Ever since I decorated for my coworker’s rustic elegant bridal shower, I’ve had in mind to use those similar decorations for my fall mantel.
Rather than using the traditional orange/yellow/burgundy colors of autumn I wanted to use more muted tones with blues and greens to coordinate with my house.
Here is my best attempt at interpreting the shower decorations on a 6″ x 72″ ledge.
I found this muted blue wrought iron piece at Homegoods. It’s been all over my house but for now it found a spot on the mantel. I flanked it with my new Biltmore Inspirations vase, acorns and compliment jars.
On the right is a wheat bundle I bought at Homegoods and two scrolly tealight lanterns that were used as centerpieces at my fall themed wedding in October 2004.
On the left side of the mantel is my leaf vase from Alewine Pottery in Gatlinburg and my cheapo birch bark candles from the Target clearance section. I added a log slice to the back for some layers of texture and my little silver leaf from our honeymoon trip to the Biltmore.
On the far left is my Willow House Galveston Hurricane with all types of colored corn inside. The corn reminds me of my trips to Vermont in the Fall. Man, I love this time of year. Lots of memories on this mantel!
I DIY’ed the ruffled burlap garland that is weaving in and out of the mantel. I absolutely love how it turned out!
I’ll save the post on how I made it for Centsational Girl’s Fall Craft Themed Link Party in a few weeks. Check back soon for more burlaped goodness!
Down below I stacked up some pumpkins on an urn.
I tucked in reindeer moss underneath the Cinderella pumpkin to soften up the edges. Looking at that picture reminds me I need to tuck some more into the holes. 🙂
Here is the other side- just a few real pumpkins mixed in with a fake Funkin, fake pears and a ceramic pumpkin. I like to mix real and fake pumpkins together to get more bang for my buck.
Wishing all of you a very happy Fall season! How do you dress up your mantel for Fall?
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Kelly Williams says
Love that burlap… it add just the right touch to the other decor items!
Carla @ All That Mathers says
LOVE! I love how the burlap turned out, Beth! Everything looks great as usual!
Very cute.. love the mantel and the beautiful glowing Christmas tree on your side bar. Only 3 more months. I know I know..
Love it! It looks great, reminds me why I love Homegoods soo much 🙂
Ann @ makethebestofthings says
What a pretty mantel and I love your burlap garland! I’m making one out of muslin asap. So clever!
Kim @ NewlyWoodwards says
It looks so pretty! I love all the textures and elements. And that burlap garland is so great. I have (had) a natural tree for Christmas and I’m thinking I’ll have to try some burlap garland on it for Christmas. Thanks for the idea!
Love your fall mantel! Very natural and beautiful. I have a .wrought iron piece from HomeGoods very similar to yours. It hangs in our office. A great piece to have.
I love everything! Your mantle is gorgeous!
Eileen @ Cottage Beach House says
that is just beautiful beth, I love what you did with the corn. it’s an awesome touch. Love the burlap too. especially how pale it is. Gorgeous1
Miss Kitty says
Hi Beth! Your mantle is gorgeous! I can’t wait to see how you made the ruffled burlap piece…it adds so much. The wedding shower that you decorated for (and used some of these same elements) was one of the best I’ve ever seen. I saw your post over at the “It’s Fall Yall” mantle party.
Lakeshore Cottage Living says
Oh, it is all wonderful! Love the burlap, the pumpkins, the ruffles..everything is so pretty!
Diapers and Divas says
Great job! I saw that wood/iron window at Home Goods and love it! I might have to go pick it up after seeing how lovely it looks on your mantel! I love those twig candles too. I think I’ll have to find the ones I bought. Good ol’ Target!
Stopping by from The Lettered Cottage. Happy Fall!
the cape on the corner says
that looks fabulous! i can never seem to make the muted tones work for me, and who am i kidding, the colors of the leaves are what i most love about the fall!
i love the creams and the textures in your space.
Gorgeous! I love everything about it! This is definitely going on my Pinterest 🙂
Nana Moon Shop says
Your mantel is just lovely! And your ruffled lamp shade is beautiful!
Parents of a Dozen says
Beautiful mantel! I am your newest follower.
I like the iron pieces and how you re-used centerpieces from you wedding! Great idea =)
Lisa notes... says
Oh my! I couldn’t even begin to decorate that elegantly. Your mantel is absolutely lovely. So glad you shared it. You definitely have a gift. Maybe that’s what happened to my share of the decorating gift. ha. I have NONE.
(Visiting from Alabama Bloggers.)
Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage says
Just beautiful, Beth! There’s a lovely quietness about your mantelscape…with just the right amount of orange below.
I would love to have you link this pretty vignette to my party – Time Travel Thursday. The current link is up until Monday night, and the new link goes up on Wednesday. 😉
Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage
Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality says
Beth, it all looks great! Your mantel looks so Fallish & way to show off the Biltmore stuff. I love those honkin acorns too & got myself some of those. Thanks for sharing & telling me about it. I miss SO much out there!
Karen At Home says
It looks beautiful Beth!!! Great job!
Candace @ Candace Creations says
your mantle is amazing you have some serious decorating talent!!!
Gorgeous,Lovely blog , greeting from Belgium
Wonderful display! I love the burlap ruffle!