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Monday, September 27, 2010

My Fireplace in it’s “Fallness”

Hello and welcome to “My Bella Rose” I am so excited to be a part of these wonderful parties!  Please visit Marty  &Tabletop Tuesday, The Nester’s Fall Mantel Party (Wednesday), Maryann & Power of Paint Party, and  I am slowly getting back in the groove of blogging! Yippee!! 

I made some changes on my fireplace.  Here is a picture of “before” This was during the summer. 


And here it is in it’s “fall” look.  I love the warm colors of fall.  The picture is from Kirkland’s.  The letter “M” is from Hobby Lobby, as are all of the fall picks.  Those beautiful red and gold plates are from Home Goods. 



Mr. Birdie does not want to fly away so he is nestled in the fall picks. 


I painted the “M” in a color called Spanish Tile by Valspar.  I also applied Rub & Buff to it.  Love it!  I love the combination of the colors red and gold.   I am slowly adding more red and gold to my living room.  I love love red and gold!


I think these plates are so pretty!  I saw them at Home Goods and immediately grabbed a couple for me!  I was tickled pink when I saw these!  I wish I had bought more, they are so pretty.  I don’t know if they’re “fallish”  but I like them. :)


I hope you have a wonderful Tuesday.  Please come back and visit “My Bella Rose”

As I always say,




Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Your mantle is warm and inviting, very pretty!

Anonymous said...

So beautiful! I love the way you put every detail of decor is just the right place. I wish I could do that *sigh* but alas, I can barely put two things together. That's going to be my goal for Christmas, to create a great mantle.

Sandra, two of my favorite colors are red and gold, as well. I purchased that plate at home goods, then BROKE it! Isn't it funny when you meet someone and you share so many of the same tastes? Seems like we do often.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Your fall mantel looks great Sandra!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh Sandra, this is so pretty. Love the painting, and all of the fall leaves and candles are so pretty. I love the M in the vignette too. Gorgeous. Thanks so much for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Very pretty. I love what you did with the "M". I think the plates are gorgeous. They work for fall, but you could also play them up for Christmas I think.

Sue said...


I love your fireplace! I'm very jealous, lol!

Drop by for a visit at the Beach Bungalow.


Debbie said...

I love your M....your mantel looks so pretty and you displayed everything ever so perfectly.

Debbie said...

Forgot to mention I have the very same M, I painted in red for my sons project was a bit of a disaster with the red paint....I left the can on the garage floor and my hubs ran over it...ummmm..yeah, have not used red since!

Blondie's Journal said...

Your mantel looks warm and festive for fall, Sandra! I love your new plates...they look perfect up there! Fall is in the air! :-D


Debbie said...

Hi Bella, it is my pleasure to follow you too:) I look forward to seeing you again. Debbie

Debbie said...

Why did I just call you Bella when your name is Sandra? Oh well it means beautiful so that is a good thing:)

Kim said...

This is so rich and pretty. I like the rub n buff on your M, good idea.

bj said...

It looks so pretty. I love your beautiful colors and the painting is fabulous. I love Kirklands...:)

Ann said...

Hi Sandra,
What a pretty fall mantle you have created! The reds and golds are just perfect for this time of year!
Thank you for sharing.:o)
The Tattered Tassel

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous! We were both thinking mantels today. Love that letter and I could use it too. ;) I saw those plates at HomeGoods too. Favorite store.

Happy Rednesday and autumn blessings!

~~Carol~~ said...

Wow, the transformation is gorgeous! I love the rich colors you used, and it looks so cozy and inviting. I bet you have fun changing it out for each season!
Happy REDnesday!

Kirsty said...

Gorgeous mantle! I love the big M!

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

I love your mantle, it looks absolutely gorgeous!

Have a wonderful Thursday!

Kathleen Ellis said...

Great job cozying up your fireplace for fall, Sandra! I love red and gold together, too!
Have a beautiful weekend~
;-D Kathleen