Sunday, October 7, 2012

MY FALL MANTEL





In the summer I use my white slipcovers and then in the fall I do the big changeover which requires the energy of Superman.

A few trips to the attic....maybe I put them away clean  and maybe not.

Thank goodness last spring  I did because I have the mother of all colds and it required every last bit of effort I could possibly pull from my body.

How do you Moms do it with a cold???  I rarely remember my Mom being sick in bed....she just plowed through.  I feel like I have the Keebler Elves inside of me making snot like there is no tomorrow.

I guess that's what over the counter meds are for.  Of course I get to the cold and flu isle and it's like my IQ drops to an all time low.    I mean....seriously just trying to figure out which one to buy puts me in a dither.  I mistakenly took something the other night before bed and did not realize until the next morning that it was the non drowsy version.  Crikey, I was up all night.

But....back to what is important.

In the fall I take down the large oil over my mantel.  This keeps me from getting tired of it.  I know you guys have that same affliction.

Here is what I came up with.


I think I have said this before but the Magnolia leaves will last forever...especially since I put them in water.  Lucky for me I have 3 trees in my backyard so I can change them out when needed.  Nothing new here people....


I bought those galvanized tubs at Scott's a couple of years ago for about 20.00 each.

I decided to leave the green shutters up pretty much because I did not feel like trying to find another place for them.  Besides...I do like a little color in a room.....


You can see in the background I revamped my bookshelves.  I do not do this but twice a year.  It's exhausting getting all the crap out and then putting the leftovers away.

Not to mention the part where you have to keep looking at it a million times to see if it is working.

I am saving the rest for another post.  

Why not.

Here is a picture of my new purse.

I love the vintage look of it.  You can see more styles here.

That is all I can squeeze out.......gotta go blow my nose.


I hope everyone is healthy right now....

Sheriky Freaky


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45 comments:

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

I hope you feel better soon! Your mantel looks amazing!! I think we need to put a crown on you because you are the Queen of Vignettes!!

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

I agree with Lisa. Love the mantel....very layered and tres chic!
Feel better soon!
xoxo
Loi

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Love the layers and got to love those breadboards. Now go blow out all that stuff!

Emily A. Clark said...

Well, beautiful--of course. Love those cutting boards. Feel better! Take some nyquil and go to bed.

Lauren@BaylorSays... said...

You've done some excellent work here lady! Everything looks awesome....I wish I had a magnolia tree. Palm fronds just don't scream FALL like they used too.

Get some sleep!

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

Did you get your Flu Shot?
Every thing looking perfect!

Kathysue said...

So sorry you are sick with a cold. I feel your pain, I had the flu all this last week, no fun.

Now for the fun part..... ♥♥♥ the mantle! No surprise there, it has cutting boards and black and white! Whats not to like!!?

I thought of you today as I added some black and white to the kitchen with the goodies I won on your B&W giveaway.

I will do a post this week. I was so excited to use them in my kitchen for Fall, they are just perfect in there!!

Feel better soon sweetie. I take Tylenol cold and sinus, it helps a bit!!
xo Kathysue

Kathysue said...

PS did you see my post today, Cutting boards are on the list of 15 things to decorate for Fall without, ORANGE!!

http://goodlifeofdesign.blogspot.com/2012/10/15-ways-to-add-fall-to-your-home_6.html

Nothing like a little self-serving plug!! xo

My Crafty Home Life said...

Aww feel better. The mantle looks great.

An Urban Cottage said...

Great job on the mantel! The vignette angel approves and offers his blessings for the speedy recovery.

Lisa Gabrielson said...

I feel your pain, girl. Even with the flu I'm painting the cupboards and hanging chandeliers.... Glad I just forced myself back into bed though, cause I caught your cute post. Love the mantle!! Get well soon.

Simply LKJ said...

Gorgeous, but of course it would be!! So sorry you are feeling crummy. Ragweed is starting to bloom. My husband is sneezing too. Go get some XClear from Whole Foods...all natural nasal spray, but it works wonders!!

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Love love love it!

Linda @ DesignInMyView said...

Your new bag is so great - reminds me of a camera case - well chosen!

cheers!

P.S. of course, ditto about your Fall mantel and shelves

Amy said...

Get well soon! Your mantle looks great. By the way, where did you get your candlesticks?

The enchanted home said...

Wow!! Looks so beautiful...everything is magazine ready. Any work and effort you put into it more than paid off!

Karen said...

Beautiful mantel Sherry...so creative and warm looking. You are so good at the vignettes!

Hope you feel better soon!

Verdigris Vie said...

you are too funny - keebler elves making snot! Ha..

I need a magnolia tree - the leaves really are spectacular. You did a great job on your mantel - it's lovely!

Feel better soon, Vie

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

i love it!!! SO rustic and warm! get some rest so you can be awesome tomorrow, mkay?

Designs By Pinky said...

Your mantle looks awsome, love the layering. Bread boards are always great. FEEL BETTER soon!

Taylor Greenwalt said...

I hope your feeling better real soon. Love how your mantel looks and I love the shutters. I have one that's the same color, but wish I had another.

Kris @ Driven by Décor said...

I kind of hate you for how easily you can whip things up - your mantel is absolutely gorgeous! All things that I love - especially the magnolia leaves and breadboards! Hope you're feeling better today!

Naz said...

Change of seasons colds are horrible to deal with. Get well soon.

Melony said...

For the cold- always go for meds with pseudoephedrine (Sudafed)! It's behind the counter and you have to show your ID since it is used in meth labs but it's the only thing that works for me.

Thanks for the eye candy!

Stacey {steward of design} said...

Lovely fall mantel. Hope you feel better soon.

Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

Gorgeous mantel Sherry! Wishing I had a magnolia tree now. Feel better soon.

Bethany [at] Powell Brower Home said...

ohhh i really like that. mom and i think you are pure genius, ever since we read your tip on how to organize a shelf/mantle. let me just say styling is not my favorite part of the design, and it makes total sense now to create that arch. im trademarking you every time i do or say it. the shafreaky arch.

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

I'm afflicted with the same cold right now- with two little ones. Thank god for TV! :) I love the cutting boards, good texture. Now get to bed!!

Kelly@Bungalow Blue said...

Beautiful!! I love everything about your mantle, ESPECIALLY the magnolias! I clip them and use them in my home year round, but never more so than around this time of year :)

michele said...

girrrrrl, your mantel is lookin fierce! love what you've done. so sophisticated and warm.

keep blowin your nose baby, cuz 5 days til paris. isn't that sick?

want shutters. now.

michele

Christy Davis said...

The mantel is absolutely fabulous!!!! Love, love , love it!! And I am totally pinning it and the motivational quote!!!

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Holly said...

You are awesome and I hope you feel better soon. You are so good with the layers, layer, layers with the styling. I keep thinking about the V's and W's that our instructor taught us last year and you've got it going on with the mantle. It looks awesome. I have a bag very similar to the one you picked up and I love it. I use it a lot on the weekends and it's just easy and doesn't get in the way.

Cindy said...

Gorgeous mantel. The combination of all the natural elements is just sooo good. Makes me want to go steal some magnolia leaves right now!
And going to a drug store sorting through all the cold meds is crazy..who can figure all that stuff out? Plus, some of the drugs in the meds are downright dangerous! have you ever been to the shampoo isle in wal mart, there are like 6,000 types of shampoo!?? I always end up wandering around staring at them thinking wtf...and then leaving with nothing... so i can relate... hope you feel better soon!

Cindy

Catie said...

YOU ARE SO GOOD!! Love the styling. Hope you are feeling better...maybe try whiskey next?!

paula said...

looks beautiful!

Amanda said...
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Amanda said...

as always beautiful as ever! Loving the warmth and texture. Hope you feel better soon. And as for how we moms do it when we are sick- we dont- didnt you know-Moms aren't suppose to get sick and if we do we pretend we're not. ;-)

Carmel @ Our Fifth House said...

Girl - I feel your pain - I think I have an eternal sinus issue - i've had problems for a month. I actually told my hub to punch me in the face to relieve the pressure ;) He wasn't man enough to help me out though.

Your mantle looks awesome! But I have to know where that black and white planter box is from - the one sitting on that stack of books - i need it!

Brittany Simmons said...

I love the new mantle look. Very earthy and cozy. This is my first of many soon visits to your blog!
loveofinteriors.blogspot.com

René said...

I want those buckets! Your mantel is the best one I've seen! Perfect!

Sam @ The Junk House said...

I'm home sick with a cold right now, so I feel your pain! Hope you feel better soon! Anyway, your mantle looks amazing! Actually, your house is amazing in general!

Amber B (Simple Dwellings) said...

I hope you feel better! :) I know, it's not fun being sick! I absolutely love your mantel arrangement. Beautiful! Can you come and do my house, now? I also don't change my mantel often and need to soon. :)

traci zeller designs said...

Your mantel looks FABULOUS!!! Love! And that's what you do with a cold. Yes, you are amazing even when sick!! Hope you are feeling better!

pam {simple details} said...

Your warm, rustic touches on the mantel are awesome, you're awesome, and hope your weekend is too! :)

Brandi said...

Your mantle is absolutely gorgeous. I love it! Well done, Sherry!