Thursday, October 16, 2014

Another Autumn Mantel

Hi Friends Happy Thursday!

I know we have all shared our mantels this fall and our pretty displays.
When I shared my little library mantel a week or so ago,
 I promised to share my rock fireplace mantel from the living room.

This room is more like a sitting room and music room of sorts.
My piano is here and the sound system for music we pipe inside and out.

The mantel is high on the rock wall of the fireplace
and I love to change it out with the seasons.

This  year for a fall look I'm using a framed work of art called, Evening in Tuscany. 
I simply leaned this piece on the mantel among
a vine of leaves, scattered pumpkins, candles and a few anchor pieces.
Keeping it light and simply with the color lighter too.
On one end I've added a little height using some spiked leaves in a creamy dragon fly vase.
The stone verse on the easel is a gift from a dear friend.
On the other end of the mantel I have added a garden girl bust, 
vintage school books, and pumpkins mixed among the vine.
To the center is a faux candle that I added a graphic  using the waterslide method
and a few brown glass tea light holders shaped like fall leaves.
The hearth has a few pumpkins on each side.


To the iron screen I hung a fall berry wreath for a little color.



To the fire box, I've added 7 faux candles in a variety of shapes on timers.
These come on each evening giving a warm cozy glow.
It's hard to get a straight on photo of this mantel as  there is a wall of windows across the room.
The light and the windows show in the glass of the art print making it very hard to see.
But I think you get the idea.



I can leave this mantel through Thanksgiving.

There are so many wonderful mantel displays in blogland  this season
and so much inspiration.


Thank you for stopping by.
I love it when you visit and thank you for your comments.

See you soon.

Have a great fall day filled with Southern DayDreams!





Celestina Marie





40 comments:

Sola Scriptura said...

Gorgeous! I especially like the "Evening in Tuscany" artwork. Oh and I love the graphic you added to the candle... beautiful!

Claudia said...

Dear Celeste,
I love your wonderful autumn decorations! It looks so warm and comfotable!
Wishing you a wonderful autumn weekend,
Hugs and blessings,
Claudia xo

Angélica D said...

HI Celestina ! Ese mantel es una maravilla ! Usted tiene preciosa decorada su casa
Cariños

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Very pretty, Celeste. I love how the books look leaning against the bust with the leaf garland adding just the right Fall touch.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love the old books you've included in your vignette. We have candles on timers and it sure is a welcome sight in the evenings. Happy Fall! Hugs, Diane

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

I love this- lots of textures and different elements to enjoy. Those are some great old books and the Tuscan picture is beautiful! Hmmm...piano music inside and out- my kind of living! I adore piano music...do you know who Liz Story is? I love her style- great for atmosphere.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

WOW do you ever have a stunning home, Celeste!!!! That mantle is sensational! I want to post my home, but I fear that my house is quite boring! I don't want to lose any followers who visit me for the photos I share off of Pinterst!!!!!!!!!!!!! Your home is lush with a rich texture of perfectly placed objects and art. THANK YOU for always inviting us in! Anita

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Beautiful...love that you selected items that are not necessarily "Fall" but when they all come together there is a wonderful sense of the Fall season..and yes, love that you can take it up to the Christmas season..love those old books!!...

Stephanie said...

Hello sweet friend! Your home is so beautiful just like you. I love those old books and noticed them right away :)

Love to you!

NanaDiana said...

That mantle looks gorgeous and uou are right- it will take you right through Thanksgiving. I try to do that with my mantles, too. I like your combination of items and textures...that candle is REALLY cute. Love your fireplace screen, too.

Those rock walls are harder to dress, aren't they? I have one that is similar but it is chunk marble. They wanted me to rip it out when we redid the house but I left it and it is the centerpiece to a small sitting room that my hubby uses.

Hope you have a wonderful day, Celeste.

Jan Tanis said...

Your Sitting Room is absolutely beautiful as always! It seems so relaxing and I'd love to hear you play the piano!!

Hugs,
Jan

I posted a video update on my BP!!

TexWisGirl said...

i like the leaves and berries. :)

Valerie-Jael said...

So beautiful, Celeste, your home must be lovely all the year round. Hugs, Valerie

Shelia said...

Hi Celeste! Oh, your mantel is just gorgeous! I love the pretty painting you're using, the books and the subtle fall touches! You're good, darlin'! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Oh Celeste, your mantle is very pretty and your right, you can leave that up until Thanksgiving. That's what I do when decorating for Fall and Halloween. Just add and take out Halloween decorations - then the Fall items come out for Christmas.
Everything looks terrific.
Have a great week dear friend.
Mary

Okio B Designs said...

Sigh! Oh how I wish I had a mantel. Yours is gorgeous!

Jeanine

Alessandra said...

I love your fall mantel! It's gorgeous and very warm. Your room looks so relaxing.
Kisses
Alessandra

Ginny said...

beautiful autumnal mantel! i guess i don't know the waterslide method. Have you shown that before?

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

Gorgeous Celeste! I'd sit in this room for sure! I can imagine the windows ...I bet the entire room is a happy place. Glad you're back! This has been a busy week for us. I am so ready for the weekend! Have a good night sweet friend:-)

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Celeste, your mantel is lovely! I adore your Tuscan picture, bust and vintage books! The chandelier crystals look so pretty with the filigree in the fireplace screen! Your home is gorgeous decorated for Fall!

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

I love seeing your mantle and those old books I adore!
warmly,
deb

Donna said...

Your room is so pretty with the autumnal touches you've added, Celestina! I am in love with that gorgeous iron screen in front of the fireplace! The water slide you added to the candle is tres chic. I would love to try that technique! And the bust of the woman is so pretty. Love it all!!

Consider It All Joy said...

Simply Beautiful! Soft, light, gentle are the words that are spoken through your mantle! Blessings, Cindy

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Celeste,
A visit to your blog is always relaxing and pretty. Love the Tuscany picture and all the soft toned pieces that enhance your vignette ontop the mantel. I really like the vintage school books texture and muted colors arranged in with your Autumn beauty. Thank you for sharing photos of your lovely home and the inspiration we receive. Love what you did with the water slide, very interesting graphic.
xoxo,
Vera

Createology said...

Soft and Serene and Lovely decor. Your details are what make everything so special. I also love your previous post on your beautiful Back Porch. Creative Decor Bliss...

cynthia lee designs said...

Your mantel is so pretty!! Love the timer candles in your fireplace...what a great idea.
~Cindy

1CardCreator said...

This is beautiful, your taste is impeccable! ~Diane

Marcia Pilar said...

Your mantel is beautiful, Celeste. So much fun to decorate them, and you've done a wonderful job. I especially like your vintage school books.
Thank you for the birthday wishes, and lovely comments on my wedding dress and pictures. Time flies, doesn't it, friend.
Have a great weekend.
xoxo

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

Hi Celeste!

Your mantel looks fabulous! Everything you've put together creates a warm lovely look. Don't you just love those candles with timers? No need to worry about forgetting to turn them off and wearing the battery out.

Have a great weekend! Blessings to you and Larry, Edie

Julie Marie said...

Like everything else you do dear Celeste, your Fall mantel is just exquisite... I love the Evening in Tuscany picture... and all of your treasures along with it... that chocolate brown pumpkin is so pretty, did you make that too?... happy weekend to you, xoxo... Julie Marie

Red Rose Alley said...

Good Morning Celestina,
I am loving your Fall mantel and looking at all of it twice. The little girl is so gorgeous, and it looks like she has grapes draping from her? Those school books are treasures. I just set up a book case in our new home, and there are some children books that I used to read to the kids that I just can't part with. I love the brown velvet pumpkin, it's so pretty. What a cozy spot this is to sit and read. The colors will blend in for Thanksgiving too.

Have a peaceful weekend, dear friend.

love,
~Sheri

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Happy Saturday dear Celeste! Thank you for coming to sit by my fireplace mantel today! I am happy to hear that your husband also feels the same way about the abode you've both built, but especially, to come home to YOU. It is a huge blessing, isn't it? And I am sitting here looking out my front window, watching the sunrays play with the orange and yellows and reds of our maples out front....what a glorious day here in my HOME.

PEACE and blessings! Anita

Deborah Montgomery said...

Just lovely. I love those old books, and the bust of the girl. I keep thinking I want to get one to display my pearls on. That yummy velvety chocolate pumpkin is great, too. So is the candle. Very pretty. xo Deborah

Shelia said...

Hi Celeste and thanks for popping in to see me. Hope you're having a nice weekend and I'm still loving your beautiful rock fireplace and mantel.
Be a sweetie,

Shelia ;)

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh it's so fall perfect! I wish you lived closer, I would have loved your input as I made all of the decisions associated with a kitchen remodel!

Carol

chateau chic said...

Your mantel looks beautiful, and I love that it can keep through Thanksgiving. I like your idea of using a piece of artwork as the focal point...very nicely done!
Mary Alice

Jillayne said...

More lovely decorating ideas - I especially love the books - they look so perfect in amongst everything else. And of course your velvet pumpkin, delightful as always! You have a magic touch Celestina!

suziqu's thread works said...

Hello Dear Celestine
What a gorgeous atmosphere you have created for Autumn. Everything is just glowing and is such a lovely reflection of you!
I love your chocolate pumpkin and those divine old books sitting on the mantel.
Thank you for your lovely comments and for visiting me lately.
Warm hugs,
Suzy

carolann said...

Very beautiful!

Laurie Ritchey said...

Warm and inviting. Love the use of the old books, and that brown velvet pumpkin is so rich and beautiful. Your waterslide on the candle is so professional looking. laurie

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Welcome To Rose Garden Market from Celestina Marie Design. It is so nice to meet you. My name is Celestina Marie named after my grandmother and my friends call me Celeste.My creative journey extends over 30 years enjoying the love of painting and redesigning vintage and new treasures. I love to go treasure hunting and the fun of finding great vintage pieces to redesign..