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Sunday, August 12, 2018

Victorian Farmhouse Early Fall Mantel


I have all kinds of Farmhouse decor in my home........modern,  rustic, cottage,  shabby chic........so,  I figured why not add some Victorian Farmhouse into the mix! 



I added a Victorian corner bracket on each end of the mantel.
 

Then I changed the backdrop panel that's hung over the fireplace.


Rustic backdrop.............................................................Softer Victorian backdrop

It's actually the same backdrop....lol!     I just turned it over to the backside where the fabric is more muted.


H attached an over the door wreath hanger to the top of the board that the panel is stapled to. 

  I had been looking for a place to put the wreath hanger since I bought it at a yard sale a couple of weeks ago   ($5)    and this seemed like the perfect place.


Summer Mantel....................................................Early Fall Mantel


I created a fallish floral design on a grape vine wreath to hang over the mantel.

    I included a fall saying in my wreath.......Autumn,   the years last loveliest smile


Or.......And the sun stepped back,   the leaves lulled themselves to sleep & Autumn was awakened.    I couldn't decide which one I like the best,   so I printed both of them. 
    I have them on my Pinterest board in different buffalo check background colors  and a couple of other fall sayings if you would like to print some to use in your fall decorating.    Here is a link to my board........https://www.pinterest.com/penny2005/print-it/fall/ 


I used a combination of summer and fall flowers  since it's an early fall design.


I used greenery and fall leaves for my early fall look.......and I added cotton bolls for a different color and texture.


I hung a simple metal farm animal garland across the mantel. 

   I bought my garland in the Christmas isle at Hobby Lobby and just tied a strip of white fabric between each of the animals.


Quick and easy garland!
 

To finish my mantel decor,     I added architectural pieces


Cow print and a bouquet of flowers........


A tobacco basket.......


And a matching blue bouquet on the other side of the mantel completes my Victorian Farmhouse Early Fall Mantel.

I made a few other changes in the family room decor.


Rug layering before........................................................Rug layering after

You may have noticed a pile of fabric on the loveseat.........lol!

I have the new pillows I bought at Home Goods on the love seat.    I'm just checking out the color and how they look,   then I'll put them away for a few more weeks until I get ready to put out some pumpkins.


These pillows are so nice for the price.........full of feathers and sooooo soft.......$16.99


I'm playing with fabric.........are new slip cover in the makes.......maybe!


I changed the decor on the side of the fireplace.      Can't wait to replace those eggs with some pumpkins!


Before.....................................After


I also changed the decor on the other side of the fireplace.      I replaced a big pink rose bush with a small side table.   Sorry.......I didn't do a before and after on that change. 

  Til next time......

7 comments:

  1. Farmhouse has turned to super-Victorian with small changes making a big difference, Cool!

    Varsha | Villas in OMR

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  2. Penny,
    You knew that I would just adore all the Victorian touches that you added...... Love the brackets!! I also love the table that you used as a coffee table!! I like how you added a touch of Victorian to your farmhouse decor......
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  3. Love the cow pic and the soft colors of the flowers. Always appreciate a feather filled pillow. Great job Penny.

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  4. Pre-Fall decor. Brilliant idea, certainly lets you adjust easy from one season to the next. Loved all.

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  5. Very pretty and soft a definite escape from the heat. I can't wrap my head around fall...we will have over 90 in Chicagoland here, today---been at least the high 80's for a week. We are just getting our tomatoes red---peppers are a long way away---Spring was late, summer is late---Fall, will probably be when we are putting Santas and pine trees out...can't do it, YET!

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  6. Your mantel is stunning! I absolutely love your feminine decor! Thanks for partying at the Make Life Pretty Monday link party! Hope to see you next week!

    Kate | The Organized Dream

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  7. I love the animal garland and your cow makes me smile every time I see "him". Wonderful mantle.

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