The challenge: How to add some fall color and texture to my mostly blue and yellow living room. I have been trying to figure the best way to add some autumn texture and color to my mantle without it looking garish and off next to all my blue and yellow. It's also Met. Monday, Blue Monday, and DIY Show off Fall Festival week!.
Please join our lovely hostesses, Susan, Sally and Roechelle by clicking on the links above. I have had this old crock for as long as I can remember. On a recent drive through an area with Cranberry Bogs,my hubby and I stopped to pick some cattails. Now it sounds easy enough, but cattails are really buried in! We had only our muscles and since hubbies muscles are way better that mine, he did most of the
Lot's of blue and yellow!
I found a candle holder for a buck at a garage sale on Saturday.
I gave it two coats of Hammered Bronze spray paint, bought an inexpensive candle from Wally World and added a little Autumn ribbon. The candle is butternut and the ribbon has a soft yellow tone. For my B-Day my MIL bought me this lovely pine cone swag.
I think the swag add's some nice Autumn texture. I added my acorn ribbon to the wreath and spool for a little more interest. There is still plenty of blue, but now I have some soft Autumn textures and color.
A little closer view of my pinecone swag and cute little autumn sheep. The piece of pottery was purchase at an auction for $4.00.