Hello my friends, I don't think there is any other season that nature provides us with so many wonderful textures.
The crispy fallen leaves, the slender blades of grasses, and the round roughness of acorns and pinecones. Just to mention a few.
I had this thought in mind when I decorated my living room mantle for fall.
I started with a pair of old chippy corbels that I bought in Charleston, SC a couple years ago. I sat this sweet blue glass pumpkin, that was gifted to me; on a wooden slice and tucked it in between the corbels.
(notice the silly lady that got her shoulder in the photo?) :)
The accent of the golden stem on the blue pumpkin prompted me to pull out a few of the gold mason jars that I've had for a few years. They were originally made for a bridal shower. I placed Hydrangeas in a couple and added some paper covered Styrofoam balls for more texture.
On the opposite endof the mantle I placed two metal pumpkins. They were originally brown, but I sprayed them white and dusted them with gold glitter. I thought I might add some bits of gold leafing, but never got around to it. More paper balls, and a scalloped blue cake stand. A shaft of wheat is tucked underneath.
The glass plate is the 'fall' one in the Currier and Ives" series. I found them at a thrift shop a few years ago.
The clock represents a 'time for every season'.
I love this rustic wooden wheel I picked up at an antique store in Napa, CA last June. the wood adds another texture.
After everything was all in place I tucked a burlap garland here and there throughout.
I planned on cutting leaves out of gold paper and draping a garland as well, but just did not get er done. Sometimes things don't go as planned, but no worries, right?
I hope you enjoyed my fall mantle filled with texture!
One of my favorite textures we see in fall is that of pumpkins and gourds. Don't you love the unusual ones they have now days?
This is my favorite gourd. I added it to a vignette on our entertainment center.
How do you feel about texture?