I am so excited to show you my Fall Mantel, or “Fantel” as we like to call it!
It was hard for me to decide how to decorate it this year. I was really happy with
the look I had for my mantel this spring/summer, and wasn’t sure I wanted to change it.
But then I started thinking about how to bring in some fall colors to my existing pallet.
I decided use white as the base again, but add in a color combination of pumpkin, blue, and gray.
I started with dual flower arrangements in white vases flanking the mantel.
Then I started looking around for some pumpkins or gourds.
I wanted to find a fun way to create one, and looked at many of them on Pinterest.
I really love the velvet stuffed pumpkins I saw there, but after seeing the price of velvet,
I decided to find a different look. I kept going back to the black and white ones I saw.
That should come as no surprise to you!
So I made up some quick little ones with a black lacy look. You can go check out the tutorial here:
Next I decided to put in some silver accents.
I used a mercury glass candle holder as a stand for one of the pumpkins.
Then I took a silver tray I got at an after Christmas sale at Michaels,
and cut out a black vinyl word “Thankful” and put it on it.
I really love the black, white, and silver together.
I have such a love of books, and I love to use them in my decor.
These are some old books that my mom gave me, and I like the way the
colors pull from the flowers I used. I also love the natty look and the typography.
I have a little silver acorn candle holder here to pull the silver over to this side.
I also placed a small dollar store silver framed mirror behind it.
I even gave a nod to hunting season by putting my chippy old duck decoy up there!
So, have you been getting your Fall on yet at your house?
I am ready to put on my boots and scarf and have some apple cider!!
Go check out more fabulous “Fantels” at Layla’s place!