Friday, September 30, 2011

My Fall Mantel using old books and clocks

Here's my fall mantel:

filled with lots of current loves.

a cake plate and cloche, old deconstructed books, and old clocks,

my bookpage wreath made last year that I updated the center with crepe paper and a paper clock cut out, and centered on an old chalkboard,

and old white urns.

I like the mix of neutrals, and think this will transition well into Halloween.

keep primping,

The Lettered Cottage

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  1. This is just beautiful! Your clocks are wonderful, and I love the neutral textures and your composition. Kudos, Michelle!

  2. So gorgeous Michele!!! I love how neutral and classic it all looks. All things I love pages, chalk boards, urns, clocks! Awesome!

  3. Oh gosh, this is awesome. I love it. Just my style as well. Love your book page wreath - just may have to try that some time soon :)


  4. I love the book page wreath, I have to make one, maybe I'll wait till the boring months of Jan. and Feb.! Love also the old clocks!

  5. its beautiful . love the calm tones and your beautiful wreath.

  6. Looks wonderful - love the clock face in the center of the book-page wreath!

  7. The cream colors look so pretty against the stone. And one can never have too many clocks!!

  8. Just gorgeous Michele! I love every piece you have on it. Very well put together. =)

    ~ Catie

  9. So pretty. Looks just like a photo shoot. Love all the texture and the layering of creams and white.

  10. Love everything using old books. Looks just lovely. Happy Fall!

  11. I love your mantle..Gorgeous..

  12. love the clocks and wreath. You have a talent and are very inspiring!