Fresh Fall Mantel

Hello, friends and Happy first of October!  It’s beginning to look a bit like fall around here, so I wanted to share my fresh fall mantel with you today.  For some reason, I always begin my fall decorating on the mantel and then the rest of the house follows…

fall mantel 2015

fall mantel center

The tweed pumpkin came from the dollar bins at Target (I know, right?);  white pitcher is from Decor Steals, small Dollar Store pumpkins are chalkpainted;  the leaf watercolor is my own, done using this technique.

fall mantel left

The sheet music candles are a DIY (tutorial HERE), the antler was found at my husband’s hunting camp, and the “oh happy day” came from Magnolia Market (yay, Jimmy Don!).

leaf watercolor

monogram pumpkin

The monogram pumpkin is another DIY.  The urn is from Southern Living at Home ca. 2001.

fall mantel

The lantern and sconces are also Southern Living at Home products.  The cotton branches came from a local shop and the greenery is all right out of my yard.

fall fireplace

fall coffee table

This sweet little “nail head” pumpkin project is HERE.  Replica dough bowl is from Decor Steals and my fireplace screen is also Southern Living at Home.

I’m loving how fresh all this feels!  It’s still 85 degrees here, so I’m not quite ready to get my “cozy” on.  This is the perfect balance of fall and fresh for now.

Have you gotten your fall decorating done or does it still feel like summer where you are?

Have a great day, y’all!

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  1. Tell me more about Décor Steals! And I love the cotton balls, what store? I think I’ll be tackling the family room paneling in my “new life” after viewing your relaxing pictures!

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