Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Autumn Pianoscape

Although I have a mantel, it's large, and I find it very hard to style, mainly because of the built-in shelves over it.  They're fantastic, really - I just don't know what to do with them!  A very unstyled collection of knick-knacks has built up there, needing some serious editing.

So, for now, I'm satisfying myself with styling my piano for fall.  This is how it started out at the end of August.  Let me also note that while I've figured out my camera for landscape photography, I'm still working on interior shots!  Sorry!

And now?

See the real mantel in the background?  Fantastic potential, but I'm at a loss!

I added some fall leaves, pumpkins and some spooky decorations.  Yes, I know it's a little early for Halloween, but why not live a little?   Let's take a closer look.

The pumpkin is an artificial, carvable one (as is the other on the piano).  That way, I don't have to worry about it rotting, and it'll be around for next year.  The rat is one of my ratues; I thought it was seasonally appropriate, in an Edgar Allen Poe sort of way.  And the owl is a find from Juneau, Alaska.  I popped into a cute little store called Trove, and there he was, just calling, "Take me home!" How could I resist?

 The leaf garland is from my wedding, 10 years ago.  It's in surprisingly good shape, and I bring it out every fall.  In the back, you'll see I've added a mercury glass looking skull.  Thank you, Target!

And finally, the candlesticks are from Mikasa; they were a present from my mother.  I never realized I'd get so much use out of them, but they're so simple and elegant - they go with everything!

Once again, sorry for the photo quality.  Like I said, I'm still learning my camera, and the weather outside is sort of gray, meaning that I can't get a decent photo without a flash.

Mrs. H.

Sharing at:
Centsational Girl's Autumn Mantel Link Party
DIY by Design's Fall into Fall party
Debbiedoos Newbie Link Party


  1. Very nice fall decor, Target is great for all kinds of accessories, love the rat too. Thanks for visiitng me!

  2. I am seeing a lot of owls this fall. The color of your owl is wonderful with the fall oranges! Nice job!

  3. I love that owl! You did a good job with your pianoscape! :)

  4. What a fun space to decorate and I can see why you would gravitate to the piano over the fireplace. Those shelves do look tricky. Thanks for sharing, liz

  5. how wonderful to pull out the garland from your wedding every year - i love that! your "pianoscape" is lovely!

  6. What a cute idea. I love your piano scape. thanks for sharing with my party.