Sunday, September 8, 2013

{Fall Mantle} and Vignette

That's the word that came to me when I had finished my Fall mantle.
As I was gathering stuff from around the house,
I noticed a theme...

I knew I wanted to use the "harvest" canvas picture that used to hang in the dining room. It needed to be layered with something else, 
since it wouldn't fill the space on its own. 

Insert empty vintage frame. I have a few and use them often. This one has the wire still attached, which I love. I used another frame I have in my Spring mantle, which you can see here.
I had tried an oval mirror first, but wasn't pleased with how it looked. 
So I kept playing, and it usually takes a lot of
 "try how about that" before I land on what I like.

The picture also needed some height, so the vintage luggage
 seemed the right fit for the canvas picture to sit on. 
The wheat stacks went well with the harvesting picture, 
so to balance the height, I placed them on top of old books.
The red wooden candlestick complimented the picture as well,
 and provided needed height on the left side.

I stacked a few more books and added the tarnished silver pitcher, because for some reason I kept thinking of the verse where Jesus says "Whoever is thirsty must come to me to drink." John 7:37

The axis deer shed was found by my son, and our family has certainly enjoyed the provision of tender backstrap from axis.
You know I enjoy placing a symbol of my faith in my decor, 
so do you see it?

If you'd like to see how I made my "Autumn Bunting",
you can find that post by clicking here.
As I stood back to look at the mantle,
I was overwhelmed just a bit by all that God has provided for me.
It's never too early to be thankful, right?

Some may see just a bunch of decorative stuff,
but I see provision.
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Speaking of being thankful, I'm so fortunate to have met so many wonderful and lovely bloggers. I think you'll enjoy meeting these very talented and gifted gals.

I enjoy decorating for Fall.
You can find some of my other Fall decor ideas and one recipe below:

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  1. Janis your mantle is beautiful and I love your sweet thoughts on it!

  2. So pretty! And I love how everything has a meaning and a purpose! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Sometimes it just works out that way...I was surprised by it! Thank you Sara! xoxo

  3. So welcoming and beautiful. I love how you combine so many different elements. God is so amazing and good. I guess it's time for me to take down my "summer" mantle... :)

    1. Thank you Lori! It is a hodge podge for sure! Glad it worked! God is so good to me and I need to be thankful more often. Blessings sweet friend. xoxo

  4. Janis... I pinned this last night when it popped up in my feed. It's absolutely beautiful. It's understated, and shares just the right feeling letting you know it's harvest time. Just lovely.

    1. Shannon, thank you so much for your lovely words. I always appreciate a "pinning"! xoxo

  5. Beautiful vignette and message Janis. It speaks!!
    Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thank you so much Gee! I love it when it all comes together unexpectedly!

  6. Your mantel is so pretty! I love it!!

  7. This is gorgeous - the layering is beautiful - and those suitcases! Fall perfection!

    1. Oh, that means so much Kelly! Thank you for stopping by. xoxo

  8. Great layered warm fall mantel!!!

    1. Thanks Shannon! I am pleased with how it all turned out. xoxo

  9. Janis,
    I love the layered look of your mantel. We should always be thankful everyday. Thank you for sharing God's goodness in your life. :-)


    1. Thanks Rita! I often forget to stop and be thankful. Always a good idea, right? Thanks for your kind comment. xoxo

  10. gorgeous! I love the stacked suitcase look and the wheat.

    1. Thank you! I'm a fan of vintage suitcases and I'm especially like the colors in this one. Appreciate your sweet comment. xoxo

  11. Thanks for taking us through the process of how you get such a great looking mantle, Janis! It helps us to learn how to style a mantle in our own homes. I think that the picture of the gatherers is just perfect for this season and the wheat sheafs beside the picture carry that theme over. Thanks for hosting the link party for us too!

  12. I wanted to invite you to the Friday Flash Blog Party, the best linky in town! I hope you'll join us and link up. Who knows. You may just get highlighted!

    The party goes on through Monday.

    Jennifer @ The Jenny Evolution

  13. Hi Janis! Found you on Hometalk, so I thought I would come over to your blog and check things out! Everythings gorgeous! You are SO creative!! I'm loving everything so much that I'm your newest follower on GFC =) Have a good week!


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