simple fall mantel- fall decor

It's been fun decorating for fall this year.  
I've been feeling more inspired and in to the season than in the past!

I always do holidays as simply as I can- I don't typically buy a lot of new stuff, but really try incorporate what I've got at home, or I've used in the past.  
Last year I did a little bit of a re-fresh / new stuff, because what I had was minimal.

I always go back and forth on using fresh vs. faux.  I think fresh always looks best and richer, but I also hate putting all the cash into something that gets thrown away in a couple months.
This year I did a mix.

I used an ironstone footed dish as my base for the white pumpkin.

I assembled all the things that say 'fall' to me- chilly walks and pinecone collecting; the pumpkin patch season; grape harvesting and grape stomping (the wreath); and the bounty and warmth of
enjoying good food with family and friends (the wheat and candles).

I am still loving the fall garland that I made a couple years ago from vintage sheet music.

I always like having something festive on the hearth.  Some mums in a metal bucket sit on a beautiful cane and carved wood foot stool.

I've seen so many good vintage pieces come and go this year, and I've been keeping a few more pieces just for me recently.  The foot stool is definitely a keeper.

What in your home represents the best of fall?

xo Denise

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  1. Very pretty! I love the simplicity and warmth of your mantel. Beautiful foot stool, definitely a keeper!!

  2. Cute turquoise mirror! Your arrangement looks great!

  3. Your mantel looks lovely. I really like decorating with wheat in the fall. Love that mirror!!!


  4. Just the right amount of fall! Love the different fall tones...not too orangey, soft and appealing to the eye. Great job on the mantel!

  5. I love all your Fall Decorations!! The mantel looks so festive with the Wheat and Garland, love it!!



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