9.12.2011

Fall Mantel Decor

I took some time on Saturday to add some autumn goodness to our mantel, mostly using items we already had around the house.


Luckily for me, we already have a lot of warm fall colors in our normal decor, so I can just tweak things a little bit and end up with a cozy autumn look.

The last time I posted a picture of the fireplace, it looked like this:


Of course, we don't normally have cute pink baby clothes hanging from the mantel, but the rest of this set up is pretty normal. I took away the fireplace accessories and added a few little things to represent fall, my favorite season. 

I picked up this adorable owl candle holder at HomeGoods on Saturday, which basically prompted the quick fireplace makeover. 


The owl is stacked on some wooden candlesticks, and then I used some vase filler to make a small pyramid on top of the remaining candlestick. Those candlesticks are from Pottery Barn, but I'm not sure how long ago they carried them– my mom gave them to me when she got tired of them.

On the other side of the fireplace, I brought out a grapevine wreath left over from my wedding that I had in the garage. I stuck a strand of fall-ish berries on it, just for kicks.


Actually, a lot of this stuff is from our wedding. That manzanita branch was featured on our gift table, and the candelabra in front of the fireplace served as our unity candle during the ceremony. When I was buying wedding stuff, I tried really hard to buy things I could use in my house after the wedding. 





The garland is just a 10-minute homemade project.  I cut some simple leaf shapes out of scrapbook paper and taped them to a strand of twine. Each piece is attached to the string with a simple piece of Scotch tape. The simpler, the better, in my opinion! 


The hearth is filled with vases, faux pumpkins, tiny pears, a BIG pear, dried branches and yellow mums.




I've got more autumnal touches around the house HERE.

So tell me, how are you tweaking your decor for fall? Do you look forward to this time of year as much as I do? 

* Pumpkin Spice *



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3 comments:

  1. I love the garland that you made-- what a great idea! I have huge books of scrapbook paper, so I might try and make some myself in some pretty fall colors! And where are those wooden candlesticks from? It's the second time I've seen those!

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  2. @Mrs. SE

    My mom passed those candlesticks on to me (I'm lucky enough to inherit fun stuff when she tires of it). I asked her today and she said she got them at Pottery Barn. I saw them on another blog recently, too. They're perfect for autumn-related stuff!

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