Our fall mantel 2013

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.
fall mantel
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.  burlap cone, mantle, mantel
The faux foliage adds just a touch of gold and I love using antlers in autumn decorating.
autumn fireplace mantle, mantel
I brought in a fern from the patio but I know it won’t last the winter. blue pumpkin
The blue pumpkins are Jarrahdale and are good for eating too. Have you tried them?   owl, mantel, mantle, autumn
Here’s the cute little owl that belonged to my Mom. The candlesticks were hers too. I sure do miss her!
blue pumpkin 2 JPG
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.     fall mantel 2013
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)))


8 thoughts on “Our fall mantel 2013

  1. Great job, Debra! I love those blue pumpkins. I have a problem doing my mantel, too. That’s why I usually get it how I like it and leave it alone. : ) Christmas is when I take everything off and give it a total seasonal look, but for Fall I just put two white pumpkins in the mix of regular stuff.

  2. I love these ideas! They are so pretty! I have been scouring the internet for fall mantle ideas. I love all the pumpkins on this mantle.

Leave a Reply