Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Mantle Mania!

I love decorating for the fall, especially Halloween! I generally do creepy, fun and hopefully not tacky decor. I like to keep the colors toned down as well.



I've used black,moss, candles, old pages out of books and glass. My mantle is inspired by pottery barn.


I have a thing for spiders, and bunting banners! I made this one yesterday....vintage looking scrape-booking paper,ribbon and stickers. Seriously only took me half an hour!!!!



I used the left over paper and cut it into shreds and placed in the jars, to pull the colors together.I think it works....
See the spiders trying to get out of the glass jars...it's like they are taking over the place! CREEPY!!!!!





Hope you like~ I had fun...... Happy fall decorating!!!
Cindy
xo

I'm linking up to~
- Nesting Place Mantle party
- Hooked on Houses
_Somewhat Simple~ Halloween Party!
-Beth's Mantle Party from A to Z
See you there!!!

54 comments:

  1. Creepy and awesome! I know exactly which PB mantle was your inspiration ... love what you did! The spanish moss ... spiders and the book in the cloche ... perfect! Thanks for sharing, *Becca*

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  2. Such a great mantel! Love all the spooky spiders!

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  3. I love*love*love* this but i don't think I could do it in my home. I am getting the wigglies just looking at it here. (Bugs are not my friend). So creepy and Halloween perfect though! However, I may borrow your scrapbook paper bunting idea :) (Sewing machines are also not my friend).

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  4. Nice PB look a like! (aren't they great for inspiration?) Your mantle looks awesome...love the banner and vintage papers....shredding paper, great idea!

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  5. The mantle looks wonderful! Terrific job.

    I also prefer the muted colors for Halloween. Makes it even creepier.

    Suzan

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  6. This screams pottery barn to me! Well done :)

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  7. How wonderful ~ love the banner across the mantle!

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  8. Your mantle is so well done-I love your original idea with the bottles and the spiders-great job!

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  9. Very creative, yet creepy with the spiders!

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  10. Wow ... very original! I don't think I've seen anything like it. Your mantle looks fabulous. Your banner is beautiful too!
    Lisa@SuburbanRetreat

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  11. Oh I LOOOVE this vintage/festive decor you chose! It's very creepy..but soo chic!! Great job, girly!! I'm happy to be your newest follower of your blog and would love to have you as a friend at FrouFrou Decor! I also would like to invite you to like your creations up at my weekly Fabulous Friday Finds party! Hope to see you there!
    Hugs,
    ~Terrell @ FrouFrou Decor~

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  12. Now THIS is my kind of decorating! LOVE everything about your mantel! GREAT JOB!

    Robin
    aka: Alabama Slacker Mama

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  13. Ooh! So creepy and spooky and cute at the same time. Love it!

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  14. LOVE it! You did such a great job on the banner. It all looks amazing. :)

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  15. love the vintage paper touches. awesome spooky & fun!

    thanks for linking up to the FALL FESTIVAL!

    kellie

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  16. You fall mantle looks wonderful and the banner you made is really cute!

    Kat :)

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  17. Hi Cynthia! I LOVE your mantle! The banner is great! Those spiders are soo creepy crawly! I think all the aspects together came out beautifully! Thanks for joining Feathered Nest Friday and sharing this! :)

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  18. Hey, Cynthia. Thank you for stopping by my blog. I added you to my follow list. Love the mantle. I have moss and creepy spiders coming out of apothecary jars on my dining room table. PB was my inspiration. No mantle here in Central Florida! Have a great weekend.

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  19. I love the spiders taking over. The one crawling out of the jar is my favorite. It's a perfect mantel for Halloween.

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  20. Hi. Catching up on your blog. Your style is so unique. Love the bunting and the old papers, and the spiders look really creepy.
    ~ Julie

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  21. Hi Cynthia, thanks for stopping by. Yes it is a Ness pillow on my bed they are gorgeous. Sandy xx

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  22. Your decorations are so neat and different!

    Pamela
    Your fellow RN in Ohio

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  23. Oh, very spooky!! Your mantel looks so festive and fun!

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  24. Ohh I love it! Love the neutral colors, the just a little bit creepy with those great vintage touches!

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  25. love that! i used spanish moss this year, too, and did a black and white display. instead of spiders abounding i had skulls.

    www.thecapeonthecorner.blogspot.com

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  26. As much as I hate spiders, I love this display!

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  27. OMG!! Where did you find those spiders. They are fabulous! Great mantle!

    Ami
    blxmom1 at hotmail.com

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  28. Wow! Your kids are so lucky! What a fun display! I love the look of the huge jars with the old pages of books in them! So clever!

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  29. Where did you find the spiders? Just love them!! Kerry from OHIO

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  30. What a fabulous vignette with all the cool creepy spiders! Thanks for sharing ......

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  31. Hi!
    Thanks for your comments...you had me giggling.
    You're a sweetheart!

    With all my heart...Deborah xoxo

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  32. Your mantle is amazing!! We want to come over your house for Halloween!

    xo

    E+J

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  33. Hey! Just wanted to let you know that I featured you today on FTF! Thanks for linking, and grab a Featured button if you would like!

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  34. Can you please share where you got those awesome spiders? :)

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  35. Hi everyone! Thank you all for the amazing and kind words!! I got the spiders from Dollarama...very cheap, but supa-cool! Glad you found inspiration from it!

    I had so much fun doing it!

    Cindy
    xo

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  36. So cute! did you make the spiders? Where did you get them??

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  37. Oooh, it is creepy! I'm loving the muted color palette, though. It all comes together wonderfully!

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  38. Ooh, that's so creepy! I love it! Thanks for stopping by. :o)

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  39. It's awesome, I love it!

    Thanks for stopping by to check out my witch silhouette.

    Lisa

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  40. I love it! Original and although I hate spiders, those are very cool!

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  41. I am absolutely terrified of spiders, but I do have to admit that I think that this is pretty great. The banner looks fantastic.

    I love your blog! If you get a minute, come over and take a look at mine!

    http://smallhomebigstart.blogspot.com/

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  42. Very cool and modern! I love the jars. What a fantastic mantel. I love decorating mantels and LOVE decorating for Halloween!

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  43. Okay, I am terrified of spiders so this definitely wins the spooky award from me! Love the black and white and your pennant banner is so cute!

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  44. Hi -- wow you did this too well. I am looking for something to squash with my sneaker.

    Eeek.

    Visiting from Beth's mantel party at A to Z -- didn't see that mentioned in your list.

    Happy Halloween! Did any of the spiders get out of the jars? (NO don't tell me!!!!!)
    :-P
    Cass

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  45. Spooktacular mantel!!! Love everything about this.

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  46. I love your mantle, especially your glass. I did my mantle this week, but I am not thrilled with the look. You gave me some great ideas for finishing it off.

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  47. Great inspiration! Doing my own version based on your ideas - thanks for sharing!

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