Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Decorating the Fantle

Fantle? What's fantle you ask? Well it's my faux mantle! :) The little shelf in my living room that I like to pretend is thick and lovely hanging above a roaring fire.. instead it's a shelf from HobLob above my not even a flat screen television. I'll take that over nothing!

Since I'm going through a nervous breakdown and painting everything white, I wanted my fall decorations to be lovely whites and creams and less orange and in your face-- I'll save that for Halloween. ;) The best part of this re-do was that it was *Free*



Spray painted pitcher from last year
Chipped frame from the 90% off HL clearance that was sitting in my bedroom
#7 bucket that was previously holding our remote for the television
Milk glass vases & Straw wreath from the Mother. Thanks, Mom!
White pumpkins from last year



FREE I tell you.



Doesn't it feel good using things you already have? There's a couple more things here and there I'd like to add around the house but for now the fantle is done, and you know what that means? Time to open the windows, let the cold breeze in and enjoy some pumpkin spice latte, a heaven sent that I was just introduced to.  


 Hello, lover


Make sure you fall on over (bwaahahaha) to Nester's fall mantle party & The Inspired Room & This Blessed Nest for some more Autumn delishiousness. AND, Frugal Friday. :)... And CSI project


48 comments:

Kristi said...

Ha ha.. I have a fantle too! Yours looks so nice and crisp. I love mine right now, but I feel like I need to do it up for the holidays. Oh, I love Pumpkin Spice lattes! Just had my first one of the season on Sat. YUM!

~ The Speckled Dog

ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

Yum pumpkin spice!! I love your fantle and all your creamy fall decor! I have to rethink my mantel for fall too. I haven't pulled out any decorations yet...school started today (and tomorrow) so I'm ready!

Kristen @ ladybug-blessings.com said...

oh I love it!! Soo cute!

Decorchick! said...

Hey Rachelle, I have those same "fantles" but in black, and I totally pretend they are my mantle too. Too funny! Your's look lovely!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh, I love your fantle. It is fantastic. I do love it when you can just shop the house and find all the greatest things to create a new vignette. Love it. It is stunning. Hugs, Marty

Mandi @ Organizing Your Way said...

I love how bright your fall decor is!

And pumpkin spice lattes are my favorite!

Emily said...

Love your fantle! Very cute... what's better than free? Also, so glad that you have discovered pumpkin spice lattes. Heaven in a paper cup! Happy Fall! :)

Marie said...

Oh how fun! Your Fantle is very cute :O)

Happy Fall to you & yours!

Marie @ Sally Lee by the Sea
http://nauticalcottageblog.com

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

I love your Fantel! It looks great and I know you will do an amazing job on it for Christmas as well.
We have a farmhouse...blessed with a wood stove...no mantel! I grumble as I walk by it and think what person put this in instead of a fireplace...
Oh well! It has a shelf near it similar to yours...I will just have to view it differently!
Blessings,
Debbie
Great post!

Cecily said...

You are hilarious! LOL - I love your fantle! Awesome post. :)

Meg said...

This is so cute. Love that you "shopped" at home!

I'm having a Scentsy giveaway on my blog right now--I'd love it if you could join! Have a wonderful night. alittleknickknack.blogspot.com

* French at Heart * said...

~*~*I am LOL right now!!!;) You are so funny..I am a fellow fantle owner too..gotta love them! You did such a great job with your vignette..and FREE is awesome~*~*
LOVE your new lover too....

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Great fantle! I love how you decorated it and the addition of jute to the candles fits right in with Fall.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Great fantle! I love how you decorated it and the addition of jute to the candles fits right in with Fall.

Jana with http://thedailydover.com said...

Too cute! Love it!

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Oh yes, fantles fantels? are definitely the second best thing...way to go on dreaming up what you imagine it to be! But no need to dream, you made it just as adorable and it serves its purpose!

Thanks for linking up to the Fall Nesting party!!!

RE LOVED FURNITURE ADDICT said...

so cute! I want a frantel!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

Can't beat free - free and beautiful!

Sherry said...

Beautiful! Love the faux mantel idea. Very nice natural elements!
( I call my youngest Lovey-bug too!) Gulp, he is off to kdg. I am having a hard time adjusting!!)
Sherry

Lisa, An American Mom said...

Love the milk glass!

Kelli said...

I love your fantle! Very cute & the decor looks great!

Kelli
xoxo
loveoursimplelife.blogspot.com

Vee said...

A fantle...hahahaha...very cute. And I have something like that, too, which I am pretending hides my largish tv that isn't a flat screen either. Yes, oh yes, it's all about using what we already have or what we find in nature these days.

~Kristen~ said...

Hi! I am visiting from the Fall Nesting Party! I love your "fantle" :-) And I agree...Pumpkin spice Lattes...heavenly!!!

Theresa said...

I love how you used things you already had...and also your fantle (very clever BTW!). The best part is that you ended your post with a Pumpkin Spice Latte...and I ended mine with one!! Come on over and check it out!
Theresa ~ visiting from Fall Festival at This Blessed Nest.

Elizabeth said...

I especially like the pumpkin on the candlestick. Very original.

Thank you!

Cozy.Cottage.Cute. said...

Love the white and think it's super cute that you have a "fantle".

:)
I need to get myself one of those!

Jamara @ My NW Nest said...

I love your fantle! I don't even have that but am thinking I must find a place for one in my home. People are so creative with their mantles. SUPER cute!!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Love your THRIFTY decor...little tin bucket adds a lot of POP!!!

Blessings,
Linda

this blessed nest said...

are you kidding me??? this is the first time you've tried a pumpkin spice latte!!! girl, i do some of my best work sipping on those. ;)

what an adorable post & pics. love what you did to your fantle. the white pumpkins are fantastic.

thanks for linking up with the FALL FESTIVAL! hope to see you next week!

kellie

thedomesticfringe said...

I love pumpkin spice lattes from Starbucks! Your fantle looks really cute. 'Fantle' made me chuckle. ;-)

-FringeGirl

Heidi said...

Great idea with the pumpkins on the vases! I'm totally going to copy that!

p.s. I too am a member of the "Fantle" club ;)

Laura said...

I love that!
I have several fantles and now I know what to call them!
Enjoyed visiting.

Laura
White Spray Paint

Atticmag said...

You've given me a great idea for my sunroomm: a whole wall of frantels. Now, I need you to come over and go a consult!

We have the sweetest Roxy bedding giveaway, $100 value and our Giveaway Friday! link up party. Please stop by. Jane F.

Cindy said...

I need a fantle too. Great thrifty decorating ideas you have and everything looks so fresh.

Thanks for sharing.
Hugs!

southerninspirationsblog said...

Love the painted pitcher and your use of jute twine! Looks really stunning!!

Jennifer

Red Head said...

Fantle! Hilarious!

Michelle @ Ten June said...

Visiting from CSI! Great job, I love the faux mantle! :) And I really really love pumpkin spiced lattes too!! I wrote about them in a post yesterday!! Ha ha great minds think alike!

xo- M

Life in Rehab said...

I should have known this was yours when I saw the thumbnail. Super cute as always, and very fresh and light, which I love.

Holly said...

Really pretty! I like the neutral palette.

Midwest Cottage and Finds! said...

Love it--and I am painting EVERYTHING white right now also..that is why i started my blog--to follow the process of it! Great job!

Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful said...

Just beautiful! And I love the concept of a "fantle"...that is hilarious and made my day!

Thanks for linking up with us over at The CSI Project this week.

~Amanda

Inspired by you said...

I love the white. It looks so crisp. I found you from The CSI project.

Cap Creations said...

Everything looks wonderful!!!

Jill said...

I love the idea of a fantle!! I had my first pumpkin spice latte yesterday, but I think it was out done by the gingerbread latte I had at my local coffee shop the day before!

I'd love for you to come and join my Fall link party next Friday (Sept. 24) and stop by because I'll be posting fall projects all week and featuring others too!

~JILL
http://envirocraftiness.blogspot.com/2010/09/fall-week.html

**Amy** said...

Beautiful!

Cristie said...

very pretty

T-Wan said...

Love your fantle and I'm wondering if I can use that shelf as my mantle. Just what I needed a reason to go to the Lobby. Thanks for sharing.

Kristi said...

Jut popping back in to let you know that I linked to your fantle today.

~ The Speckled Dog
http://thespeckleddog.blogspot.com/2010/09/halloween-decor-so-far.html

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