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White Pumpkins Mantel

Dainty little white pumpkins

yep,
it's official...


Love them.


These baby white pumpkins were too cute to leave at the grocery store
and so a basket full of them came home with me.
It was around $10.00 for all of them.


I played around with the Living room mantel today...
and those pumpkins all gathered together are so charming.


A pair of wooden lanterns glow softly with candlelight-
perfect for chilly fall nights by the fire.

The reproduction French zinc mirror was a
clearance find at Home Goods.
Love the chalky gray weathered finish.

I am sure I will be tweaking this ... I put it together in a hurry on little sleep.
Last evening we went to see the San Francisco Opera's production of Turandot.
It was absolutely amazing.
'Nessun Dorma' is one of my favorite songs and watching it performed
gave me goosebumps.
You know the performance is fantastic when that happens.

Anything Puccini is my favorite and though we had seen Turandot before-
there is nothing quite like the S.F. Opera House
and the caliber of talent they bring to their productions.
~





62 comments

  1. I love your white Autumn mantle ... it's beautiful! Thank you for the inspiration...

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  2. The mirror and pumpkins are beautiful on your mantle!

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  3. Anything white is perfect to me!
    Best,
    Susan

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  4. I love those little white pumpkins too. I grabbed a bunch of them. I love your beautiful faded mantel.

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  5. Absolutely beautiful! The white pumpkins was the icing on the cake!!

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  6. Beautiful mantle, love the mirror and I adore white pumpkins.

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  7. So white-washed and vintage! I love all the crisp white. andrea@townandprairie

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  8. I love those white pumpkins, too! They make your mantel look very elegant with the flowers and the lanterns. Now, I have to get out and get some!!

    XO,
    Jane

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  9. Such a lovely soft setting...with the candles burning...it would be so cosy, I hope you knit!! :)
    Denise

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  10. Oh your white mantle looks perfect!!! LOVE!

    XO's
    Jessie

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  11. Courtney, you got that mirror at Home Goods. Lucky you! I love the white pumpkins, too.

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  12. I know, right? Puccini is Magnificent! I am about to be in our local Opera company's production of Madame Butterfly. (I'm just the "mother".) What a genius. We honeymooned in San Fran and were able to see A Mid-Summer Night's Dream at the Shakespeare Festival. It was amazing. You luck duck! Oh, and I love your mantle, too.

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  13. This is really beautiful! I love the little white pumpkins, especially all grouped together like that.

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  14. Hi Courtney,
    Love the all white mantel. It has such a vintage look. Sat down a few minutes ago to browse through my magazine that came in the mail, "Romantic Homes" Holiday decorating issue. Much to my delight, there it was. A page about your blog. You are FAMOUS girl! There was a pic of those metal chairs that I loved so much that I had to copy. Congrats! You deserve to be featured!

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  15. I LOVE the white pumpkins and all grouped together on your mantel is just gorgeous!

    Lou Cinda

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  16. Courtney, your mantel is beautiful! I love white pumpkins too! Oh, the opera! I know you loved every minute!

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  17. The whole thing is just beautiful! I wish I could find some of those little pumpkins. I haven't seen them anywhere yet. LOVE your new mirror :)

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  18. Love all of this! Lovin' all this calming white!

    ~Shanon

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  19. stunning! Pumpkins and lanterns are always a winning combo.

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  20. An opera! We've always wanted to go. How wonderful. Mantle looks fab.

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  21. This is just so beautiful Courtney! I think I even spotted a few shells tucked in there? :-) The layering of all the different tones of white creates such a gorgeous effect. How fun to go to the opera! My favorite is Lakme and I would absolutely love to se a performance of that sometime...probably wishful thinking in this season of life!
    Vanessa

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  22. Hi Courtney~your white mantel looks gorgeous!! those small white pumpkins are just the cutest.....

    xo~Mari

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  23. Just yummy luscious! Love all the grey French, etc.

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  24. I love how you combined the little white pumpkins with the green hydrangeas. I will have to steal this idea!
    So jealous you saw Turandot. I want to see it myself. Especially love Nessun Dorma as well. Always a goose bump too. It must have been spectacular!

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  25. Very sweet, love the contrast with the grey mantel, or is that blue?, or just the way it hits the light,

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  26. Courtney,
    Those pumpkins looks amazing. You are making me want some for my house! M.

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  27. Your new mirror is completely lush. I want it!!!

    And those gorgeous pumpkins are just perfect. You've prettified it all beautifully!

    Thank you for linking up to Modern Country Style's Fall In Love link party!

    Sarahx

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  28. OMG... this is adorable!! I LOVE it!!

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  29. LOve your blog!! It is so beautiful. I found you from Sweet Young Journey blog. I will for sure be adding you to my blog roll. Have a great day!
    ~Cheryl
    FreshVanillaForC.blogspot

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  30. Courtney I love that mirror!! Your autumn mantel looks beautiful! See ya tonight! Martina

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  31. I saw these darling little white beauties at my farmers market, but I passed, I have always said, go big or go home. Richard from My Old Historic House.

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  32. Gorgeous Courtney!
    Love them!
    Sherry

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  33. Oh I think your mantel is the prettiest I have seen! Love this look!!

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  34. Very pretty. I love that mirror! Vanna

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  35. ooooh i'm in love. this is THE way to do autumn right!

    michele

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  36. Courtney, Gorgeous Mantel!! I Love the white pumpkins and lanterns. Your new mirror is similar to the one I have so of course I adore it. Thanks for linking to the open House party this week.
    xo,
    Sherry

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  37. So simple and elegant.
    Nothing else needs to be said :)

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  38. Oh my gosh, Courtney, that mirror!!!
    It's fabulous, so glad you linked up for the party! xoxo

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  39. Love the mantel, all the white is so beautiful! Laura Cottage and Broome

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  40. LOVE all fo the white. I hope you will come link it up at my linky party! ♥

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  41. I do not usually associate white with fall, but it looks so fresh! I love those white little pumpkins too!

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  42. The mass of cute little pumpkins look wonderful with your cool textural whites!
    -Revi

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  43. So beautiful. I need a mantel just to do this. Love the white! Just gorgeous.

    ~ Meredith From A Mother Seeking Come find me on my blog, A Mother Seeking...

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  44. That is absolutely gorgeous! The combination of the pumpkins with all of the other details (jealous of the Home Goods find) is really exquisite.

    Gabby
    The...Late, Young Family

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  45. Your mantel is breathtaking, Courtney!

    Thanks for linking to Potpourri Friday. I appreciate your participation!

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  46. Thank you for linking up with Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  47. I really like those wooden lanterns! They have such a great shape. The mirror is gorgeous. What a great find. Love the finish on it.

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  48. I am just obsessed with your mantle; I love it so much!

    Just pack it all up and bring it to me!!! I beg of you!!! ;)

    Take care,
    Christina
    designingbynumbers.blogspot.com

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  49. Stunning! The neutral palette is great! Thanks for linking up to The "Autumn Décor" Talent Scouting Party at WhisperWood Cottage!

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  50. I'm so drawn to the non~orange autumn displays. Beautiful and soft!

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  51. I love your blog! So many inspiring post in here. Love that mirror! :)

    Aileen C

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