Green and aqua Fall mantel

This year I decided to go very non traditional with our fall decor.  
At least on the mantel.
I'm still debating about the dining room, but we'll see.

Over the last few months, I haven't done a lot to our mantel- I changed it up a bit for spring and summer, but then we had a photo shoot here in July, and the editor for the magazine wanted a different look- something I had late last year- and so the painting that I was wanting to enjoy again has been down waiting for me to do something about it.

The painting is one we've had since we moved in, and I am hoping to do a post about it soon!
:)

Anyway, I wanted to work it into our fall decor, so I decided to go towards harmonious colors in our family room.
Greens, aquas, neutrals.  


I bought the white washed wood box this summer at Molly Mo's Antique Faire.

I drove around to a couple places over the weekend looking for these green squash.
They are such a pretty color of green and have a very rustic look.


Our hydrangeas are pretty much done blooming for the year but they have turned from bright periwinkle blues, to gorgeous shades of green, aqua, and pink.

I also added in some spanish moss to soften the edge of the box.
I was hoping to drape a bit of green hops to this (which I have in my booth at Aunt Bee's House) but of course I forgot to get some when I was there this morning.


A few fall berries are also tucked in for contrast.

I swapped out the summer hydrangeas in our vases for fall twigs and berries.


The last few years I've had a fall banner on our mantel, but I decided to swap it out this year for a natural wood bead garland.

It was really easy to string together with some heavy twine, and I used 3 packages from Michael's to make the garland.  Just a few torn strips of old muslin fabric to add softness to the ends.


It's definitely not a traditional look for fall, but I love that it fits with the colors in our home, and still has all the cozy and rustic elements of fall decorating.


Maybe next year I'll go back to traditional.
;)

Have you decorated for fall yet?

xo Denise 

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10 comments

  1. Oh how pretty! I love how fresh this looks Denise!

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  2. so pretty, denise! i love the wheat and the beads- it's so natural and warm!

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  3. The wood box on your mantel looks gorgeous, Denise! I love the painting and how you've coordinated your Fall decorating with it. Love the squash, pumpkins and hydrangeas that are those colors. It looks great!

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  4. Very pretty. ..love the soft greens!

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  5. It looks great--this is my kind of fall decorating!

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  6. I think your "mantel-scape" is beautiful! When I first saw it, it actually looked like the wooden container with the hydrangeas & pumpkin was part of the picture & then I thought it could have easily been a beautiful view out a window with a lovely window box. I know, I have a very active imagination! It is truly beautiful!

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  7. Hi Denise, I hope you get a chance to stop by the blog this week. I shared the first ever triple feature ... guess who??? Always so happy to have you join us!

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