Thursday, November 8, 2012

Fall Mantel Decor

Did you ever have one of those days when out of nowhere inspiration hits and you scurry around like a squirrel collecting bits and pieces for what you think will be a decorating masterpiece?

Today was one of those days.

You see, for over a week my fireplace mantel has been under construction... decoratively speaking.

It is November after all. Call it indecision, decorating paralysis or just plain laziness, I haven't been able to find the right look.

What look you ask? I'm not sure, but I know after playing with dough bowls and candles and mercury glass acorns, I couldn't find it.

So it has been in a sad state of affairs. My family wondering what I was up to with a half empty mantel. One that clearly had no direction.

But just as I was ready to move on and leave it how it was, I was inspired by the pretty blue, white and orange tones I have seen.

Mary B Spires

white baby blue and orange bedroom seating area modern
Tobi Fairley

Nell Hill's

So, just like that, a moment of clarity and vision seeped into my brain and I knew exactly the look I was after.

So simple. So elegant.


  1. Bingo! You found the perfect solution. This is very elegant indeed. I love blue and white pieces paired with orange. I added some Chinese Lantern pods to one of my blue and white vases just for a touch of fall. ;-)

  2. The colors are amazing ! The ORANGE pops right out. I love your ginger jars and the berries are so pretty too. Happy Fall Jules ~

  3. Your mantel arrangement is so lovely. What warmth your dollops of orange give your beautiful blue pieces. Instead of putting away my blueware collection at the end of summer I decided this year to add pops of orange and leave it out for the Fall. I have never added orange and wish I had done it sooner.
    Thank you for sharing this striking scene.
    I am happy to be one of your followers. I would love you to become one of mine, too. :-)

  4. Kathleen, Thanks for sharing your pretty mantle at the Open House party. I love the blue and white.


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