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September 26, 2012

Fall Mantel

I added an arrangement to my large 
bowl on the mantel.
I wanted to add something dramatic
 yet keep it simple.

I actually started with a swag for a door that I stood upright and tied to the bowl and built the arrangement around it.

With my Tuscan accents in my home these fall colors are easy enough to bring into my room and mix with things I already have.
I added some parts of a dry arrangement I 
found at the store.  It was one of those you find 
in a cellophane bag- I dissected it and used 
what I wanted.
I added pumpkins, gourds, and 
leaves to fill it in.
 I will add a bit of whimsy on the mantel for 
Halloween but otherwise I'm going to leave it 
like this through Thanksgiving.

I was inspired by a mantel from the 
Nell Hill's Blog
Mary Carol's- Nell Hill's Blog

They used a box, I used a large bowl...I used
 the basics of their composition to create mine.
She had a post called Fall Makeover Mantel

I removed one candelabra to make way for the arrangement but that's all I changed!

Thanks for visiting!

I'm joining the following parties:

Between Naps on the Porch for
Metamorphosis Monday 

Debbiedoo's Magazine Copy Cat Challenge 

Centsational Girl for the


  1. Your mantel is perfect for the fall season! I love the mirror!


  2. Your mantle is beautiful, I like the recessed wall behind the mirror. xo

  3. It looks very nice! Thanks for stopping by!

  4. Your Fall mantel is very pretty, Liz. I love how you arrange everything....Christine

  5. You fall mantel is just gorgeous Liz. I have always loved your FP area..that arch way is gorgeous and the mirror is perfect.

  6. Liz, your mantle is beautiful! It looks like it was done by a decorator. I like the asymmetric design even though I am usually a matchy matchy person. ---- Shannon

  7. I love the asymmetrical shape! Please come to my house and do something with my mantel. It is naked as a jaybird!!!

  8. Beautiful arrangement. You mantle looks stunning. Linda

  9. Great arrangement ! Your mantel is lovely !

  10. You are really looking fall-ish there!!! We are having an 86 degree day which will keep me inside until the evening when it starts to cool down. I love the mantel!!

  11. Liz,
    Your Fall mantle is perfect! We no longer have a mantle in our home, our last home that we built had one and I sure miss it, especially when it comes to decorating for the seasons.

  12. Great fall mantle! Love what you did with it.

  13. I love it! The arrangment really balances out with the candlebra!

  14. Beautiful arrangement Liz. What a great idea to use a door swag upright!! Happy Fall!

  15. Your mantel looks beautiful! I love that you made the copycat your own. Excellent job!

  16. That's lovely, Liz! They go so well together, too. Love your Fall mantel! I love to look through my Nell Hill books, especially around the changing seasons and holidays.

  17. I love your mantel! I love the arch and the arch mirror! This is like my mantel that sometimes is hard to decorate due to the arch I have in mine? Great job!

  18. Liz, this is just gorgeous!!! I LOVE that bowl and the asymmetry of the arrangement works beautifully in the space! Great job!

  19. What a great addition to your mantel. Very fall without going overboard. I think it is time I start decorating what space I have around the tv on our mantel.

  20. OMGosh Liz! Sometimes I think we have a psychic link. LOL. I looked at the same mantle on the Nell Hill's site and book marked it. I really like all the elements in your vignette.Perfect for Fall.

  21. Liz, this is really pretty! Love your rich, warm colors!

  22. Your colors are perfect for fall already. I like your version better than Nell Hill's. :o) I'd much rather look at a little dog than a deer!

  23. Your mantel is very dramatic. I really love the arched mirror and the archway! Great copycat!

  24. Liz, your mantel display is just beautiful. Your niche and your wall color reminded me so much of our previous home. That arched mirror combined with the square frames are just perfect on your mantel.

  25. Your mantel looks so inviting Liz! Beautiful autumn colors. Your mirror is the perfect touch.


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Welcome to Home and Gardening With Liz. I have combined my previous blogs “Infuse With Liz” and “Sit With Me In My Garden” into this new blog. I love interior decorating and gardening. I enjoy redefining interior spaces by moving things around and reusing decorative items already found in the home. I also enjoy creating tablescapes and an occasional crafting project. I'm so pleased you've stopped by. I invite you to follow me and I do hope you will keep coming back! Liz
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