mantel of the month

September Mantel

Our September Mantel is all about sepia tones, a subtle shift of color. We're taking cues from nature and are beginning to introduce warmer shades, such as tea dyed vintage linens and natural stone colors. Our inspiration for this mantel began with a collage of snippets of aged hand crochet doilies lovingly pieced together and encased under a glass framed tray. We began by draping a lace vintage tablecloth on the mantel and placed an antique finished candle holder for height. We gathered favorites from here and there to bring the look together.Our focal piece above the mantel has all the right coloring and fine detail for our September decor. The finishing touch is a pearly garland of dangling creamy ivory and mocha beads. The garland ties it all together and adds an airy delicate feel to the mantel. Here we have the base for our October mantel as well with perhaps a couple of beautiful white pumpkins and some of natures treasures. So until next month, we wish you many blessing of the approaching autumn season.

Roberta & Martha