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Grandin Road Inspirational Mantel

Debbiedoos is having her  Magazine Copy Cat challenge again....It's so much fun. I was browsing through Grandin Road's sale catalog and the  Fall mantel caught my eye.
Mine is somewhat different, but I love the idea of using a frame.  Their mantel is far more rustic, but you get the idea.


                            Here's my inspiration......Below


Like I said, it is quite different, but I was inspired to use picture frames.  I am using the frames from a previous post, regarding my husband's retirement party.





I added two tall rust vases on each side of the fireplace to create more Fall decor. I added the lit branches for night time drama.

If you look closely, you can see my reflection in the glass....LOL

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48 comments:

  1. I love your interpretation.. not exactly the same, but slightly more formal which is better for your space. I like yours a little more actually. Nice job!

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  2. Your mantle is stunning! Great inspiration picture, but I like yours better! Very, very pretty!

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  3. Linda your mantel is stunning. What a great inspiration you found to copy! So glad you joined me. Enjoy!

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  4. This is beautiful, Linda! Happy fall :)

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  5. Linda, I like yours better than the original....Love the triple black frames! Your mantel is stunning!!!

    xo,
    RJ

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  6. Linda your mantel is much prettier.

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  7. Your copycat is fantastic! Your mantel looks beautiful.

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  8. Linda this is beautiful! You did a wonderful job and while I like the inspiration photo- yours is so much better! Love the frames and the candles...all of it!

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  9. Hi Linda, peek-a-boo I see you in the glass, ha. Love that idea of the frames, looks great, one beautiful fireplace. Blessings Francine.

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  10. I LOVE it....I love how you adapted the inspiration pic to for your own. You did a fantastic job....:)

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  11. When you mentioned the reflection I was thinking "Oh boy, it does" ahahahah but I was thinking how the copycat turned out so you.

    Love that you added the lights. Looks like fairies and dancing and enjoying the decor.

    Well done, Linda! BRAVO!!!

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  12. Great job ! I like yours better !

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  13. Linda, this is just beautiful!! Of course, I like your version much better! The frames are awesome!

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  14. Hello Linda, What a great idea using picture frames. The colours you have used in your Autumn Display are beautiful. Best Wishes Daphne

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  15. I like yours even more than the inspiration mantel! Very pretty!
    ~Jonquil
    http://www.awhimsicalchristmas.com/

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  16. Oh, wow...I was confused and thought theirs was yours! Great job, Linda! Yours outshines the Grandin Road one!

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  17. Thank you for following my blog! I love your blog and am following you via GFC as well :-)
    Linda {with the wonderful name}

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  18. What a lovely way to decorate, it gives out such a cosy fall feeling. Always nice to find inspiration and the add one's own touch. You did a great job! :-)

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  19. Your mantle is very beautiful! I'm assuming those are your kids up there in the corner they are even more beautiful! Warm hugs, Esther

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  20. Love, love your mantle. I miss having a mantle to decorate. Your's is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing. And thank you for visiting my blog. Hope you come back again. I will certainly be back to visit your beautiful blog. Hugs, Karie

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  21. Hi Linda,
    How nice to meet you! I am now YOUR latest follower! I have to run my grandson to school, but I will be back later to browse. Lovely blog!!!
    XO Kris

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  22. Love yours. Their's looked busy.

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  23. Love how yours turned out! Thanks for linking up and sharing your awesome mantle.
    Karin

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  24. Love how yours turned out! Thanks for linking up and sharing your awesome mantle.
    Karin

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  25. Hi Linda! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I love your mantle-scape, if there is such a word! It has such an ambiance about it! So elegant, yet so inviting! Thanks for sharing! Blessings from Bama!

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  26. I like your mantle better than the inspiration one!!! Just have to get me some of those lighted branches! It took me a moment, but I SEE your reflection in the glass. LOL. Thanks for stopping by Janie's Porch; I am delighted to discover your blog!

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  27. Beautiful job. I agree with Jane, I like your version better than the original!

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  28. Your mantel looks fabulous! Great Copy Cat! I like the changes you made- love the frames! Happy Fall!

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  29. Your fireplace and mantel look amazing. A beautiful inturpitation of your inspiration. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop xo

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  30. Hey Linda! Thank you for the sweet comment on my blog.
    I love this copycat idea. How fun! Your mantle is so festive. I love using empty frames too.
    Your newest follower,
    Brooke

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  31. Great copy and lots of inspiration from YOUR mantle. The lighted branches and side vases are really nice.

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  32. Oh wow Linda! You did an awesome job copy catting that catalog mantel, and I love yours even better! Thanks pretty Linda for your great visit, it made my day!
    FABBY

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  33. You popular, girl, you, I almost couldn't find the comment box! It looks great! (I need your expertise. I messed up my header :/ I really just want to be able to do this on my own.....the wording is giving me hissy fits! ) xo

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  34. How pretty! Love the use of frames, and the buckets on each side of the hearth!

    Thanks for stopping in to visit my blog and for the kind comment! You have a great blog, and I love your header, very cute! :)

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  35. So Pretty - you did a great job!
    No mantel here to decorate, but enjoy seeing how everyone decorates theirs.
    Thanks for stopping by. I try not to keep to many treats around the house - to tempting. :)
    Enjoy your weekend.

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  36. Hi Linda, I am late getting around to comment but I have been sooo busy getting everything set up for the new blog. I thank you very much for coming along. I hope to get my blog roll done soon and you will certainly be on it.
    You did a fantastic job decorating your mantle. I like the look of the frames and the wreath. The tall vases on each side of the fireplace are great, too. Nice job!
    Shannon

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  37. It really looks nice! I like your mantle even better! Catalogs are a fun source for ideas! Happy Fall!

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  38. Hi Linda, I like your design more! Love the way you used the frames, the vases and lights, it all looks great!

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  39. I think your rendition is the best, Linda. Your entire fireplace and mantel are just gorgeous.

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  41. Dearest Linda,
    Oh, you have a lovely blog♡♡♡ I loved your GORGEOUS pictures and frames♬♬♬ 

    Thank you very much for stopping by and lovely comment. I wished to follow you but couldn't because of the header (o sorry and I hope I'll be able to find the way) I hope you will have a wonderful weekend!
    Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

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  42. all looks so beautiful. You are a great designer and I always find your posts really interesting. Take care.

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  43. I love it all but the urns are my favorite. The lit branches are perfect!

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  44. Well, of course your mantel looks better than Grandin Road's mantel. I do love the frames, and I would have never thought of using frames! I love your sassy header for fall. Joni

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  45. Your mantel and fireplace looks wonderful! Love the urns next to the fireplace, Laura

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  46. How lovely! I think I like your mantel better than the magazine version. Very elegant. :)

    Stopping by from Debbiedoos!

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  47. Hi Linda, I really like the black frames. Clever idea. I think yours is prettier than theirs. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  48. Hi Linda, can you email me when you get a moment?
    micmanno@aol.com

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