Fall Mantel Decorating

Fall is in the air and one of my favorite ways to decorate is to dress up my mantel.  The mantel is an easy way to infuse a little seasonal or holiday style into your home without a great deal of expense.  The beautiful colors of the season also add a warmth to your home that makes it feel cozy and inviting.

One of the most cost effective ways to accomplish looks like you see here, is to collect things from nature.  Go outside and collect acorns and put them in a beautiful glass jar.  Pick up some branches.  Leave them natural or spray paint them in gold or bronze and place them in a vase.  Add some candles and a colorful plant and voila, you have a gorgeous and festive fall mantel.

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Don’t have a mantel?  No problem.  You can create the same feel by adding any of these elements to a table in your kitchen, family room, entryway, etc.

Wherever you choose to decorate, have fun and surround yourself with the beautiful richness of the season.

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Leopard and Cheetah and Zebra! Oh, my!

You can’t seem to look through any of the top design magazines these days without noticing the influence of animal print in home décor. Animal print is unique in that it can be a neutral element in a room while at the same time creating a glamorous and unexpected feel.

When incorporating animal print into your home, a little can go a long way, so start slowly. Begin with some pillows or a throw rug.  Feeling bold?  Try an accent chair or maybe even a runner for you staircase.

Check out these photos for some inspiration and stop by “A Fine Feathered Nest” to check out the items we have in stock.

Opening Weekend

Last weekend marked the grand opening of “A Fine Feathered Nest.” It was a fun and exciting weekend; and while everything didn’t run exactly smoothly, it was quite successful.

Despite the heat and humidity, plenty of people came to shop the mill and find new and unexpected treasures. I met some wonderful new people and many of my friends stopped by to offer well wishes and even bring me flowers.

I still have a lot to learn about the inner workings of running my own business but I know that will come in time.

Here are some pics of the new space.

Be sure to stop by and say hello.

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