Sunday, October 21, 2012

My Fall Mantle

I used to have the hardest time styling my fireplace especially during the Fall season.

 Even though I love nature I am not particularly fond of using Fall colors in my home.

Last year I scored a large pair of ginger jars which have a touch of Chinese red (burnt orange)
in them.

I have quite a bit of Asian influence throughout my home starting with my Chinoiserie fireplace that I found in Paris many years ago.

Now I find myself attracted to Imari and Chinese red accessories.

Recently I was able to acquire several lovely pieces of antique Imari from the estate of a gorgeous home in Piedmont.

I've also recently become enamored with blue & white as well.

It might have something to do with The Enchanted Home and Tina's influence.

  This morning I started playing around with some of my newly acquired treasures to see what I could come up with.

A friend of mine, Molly, who is a gifted floral designer, let me tag along a few weeks ago on her rounds to several fabulous nurseries in Half Moon Bay.

She found me several gorgeous orchids and a fabulous fiddle leaf fig tree!

I'm hoping to do a future blog post showcasing her talent!

For those of you in the bay area, she is a great resource, especially with the holidays coming up.

Along with my Imari pieces I picked up several beautiful ceramic birds.

I love the whimsy they add to the vignette.

The round Chinese red and black  lacquered box is vintage Gumps.

Thanks to my friends, Eddie & Jaithan, and their fabulous collection of pierced white compotes, I'm constantly on the lookout for them.

They are not easy to come by!

 Although, I did just score my second one recently.

A few more pieces of Imari on a white lacquered side table in my living room.

So there you have my version of a
Fall Mantle.

I think we will light our first fire of the season and get ready to root on our boys!



Janice said...

Can you please tell m where you found a fiddle leaf fig in HMB.

Kathysue said...

I love your mantel and I am coveting the white pierced French basket and it is true, ever since I saw Eddie & Jaithans I have wanted one or two also!! They are not easily found!!!

Unknown said...

I love how this mantel vignette works so beautifully with the painting. It all goes together so seamlessly. The little birds add such a sweet touch too. -Al

La Dolfina said...

Hi Janice,

I know that it was a wholesale nursery in HMB. I will ask Molly and let you know...

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Your fall mantle is gorgeous! Beautiful photos...:)

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Monica said...

The colors on your ginger jars are so beautiful. I too love the birds every year I search for bird Christmas ornaments...just love them.

Unknown said...

What a stunning example of styling!!! Love that you've incorporated items from The Enchanted Home and E+J! I have a couple of smaller white pierced compotes from them on my living room mantle, too! :)

xoxo Elizabeth

Amy said...

Absolutely stunning mantel! I adore the colours.