Thursday, September 13, 2012

Fall Mantel

I started decorating my mantel for Fall but quickly realized I wasn't quite ready to put away all of my aqua pieces that have been on the mantel all summer. So take a look and see how I used a little aqua with my Fall mantel decor.


I worked my favorite aqua bowl in with some Fall pieces. 

I reasoned that the white pumpkin could sit close to the aqua and be ok.

I added lots of stems of berries, fall flowers, and leaves.

My aqua candle sticks are still standing around too.

At the other end of the mantel is another of my favorite aqua pieces from my summer mantel with more fall added.


I love the stick pieces added at this end of the mantel.


 Maybe by October I'll be ready to put away my aqua pieces and replace them with a scare crow or something scary - Judy.





Linking to:

Masterpiece Monday at Boogieboard Cottage  
Make the Scene Monday at Alderberry Hill 
A Delightsome Life : A Return to Loveliness at  Blissful Rhythm
Meet Me Monday at You're Talking Too Much 
Make It Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House
Polo House

Table Top Tuesday  at A Stroll Thru Life on Tuesday
You're Gonna Love It Tuesday at Kathe With an E
Tweak It Tuesday at Cozy Little House

Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Cedar Hill Ranch for Cowgirl Up! on Tuesdays
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Tuesday's Treasures
Centsational Girl for the “It’s Fall Y’all” Mantel Party 

Centerpiece Wednesday at the Style Sisters
Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style 

DIY by Design for Swing Into Spring
Ivy and Elephants for What Is It Wednesday
White Wednesday at Faded Charm

Open House Party at No Minimalist Here on Thursday
Favorite Things Thursday at Katherine’s Corner
Kristen’s Creations for Share Your Creations on Thursday
Home and Garden Thursday at A Delightsome Life
Transformation Thursday at Shabby Creek Cottage

Feathered Nest Friday at the French Country Cottage
Inspiration Friday At The Picket Fence
Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday
Stuff and Nonsense for Friday's Unfolded
My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home

Natasha in OZ for Say G'day Saturday 
Spotlight Saturday at Classy Clutter
Show and Tell Saturday at Be Different, Act Normal
Saturday 7 at Positively Splendid

Seasonal Sunday at The Tablescaper
Flaunt Your Fall at Chic on a Shoestring 


47 comments:

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Oh, Judy, you know I love the aqua mixed with the fall hues. This is so pretty!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

That is such an interesting mix of colurs, Judy! I like it, so unique!

CAS said...

I think your aqua pieces are beautiful on their own, but look lovely accompanied by the colors of Fall!

Linda said...

I love it!! I think the aqua looks awesome with the Fall colors...I just sprayed some pots for my front porch aqua...to go with some Fall decor! have a great evening!!

Gina said...

Your mantel looks pretty! The aqua stands right out. I, too, added blue accents to my mantel this year.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love that wreath, Judy! I can understand how you feel ~ it was 80 degrees when I was putting my Fall decor out. It's hard to be in Fall mode with warm temps.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh this is stunning. I love everything. This is the first time I have had aqua in my LR and you have incorporated yours so beautifully. What a gorgeous vignette and so much inspiration. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Infuse With Liz said...

Hi Judy! I love that you incorporated the aqua with the fall colors! Great job! It's still so early for fall- what a great transitional design!

AshTreeCottage said...

I think that the aqua is a lovely compliment to the fall colors. Stunning!

Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Ann said...

Your aqua is a pretty complement to the fall colors. The white mantel looks lovely.
Ann

Sooner Laura said...

Very lovely, a truly elegant fall mantle. We went with the Halloween decor right off the "bat" this year because we're leaving on vacation and time just won't allow decorating twice. Plus I got some "wicked" inspiration for movie/book/theater themed Halloween decor which turned out SO fun!

Mary said...

Judy~ Your aqua is beautiful mixed with your fall botanicals on your mantle! What a wonderful way to introduce and transition to fall!

Entertaining Women said...

Beautiful! I'm thinking take that gorgeous aqua all the way through Thanksgiving. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

Kim (TheMoney-Pit) said...

I love the addition of a non-traditonal fall color. It really pops and doesn't detract at all. Beautiful.

Our Pinteresting Family said...

Beautiful job! The aqua looks lovely. Megan

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Hi Judy,
think your mantle looks lovely, I really like your turquoise pieces in there, so pretty. I always laugh to myself when I see those colors, and I see them in my house too! lol
I think of the old Howard Johnsons
motels and restaurants from when I was a kid.......do you remember them too! There colors were that blue and orange. The outside of my home has the peacock blue cedar about terra cotta, black cream and white brick, so when I put my Fall decor up...yep, I think of Howard Johnsons! lol

Thanks for coming by hon and for your sweet comments,
Blessings, Nellie

On Crooked Creek said...

Judy,
Keep that Aqua out this Autumn...Traditional Home, October 2012 features Tiffany Blue + Orange in their feature New + Next pages 25~34!!! You are so in decor fashion with the trends...and I'm liking it!!!
Fondly,
Pat

Gail said...

You mantel is beautiful and I love the aqua pieces you used! Your wreath is gorgeous!!

Cindy said...

Hi Judy, love your fall mantle with the aqua. The foliage is all so pretty and natural looking. Very well done!

Laurel Stephens said...

I just love those pops of turquoise!

Cristina Garay said...

What a gorgeous mantel! I was having a similar dilemma with the aqua accesories I have around my mantel. You worked it out perfectly!

Your newest follower.

Barbara F. said...

Your mantle looks beautiful. I love the aqua mixed in with the oranges and rusts. Good combination. xo

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

Beautiful mantel. The aqua goes well with the rusts. I love your white pumpkins.

Angie@Echoes of Laughter said...

It looks lovely Judy! I really love the aqua mixed in there...it looks perfect! Have a lovely week! Angie xo

Honey at 2805 said...

Your mantel is lovely, Judy! I love the color combination! I always appreciate the inspiration you share at Potpourri Friday!

ann k said...

Judy, your mantel is beautiful!! Way to do the unexpected!

The Tablescaper said...

Neat to see the aqua with your Fall decor.Wonderful to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Dixie n Dottie said...

What a lovely mantel! Well done! Would love if you'd join our Countdown to Fall link party! Hope to see you there! Have a great week! :)
http://dixie-n-dottie.blogspot.com/2012_09_17_archive.html

Elna said...

I think it look great with some aqua. Nice pumpkin.

Hugs

Pat said...

Judy I love the aqua with the Fall colors. Absolutely beautiful!!

Chubby Chieque said...

What a lovely mantel, Lady JB?

The aquas are to drool for and the vase is absolutely my fave.

TY for sharing me your mantle.

Enjoy the rest of your day.

Hugs from a rainy Stockholm,
/Chie

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Gorgeous! I love the aqua with the orange and white pumpkins go with everything!

Patty (Patty's Pretty Things) said...

The aqua is great. You have style! Your mantle is very nice!

cindy-stitches-n-stuff.blogspot.com said...

Your aqua is amazing and the display is great. Love the white pumpkin with the squrley tail.

cindy@stitches

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I love your splash of Aqua mixed in with your fall colors. Very pretty display. Visiting from Centerpiece Wednesday.

Jocelyn @
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

Sherry said...

I just put pumpkins on my Duck Egg Blue buffet and I discovered I love this color with the oranges! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

Alycia Nichols said...

VERY smart idea to put the white pumpkin near the aqua! It works perfectly!!!!! It's kind of like that unexpected pop of red that turns up in an arrangement or on a tablescape or in a room that makes all the difference. It really stands out while still blending in. Very cool! The wreath is GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!

Karen said...

It looks so pretty, the aqua is pretty with the pumpkins.

Debra @ Common Ground said...

so pretty, aqua and orange are perfect together!! thanks for joining in for VIF!

mail4rosey said...

It's gorgeous and I love the burst of aqua. I am your latest linky follower, happy to have found you!

Style Sisters said...

I highlighted you on my blog tonight...thanks for linking up!
Karin

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Hello Judy,
I LOVE IT! I just love the combination of aqua with autumn colors - reminds me of the sky! Your mantel is gorgeous! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
Kathy

Linda Primmer said...

Judy, your mantle is so lovely, especially with your blue additions. It's so warm and inviting.

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

The aqua color looks amazing with the other colors of fall. I knew this mantel had to be yours when I saw the link!

Laura from Top This Top That said...

judy, i never would have thought to put those colors together but man do they work!!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Your mantle looks stunning!! The aqua pieces fit in beautifully! Stopped over from Alison's.

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

So much fun to throw in an unexpected color!
Love it!