Friday, October 25, 2013

My Fall Mantel

I can't believe it's Fall already.  I thought I'd do a quick mantel change up to get with the season. 
 All summer my mantel looked like this.

I decided that I liked the grates as a back drop but would remove the topiaries.  I had a grouping of four architectural prints on a bedroom wall in the upstairs hallway.  The brown undertones were perfect for the season.
So in my typical change up fashion I ripped them off the wall and plopped them onto the mantel.  Plopping and propping are good--no nail holes involved.

I added my velvet pumpkins from last year--a lovely gift from a reader--some antlers here and there--- and some seed pods and feathers in a vase with books as risers.

Here are some  close-ups of the Fall mantel.

Alongside the mantel I have an arrangement in a jar that I created previously and wanted to use again.

What have you done to get ready for Fall?


To see last year's Fall mantel go here.

To learn how I created the mix in the jar go here.

To learn more about the seed pods go here.

To see why I've never met an iron grate I couldn't use somewhere go here.


  1. What a creative way to use those seed pods! I think they are from a honey locust tree. We have them at church--guess I will be gathering some soon. Love them in a bouquet with the feathers!

  2. Kathy, your fall mantel vignette looks great. I like the mix of art, objects, and wonderful textures you used. I've got my velvet pumpkins on our mantel mixed with wooden boxes and bittersweet. Pretty simple.

  3. Oh wow, I love your mantel, and I love the silver urn with feathers and pods. Gorgeous. I would love to have you link up to my Inspire Me party that goes live Monday afternoon. Hugs, Marty

  4. Elegant and fun Kathy!

  5. I love the little pumpkins! One of these days, I will make some!
    Keeping it thrifty

  6. Love your fall decor! Looks so should conduct interior decoration classes :)