Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Fall Mantel 2016


This year, I decided to go with a more neutral colour scheme for my fall mantel and by that, I mean no bright oranges or vibrant fall colours which was hard for me.  In the end though, I was happy with how it turned out.  





I left the sunburst mirror up and based my colour scheme around it.


These wooden block *F*A*L*L* letters were strung on a wire (had precut holes in the sides) with grapevine balls in between and took center stage on the mantel.


 I placed them on top of a stack of small birch logs in a bit of an off kilter manner which seemed appropriate for fall. 

Black vases with gold coloured faux leaves sit on each end of the mantel.

I always have white mini-lights woven into whatever seasonal decor I have on the mantel. They add a bit of sparkle to the display.

Below, is the only new item on the mantel. Mr. Delight gave me this Pier 1 gold antler candleholder back on Valentine's Day this year. It was a total surprise and he picked it out himself. 


I love it and thought it went perfectly with this fall decor. 


Pine cones, faux florals, fern fronds and leaves were tucked into the bare spaces.

I used a wide burlap ribbon as a runner under the birch.

Adding a silver pumpkin with the gold leaves and the brassy tones of the mirror shows that mixing metals is possible .








I cut these leaf shapes (pattern from clipart on computer) out of cardstock and taped them to the curtain rod below the mantel.


Two comfy wingback chairs sit ready for those that want to warm themselves by the fire.


A fur pillow and soft throw blanket are available if extra coziness is required.







 This wooden crate was placed on top of a small trunk and filled with birch and more fall decor items.





While it was hard to let go of summer, our weather has definitely turned fall-like now and I'm ready to get the rest of my home fall-i-fied.


Are you ready for it?

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13 comments:

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Love your natural fall colors and the mantel looks amazing. Beautifully done.

Maria Elena said...

Your mantle is so beautiful! I love every detail. Gorgeous color scheme!

Creations By Cindy said...

Your mantle is beautiful! I love the deer antler candle holder! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

I am so ready for cooler weather and wearing sweaters! Lovely mantle.

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

I love how your mantel came out! You are so good at this. I have some antlers that you've given me inspiration to use now after seeing your candle holder. Love the FALL wood blocks with the grapevine balls and the vases with the birch branch pieces. Lots of great inspiration here!

My Kentucky Living said...

Your mantle is perfect for the season! I especially love the brass candlestick. I have a tray that needs it. ha ha

The Charm of Home said...

Very pretty fall look to last until Christmas! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

Life Redesign 101 said...

This is beautiful! The antler candle is fantastic. I need to update my mantel for fall- this is just the inspiration I was looking for!

Jann Olson said...

We are on the same page this year. I am a color person, but mixed it up and did my living room mantle in neutral tones as well. Love how yours has come together. My favorite thing has to the birch logs, but it is all beautiful and cozy! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
hugs,
Jann

Julie Reinwald said...

Wow, that sunburst mirror is perfect for fall! It sure blends in nicely with the seasonal decor you have added.

Carol said...

Your mantel is just beautiful in all of its "naturalness!" I think you definitely achieved a warm and cozy look without a ton of color.

Happy Week!
Carol

Jann Olson said...

Hi Lori, just hopping back to let you know that you will be featured at SYC later today.
hugs,
Jann

Sylvia said...

Lori, I love the sunburst mirror. It has irregular rays which is kind of cool. The mantel looks great. Sylvia D.