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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Festive Fall Mantle

What with our daughters wedding the first part of Oct,   I'm feeling a little overwhelmed.     I'm really not ready for fall yet,  but I decided today to get the mantle decorated.
 We are hosting some parties next month and I decided to do the mantle a little more festive this year.

I've never really thought of lights for fall,  but what the heck.....let's go for it.    I tried something new  (for me) by adding garland to icicle lights.    I tied strips of lace,  net,  and fabric to my string of lights.

I left the birdcages up that I had put on the mantle earlier in the summer and just added fall to them.

I put owls and cloth pumpkins that I made inside the birdcages.

I put a small bouquet of flowers on each end of the mantle....some are silk and some are roses that I made from fabric.   I also added a pine cone to each bouquet for a touch of fall.

I also added fall touches to the piano,  but that's another!

I put all kinds of  owls in the birdcages and on the mantle.....

This owl is kinda different,  but I like him....

I bought this tall owl in the 80% off  isle at HL about a month ago.....

I even have a pine cone owl with a home made nest and marble egg  in his cage.

The photo on the left is my fall mantle last year...................................this years is on the right....................................

And this is my mantle for 2013.

I added burlap roses that I made to a store bought flower wreath.

Here is the fireplace during the day....but it really comes to life at night when I turn the lights on!


  1. Your mantel looks so pretty! I especially love that tall owl you found. What a bargain! Thanks for sharing at Inspiration Thursday! Have a great week.

  2. LOVE your owls, Penny, they look wonderful with all your pretty things! thanks for always coming over to party at SYS.

  3. Good Morning Penny
    I love your new Fall Mantel. The lights make it look so wonderful. I have lights on my mantel all year, they even stay on during the day. Love the way lights look on anything. Your owls are fabulous
    have a great day Penny

  4. I love lights for any season ! Your mantle is beautiful !

  5. How wonderful how you change things up so much, love this one with the lights such a great soft look it gives, like how you arranged your owls and your flowers combined with the fabric ones looks terrific!

  6. Fabulous mantle!!! I just can't decide on just one thing that I love!!!

  7. Well Penny, you outdid yourself this time! Love it! It puts me in the mood for........the HOLIDAYS! ya!
    Have a good weekend! Leticia

  8. Those pre-WEDDING Parties are going to be fabulous! Stellar Mantel Penny!

  9. Penny,
    Love all the owls and birdcages and nests!! I also LOVE the addition of lights but you know me with lights!! Love them all year round!
    The rugs were bought at Penney's last year in answer to your question.
    I am itching to decorate for Fall but i usually wait until after Labor Day but it is late this year so i may start soon.....


  10. The idea of the lights is fantastic! Your mantel looks fairy.

  11. Smart idea to get your mantle done before things get really busy with the wedding. Love the collection of owls! My favorite is the large one you got for 80% off. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  12. I love the lights! How pretty! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday! Hope to see you again this week!! Pinned!

  13. Beautiful looks Penny! Thanks for joining Home Sweet Home!


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