As I said above - simplicity was my goal this year so I used things I already had on hand but in new and simpler ways. I love the bright colors of Fall - all the oranges and golds and burgundies just make me smile. Therefore those colors are what I decided to use. I also love to use different textures to give lots of depth and interest to my vignettes. Such as this one over the fireplace.
I started with our resident wood plank wall hanging that does such a beautiful job of showcasing all the various wreaths I love to make. This Fall I decided to use our burlap wreath I made but I added a few "faux" Fall flowers that I found at the dollar store. This brings so much color and texture into this area.
On the left side of the mantel is an old chalk board I made from a thrifted picture frame that I wrote F-A-L-L on with orange chalk and outlined with yellow chalk. Next to it is a framed print I made this year from scrapbook supplies and a bit of burlap I had on hand. The frame is one I picked up at a thrift store then painted and distressed a bit. I then added a few "faux" pumpkins of various textures.
The right side of the mantel has a vintage pitcher filled with "faux" wheat stems. I set the pitcher on a stand of old books sans covers and tied with raffia. The box to the right is a box that held a candle my son bought me. I thought the box was just too pretty to throw out and the colors were a perfect fit for this display. I added a small pumpkin on top. A few more "faux" pumpkins with various textures finished out this side.
That's it for this years Fall mantel - I love it. Simplicity, color, and texture - the three elements I love for Fall decorating. And I already had everything except for the small "Bless this House" print so it was easy on the budget also. It's all about using what I have in a new way. That's what I love about decorating - making the old new again. What have you used in a different way with your decor this Fall? I love to hear from you so tell me about it in the comments below.
Thanks for stopping by and until next time enjoy creating something you love.
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