Monday, September 26, 2011

Simplified autumn mantel…

                                                        I’m a notorious over doer.

Last fall I had so much fall décor going on in my little house it basically looked like an orange explosion.

Then I weeded out the excess and was a lot happier with the result.

This year I tried to go simple right from the start.

Less “orange explosion”, and more calm and peaceful neutrals.

I removed a large painting and wall sconces from the wall above the mantel,

using this chippy old window as the focal point instead.

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Even my choice of pumpkin colors this year is more subtle.

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I’m looking for some type of vintage autumn card to perch in this old flower frog.

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I love my carved wooden goose.

I bought it in Maine on our visit there 10 years ago.

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A simple decoration of Indian corn held by twine hangs on the old window.

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I’m liking this year’s simple, less “over the top” mantel!

 

Still following,

Elizabeth


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16 comments:

  1. I have gone much simpler this year also and I am loving it tremendously.

    Your mantel looks wonderful. I love the old scale and the old window. It is all so very pretty.

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  2. Elizabeth ~ that looks so beautiful! I love the simplicity and the soft colors ~

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  3. Elizabeth, loving it! So easy one the eye. :))

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  4. I like the subtle colour and I love the blue chippy paint! Of course my eye zoomed right in on your oval flower frog!!! I collect them and don't have an oval one yet!

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  5. Beautiful and subtle. You have an artist's eye. :)

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  6. Pretty! Mine is simpler this year as well.

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  7. Very nice...has a calming effect.

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  8. Love the look of your autumn decor. I toned mind down last year and will probably go much simpler this year.
    ~Adrienne~

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  9. Looks perfect to me...pinning away here!

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  10. I love it! Less is more sometimes. Very chic and uncluttered. Love your blog name. I am a follow of Jesus too. Blessings, Wanda

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  11. I love it, Elizabeth. Simple is my motto for this year. Well done!

    Hugs,
    Marie

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  12. Elizabeth, I love it! You are not going to believe it but I have the same wicker pumpkin in my mantle!

    Maria @ Linen & Verbena

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  13. Yes, I love this sort of non traditional look. Very pretty and liveable color!

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  14. I love this look and your colors. And i couldn't help but zero in on that scale! It's wonderful - just have to ask if it was originally that color or you painted it?

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  15. Love the old window and indian corn ♥ SiMpLe is wonderful:)

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  16. Very nice. I love the simplified look! I totally overdid it this year! I looked at the link up last week, thought I saw all of them but don't remember this one! Any wonder...there were a bazillion posted! ( "

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