After reading Rondell's blog post yesterday about her mantel makeover, I decided that it was time to reinvent one of the mantels in our shop. For the past few months, it has been decidedly "spring-y" with a lavender pip berry garland, pale delicate porcelains and antique glassware, and a few cute little resin birdies thrown in for fun.
First I stripped away the pastel garland and birdies, then took away the glassware and porcelains. I replaced the garland with a very autumn-like acorn garland and added bittersweet candle rings to the bases of the electric candles.
Then I switched out the garden sign above the mantel with a primitive "antiques" sign, added a couple of fall redware plates and a pillow and a couple of the new tiny primitive round boxes that we just got in, and placed a few copper and wood items.