Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Fall Mantel {Salon Edition}


Some of you may know I am a Cosmetologist by trade.  I really enjoy the art  and creativity of doing hair and makeup {and may even do it again one day}, but once I had babies, I was lucky enough to get to stay home with them.

Our family (my Mom & Aunt) own the cutest salon and they so kindly let me sell some of my creations in there and also have me decorate. *My mom could do it all herself because she is so talented, but sooo busy*  It is an old historical (built in the 1930’s) home that has been transformed into a salon.  This makes for such an inviting and warm atmosphere for the stylist and clients.  I love it!

One  day I will share a tour of the whole salon because it has such charm and character, but for now I want to show you the Fall Mantel.


Like I said, the original details in this old home are amazing and I love the fireplace.  You have heard me cry about not having my own traditional mantel, so getting to play with this one makes me happy! 


I made the wreath last year for the salon and I love how it brings attention to this great mantel.  I found some thrift store books and simply tied these little pumpkins to the top with just twine, which is repeated throughout.



I wanted a natural organic feel, not only to continue the inviting warmth to the clients, but to also compliment the original feel of the home. 

























I’m hoping you’re all feeling the cozy fall feeling I wanted to invoke with this mantel.  Thanks for taking a peek!

p.s.  In case you are wondering, I was going for an aged appearance on these pics…hm…not sure if I am lovin’ it. ;)


Linking up…

The Nesting Place Fall Mantel Party


  1. The whole display is really pretty from the wreath to the books. How fun to play house somewhere else!

  2. So so pretty! I love those little pumpkins all tied up. So cute!


  3. That mantle looks wonderful. I love the wreath, the books with the pumpkins and that viney pear. You did a great job on the whole thing.

  4. Beautiful job! Your mantle looks so festive for the season. Those pumpkins are adorable, great idea! Thanks for sharing! ~Liz

  5. what a lovely wreath, and i adore the pumpkins and books together! happy fall!

  6. The mantle is wonderful and I love the wreath you made! The pumpkins and books tied cute.

    I would love for you to drop by and enter my giveaway.
    Hugs, Sherry

  7. girl....

    how beautiful. a dear friend owns his own beauty shop (as well call it, for fun) in an old home. he uses antique dressers for the styling stations & has VERY SIMILAR decor. he didn't want to vary from the traditional setting. which i thought was so smart.

    anyways....all of this looks beautiful. love the pumpkins & books all tied together.

    thanks for linking up to the FALL FESTIVAL!


    sorry i am so late in's been one of those weeks!


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