|My fall mantel|
I love the look and feel of old, antique books. I love that the colors may be a bit faded and the spine a bit frayed and the pages a bit frail.
|Antique books, feathers and decoupaged pumpkins|
So here are the decoupaged pumpkins I shared with you on Friday.
I'm not sure if you can read the inscription, but it says: "Harvard Scrub Hockey, 1915-16 won by the Hard Boiled Eggs, OT Wagner." Well, I don't know who the Hard Boiled Eggs are or who O T Wagner is but thought it was just so sweet. I think it may have to go on a shelf in John or Conor's room once winter rolls around. For now, it is filled with feathers and sitting on top of books. I got lovely antique spectacles at Interior Consignments in North Scituate.
|Harvard trophy, books and antique spectacles|
|Crow and books|
And here are a couple on top of my beloved Silver Pennies poem book:
The feathers were from Savers for $1.99:
I also love how this Target candle holder (which I already had) can be filled with anything to reflect the season. Right now it is filled with pottery shards found on the beach, a feather and a white pumpkin.
A little 'witches' broom from my childhood - my mom used to always put it out on Halloween with a witch:
And the pumpkins we made last year - I love how they got all crackled from the heat of the attic:
And here's how the whole mantel looks together:
- Antique Books: Savers (some I already owned)
- Small decoupaged pumpkins - got the basic pumpkins from Dollar Tree and decoupaged myself.
- Black Crows: Dollar Tree
- Tea Light Holder: Target
- Feathers: Savers
- Candles and Tea Lights: Ikea
- Green pumpkin: Michaels 2011
- White Jac-o-Lanterns with Martha Stewart decals: Michael's
- Harvard Trophy: Take it or Leave it, Scituate Transfer Station
- Antique Spectacles: Interior Consignments in North Scituate
I'm really looking forward to curling up by this mantel with a good book! Be sure to stop by on Wednesday for a giveaway from one of my favorite Etsy shops!
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