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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  1. says

    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.

  2. says

    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!

  3. says

    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!

  4. says

    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!

  5. says

    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

  6. says

    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 :)

  7. says

    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!


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