Fall Mantel

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Happy Fall!  

I’m so excited that the Fall season is here!  Even though the weather is still in the triple digits around here, there’s just something ‘fallsy’ in the air (yup, made that one up).  Could be the leaves starting to turn a reddish hue, or could be the Pumpkin Spice Lattes at Starbucks I keep picking up!  

I wanted to decorate my Fall porch on the first day of the season, but honestly it was just too hot to be out there!  I decided I’d work on my Fall mantel instead.

This year I thought I’d go with a mostly white mantel.  I went to Michael’s and picked up a few faux pumpkins — I know, you’re shocked I didn’t hit the thrift store for these, aren’t you?  Well, I did!  No luck though, so I went to Michael’s with 40% off coupon in hand!  

With mostly items I ‘shopped’ for in my home, or made myself, I was able to decorate my Fall mantel in no time!

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Decorating my mantel for Fall

My favorite part of the entire vignette, is the DIY ‘Fall’ blocks, I whipped up. They’re made out of scrap wood, stain, and paint (come back later this week for the tutorial)!

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To ‘anchor’ the sides I went with glass vases.  Glass can give any decor a touch of ‘fancy’ and, I just love the crisp, classic look of  clear and shiny glass!  I shopped the other rooms of my house for these inexpensive vases and filled them with faux gourds, Spanish moss, and pine cones.  I turned them over, so that I could sit a flat bottomed pumpkin on top.  

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The tall pillars are garage sale finds.  They’re a sturdy and beautifully embellished wood, that I had painted red a few months back, and had been using in my foyer.  I have plans to re-do that space so I stole borrowed the pillars and painted them a glossy white. Notice I didn’t distress them–go ahead be proud of me!  The details are just too pretty to mess with!  I also ‘borrowed’ the shorter porcelain pillars from another room.  

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 That twine wreath was just sitting in my craft supply closet waiting for some love.  I wrapped some damask fabric I had left over from the front door fall wreath, and literally just folded it over to look like ribbon.  It will be unfolded and used for some other project later!

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The mirror and family sign were already up there, and I love them, so I decided to work around them, and I’m glad I did! 

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Overall, I’m really happy with how my ‘white’ fall mantel turned out, so I’m now planning on a ‘winter white’ Christmas!  

Do you ‘shop’ the rooms of your house for holiday decor? 

Remember to stop by later this week to get the tutorial on the ‘Fall’ blocks!  

Have a great week!



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Barbara is a lover of all things creative, simple, and budget friendly. Chase the Star began in 2012 as a creative outlet and to chronicle her DIY and crafty adventures. She is a working mom and wife residing in sunny Southern California.

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  1. It looks sweet and simple – the white is big this year ;-)

  2. I LOVE those fall blocks!! great job :) I really like your vase fillers with the pumpkins on top! Everything looks so nice :)~Bre

  3. I love your fall mantel. I love that you made it an all white mantel. Those FALL blocks are very cute. I am visiting from Centsational Girl. I would love for you to come and link up to my Fall into Fall party that opens tonight at 8pm EST. Hope to see you there.

  4. I love it…especially the “fall” blocks as well as the white pumpkins! Great job!


  5. Oh, I like!! Stumbling!

  6. Love that you used scrap wood!!!
    I would love to invite you to Homa Style’s No Orange Autumn Display Link Party going on now.
    Here’s the link…
    Hope to see your white mantle there!

  7. I love your mantel! Yes, I definitely shop my other rooms, lol. I actually posted my Fall mantel as well and did the same thing (shopped rooms, found sentimental items), great minds think alike I suppose. Thanks for sharing, I’m coming back for that tutorial on those blocks!

  8. Looks great…those blocks are fun :) Laurel

  9. Love it all!!! It just makes me happy.

  10. love the white themed
    fall mantel you’ve got
    going on here

    thanks for sharing
    at Fridays Unfolded!

    just followed you via GFC
    and FB!


  11. This mantel is gorgeous. I really like the fall blocks. What a great project! Also, I’m always looking for ways to decorate for autumn without the traditional red, orange, brown scheme. Thanks for sharing!

  12. This is so gorgeous and inspiring! Great job!

  13. love it!! good job!!

  14. Very nice mantle love it

  15. Hey Barbara,I Love your mantel and the fact that you home shopped:)It feels so festive:) Deidre~

  16. Simple is classy. Great mantel.

  17. You already know how much I love your mantel! =) Thanks for sharing at the Pomp Party!

  18. Thank you so much for linking to Homa Style’s No Orange Autumn Display Link Party. Your mantle and fall wood scraps are incredible and I was excited to show it to my readers. Homa Style will be hosting a Simple Holiday Handmade Gift Idea Link Party {Please no sale items} on Oct 31. Hope to see you there. Thanks again!

  19. Your mantel looks great! Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party.


  20. Your mantle looks great! I love the wreath and the ribbon you used to hang it. Thanks for sharing.

  21. Looks great! I borrow stuff from other rooms all the time and usually forget to fill it back in :)

  22. Love your fall mantel. Love your thrifty finds and projects. Visiting from Coastal Charm. -Angela @ Mrs. White Twig & Tea

  23. The blocks are a sweet addition to your decorating! Dianntha

  24. Sorry, previous comment was from me! Dianntha

  25. I love how crisp and clean it looks with all the white! New follower from the blog hop!
    Liz @ Lizzie Jane Baby

  26. Your mantel is beautiful! I featured it tonight at the beginning of this week’s All Star Block Party. Thanks for sharing it :)

    Shasta @InTheOldRoad

  27. You just amaze me. I love you! And thank you so much for linking up to the Keep Calm & Link Up party. I can’t wait to see you again next week.

    HAHAHA… sorry, you were in my column. :)

  28. I love the white with the brick! Beautiful mantle!

  29. Love the fall blocks – they are super adorable! Stopping by from Not Just a Housewife.

  30. You are such a rock star! I love your fall decor….absolutely amazing! Thanks for the inspiration today!


  31. So pretty. I love this “thinking outside the box” idea of using white for fall!

    Warmly, Michelle

  32. This is so pretty! I love crisp white. But, I also love that you kept the wreath rustic looking. No zhuzhing needed and it looks perfect! Thank you for linking up at Whimsy Wednesdays with The NY Melrose Family and Smart! School {House}

    Kelly at Smart! School {House}

  33. I love all the white! So pretty. Thank you for sharing. Visiting from Kristen’s Creations. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/10/make-it-pretty-monday-week-17.html Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  34. It is officially official, I am IN LOVE with your fall mantle!!! It is perfect! :o) Thank you SO much for the inspiration and for linking up at happy hour sweet friend!
    Jaime from crafty scrappy happy

  35. Thanks for linking up on ‘Or so she says…’, hope to see you again tomorrow for another round of ‘Your Great Idea’. http://www.oneshetwoshe.com

  36. Beautiful job. I love how you hung the wreath! Thanks for joining the party at One Creative Weekend! I hope to see you back today.

  37. Your fall mantle is gorgeous!! I love the simplicity and the color theme.

  38. I seriously LOVE this! So simple and so cute! Thank you for sharing this on Saturday Show & Tell on Cheerios and Lattes last week! You are featured favorite this week! Can’t wait to see what you have for us this week! Have a great weekend!
    Mackenzie :)

  39. First, congrats on having this and your blocks featured on some blogs this week. It’s awesome! Second, love the white! It’s gorgeous.

  40. What a lovely mantle! Thank you for sharing this at Rustic Restorations weekend.

  41. Beautiful! I love the glass vases the most. Such a great idea :)

    Thanks for sharing with my NO RULES Weekend Blog Party!

  42. This is gorgeous! I’m sharing this tonight at the link party. Thanks for linking up!


  43. Such a gorgeous display! Will be featuring you tomorrow! Have a great night!

    Take care,


  44. Your mantel looks amazing!! I think the “fall” letters are my favorite part of your mantel too! Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime. Hope to see you tomorrow. Pinning this on my fall inspiration board.

  45. What a great fall mantle! I love the blocks, and those candlesticks are gorgeous! Have a great week!


  46. Your mantel does look amazing, and I really love the fall letter blocks. I really really love your candlesticks. Yes I shop other rooms to find the “right” piece when doing vignettes. Thanks for sharing your inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

  47. Love your wall color; purplish grey. Would you mind sharing the brand and exact color name? Happy Fall!


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