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Friday, July 22, 2011

Thank You, BHG.com !!

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Just sharing a little fun news ... I was truly thrilled and flattered when the folks at BHG.com contacted me to see if they could include my Fall mantel from last year as part of their 2011 Fall Mantel Inspiration Ideas slideshow!  Of course, I said "YES!"  I loved seeing our little ol' mantel included:


The excerpt from BHG.com read:

"A combination of real and faux foliage looks beautiful on a fall mantel. Becca Bertotti (adventuresindecorating1.blogspot.com) created her flower arrangements by tucking real and fake branches into a vase adding pheasant feathers and burlap in the base. To create the garland, Becca strung various size and color wood craft beads onto wire and hung the string at various heights. A few tucked-in lights add glow."

The entire slideshow may be found here.  I loved seeing a few of my blogging buddies' mantels included, as well ... I know you will, too!
Can you believe we'll all be decking out our mantels for the holidays before we know it?  Yippee!  (Ummm, is that wrong that I'm already looking forward to it?)

Have a fabulous weekend ... stay cool!

Becca

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39 comments:

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

At first I thought they left mine out and had to go backwards. Love yours and cannot believe how soon fall and the holidays will be here. Not sure I am ready yet. Have a great weekend.

At The Picket Fence said...

AHHH!!! That is so exciting my friend and such an honor! You know how much I love your mantels so this was especially thrilling for me! :-) Congrats on having your talent and creativity celebrated!
Vanessa

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

CONGRATS girl that's so exciting!! Love the look of your fall mantel, I'm feelin so inspired, and yes I can't wait for the fall I am so done with this HEAT!! Have a great weekend, Martina

Andrea said...

It is well deserved...such a beautiful mantel!

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

Not a surprise to me at all! You have wonderful taste and always have everything looking so beatuiful. I am ready for fall. It is my favorite time of year, and I love the fall decor!

Sandra said...

Becca, how exciting! Your mantel is gorgeous. Well, not just your mantel - everything you touch turns beautiful! Congrats! :)

Laura Marcella said...

Congrats, Becca! That's really exciting. Your fall mantel was beautiful. I love the glow. I can see why they wanted it for the slideshow!

And it's definitely okay you're already thinking about the holidays. I was just discussing with my mom where I should put my Christmas tree this year. It's never too early to think about future holiday decorating possibilities!

the cape on the corner said...

wow, that's awesome! deservedly featured in this roundup!

Pam - diy Design Fanatic said...

So exciting! Congratulations!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I would gladly welcome a little Fall chill right about now, Becca! Even if it's just from looking at mantels decorated for Fall.

Jedbel @ The Pear Tree Cottage said...

Congratulations! Your mantel was magazine worthy so I am not surprised :). These 100+ degree temps. we are experiencing make me yearn for fall...
Have a great weekend.

Becky

Liz said...

Becca,
Congrats I am so happy for you. Your mantles are ALWAYS stunning and chalked full of fabulous ideas. You deserve it! XO ~Liz

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Whooo girl, no surprise, your talents should NOT go unnoticed. I love what you do with your mantels.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Congratulations. What a thrill. Your mantel vignettes are always lovely, so well deserved. Hugs, Marty

CalypsoInTheCountry said...

Congratulations! Your mantel is beautiful! Today I think I am ready for fall. The thermometor on my car just read 107 degrees! Unbelievable!
-Shelley

Judy said...

a very well deserved honor for you becca! i love that mantel and tried to mimic it somewhat last fall with the lights and garland....you need to do a step by step tutorial on how you put it all together.

i ordered a cowhide rug off overstock.com last night...i never did buy the one at world market and i found one on overstock for a great price plus i had a credit with them so it got it really discounted! if it doesn't work on top of my seagrass rug in the sunroom i'll use it in my 2nd guest room when it gets a makeover....i saw one just like mine on kelley's blog the polished pebble in her new condo.

congrats to you becca! i'll be buying that magazine just to show people i have a famous friend!

judy

Emelia DiCarlo said...

Congratulations Becca! You are such an innovater and amazing person! Thank you for your beautiful posts with your humor and style! Keep cool…..lol it is over 100 here already!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Congrats, Becca! I can see why your mantel was one of the ones picked. It is gorgeous.
xo,
Sherry

Becca said...

Thanks so much, Emelia! You always leave the kindest notes, which I really appreciate! Have a wonderful weekend ... stay cool! I feel your pain with it being over 100 here today, too! Ugh. xoxo

Cheri said...

Becca, congrats! How exciting!! Very well deserved.

Something Nice and Pretty said...

How exciting! Such a beautiful fall mantel! Congrats to you!

Lynn Smith said...

Congrats to you and your fabulous blog! Enjoy your notariety! LOL

Cheryl said...

Congrats!!

Lori said...

Congratulations! It is a beautiful mantel!

KATHY said...

Congrats Becca,Your fall mantel is gorgeous. I wish it was fall now!! I can't stand another day of this heat.Have a great weekend.

Kathy

Blondie's Journal said...

Hurray for you, Becca! Your mantel should be in their fall magazine!!!

XO,
Jane

Allyson Pecilunas said...

So exciting!! :) Love your last years fall mantle cannot wait to see what you do this year! I am so ready to start decorating for fall and christmas yay!! :)

Tina said...

Congratulations! It is a well deserved acknowledgement for such a beautiful mantle.

Jill said...

Congratulations! But let's be real here...every pic you have on your blog should be in a magazine! :-)

Theresa said...

WOW how cool is that. Congratulations!!! I try to say "cool" as much as possible these days. lol I agree it's HOT. But what an honor for you.

XOXO
Theresa

L said...

Congratulations, Becca! I can see why they chose your mantel for the fall slideshow; it is so pretty.
I have to say that I loved, loved, loved the nutcracker one you did at Christmastime, too! I wish I was as creative as you. Well deserved.
Congrats, to all the people who were chosen for the slideshow.

have a wonderful Sunday~ L

Cricket said...

Of course they wanted to feature something you did. You are amazing Becca!!

Jemsmom said...

I am not surprised at all!!! You are A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!!!!! This was one of my favorite mantles of yours, but I also love your beachy one now. We can't forget your Christmas one either...oh well, I love them all! You deserve every accolade that comes. You have a gift, my friend!

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

Yes, it's hard to image decorating for the fall in this scorching hot weather but you are right, it will be here for you know it! Congrats again!!

Gypsy Heart said...

Congratulations! I know why they chose you ~ it's beautiful and unique. Next will be your painting accomplishments. :-)

So happy for you! Personally, I cannot wait for fall but not ready for Christmas yet although the stores here are slowly putting things out. :-( Triple digits daily and just too hot!

xo
Pat

CAS said...

Congratulations, Becca! The mantle is beautiful, & I don't think I saw it last year. It was so much fun going through that BHG's display & getting all excited about Fall. Definitely ready, & I'll be decorating a new house!
CAS

Kitchen Cabinets Ventura said...

Congratulations! The mantel looks super, you have inspired me to try this!

Marianne said...

How exciting Becca! Congratulations to you and your mantel is just beautiful. I always love looking at your beautiful mantel displays. I just love the fall, it's my favorite time of the year...I am always ready for that time of the year!
Marianne :)

Megan said...

Congratulations! I'm not quite ready for summer to be over yet, but I still love checking out holiday ideas any time of year!