Liberace Called, He Wants His Mantel Back

Hey friends, and happy Monday. How was your weekend? If you follow me on Instagram (@CassieSugarplum), then you witnessed the makeover I did yesterday…on my black crack roots! My scalp is still on fire, but it feels good to be back to my natural color. *ahem*

And even though Texas is back in the 90s this week, I continued with some Fall touches around the house. It’s what bloggers do.

hi sugarplum fall mantel

I mixed a vase of fresh magnolia stems with some faux leaves and sticks, for a slightly unruly arrangement. I was going for the ‘just gathered this on my brisk walk’ look…how’d I do?

 hi sugarplum fall mantel

The pumpkin is an old treasure from Target’s Dollar Spot (also used in last year’s mantel), given a bit more height by a $2 acrylic riser from Container Store. Those things come in really handy for bookcase styling, too, to keep your objects from all being on the same level. And you remember the DIY Brass Horse…love that guy.

hi sugarplum fall mantel

On the other side, we have Liberace’s vase collection…a DIY I’ll show you tomorrow (update: the tutorial can be found here). I usually think of natural elements for Fall, but thought it’d be fun to have some warm glamour this year.

hi sugarplum fall mantel

Well, except for the DIY Pine Cone Garland…but I like a mix of glam and rustic texture.

 hi sugarplum fall mantel
 hi sugarplum fall mantel
hi sugarplum fall mantel

 

hi sugarplum fall mantel

The mirror was a Home Goods find that got a Liberace makeover, too. (You can read about the barrel chair makeover here.)

hi sugarplum fall mantel

I think the gold is running rampant around here…from the lamps and table, to the animals and wall mirror. Please tell me I’m not the only one!!?? Are you enjoying actual Fall yet? And don’t rub it in if you’re drinking pumpkin lattes while wearing boots and scarves!

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23 Comments

  1. There will be no rubbing it in from me. Today we're still going to be in the 90's 🙁 Mantel looks awesome all Liberaced up! I'm loving the gold touches.

    Posted 9.24.12 Reply
  2. Fine House wrote:

    Your mantel turned out great! I love the glam and rustic mixture.

    Posted 9.24.12 Reply
  3. Francis wrote:

    mantel looks great!!!!

    Posted 9.24.12 Reply
  4. Freaking Starbucks was out of Pumpkin Spice this morning! What the …….! Not cool! Love your mantle – especially the horse head 😉

    Posted 9.24.12 Reply
  5. How can you not read a post with a title like that? I'm looooving gold these days for sure! Love the garland and those beautiful yellow branches.

    Posted 9.24.12 Reply
  6. I am loving the gold! Now that it is 'officially' fall (we wouldn't know because of the summer-like temps!) I am ready to decorate in full-force-fall!

    -Sarah

    Posted 9.24.12 Reply
  7. Vel Criste wrote:

    I too am totally into gold right now! I think metallics is big this fall even in the fashion world. Love those vases!!!! Wonder how you did those withouth showing any drip marks?! can't wait to see how. Your set up is beautiful!

    Posted 9.24.12 Reply
  8. Pretty!!! I love it all 🙂 I'm a gold gal too! It's still HOT in SoCal, but I'm dreaming of brisk mornings and hot apple cider 🙂

    Posted 9.24.12 Reply
  9. Yeah, we set up our *halloween* mantel this weekend…too soon??? Maybe, but we're too excited not to! (c: And I love all the gold! Me and Liberace would be like *this* (super close) (c;

    Posted 9.24.12 Reply
  10. The mantel looks awesome! I seriously need to update ours…like stat!

    Posted 9.24.12 Reply
  11. Loving all the gold, I'm totally into it lately too. I am wearing boots and a jaunty scarf today…but don't feel too bad for yourself. When it's January and I'm ice skating to my car in a sleeping bag coat, well, who'll be laughing then??

    Posted 9.24.12 Reply
  12. Joy Fuson wrote:

    It is 105 degrees here in AZ, so no rubbing it in from here! I wish I could wear my boots and scarfs! Love the mantel. I could not wait and have put up Halloween already! Too Soon?

    Posted 9.24.12 Reply
  13. You totally nailed the "just picked these up and threw them in a vase after a brisk walk" look. Nailed it!

    Posted 9.24.12 Reply
  14. I love it! So into gold this year! xo Kristin

    Posted 9.24.12 Reply
  15. Simple and oh so pretty! Cannot wait to see how you did those vases!

    Posted 9.24.12 Reply
  16. Megan wrote:

    I like seeing how you switch up your mantle! I still adore that gorgeous mirror!

    Posted 9.24.12 Reply
  17. I picked up a pumpkin, today in the dollar section. Perfect fall add-on!

    Posted 9.24.12 Reply
  18. Vivian wrote:

    Lovely fall mantel! p.s. Can you tell me more about that vertical animal print I spy in the background?

    Posted 9.24.12 Reply
  19. going gold crazy myself – I'm working on a bench and some rub n buff… ooo! can't wait to share that! we actually had a very cool night last night, but it still got up to 80 today. gotta love the ATL ;o) Your mantle looks marvelous!

    Posted 9.25.12 Reply
  20. Oh girl, I'm right up the road from you in OKC, and we're still as hot as ever! Love your Pine Cone garland, and yes, the gold, all the way! Also, thank you so very much for the shout out. You rock!!!

    Posted 9.25.12 Reply
  21. We're still in the 90's here in Scottsdale and I can't wait to dust off my favorite Frye boots again — at least for a few months. 🙂 Love the flair and fun of your mantle! -Heather

    Posted 9.25.12 Reply
  22. Carolyn wrote:

    You should spray paint the pinecones gold also. Just a thought.

    Posted 9.26.12 Reply
  23. Hi Vivian — that fun print was my grandparents…but it appears to be by karen strohbeen, percival galleries.

    hope that helps!

    Posted 9.26.12 Reply