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Welcome Craftberry Bush..and your chance to be featured!

on November 14 | in Decor, DIY, Guest Contributors, Holidays, Home, Interior Decorating | by | with 32 Comments



We are so honored to have Lucy of Craftberry Bush, the winner of the Fall Link Party, here with us today!
Lucy is not only a blogger, but talented artist as well! Lucy uses her blogging platform as “an outlet for her to share her passion for art and more.”   Today Lucy is sharing her gorgeous Fall Mantel that reflects her artistic flair and unique design style.  Welcome Lucy! 


Hello everyone and welcome to Craftberry Bush!  I am honored the kind people at FOLK asked that I contribute to their site and am humbled to share a little bit of my world with you.   



My family is fortunate to live in a part of the world that enjoys 4 distinct seasons, which I try to reflect in our ever changing mantel decorations.  I find the mantel is not only the focal point of our family room, but it also sets the tone for the balance of the decor. 



I often use items found around the house in combination with inexpensive treasures discovered at thrift stores or flea markets.  For my fall mantel, I purchased several wicker baskets ranging from $0.99 to $3.00.  I find placing distinct yet cohesive items together brings fluidity to your decor, allowing you to transform an otherwise ordinary mantel into something unique.



Vintage jars and old cider glass jugs add an unexpected sparkle to an otherwise very monochromatic palette.  The use of books and book pages not only injects a pique of interest, but it’s an easy way to fill in gaps and incorporate height diversity into your display. 



I love items which have meaning or are homemade, such as these faux antlers (you can see a full tutorial of how I made them here).  



I believe it’s those small personal touches which make a house a home. Thank you for allowing me to share a tiny bit of our home with you.

much love,


Thank you Lucy, for guest posting for us today and sharing your gorgeous mantel! We invite you to visit Lucy over at Craftberry Bush for even more inspiration!


Would you like to be the next FOLK guest contributor? Here’s your chance! Link up your favorite Christmas or Winter Holiday Post with us and you could win a chance to have your project featured right here in December!  The FOLK Blog contributors will be narrowing down their favorites and Ben Ashby, editor in chief, of Folk Magazine will pick the winner and next month’s guest contributor!

    • When submitting a project please consider the style and philosophy of FOLK Magazine.
    • For best chance at being featured, please link up posts that contain clear, well-light, and large photos!
    • Projects can be a past post or a current one, but MUST be your own original content.
    • Only posts that contain a link back to the FOLK Blog will be considered for feature, you may copy and paste the button below to display in your post with a link back to

Link list will be open until Sunday, at midnight EST.  Winner will be announced on November 20th.  We will contact winner with publication date information. We can’t wait to see your submissions!

The FOLK Magazine Blog Contributor Team


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32 Responses to Welcome Craftberry Bush..and your chance to be featured!

  1. Kelly Eclectically Vintage says:

    Hi Lucy,
    What a gorgeous, textural mantel – and I love your faux antlers. Congrats on winning this fabulous feature!

  2. Ann says:

    My Christmas posts are ready yet! I hope to be back with one but if I don’t make it I’ve linked up a fresh and new tablescape. Thanks for hosting and for the wonderful feature on Lucy!

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  4. What a gorgeous post! I adore the warmth the baskets offer. So very pretty! Welcome to the blog Lucy and congrats on your feature!,

  5. Shannon Fox says:

    Lucy is true artist, whatever medium she chooses.. that fact is reflected in the finished product. What a super choice for a guest contributor.

  6. debbiedoos says:

    Lucy’s mantel is just gorgeous!~ I linked up my last year’s Southern style, {my way Christmas porch}. Thanks for the opp!

  7. Vanessa says:

    Your mantel is just gorgeous Lucy! The baskets add so much texture and are such an easy and inexpensive way to make big impact. Well done! :-)

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  9. Solange says:

    I love this mantle! It deffiently screams fall! I also follow Lucy’s blog and she always has amazing post!

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  11. Lucy, your mantel will always be one of my favorites! This is absolutely gorgeous. Congrats!!!!
    And thanks for the wonderful link party FOLK!

  12. Congrats Lucy, for winning! Your style is just gorgeous! Simple and beautiful.

    I cannot wait to see all the linkups! Excited to see everyone’s features and help choose a winner!

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  14. Sherry says:

    I love the monotone wicker being the focal point here with all the natural elements added in. It looks like a collection translated into a perfectly styled mantel for fall. Great look! Thanks for the link opportunity! Can’t wait for my Christmas issue of Folk, eagerly awaiting!

  15. [...] Lucy has me completely inspired and ready for Christmas crafting this week on her blog!  I love her music sheet rose ornament and her faux grain sack stars BOTH would look amazing on my Christmas tree… I may need to copy her!  Lucy also shared a recipe for sugar free sugar cookies… CRAZY right?!  But amazing!  And finally there was a guest contributor over at Craftberry Bush this week–FOLK. [...]

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  17. Congratulations to Lucy. Her mantel is gorgeous.

  18. way to go Lucy! I loved your mantle the first time I saw it!

  19. debbiedoos says:

    My link from yesterday was not working..number 14. I resubmitted. Thanks and have a great weekend.

  20. What a gorgeous mantel! I linked up my super easy Christmas ornaments :)

  21. Sherry says:

    Lucy’s mantel is perfect with the glass, metal and natural elements all combined with the wicker perfectly. She has such a talent for arranging! Thanks so much for the link up. Happy to be taking part with a couple of my favorite Christmas projects. Looking forward to seeing who the next Folk Contributors are.

  22. Gorgeous Lucy! Love the baskets above the mantel!

  23. Heather says:

    Congrats Lucy on winning the Fall Linky Party feature – your design and artistic abilities always amaze me! Your mantle is fabulous and I love those faux deer antlers!

  24. Hermes says:

    Your blogis so much better than my cousin Gregs blog. He really doesnt know what hes talking about.

  25. I am really loving the theme/design of your weblog. Do you ever run into any web browser compatibility issues? A couple of my blog readers have complained about my site not operating correctly in Explorer but looks great in Safari. Do you have any tips to help fix this issue?

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