Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Fall Mantel 2013

Here's a look at how I've decorated my
 mantel for Fall this year. 

I'm having way more fun decorating the mantel since our fireplace makeover. There will be a link at the end of this post if you want to see that.

For a different look, I changed the centerpiece above the mantel from the black round mirror (pic coming up) to this new sunburst mirror. It was a recent purchase at a local home décor store's clearance sale.  

To me, it mimics the sunflowers in the garland I used on the mantel. 

No doubt, the black mirror will be making a return appearance before long as I like both looks.
 Fall Mantel 2012
(link at end of post)
 I thought my Global Fusion collection of Partylite vase and candle holders went well with the burnished copper colour of the sunburst mirror.
 I love the amber, orange and burgundy tones in the mosaic glass on them.

 A full view from another angle.

 I attached gold/copper-toned faux leaves to the curtain rod below the mantel which also brings the colour of the sunburst mirror down a bit. 

 Clear mini-lights placed behind the garland add a warm glow at night.

On the hearth, a faux pumpkin (Walmart this year) is placed in a tall basket with faux fern leaves in fall colours.

The other side of the hearth gets a vase with brown grasses and an accent faux gold leaf branch to match those attached below the mantel. A lantern with a pumpkin spice scented pillar candle completes the vignette. 

You might notice that the pillow and throw switched chairs in the two pics below.  You never know what you might spot in one of my photo shoots!  One of the chairs even gets changed out in an upcoming pic!

 This is what I'm dreaming of doing in my spare time during these fall days.
 Do you enjoy the "drawing in" and coziness of fall after the time spent outside in the warmth of summer days?
 Thanks so much for stopping by!
As promised, click HERE for link to our fireplace makeover.
I'll be linking this post to these fantastic blog parties:
Metamorphous Monday at Between Naps on the Porch
Show & Tell Friday at My Romantic Home
Be Inspired Friday at Common Ground
Seasonal Sundays at The Tablescaper
Sunday Showcase at Under the Table and Dreaming
Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings
Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
Wow us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
Grace at Home at Imparting Grace
Tuesdays at Our Home at Home Away From Home
Tutorials & Tips at Home Stories A to Z


  1. Your mantle is beautiful -- and you take such good pictures. I came over from Thrifty Decor Chick.

    Have a good fall!

  2. Your mantle looks so pretty and I am in love with those partylite infusion candleholders.

  3. Gorgeous the coppery colors! Your mantle makes me want to drink hot cider and light a fire!

  4. Beautiful new sunburst mirror for the mantel and love the mosaic glass pieces you are showing. Perfect color and refracting of light. I only wish I had a little time to sit in your chair and read a good. I'm so busy I almost missed the mantel party until I saw it on your blog. Just haven't had enough time to blog and read blogs lately. Now I am rushing around like crazy with fall decorating.

  5. Gorgeous fireplace! Love the mirror! Thank you so much for your visit to my blog and your sweet comment! Love, love your blog and I am your new follower. :) I have a weekly link party which will be live tonight at 7:00 PM and I would love if you stop by and link up any of your wonderful posts! Hope to see you there! Hugs, Maria

  6. Your fireplace is beautiful, I LOVE the stonework! Sure looks pretty with all your new touches! Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!!!

  7. Wow! So beautiful! I love the stone facade of your fireplace, it sets off your mantle decor so prettily...beautiful colors! The mosaic candle holders are my favorite...looks like jewels and makes a gorgeous focal point on your mantle....very prettily done:) Thanks for the autumn inspiration and for leaving me the sweetest comment. Happy Week! Hugs, Poppy

  8. Your mantel is gorgeous! I love the sunburst mirror and the pumpkin in the basket is perfect! Very pretty!

  9. So beautiful, I love your autumn colors and that mirror is stunning. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  10. Just found your blog, so I wanted to comment and tell you how beautiful your mantle is! All your tablescape ideas are gorgeous!! I will definitely be making many return visits, and I'm your newest follower on GFC =)

  11. Beautiful matle!! Love the Party Lite accents. And the pumpkin from Walmart is great!


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