off the stems and stacked them,nothing else.
The french pumpkin..bottom one has a natural dip to it and I think that helps anchor it. We have that pumpkin farm down the road from us and they grow nearly every pumpkin imaginable.
I spent today with Addison at the Mall. No shopping we just stayed in the kiddie playland area! I have to find ways to amuse her and me. hehe.
It was cold too, only in the 40's...yuck, not ready for that!
Well dear, hoping all is well, wish I could just sit down with you and have a chat!
Big Hugs,
Cindy