Autumn/Thanksgiving Mantel ~ Decorating Using Flea Market Finds

When it comes to decorating I try to be different and use one of a kind things. I also love the look of flea market style decor and so I tried creating a unique and an engaging vignette for a Thanksgiving Mantel. I had so much fun doing one that I tried to create two different looks with my flea market finds.
Shabby chic styled mantel
Country farmhouse styled mantel
The wreath was a repurpose with a grapel vine, a faux leaf vine, a stencilled sign that I designed and a metal Christmas star that honours my husband's Texan heritage.
This is the first vignette which has a kind of farmhouse feel.
I love this vintage fruit basket book end!
This is the second vignette which has a more shabby chic feel... I tried to keep the colours lighter but still used some of the same pieces that seemed to work for both styles.
And you will never guess what I used for the wall behind the mantel. Do you see the subtle swirls?
Embellishing bottles adds character and texture to otherwise ordinary pieces. You can see what I used to temporarily adhere the lace and pin to the bottle on the left as opposed to the bottle on the right. Come and find out on my blog Patina Paradise.

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  • Dee Ann Gruenewald Dee Ann Gruenewald on Nov 19, 2014
    What a beautiful mantel, you have inspried me to do something different for Christmas. Thank you for taking the time and explaning each and every item. I enjoyed just reading about it all. Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas!!!!!

    • Patina Paradise Patina Paradise on Nov 20, 2014
      @Dee Ann Gruenewald so glad that I have inspired you! Your comments made my day! Happy Thanksgiving and a Merry Christmas to you also!

  • Susan Rawlings Susan Rawlings on Jan 27, 2016
    Oh, this is so sweet. I love it!