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Friday, November 5, 2010

Fall Mantel

Happy Friday!! I had so much fun at last night's Blogger Post party! It was great to meet other gals that share the same interests (blogging, home design, fashion), and live nearby. I hope true friendships come of it. I'll be posting pictures from the amazing event Beth and Kelly hosted soon.

Yesterday I shared with you the making of my $2 Ballard Burlap Vase:

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Well, I got a little carried away with the burlap and Dollar Store vases, and ended up creating an entire Fall Mantel out of them:

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I'm really happy with the warm simplicity of it.

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One side contains two Burlap Vases; one with a tall, glass candle, and the other some faux-stems. I glued a single strip of burlap ribbon around the base of a smaller votive and placed a tea light in it.

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The other side has a trio of Dollar Store glass goodies.

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The one on the left has burlap ribbon glued around a glass candle (using the same technique as making the Burlap Vases) and inserted in a tall vase. The smaller one in the middle is jute ribbon (leftover from this project) glued around a short glass candle and inserted in a similar vase. The medium one on the right is a glass vase filled with a bag of Fall nuggets.

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The mirrors I found for $15 each at Home Goods. They are intended for Babygirl's new room, but I thought I'd use them here until then. I've never had a mirror over this mantel, but I love it so much I think I'll be looking for a permanent one now!

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I'm making a few more Fall updates around the house and will share them with you soon. What about you...besides Christmas decorations, do you switch-up the decor in your home with the changing of the seasons?

Have a great Fall weekend, loves! And don't forget about the $55 CSN Giveaway!

28 comments:

  1. You did a fabulous job with the vase, Cassie! I saw the burlap covered vase in Ballards catalog and immediately thought that it could be made {did you see the burlap ribbon?} for less. Your vases turned out just great! I scrolled down to the tutorial...you make it look so easy! Thanks!

    I love your mantel. I put a vintage mirror over mine a few months ago and I can't imagine not having it there either!

    Have a great weekend!

    XO,
    Jane

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  2. I love it!! I have to say, the first thing that I really liked was the double mirrors - I thought... "what a great idea"! You may need to find something else for BabyGirl's room! And I really like the doubled up vases with the burlap on the inside. I suppose I need to take down my Halloween stuff now, huh? LOL

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  3. Hi there- I love all your burlap candle vases!!! I think a trip to the $ store is in order!!! :) I like the two mirrors up there too- they look very charming. :)

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  4. I love your new creation! We just moved into our home the end of last september, so this is the first year I get to decorate a mantle. I know its an art so hopefully I do ok :)

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  5. Cassie the mantel looks beautiful. I really love the burlap, but I also love the two mirrors together. Can't wait to hear more about the party.

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  6. This looks fantastic! Seriously, what a great little vignette! And I like the prints and 'bird on a stick' in the bkgnd too!

    Happy Friday, girlie!

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  7. Your mantle is so nice! Love the double mirrors and the simple floral branches. Can't wait to see your pics from the party. Wish I could've met up with you.

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  8. Just an FYI for your readers: I was in Target yesterday and they have a glass fluted vase VERY similar in size to Ballards. Its really wide and would look almost identical! It was only $12.99

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  9. Hi, Cassie, love Ballards too & that's a cute idea. Your mantel looks great. Thanks for stopping by to visit. Looks like we hang out with a lot of the same bloggers, but I don't think I've been by here before. So nice to meet you! Hope you'll stop by again, I'm always doing a lot of fun stuff.

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  10. wow- it looks so lovely and serene! love it all together. also wanted to say congrats on the feature at my uncommon slice of suburbia! :)

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  11. very pretty mantle - I love the pop of yellow in the flowers and I really like the two mirrors vs. one big one!

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  12. Cassie,
    The picture of your mantle looks like something out of a catalog (Z Gallerie perhaps?) I am loving the double mirrors...I think ya gotta find something else for baby girl's room now!! I am loving the burlap too. I need to work on some of those this weekend.

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  13. Those hurricanes are so versatile, I just love them! Your mantel looks great and so Fall-y and cozy. Have a great weekend!

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  14. Oh my goodness my girl! You did an AMAZING job! It is so chic and warm!
    I love!

    Luvs!

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  15. cute post. i didn't get to meet you last night but was admiring your skirt - so adorable. xo

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  16. OMG. SO happy to find another bargain-shopper, DIY-er. Love your blog. I joined your Fan Club. I hope you'll follow me back!

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  17. That looks wonderful! Love those stems. The 2 mirrors look great. I don't know why, but I chuckled at your term "Fall nuggets."

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  18. It looks great, Cassie! You inspired me the other day with your burlap candle holders post and went and bought some burlap ribbon and cute jars and a made a few of my own (:

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  19. So so so pretty Cassie! Love the simplicity and beauty of it all!

    xo
    Kate

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  20. What a lovely burlap vase! I was just looking around your blog ~ love the framed pictures for your little girl's room! Thanks for stopping by my blog! :)

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  21. What a lovely burlap vase! I was just looking around your blog ~ love the framed pictures for your little girl's room! Thanks for stopping by my blog! :)

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  22. your mantle looks great...very soft and fall like!!! LOVE

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  23. Now, isn't that a great idea! Very nice. :-)

    My Mum used to say "Hi Sugarplum" every time my daughter called her... so sweet.

    Warm blessings,
    Spencer

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  24. Hi! Just found your blog and love what you did with the vases, really neat I'll have to try a few!

    Rondell

    I'll be adding you to my blog list, I don't care for dashboard and I'll become a follower as soon as I publish this comment:)

    Rondell

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  25. Pretty! Love how this gives the feel of fall without being over-the-top Halloween theme-y or anything. Nice mirrors too!

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  26. Cassie I love the simplicity and elegance of the mantle decor. The mirrors are just perfect!

    I have hooked up with Julia's Party as well!

    xoxo
    Karena

    Art by Karena

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  27. I love your fall mantel and the burlap you used. Great job. I am visiting from Centsational Girl. I would love for you to come and link up to my Fall into Fall party that opens tonight at 8pm EST. Hope to see you there.

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Your comments are like popcorn with milk duds, I just can't quit them. Thanks for taking the time to share your positive thoughts! xoxo, cass

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