Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Mantel by Candlelight



There is something magical about candlelight, as dusk falls in the evening. Often, I will light the candles on the mantel, giving the room a soft glow to end the day. The colors become softer, more muted, and the mantel takes on a whole new look, from the daylight hours.

The different and unique textures of the pumpkins are cast in shadow, giving each one a different shape and texture. The golden glow of the candles highlights the shades of orange, red and brown.

The details become somewhat blurred in the soft light, but the shadows create their own beauty; a softness at the end of the day.

My fall mantel is a labor of love this year, as it is every year, with my collection of unique pumpkins of all shapes, colors and textures. There are a few additions here and there, and I added the window frame to give some height, along with rustic charm.

Happy Wednesday!


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  1. I love it!!!!! Absolutely gorgeous:) Sweet candlelight on your beautiful mantel... SO PRETTY! Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

  2. It is beautiful! One can never have too many candles, especially this time of year.

  3. Oh that is so pretty wish I had a mantel like that. B

  4. Oh, how pretty. You have captured fall.

  5. Vicki... it looks so great!! Will you come and do my mantel?

  6. What a lovely mantle! You have a great collection of pumpkins and I love the window frame!

  7. I couldn't agree more ~ I just love candlelight. It's so much softer and prettier and feels more intimate. I am always lighting candles on my mantle and in my fireplace. Even though our fireplace works, I fill it with candles instead - lol.

  8. Beautiful, Vicki!! Happy Fall!

  9. Perfect mantle and the candle light makes it even more so . . .

  10. Your mantel looks lovely, Vicki. And I love the moulding on the wall behind!!

  11. Candlelight certainly does add a bit of magic to things at night. Great job on your Fall mantle! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  12. That pumpkin with the candle inside is gorgeous!! Beautiful vignette.

  13. I love your style!! Such pretty decorating for the season!

  14. Love the candlelight on the mantle. I'm a new follower (and a new empty nester)! Jennifer

  15. So pretty. I like the variety of pumpkins, especially the wire one with the candle.

  16. So pretty! I love the hollow pumpkin with the candle, so very charming and homey

  17. The mantel is beautiful! I just love the use of old windows!

  18. This is so lovely and your photos are beautiful. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  19. Your mantel looks marvelous - just love the candles! I am delighted that you shared with Home and Garden Thursday,

  20. love love your candlelight mantel, such a pretty, cozy glow!

  21. I am featuring your post today for my Fall Decoration Inspiration at! Beautiful mantle!

  22. Your mantel is beautiful! Just pinned! You were featured at Pick of the Bunch this week. Thank you so much sharing at A Bouquet of Talent. Have a fabulous weekend. :)


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