Fall Mantle Decor

The Nester is my decorating hero. Seriously. You don't even want to know what my house looked like before I found her blog. Now my friends don't even believe that I used to have trouble decorating. *scoff*. So the Nester is having a fall mantle link up party, and I couldn't refuse the invitation :-) You can also find a fall decor linky party over at Hooked on Houses.

Lots of glitter. I glittered the edges of the roses myself with clear glitter. All the white ones, and 3 of the black ones. I love the addition of the one red rose- it brings so much interest to the arrangement! Actually lighting my candles? Another trick I learned from the Nester. The sparkly gourds on the candle stick holders also made me happy. The tall ones needed a little piece of double sticky tape and they were good to stay.The little glittery head things used to be my mom's. Don't know where they came from, but you could totally paper mache your own. 

I LOVE my ladder above the mantle. We found it in the cellar of the farm house when we moved in. My husband thought he was going to actually use it as a ladder. Silly hubby ;-)

Fireplace Makeover- less than an hour of painting...

Less than 1  hour of painting popped my fake fireplace right off of the wall!



Some Details...

Best Deal on Toile EVER!

I was at a yard sale when I looked across the way and saw a giant pile of toile. I had been wanting some forever to make curtains with, but... it's like 14/yard at my fabric store! So I had a really hard time keeping my cook when I asked with a casual face "How much for this fabric", you know, trying to act like I didn't even know what toile was. When she said $5, I just couldn't hand her the money fast enough. Yee haw!!!

Yep. All of this for FIVE BUCKS!

I sewed the curtains and pillows myself. All of the pillows are backed in toil because I have so much of it. Did you catch the toile lamp shade? Ya, I thought you'd like that :-)