I knew I wanted to use my special "Give Thanks" and "Count Your Blessings" plates I bought several years ago, but they were barely visible against the white mantel background. Thus the two mustard colored Pier One dinner plates I bought on impulse some years ago as well. Now the plates "pop." (Is that term used anymore? For a while, EVERYTHING had to POP!)
I have only one small easel, which I couldn't find at the moment, so the Hobby Lobby heavy faux Indian corn holds the plates in place.
A dear friend grew birdhouse gourds last summer and gave me a couple of them. I just LOVE the way this large one dried with such a beautiful patina! I added a jute tassel and faux leaf to it. Just a tweak with things I already had.
And I tweaked .....And tweaked......
Until the sun went down. Then I lit the candles, and I sat and admired my not-quite-perfect-but still-pretty mantel!
Now, after looking at other fall mantels, I'm thinking of tweaking a bit more by adding some bare branches in containers to add some height near the ends of the mantel. What do you think?
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