I haven’t decorated much for Autumn yet, but I always seem to start with my mantel in decorating for any season.

I decided to go with colors that remind me of warm Autumn weather (since it’s still really warm here).

I love the touches of blue mixed in with the colors of changing leaves.

I didn’t have to buy anything to create this mantel. I usually don’t.

I believe in shopping my house, plus hubby says I have a store in the basement.

The blue glass bottle has been out since Spring. I just added some fall-ish dollar store flowers to it.

I love candlesticks. They’re perfect for displaying cute little pumpkins or adding height to anything else.

I love this leaf bowl and cute owl. Perfect for Autumn, don’t ya think?

I’ve had this wreath for years and years, but it’s still one of my favorites.

Simple leaves that remind me of my favorite season.

Have you decorated for Autumn yet? Do you love the cool evenings as much as I do?

The Home Decor and Organizing Link Party is going on right now so join the party and link up some of your projects or ideas. Check out some of the projects already linked. They’re awesome!

I’m linking to these awesome blog parties:
Fall Nesting Party at The Inspired Room
Fall Fest at It’s a Blog Party
Remodelaholics Anonymous at Remodelaholic
Fall Festival at The DIY Showoff
Tutorials and Tips Link Party at Home Stories A2Z
Show Me What Ya Got at Not Just a Housewife
Linky Party at The Idea Room
FFA at Sassy Sites
Frugal Friday at The Shabby Nest
Friday Flair at Whipperberry
Pity Party at 30 Handmade Days
Fall Categorically Crafting Show at Someday Crafts
Point of View Link Party at Gwenny Penny
Fall Mantel Party at The Lettered Cottage
Before and After Party at Thrifty Decor Chick
Saturday Nite Special at Funky Junk Interiors

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Meg Loop September 15, 2011 at 6:28 pm

Wow, I love these colors. It looks so organic and not unforced.
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cassie September 15, 2011 at 6:43 pm

I love it, it looks so pretty! =D

Haley September 15, 2011 at 10:11 pm

I love this. I honestly REALLY don’t like Halloween decor at all…. BUT LOVE decorating for fall, so this is a nice little breath of fresh air in the midst of all the intense Halloween decor out there. It looks so light an elegant- almost like the same feel you get from spring decor but with the loveliness of autumn. You pulled it off so well! Thanks so much for sharing!

kelly September 16, 2011 at 6:17 am

This is so lovely! I love the touches of blue. Great Job!

Carolyn September 16, 2011 at 9:21 am

I really like the idea of “shopping at home”! I have accumulated so many things over the years and can see how I can put our things in different arrangements and use the items in different rooms to be the variants.
Thanks for sharing. I have a green bottle, which down here in South Texas, if it isn’t brown from the drought there is still a lot of green. It just ties in Fall with the warmer climate.

Lorraine September 16, 2011 at 12:35 pm

The mantle looks lovely for fall ~ love the softer shades of the season!

Amy September 16, 2011 at 2:28 pm

I love the addition of the blue! It makes such a statement in with the fall colors!
xoxo,
Amy

Stephanie September 16, 2011 at 7:59 pm

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the shutters and owl!! So adorable! I have been looking all over for small shutters like that but haven’t had any luck yet…hopefully soon! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

Mika September 19, 2011 at 11:46 pm

Simply beautiful! You have captured the essence of the season in the most simplistic and yet the most elegant manner. I’m obsessed with blue glass, so I love what you have done with the foliage :) Great job!
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Barbara @diyHomeStagingTips.com September 26, 2011 at 10:52 pm

I love everything you used. And the way you put it all together. You’re so right about the blue. Nice work. I found you at The Lettered Cottage.

Danylle @NanaMoonShop September 27, 2011 at 12:06 pm

My exact colors. I just love the yellow and blue combo. Those yellow pumpkins are just adorable. Thank you for inspiring me today!

Eileen @ CottageBeachhouse September 28, 2011 at 5:16 pm

I love how your mantle looks. the delicate leaf garland is really pretty. and the candlesticks with the litle pupmkins is adorable. Love the shutters too!
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Rita October 17, 2011 at 2:35 pm

I love your fall decor and features it on my blog.
http://ritamay-days.blogspot.com/2011/10/rdsrestless-decorating-syndrome.html
Rita @ MAY DAYS

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