Decorating a mantel can be fun but sometimes frustrating too. Trying to come up with a new look every season isn’t always easy and I find myself racking my brain to get a fresh idea for a different look. I shopped the house and the basement where I keep my hoard stash of things I just might need some day! Along with pheasant feathers, some faux autumn stems in tans and browns, I found a cute little owl that belonged to my Mom. Blue pumpkins were in the plan because they’re such a pretty color and I knew they would look great in our family room. A plan for decorating the fall mantel was created. These colors may not be the classic shades of gold, orange and vibrant reds but they are giving me a fresh fall look.
The centerpiece is and old window that was in the laundry room. I created a burlap cone to hold the faux stems and feathers.
Along with the stems and feathers I tucked in berries and moss. I like the look of moss spilling over the edges.
The faux foliage adds just a touch of gold and I love using antlers in autumn decorating.
I brought in a fern from the patio but I know it won’t last the winter.
The blue pumpkins are Jarrahdale and are good for eating too. Have you tried them?
Here’s the cute little owl that belonged to my Mom. The candlesticks were hers too. I sure do miss her!
I found a pair of these finial at a yardsale several years ago. That’s why I love yardsales, you can find good stuff cheap.
So there it is, the fall mantel 2013.
Blogland is in full swing with fall decorating posts to get you in the mood. If you need inspiration you will be sure to find it. Are you finished with your fall decorating?
Thanks for visiting! Debra (((xx)))