Neutral Fall Mantel

I’m a little late to the fall mantel party, but I wanted to do one nonetheless;  we spent a huge amount of time in our family room when we’re home and with the leaves just starting to turn outside my windows I wanted the mantel to reflect the change of season too.    This year I wanted it to be neutral with lots of texture and I think I’m there…

Fall Mantel cover

Sorry if the photos are a little dark;  we had massive storms that blew through yesterday when I was trying to photograph it, but I lightened them up a bit in PicMonkey for you.  I’ll share my sources at the end of the post, but in the meantime, check it out…

fall mantel full 2

fall mantel left

fall mantel acorn

fall mantel center

fall mantel frame

fall mantel frame detail

sweet melissa

fall mantel right center

fall mantel pumpkin

fall mantel right side

And one last full shot…

fall mantel full

There’s so much about this mantel that I love, but you know I will probably tweak it a bit before all is said and done.  You know that’s right. 🙂

Here are my sources but if I miss anything, please ask in the comments and I’ll be happy to answer!

  • Mirror: Ballards
  • chippy wooden frame: yard sale find
  • Grapevine acorn, twine ball garland, cotton stems: Linden (local shop)
  • antique books: my own
  • blue mason jar: flea market find
  • dried hydrangeas: from my garden last year
  • Sweet Melissa canvas: Paige Knudsen photography
  • chalk painted pumpkins: DIY from last year
  • Nailhead leaf pumpkin: tutorial HERE
  • Sconces: old (Southern Living at HOME)
  • wooden candlesticks: old (Target)

I wanted to thank you all for the sweet comments on Monday’s post about a fresh start.  The Whole30 is just to get me healthier and feeling better equipped to tackle all that comes my way.  Two days in and it’s not as hard as we thought, so we must have been really ready for a change. My time away gave me a bit of clarity and the weight has lifted a bit, so I feel like I’m on the right track.  Thank you so much for your encouragement — I’ll be updating you!

Ok, so have you changed your mantel for fall or are you a Halloween decorator?  Enjoy your day, all!

Sharing at Inspiration Monday.

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  1. love it, heidi- i love the soft neutrals!

  2. Heidi you are right on time! Not too late! It is beautiful and I love that you have Sweet Melissa on your mantle – I know Paige (our kids went to school together) and I love that cow! Your mantle is awesome 🙂

  3. So beautiful Heidi…love your “neutral” mantel with all the various items and textures that you so beautifully pulled together to create an amazing Fall mantel vignette…so happy to see that you added cotton…love cotton!!!

  4. Love it all! That bull looks determined to get out 😉

  5. Love the mantel – I went neutral on mine too this year! I need a Whole 365 program – there’s a little too much junk in my trunk lately!

  6. Thanks for sharing your beautiful mantel at Inspiration Monday 🙂 Have a great week!

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