I’ve had my eye on this brownish gray linen damask for over a year now and couldn’t decide whether or not to get it. I wanted to use it in the breakfast nook but it would have clashed with the apple green damask wallpaper in there and the thoughts of tearing it down wasn’t appealing so I decided against the fabric.
Archives for October 2011
Well it’s taken me a couple of tries but I’ve finally finished my fall mantel.
In my case, I really wanted the woody elements of the birch logs and candle holders so that’s what I started with and since it’s fall the pumpkins were a must have as well.
I wanted to mix some color in so I added the dried blue hydrangeas.
I also added my little decoupaged pumpkin to break up the whiteness of all the pumpkins.
Adding candle light to anything brings a lovely glow and a festive touch.
(The tutorial for the birch log is here and it’s probably best to use those little battery operated tea lights instead of the ones I have here, much safer!)
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Sometimes we just need to take a break from things, even those that bring us joy.
Thanks to all who have dropped a line to ask how I was doing, it was so thoughtful!