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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Fall Mantel

Vintage, Paint and more... a vintage mantel done with a paper leaf wreath and dollar store pumpkins

It's beginning to look a little like fall around here.  I finally got everything done to put my Fall Mantel together this weekend.  I really didn't have to do much because I already had most all these things but, with the temps and humidity we have been having I just was not motivated to put out pumpkins and fall leaves yet  This year I decided to go with the traditional colors of fall.  I love the oranges, golds and browns. that are so prevalent now.  Last year I did a more neutral design and although I liked it I wasn't in love with it.  

Vintage, Paint and more... paper leaf wreath on chalkboard

So let me take you on a little tour of the mantel.  I have the new wreath I made as the focal point. This wreath is made out of scrapbook and book page paper - I will be doing a tutorial on it next week.  I decided it would be best showcased on a chalkboard I made out of an old picture that I had.  Then I simply wrote the word FALL below the wreath.  I love the way it makes a statement with the  contrast of the oranges against the black.

Vintage, Paint and more... twine wrapped bottle with faux flowers and dollar store pumpkins for a traditional fall mantel

On the left of the mantel I placed a couple of old books sans covers and then set a twine wrapped bottle that I filled with "faux" sunflowers, grasses and leaves on top of them.  I placed a couple of dollar store pumpkins and a white wooden candle stick with a fat candle tied with raffia next to the pumpkins. 

Vintage, Paint and more... vintage lantern with dollar store pumpkins and wooden candle sticks for a vintage fall mantel

On the right side I placed a vintage lantern  with a couple of dollar store pumpkins stacked inside.  Next to it are two wooden candlesticks with candles tied with raffia and another small pumpkin.  A very simple arrangement of things I already had except the wreath which I made.

Vintage, Paint and more... a vintage fall mantel that showcases a paper leaf wreath on a chalk board and dollar store pumpkins.

I really love the simplicity and vibrant colors of this mantel.  And - the fact that it was quite low cost since I already had everything.  

How bout you?  Have you started your fall decor or are the temps where you live leaving you unmotivated also?  I would love to hear about what you are up to.  Leave me a comment below.  I answer all of them through email.

Until next time - have fun creating something you love.

I will be linking up to the parties listed on my Where I Party page.  Please go visit them and see all the great projects you can find there.


  1. This is REALLY Cute! I wish I was this talented with my decorating!

  2. I love this! Simple and fun! I need to start thinking of fall and Halloween decor!

  3. Such a wonderful mantel.. So pretty!!!

  4. Oh I love this! I wish I had a mantle!!

  5. Your mantel is gorgeous! I LOVE all the colors of fall!

  6. Stopping by from the Krafty Inspiration link party. Love not having to buy anything to decorate. Using existing pieces and just moving them around it the best.

  7. Beautiful, Kathy! So colorful, too.

    Thank you for sharing your post this week at Brag About It Link Party on VMG206. I'm featuring you at Next Weeks Brag About It Link Party, Monday at midnight!
    ~ Megin of VMG206

  8. That is so pretty! I love your wreath and the colors are wonderful. Would love if you came and shared this on the Merry Monday Link party on Sunday at 6pm PST.

  9. It really turned out nice Cathy! Definitely has the perfect colors of Fall! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  10. That is very cute! Thanks for joining HSH!

  11. This looks amazing! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  12. Hi Cathy, Love how your decor for fall turned out! Thanks for sharing My Favorite Things Party Theresa co host @DearCreatives

  13. I love this mantel, and it's one of my features at Snickerdoodle Sunday today. Thanks for sharing with us! :)

  14. Love all the color!!! So funny, last year I used lots of color, and this year I'm feeling the neutrals. I love that we have the option to switch it up!