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Monday, October 3, 2011

Mantel of the Month

 I'm honored to be October's Mantel of the Month at Enchanted Treasures!  
Thank you, Roberta!  
You can read my interview with Roberta here.
Roberta's feature gave me the motivation I needed to try something different with our mantel.  Now that cooler weather is around the corner (even here in Southern California) I wanted to create a Fall/Winter theme in Nordic/French style.
I began with rabbit fur as my foundation.  Then I added vintage dictionary pages, old books, a rusty bird house and a variety of metal crowns.
A few candles, vintage crocheted lace...
Another crown, and more candles....
 Vintage music sheets, an ornate cross and a rhinestone crown detail the white candles....
Two pieces of linen fabric create a drape over the fireplace opening (Roberta's favorite element!)
The lined basket houses my firewood, kindling and pine cones.
DONE! (at least until the Halloween decorations come out of storage.....)


Roberta said...

I love it Cindy! Creative and a cool, nice change. Thanks!

penandparchment said...

LIKE IT! ,-)
love Eva ,-)

Gracefully Vintage said...

Darling Mantel I love it and such inspiration..Thanks for sharing..