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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7 comments

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

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  2. Cute turquoise mirror! Your arrangement looks great!

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

    Cynthia

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  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!

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

    Hugs,
    Jody

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