My Fall mantel is finally finished. I had my last mantel up for 6 weeks. I think that is the longest ever. I like to change it monthly, so it was about time.

I went with pretty traditional Fall colors but had to add a couple touches of blue. The little squirrel on the acorn and orange pumpkin are from Hobby Lobby. I’ve had the blue bottle for years.

The frame remained on the mantel from the last mantel scape. I scrounged everything else from around my house. I love the little bit of blue on the cover of the book. The frame adds another layer to the mantel and the twiggy pumpkin adds great texture.

The candlestick adds a little bit of shine and the candle adds a bit of pattern. The little pumpkin adds a touch of nature. I had all these items on hand.

I added a large glass bottle and 3 different colored pumpkins to the hearth. And more texture with another branchy pumpkin.

I also hung a leafy wreath from the shutters to add more Fall color and texture.

I’m ready for Fall, are you?

I’m linking to these awesome blog parties:
Autumn Mantels Link Party at Centsational Girl
Countdown to Fall Party at The DIY Showoff
Show Me What Ya Got at Not Just a Housewife
Hookin Up With HOH at House of Hepworths
Octoberfest of Fun at Fox Hollow Cottage
Fall Nesting Mantel and Porches at The Inspired Room

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{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Michelle @Paintsley September 24, 2012 at 11:50 pm

I’m so ready for fall! Sweaters and crisp nights, c’mon! You mantel is gorgeous…the shutters give it height and love the wreath! I think my favorite is the cute little squirrel with his huge acorn! :)

melissa September 25, 2012 at 6:24 am

love it!! but sadly i dont have a mantel. any other ideas for me? so i dont suffer too much from all these gorgeous fall mantels? :)

Anna September 25, 2012 at 7:54 am

It’s beautiful! I can’t wait to decorate for fall but it’s still 100 degrees here. :( I just can’t bring myself to do it when it is still so dang hot!

Anna :)

leanneja September 25, 2012 at 8:15 am

Do you have a shelf or table top you could decorate? I have a shelf in the entry that I pretend is a mantel and decorate it for the seasons and holidays also.

melissa*320 sycamore September 25, 2012 at 8:31 am

I love the touches of blue and that twig pumpkin is to die for! :)

Amy September 25, 2012 at 8:35 am

Love the bit of blue Leanne! It’s a perfect compliment to the fall colors.

Laurie @ House of 34 September 25, 2012 at 12:37 pm

The fireplace and mantel is absolutely gorgeous!

Beth@thedailyparagraph September 25, 2012 at 2:25 pm

You’ve done it again! Another wonderful mantel! Love it!

Judy September 25, 2012 at 3:14 pm

I love your fall mantel. I am a huge fan of blue and love how you added it to your decor. The squirrel is adorable. 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.

Kathryn October 13, 2012 at 7:49 pm

Gorgeous mantel! I don’t have a mantel, but I decorate the top shelf of my computer desk (which sits between the living and dining rooms, as well as my “bookshelves” that are on one wall of the dining room. I am really loving the blue with the fall colors this year. Totally crushing on your shiny candlestick, as well as your orange and green pumpkins!
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Athena at Minerva's Garden October 16, 2012 at 9:04 am

This is a beautiful mantel–I love the yellow and gold-hued leaves and how they contrast so nicely with your blue curtains. It’s all very pretty!

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