Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Autumn on the Mantel


 Thought I should probably share the Fall that has appeared at our house this week
since it will probably be changing pretty quickly.


We are planning a little Halloween party this year 
and my daughter is already dragging out the Halloween stuff
 and we will be starting to put up some of the spooky decor next week.

So for just a little bit before the creepies and crawlies, spiders, rats, owls
and all things ghoulish arrive...

My living room mantel is enjoying being
simple, quiet and understated covered in neutrals and soft colors
:)




I wasn't quite sure what I would do for the mantel in the living room this year
but I always tend to gravitate towards using natural decoration
 like leaves, grasses & flowers


So while on a walk last week,
my daughter and I gathered some dried grasses 
They were perfect.


I also added in a few peach edged white roses
 in bloom as well.


A piece of a weathered broken crate box was  perfect
for a few small bunches of dried flowers
It seems like bits and pieces from nature are some of my favorite
 go to elements for decorating no matter what the season or room.


The dried roses have been amazing me this year~
 they almost look like paper they are so perfectly dried.


Absolutely love them.


So simple, but perfect to enjoy for a few days 
before we break out all the Halloween decor and a few orange pumpkins start appearing.
:)

43 comments:

  1. Your mantel turned out just lovely. I love the neutral and subtle styling. The dried roses are so beautiful. Enjoy Fall!

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  2. Dear Courtney, I do not know what to say (or write), I am speechless. Love the pastel beauty, all those roses combined with pieces from nature makes the WAW autumn mantel. Renata

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  3. Your mantel looks just beautiful Courtney... I love to decorate with Nature as well... and so nice to linger on a walk and gather her treasures along the way, xoxo Julie Marie

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  4. Very nice......enjoy your Autumn and send some cool weather here!
    xo
    Janet

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  5. Just gorgeous, Courtney! I love all of the natural elements!

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  6. The roses did dry amazingly gorgeous... they almost have a crepe paper quality, but even finer. So pretty!

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  7. Happy to discover your blog through Pinterest. Love your sweet decoration on your mantel. Love the association of fresh roses and looking old paper dried roses.
    Kisses from PARIS
    Joëlle

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  8. Courtney your mantle looks so pretty! Love your dried roses! I have to agree they are drying nicely this year! I have been drying and keeping mine too!They look antique as they dry.
    xx
    Anne

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  9. Absolutely stunning mantel... i love everything about it. It's so neat that you have incorporated all the natural elements, and even the last bits of the roses drying to celebrate autumn.

    Cindy

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  10. Courtney, i commented, but it may have been lost... either way, i was just saying how absolutely stunning your mantel is, and i love that you used so many natural elements, especially the roses, just beautiful!

    Cindy

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  11. Courtney, your mantel is lovely! The dried roses are so subtle and perfect for your fall mantel. It all looks so pretty.

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  12. Courtney, your mantel is so pretty, and I love the pinks and whites. :D I personally would hate to see orange show up in the mix...maybe you could use orange outside ;P

    This is seriously one of the prettiest mantels I've seen for autumn.

    xo,
    RJ

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  13. Such soothing untraditional fall decor. Love it!

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  14. You have taken my breath away! :) This is so-ooo beautiful Courtney!!! Only you can make dusty pinks and whites feel like a dreamy autumn wonderland! Your mantel is just gorgeous!

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  15. Exquisite, Courntey! I love how you mixed white pumpkins in with beautiful, dried roses!

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  16. J'aime beaucoup vos fleurs séchées...
    Il est vrai que chez moi nous ne fêtons pas Halloween. Bonne fête cependant!
    Gros bisous à vous

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  17. I love the roses with the pumpkins. Beautiful.

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  18. Simply delightful...suek

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  19. Beautiful!
    Is there any chance you can steer me in the direction of finding dried roses like yours?? I've been looking online but can't seem to find any of that caliber.
    Thanks!
    Sonia

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  20. Gorgeous!
    Can you steer me in the direction of finding dried roses like yours?? I've been looking online for weeks and just can't find any of that caliber.
    Thanks!

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  21. Your mantel is just stunning. So gorgeous. I love the dried flowers.

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  22. Your mantel is just so beautiful and refreshing...love the combination of the pumpkins and beautiful roses....perfection!!

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  23. Courtney, I am glad you got to share this gorgeous romantic fall mantel before switching it out.

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  24. Well, Courtney...you truly helped me today with my autumn decorating dilemma. :) I've been stumped as to how to incorporate my weekly rose obsession with pumpkins. It just didn't seem right to me. But the vignettes you created are just so natural and romantic and beautiful. I had pin a couple photos so I could refer to them. So thank you, sweetie - for inspiring me!

    xoxo laurie

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  25. Looks so pretty, Courtney..Happy Tuesday..Judy

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  26. Hmmm.. what a delightful combination.. roses and pumpkins. Adorable.
    Cheers, Gee

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  27. Beautiful and swoon worthy!! Love the dried roses and white pumpkins together. All your natural touches are fantastic.

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  28. I love it! How do you dry your roses? Do you take them out of water before they start to die? They look amazing. I love it all.....

    ~Shanon

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  29. Beautiful!!! I love the colors you're using!!

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  30. Gorgeous Courtney! So soft and perfect! Vanna

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  31. Courtney, I can spot your photos a mile away...can you say GORGEOUS!

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  32. Hi Courtney, That's a beautiful mantel!

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  33. Oh how pretty! I love that it has an autumn look, but in a soft understated way.

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  34. Beautiful! The perfect transition before launching into the warm (and spooky!)decor!

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  35. Beautiful mantle, Courtney. I love the softness of it all.

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  36. So pretty. I love visiting your blog, and although I love the rich colors that are seasonal, the muted soft shades that you use are so relaxing and feminine. And working with all men, I NEED that!

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  37. Gorgeous photos! Your mantle is stunning! I love how soft it is with the dried flowers and little white pumpkins.
    Jennelise

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  38. Wow Courtney - EVERYTHING you do looks like eye candy - gorgeous photos and your mantel is my fave so far
    Hugs,
    Suzan

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