It's time for crisp evenings, colorful leaves, apple picking and pumpkin spice lattes. Mmm. Fall.
It's also time to share our fall mantel as part of our Seasons of Home – Autumn Edition – a week of gorgeous fall inspiration from seven talented bloggers. (See bottom of post for the full schedule!)
With all the monotonous family room painting last week (the paneling took one coat of primer plus two coats of paint as did the walls!), it was fabulous to take a break to drag out the fall boxes and decorate our Pottery Barn knockoff Decorative ledge (wall mantel).
I made it my goal not to buy anything new. Not one. single. thing. Not even fresh flowers. Zero dollars out of pocket for this decorating project. Everything was either designated as fall decorations and stored away or it just happened to go with because of shape or size or color.
Our stacking shaker boxes have been around for many years – they are a product we carried briefly when we owned our country decorating online shop. The little fabric pumpkin on top is one of the fabric Cinderella pumpkins we made a couple of years ago.
The two ceramic pumpkins down in front are just cheap and cheerful bits that I picked up at the grocery store while the faux branches are from the dollar store…in a Pottery Barn vase. ‘Cause that's just how we roll. Dean's Mom gave us the pages from old hymnals – I LOVE that they are so old and worn. The rag wreath was created two years ago for the Steven & Chris show on CBC (house tour on the show here and rag wreath instructions here).
The black candlesticks are just Walmart specials and the scroll frame and rust orange pumpkin are from Michael's.
I did rearrange the furniture – well, Dean may have helped a bit. Maybe.
It seems to really balance the living room space to have the love seats opposite each other instead of in an L configuration, which is how they stayed when we plopped them down in the space earlier this summer.
For the last couple of years I've been really drawn to the whites and mellow neutrals of fall. No bright orange here. However I did find some fabulous orange accents for the rest of the house and the fall/Thanksgiving table in particular. Keep your eyes peeled for those in a couple of weeks!
In the meantime, be sure to visit my lovely co-hosts this week for more autumn awesomeness! Here’s the line-up of the Seasons of Home – Autumn Edition:
- Monday, September 9th – Home Made Lovely
- Tuesday, September 10th – Town and Country Living
- Wednesday, September 11th – Craftberry Bush
- Thursday, September 12th – Ella Claire Inspired and Liz Marie Blog
- Friday, September 13th – City Farmhouse and Finding Silver Pennies
Have you started decorating for fall? Do you have a mantel or sideboard that you decorate with the seasons?
PS. If you're curious, here are our last two fall mantels:
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