Fall Mantel

Happy Friday!! I had so much fun at last night’s Blogger Post party! It was great to meet other gals that share the same interests (blogging, home design, fashion), and live nearby. I hope true friendships come of it. I’ll be posting pictures from the amazing event Beth and Kelly hosted soon.

Yesterday I shared with you the making of my $2 Ballard Burlap Vase:

Picnik collage

Well, I got a little carried away with the burlap and Dollar Store vases, and ended up creating an entire Fall Mantel out of them:


I’m really happy with the warm simplicity of it.


One side contains two Burlap Vases; one with a tall, glass candle, and the other some faux-stems. I glued a single strip of burlap ribbon around the base of a smaller votive and placed a tea light in it.


The other side has a trio of Dollar Store glass goodies.


The one on the left has burlap ribbon glued around a glass candle (using the same technique as making the Burlap Vases) and inserted in a tall vase. The smaller one in the middle is jute ribbon (leftover from this project) glued around a short glass candle and inserted in a similar vase. The medium one on the right is a glass vase filled with a bag of Fall nuggets.


The mirrors I found for $15 each at Home Goods. They are intended for Babygirl’s new room, but I thought I’d use them here until then. I’ve never had a mirror over this mantel, but I love it so much I think I’ll be looking for a permanent one now!

Picnik collage

I’m making a few more Fall updates around the house and will share them with you soon. What about you…besides Christmas decorations, do you switch-up the decor in your home with the changing of the seasons?

Have a great Fall weekend, loves! And don’t forget about the $55 CSN Giveaway!

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  1. You did a fabulous job with the vase, Cassie! I saw the burlap covered vase in Ballards catalog and immediately thought that it could be made {did you see the burlap ribbon?} for less. Your vases turned out just great! I scrolled down to the tutorial…you make it look so easy! Thanks!

    I love your mantel. I put a vintage mirror over mine a few months ago and I can't imagine not having it there either!

    Have a great weekend!


    Posted 11.5.10 Reply
  2. I love it!! I have to say, the first thing that I really liked was the double mirrors – I thought… "what a great idea"! You may need to find something else for BabyGirl's room! And I really like the doubled up vases with the burlap on the inside. I suppose I need to take down my Halloween stuff now, huh? LOL

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  3. Hi there- I love all your burlap candle vases!!! I think a trip to the $ store is in order!!! 🙂 I like the two mirrors up there too- they look very charming. 🙂

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  4. Kelli wrote:

    I love your new creation! We just moved into our home the end of last september, so this is the first year I get to decorate a mantle. I know its an art so hopefully I do ok 🙂

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  5. Cassie the mantel looks beautiful. I really love the burlap, but I also love the two mirrors together. Can't wait to hear more about the party.

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  6. This looks fantastic! Seriously, what a great little vignette! And I like the prints and 'bird on a stick' in the bkgnd too!

    Happy Friday, girlie!

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  7. Your mantle is so nice! Love the double mirrors and the simple floral branches. Can't wait to see your pics from the party. Wish I could've met up with you.

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  8. Just an FYI for your readers: I was in Target yesterday and they have a glass fluted vase VERY similar in size to Ballards. Its really wide and would look almost identical! It was only $12.99

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  9. Hi, Cassie, love Ballards too & that's a cute idea. Your mantel looks great. Thanks for stopping by to visit. Looks like we hang out with a lot of the same bloggers, but I don't think I've been by here before. So nice to meet you! Hope you'll stop by again, I'm always doing a lot of fun stuff.

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  10. wow- it looks so lovely and serene! love it all together. also wanted to say congrats on the feature at my uncommon slice of suburbia! 🙂

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  11. very pretty mantle – I love the pop of yellow in the flowers and I really like the two mirrors vs. one big one!

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  12. Simply LKJ wrote:

    The picture of your mantle looks like something out of a catalog (Z Gallerie perhaps?) I am loving the double mirrors…I think ya gotta find something else for baby girl's room now!! I am loving the burlap too. I need to work on some of those this weekend.

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  13. Those hurricanes are so versatile, I just love them! Your mantel looks great and so Fall-y and cozy. Have a great weekend!

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  14. Leah wrote:

    Oh my goodness my girl! You did an AMAZING job! It is so chic and warm!
    I love!


    Posted 11.6.10 Reply
  15. cute post. i didn't get to meet you last night but was admiring your skirt – so adorable. xo

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  16. OMG. SO happy to find another bargain-shopper, DIY-er. Love your blog. I joined your Fan Club. I hope you'll follow me back!

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  17. emily wrote:

    That looks wonderful! Love those stems. The 2 mirrors look great. I don't know why, but I chuckled at your term "Fall nuggets."

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  18. Michaela wrote:

    It looks great, Cassie! You inspired me the other day with your burlap candle holders post and went and bought some burlap ribbon and cute jars and a made a few of my own (:

    Posted 11.7.10 Reply
  19. So so so pretty Cassie! Love the simplicity and beauty of it all!


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  20. What a lovely burlap vase! I was just looking around your blog ~ love the framed pictures for your little girl's room! Thanks for stopping by my blog! 🙂

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  21. What a lovely burlap vase! I was just looking around your blog ~ love the framed pictures for your little girl's room! Thanks for stopping by my blog! 🙂

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  22. your mantle looks great…very soft and fall like!!! LOVE

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  23. Now, isn't that a great idea! Very nice. 🙂

    My Mum used to say "Hi Sugarplum" every time my daughter called her… so sweet.

    Warm blessings,

    Posted 11.8.10 Reply
  24. Hi! Just found your blog and love what you did with the vases, really neat I'll have to try a few!


    I'll be adding you to my blog list, I don't care for dashboard and I'll become a follower as soon as I publish this comment:)


    Posted 11.9.10 Reply
  25. Simply beautiful. Great job!

    Posted 11.11.10 Reply
  26. Anne wrote:

    Pretty! Love how this gives the feel of fall without being over-the-top Halloween theme-y or anything. Nice mirrors too!

    Posted 9.28.11 Reply
  27. Karena wrote:

    Cassie I love the simplicity and elegance of the mantle decor. The mirrors are just perfect!

    I have hooked up with Julia's Party as well!


    Art by Karena

    Posted 10.2.11 Reply
  28. Judy wrote:

    I love your fall mantel and the burlap you used. Great job. I am visiting from Centsational Girl. I would love for you to come and link up to my Fall into Fall party that opens tonight at 8pm EST. Hope to see you there.

    Posted 9.25.12 Reply