A Fall Mantle: Decorated in Silver, Gold, Pale Blue and Off White

antique blue lantern on a fall mantle

The blue lantern I just had to bring home!

I wanted to do something a little different than I normally would do, decorating-wise.  In my great room, I usually use rich, saturated colors but I wanted to try a color scheme I never use – blue, silver and gold.  I came across a beautiful lantern in HomeGoods – and that started the whole thing!

{I apologize in advance for the dark pics.  We have no electricity and my great room doesn’t get an inordinate amount of natural light.  I hope we get our power back soon}

natural wreath for a fall mantleAdding a neutral, textural wreath with painted berries and a brown velvet bow would be the centerpiece. You can see some of the scrapbook paper butterfiles that I made as well.

"Annie Sloan Chalk Paint," "Dick Egg Blue," "Decoupage" antique lantern, "burlap"Here’s a little rundown of what I did…

1. I found an aluminum-type lantern with some burlap covering – but, wrong color

2. I painted it Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Duck Egg Blue + spray painted some weeds white

3. I decoupaged some items to add an antique flavor

4. Made some butterflies from some scrapbook paper

A decorated fall mantle

I added some antique books, some silver pumpkins and gourds, some painted pumpkins, acorns and fall leaves. I also painted a small wicker chair Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Duck Egg Blue – and added some excelsior for the painted pumpkin to sit in.

a decorated fall mantle with painted pumpkins and "Annie Sloan Chalk Paint" "Duck Egg Blue"Hope you enjoyed the long awaited Fall Mantle.  Prior to my photographing it, we also had some plywood on the windows becuase of Hurricane Sandy – making it impossible to take any shots.  At least with the plywood removed – it improved my pics somewhat…but the room is still fairly dark.

You may also like how I gilded and antiqued the fireplace mantle.  If so, click here.

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2 Responses to A Fall Mantle: Decorated in Silver, Gold, Pale Blue and Off White

  1. Linda your mantel is just beautiful…stellar job! Glad to know you survived Sandy…we just got our power back yesterday evening! Hoping not to lose it again in this storm. Stay safe and warm and again beautiful mantel!!
    XO Barbara

    • Linda says:

      Hi Barbara – glad to hear you are OK! We finally got our power back the other day. Luckily, we didn’t lose it again with the new storm. But – I am hoping that I didn’t speak too soon. Thanks for your compliments! It’s been tough here just to find some power so that I can get on the Internet and post! I have been spending some time creating some ideas for Pinterest images that will hopefully lead back to my blog – a worthwhile endeavor due to the enormous Pinterest activity!! I will come and visit you today! Linda

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