Fall Mantel Party

The Nester is hosting a fall mantel party and I thought it would be fun to participate.
I would have loved to have shot these pictures in natural light, but I took them after work on Monday evening, a dark and rainy night, so they are a bit dark.  Oh well!
I found the wreath in Williamsburg when I was shopping with a group of friends including Donna of Designs on 47th Street.  I filled my Southern Living at Home hurricanes with birdseed and added feathers.  The wheat sheaths were purchased at the beach.  I plan to add fresh gourds to the mantel when I have the opportunity to purchase them.
IMG_2869 The floral arrangement on the table between the wing chairs is left over from the CSI Project’s Mod Podge challenge.  I haven’t refreshed the arrangement because it dried beautifully. 
Dried gourds grown by my father get arrange in my grandmother’s basket every single year.
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  1. Your mantel looks great, Paula! I love that wreath–makes me want to take a trip to Williamsburg! And the birdseed–what a great idea for filler, especially when you’re also using feathers! You’re a smart cookie. My favorite thing may be that basket, though–that’s a wonderful idea. I tend to forget the floor by my fireplaces!

  2. Fireplace looks great Paula, I love love the feathers. The wreath looks perfect centered over the fireplace. Who could go wrong with something from Williamsburg.

  3. Still pretty!!! I do just love those feathers. 🙂 Thanks so much for linking up with me, Paula (and for actually adding a link!!!) 😉

  4. Paula,

    Very nice! I love it! Those feathers are so unique and Autumny (is that a word? LOL). My favorite part is the wreath!! Its gorgeous. Thanks for sharing your lovely room with us. You have inspired me with your valances…I peeked at them even though we were supposed to be looking at the mantel…hehehe…love them!

  5. I have put a little bit of everything in my hurricanes but never thought of birdseed and feathers – too cute!!!

  6. Wow…love the look of the blog! How did I miss it before?

    Also love your decorating and especially the birdseed and feathers. Very cute an can be recylced to the birds when you are done!

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