Thursday, November 5, 2009

fall mantel


A few of my favorite things on the mantel for fall. Click on the image to see it a bit larger.

From L to R: Charley Harper 'Birdie' print, handmade paper illustration of Little Red Riding Hood, felt and linen mushrooms, beautiful Elsa Mora prints, big ol' H I found at Ballard's Backroom, stack of vintage books, pretty milk glass footed bowl I scored at a garage sale.

19 comments:

  1. Wow! It's so beautifully decorated!! I love the Little Red Riding Hood paper illustration, and Elsa Mora prints, and.... well, I love everything!!

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  2. Your mantel looks great! I love being able to see the pieces that you've made like this because it really gives a great feel for the scale of the objects.

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  3. Beautiful, Larissa. Kaye's right - it's nice to see the diorama in place. I had no idea it was that big. Love it! And I've been poring over Elsa Mora's prints, too, for a long time now, trying to decide how I'd use them before I buy. (Uncharacteristically practical, right? If only I could apply that rule to fabric...)

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  4. I am seriously in love with that little red riding hood picture you made. I am going to have to try to create something like that! It's stunning... oh and I have yet another reason to make the 50 mile trek to Ikea (like I needed an excuse to go there!!).

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  5. Looks gorgeous, your Red Riding Hood picture is perfect there!

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  6. hey, y'all, thanks so much for your sweet comments!

    Kaye and Robyn, I didn't realize the difficulty of seeing the scale of some of my projects until you both pointed that out. I guess I should start putting size-relative items in with my photos, huh? Like a new pair of boots.

    Robyn, that is totally practical and totally crazy. You will FIND somewhere to use them, trust me.

    Lollychops, thanks! and man yeah! bring on the IKEA road trip! I'll meet ya there.

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  7. Your mantle is decorated beautifully! I wish I could come with something to put on mine. For some reason, I am completely at a loss.

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  8. I'm starting to think that Little Red Riding Hood isn't going to show up on Etsy. Please don't make me try to figure out how you did it on my own! ;-)

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  9. Sarah, alas. I have become too attached to the LRRH piece. Sorry! My Big Plan is to have a layered papercut tutorial at some point, but right now my plate is filled with Mikey Monkey.

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  10. So lovely! I love love love that red riding hood illustration. I never get round to decorating out mantel except for Christmas. We tend to just display pictures and cards received on ours hehe

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  11. Blue is Bleu, our mantel evolves because I get sick of looking at the same things all the time. But in holidays past I have been known to just put sprigs of evergreen on the existing items and call it done.

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  12. Your Little Red Riding Hood is fabulous. I enjoyed reading your little story about it in your previous post. My favorite part was that she carried freshly baked garlic cheese bagels for her granny. Being originally from NYC, that tickled my fancy! :)
    Beautiful creation.

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  13. Gorgeous! I didn't realize the riding hood artwork was so large.

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  14. I am back... I have been thinking about that paper cutting picture of yours... a LOT. ...AND I found out that I can use an application called sure cuts a lot with my cricut.. SO I can design my own files and have the cricut cut them for me. I know that's kinda cheatin... but heck. I don't care! I'll share what I complete when I complete it. I just wanted to let you know that you really inspired me with your pic!

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  15. Lolly, glad to inspire, you have certainly inspired me. Cricut sounds like a big time saver. Will it cut very elaborate, detailed things or is there a limit? and how large?

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  16. Oh, I love the look of your mantle and wish with a long sigh that I had one to decorate!!!

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