I've been such a slacker lately with blogging! I fully expected to be posting much more regularly when we got internet hooked up at home a few months ago, but life has been crazy, and busy and stressful. From switching our son to a different daycare, doctor appointments, car trouble, and traveling, I think things are finally getting back to normal and I hope to be able to give my blog a little more attention.
This weekend I decided it was time to change up my mantle that I was totally in love with:
To something geared a little more towards fall and Halloween:
With the wood boxes, I was kind of going for the look of a collection of fall/Halloween curiosities. But, since I don't have any of the usual things you find in curiosity collections like animals skulls, bug specimens, etc., I thought I would use things still nature inspired, but a little less creepy.
My son, Anderson, and I collected leaves from outside to use as part of the display. He collected some for himself too. :)
This was the only skull I could find and I'm totally ok with the fact that it's fake...and plastic....and did I mention not creepy?
I still haven't bought any fun washi tape, so had to use scotch tape again to hang my leaves on the mirror. :/
Even my deer bust was adorned with a pretty leaf!
I'm linking to the parties listed HERE and to:
I like the 'a little less creepy' theme for your curiosity box area! Cotton is a favorite accessory and the fall leaves add such a nice touch, especially since you got to collect them with your son! Blessings, CindyReplyDelete
I love the way you changed things up but kept your signature style. The curiosity box is totally awesome! Love! Hugs, CocoReplyDelete
Thank you Coco!!! I didn't know if the curiosity box idea was going to work like I had pictured it in my head, but I LOVE it! Thanks for visiting!! :)Delete
I love your collection of vintage display boxes!ReplyDelete
I love it all, how fun. I will be featuring your mantel next week. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me.ReplyDelete
Love your mantel! So many fun details. Please stop by and share at our link party if you've not yet. http://www.delineateyourdwelling.com/2014/09/link-it-or-lump-it-party-57.htmlReplyDelete
Lovely display. Especially like the deer head. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
You've put together a lovely fall mantel, Melissa! Love the curiosities you've put together, too. I think you did pretty good without "creepy" in there!ReplyDelete
I love it! Such a pretty mix of objects, but it all goes together so well. Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
Nicole @ www.womaninthemancave.com
Where did you find your lovely deer bust?? I just love it. Mantel is beautiful, and very tasteful. Well done!ReplyDelete
Thank you Patti! The deer bust was a Goodwill find that originally came from Target!Delete
Your fall mantel looks wonderful!ReplyDelete
Oh my Gosh - this is just beautiful !ReplyDelete
Both VERSIONS !!!
Stopping by from Work It Wednesday! Really love your styling, and all of the unique pieces you've incorporated! Very cool :)ReplyDelete
Love your mantel redo! Totally envious of the hand holding the pocket watch! So we'll done!ReplyDelete
I love your fall touches! Especially with the natural elements. Thanks for sharing at Fridays Unfolded!ReplyDelete
Oh! I love your curiosities display and I'm happy it ISN'T creepy! My favorite is that little wooden hand holding the watch, where did you get that hand?!ReplyDelete
Love it! every. single. thing. You know I have to feature you again at Sundays at Home now ;)ReplyDelete
SO fun and creative :) Love that little trophy! Glad I found you today on the Serenity Now Link Up today! See my site, I have some Autumn Fall decor up, think you will love it. xoxoReplyDelete
Such an interesting mix of items and so well displayed. Like everyone else I love the watch in the hand, the vintage gold cup, the feathers, crow and that orb thing with the arrow. (Can't think of what those are called, but it looks great on your mantel)ReplyDelete
This is great. You have a wonderful collection of items so that, when combined, you create a "creepy" effect.ReplyDelete
I love your fall decor, every little detail is great, I love the deer head! :) I would like to invite you to share your fall themed posts at my 2014 Harvest Hop linky party. http://www.aprilshomemaking.com/2014/10/2014-harvest-hop-link-up.htmlReplyDelete
Such a pretty fall mantle! Thanks for sharing it at The Pin Junkie! It's being featuring this week at http://www.thepinjunkie.com/2014/10/pin-junkie-pin-party-88.htmlReplyDelete
oh my! BEAUTIFUL is the only word for your blog! I would love it if you share your posts on my Fabulous Friday PartyReplyDelete
Thanks so much
I am loving the interest and depths with levels in your mantle! Very well thought out, looks gorgeous!ReplyDelete
Would love to see more from you soon, as I'm new to the blogsphere!