Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Thanksgiving Mantel

I put away all the Halloween and got started on Thanksgiving.  I decided to keep the barn door on the mantel for now, I felt like it was working.  This first picture actually gives a good picture of the family room.

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Here are some more close up and detail views.
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I decided to put a little bit of a “foodies” angle to the display and add the pewter serving and eating pieces I picked up recently at auction.  What do you think of first for Thanksgiving?  I know, I know, we think about what we are thankful for. After that, then you think of FOOD!  Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and leftovers!

I made the wreath with basically a basket and hot glued in the dried hydrangeas with a hot glue gun.  Then I just tied in the spoons with twine. 

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I added some really neat looking salt and pepper shakers and small julep like cups and a pitcher.

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These two items I picked up at The Christmas Tree Shop yesterday.  They didn’t look so great when I got them, chipped, weird colors, strange ribbon.  A little paint and some twine, and they are all fixed!

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It is still a bit till Thanksgiving, but I hope you all have a great one.

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40 comments:

Andrea said...

That is a gorgeous mantel! I love the pewter you added, and the weather vane. Actually, I love it all!

Anne said...

I adore the rustic-ness, what a gorgeous room! A perfect combination of elegance and earthiness. Found your post at the CSI challenge...

michelle said...

I love, love, love your mantel!!! Everything is so beautiful and I love that wreath and how you mounted it to the wooden shutter!! I am sharing this on my blog if that is ok!! :)

Debbie said...

This is hands down the nicest Fall/Thanksgiving mantel I have seen...love the rustic elements mixed with your modern touches...well done indeed!

Serendipity Chic Decor said...

The entire room is to die for! The mantle pulls it all together. I just posted my blank wall mantle makeover. Thanks for the inspiration.

Take care,
Lisa

All That Glitters said...

Your home and mantle are just gorgeous!!!

Happy new follower!
~Jennifer

Amy Kinser said...

Your mantel is gorgeous! That old barn door is fantastic! I would leave it up as long as possible.

Crystal @ Ordinary Days said...

Wow!!! You have a knack for decorating and arranging. I LOVE your blog! :)

Crystal

Meredith @ Welcome to Heardmont said...

Love this mantel! This is a great combination of elements that say "Thanksgiving" without being in your face. Great job!

tishA said...

I love this Mantel! You did a great job using natural materials. Love your ideas!

Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com said...

Your mantel is beautiful! I love the wreath you made and the pewter pieces - they add just the right touch!

Krista@thegatheringplacedesign said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Every piece is perfect and I love the basket wreath...love! Your whole room looks so cozy and inviting:)

Tammy said...

Your family room and the mantle are so pretty! love that old barn door!
Tammy :-)
JUNK WILD

Paige @ The Wandering Cottage said...

Your whole room is beautiful!

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

I absolutely love this look that you have on your mantel. Gorgeous! Teresa

Orange it Lovely said...

I really love this whole room! Everything just flows and screams comfort. The Mantel just adds to it!
love it!
~Tana

Meg said...

Wow, what a gorgeous mantle. I really love the dried hydrangeas and the barn door! What a great find! It all came together wonderfully. Great job.
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Dee@FrenchBleuVintage said...

Wow! Gorgeous mantel decor ~ Ive now been bitten by the bug ~ off to clean off the Halloween and on to the next Holiday. Lovely photos.

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hey there~ I just saw this mantle over at Emerald Cove this morning and LOVED it!!! It is absolutely beautiful! I love the rustic elements - that shutter is amazing and the beautiful wreath!!! Love it!! Thank you so much for joining Feathered Nest Friday and sharing this gorgeous mantle!! :)

MommaMindy said...

Beautiful. I love the personal creativity with such an expanse of materials. The three spoons still have me smiling and thinking, "I would NEVER have thought of that!" Wonderful job. Thank you for posting.

Erin said...

SO pretty!! And absolutely screams Thanksgiving to me! :)

Erin@likegrandmas said...

I just fell in love!!

Jana and Vanessa said...

Lovely! Could really feel home in such a living room. Keep it up and thanks for sharing!
All the best
Midnight Couture Girls

very merry vintage style said...

So pretty... such mellow, peaceful colors. Love it!

Susan said...

I love the mantel!! Very vintage traditional, just my style!!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Your mantel looks amazing! The most perfect Thanksgiving display!!

KATHY said...

I love your mantel!! It looks sooo gorgeous.

Kathy

Betsy B said...

Your mantel looks great! I really like the look and uniqueness of it. Good job!

Carmen @ Life with Sprinkles on Top said...

Beautiful! I love everything about it. I love this room has so much light too.

Sandee said...

Seriously LOVE this!!!!! I am so glad you linked this to the Passionately Artistic site for us to enjoy!!!!!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Laura, This is one of the prettiest and most unique mantel arrangements I have seen. I absolutely love it!
Hugs, Sherry

Kristin @ Daydream Designs said...

Wow! Your mantel is gorgous yet again! You create the most beautiful displays!

Karie's Chic Creations said...

Wow! Your mantel is gorgeous! I love the wreath on the old wood. . what a wonderful idea. Thanks for sharing.

Audrey Pettit said...

Wow! I think your room is just gorgeous! Everything about it! And I LOVE your harvest mantel. The food theme works perfectly. :)

Garden Girl said...

Beautiful room. Just wanted to tell you that I saw how you put a painting on top of the armoire in your first picture. It looked so fantastic, that I got right up from the computer, got a picture that I had stored in the attic, and put it up on top of my armoire/entertainment center. I love it!!!! Thanks for the inspiration.

lettinglifeunfold said...

Your mantle is absolutely beautiful! I love how you incorporated "foodie" items in it.

Elisabeth said...

Your mantle is beautiful. I love the rustic look. I really liked how you added those spoons. That was a cute idea.

Your living room looks so nice, too.

The DIY Show Off said...

Hi (again!). This is my favorite Thanksgiving mantel. Beautifully rustic. Thank you for sharing in the DIY Fall Festival - I've including this in my highlights this week too! :)

Roeshel

rebecca said...

this is BEYOND beautiful! thanks for sharing...I love it so much I am featuring your lovely Thanksgiving mantel on my blog Simple As That today.

http://rebeccacooper.blogspot.com/2010/11/friday-favorites_19.html

Beth@The Stories of A2Z said...

I'm just finding you now (not sure why I'm just now visiting) but your projects are gorgeous girl! I have a thing for mantels and I'm loving what you've done here!