Sunday, September 23, 2012

Fall Mantel

I took a little time this weekend to get my mantel ready for Fall.  Poor mantel - I completely skipped any Summer decoration for it this year.

I didn't do much - just picked up a few pumpkins and gourds from the farmers market and brought out a few seasonal pieces.  If you've been here for a while, you've probably seen these same things several times!

Here is an overall shot:

I made the wheat bundle last year.  You can find my tutorial right here.

The apothecary jars are almost always on my mantel - I just change out the fillers to reflect the season.  I left the top off of the one above, and put in a candle & nuts instead.

The pie pumpkin above is the prettiest shade of orange in person.

The small gourd is sitting on a glass candle stick - an easy way to add a little height.

I saved the nuts from last year because I knew I'd want to use them to decorate for Fall and they aren't out in bulk at the store yet.  I might be a little crazy!

And the left side...

More wheat on this side of the mantel.  I bought a few bunches, divided it into four sections, and tied each section with a piece of raffia.

I think gourds are so pretty and interesting.  The patterns are beautiful!

One last overall...

Yikes, I didn't realize I had so many photos.  Thanks for sticking with me!  I have to say, it sure feels good to be posting something other than Tasty Tuesdays.  I think I may have gotten my blogging mojo back.  We'll see.

Make sure to stop back later in the week - I will be hosting a giveaway!

More Fall decorating posts:

I've linked up to Centsational Girl's Autumn Link Party - check it out RIGHT HERE


  1. This is a beautiful mantel display for fall!


  2. How cute! I've been putting up my fall decorations this week too. Love your idea of the raw nuts in the candle holders, so cozy!

  3. Simple but very pretty! I like the idea of decorating with nuts, I need to find that bag of hazelnuts I brought to the cottage...

  4. I always love your mantels...this one is no exception!

  5. Looks great! I love the wheat bundles.

  6. I love your fall mantel. The wheat bundle is awesome. 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.


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