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Autumnal Mantel | Gourds, Candles and Bottles

Autumnal Mantel | Gourds, Candles and Bottles
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Autumnal Mantel | Gourds, Candles and Bottles
Photo/Art by Francine Zaslow

Find bottle gourds at Michael’s, The Arts & Crafts Store, or a local farm stand. (This is the type of gourd that is frequently made into a birdhouse.) Here, Matthew sets two gourds upright and one on its side, decorating around them with deep orange persimmons, votive candles, mini-gourds, fall foliage, and antique bottles. (You might also try ‘Jack Be Little’ pumpkins in place of the persimmons.) The mantel is bursting with the colors and fruits of the season.

One Response to Autumnal Mantel | Gourds, Candles and Bottles

  1. Danielle Jensen November 14, 2012 at 4:41 pm #

    I think this is beautiful.

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