The Fall Mantel

Well it’s that time of year again…Fall!!  And nothing gets me more excited than to decorate the mantel (and the house) with Fall decor.  It’s just a cozy time of year. :)

This year I went with a rustic look and used lots of natural elements and textures.  I was going to try and do a more modern mantel this year, but every time I see the beautiful classic Fall colors of red, orange, and brown, I just love them and want to use.  Can’t help myself. :)

You’ll see I have my yarn wreath, the Ballard knock-off books, and a lot of my antique goodies on here like the old window, the scale, and the giant acorns.

I found that mango wood bowl at Target on clearance for $11, because a piece of wood was broke. Nothing a little hot glue can’t fix. :)  But the bowl is perfect for my acorns!

I bought the galvanized pails at Garden Ridge for $5 and used them as vases.  I just used the same foliage I had from last year’s mantel, and added some wheat straw for more height.

And my antique scale which I love!

The pumpkin is just sitting on a piece of scrap burlap.  Nothing says Fall like a little burlap. :)

And just a few more…

I love how the mantel colors tie in with the new office curtains too!

And that’s a wrap!  What do you think?  Are you diggin’ the rustic/natural vibe too, or are you going to go more mod this year with your decor?  I love many different styles and colors and it’s hard to choose!

And I’ll be participating in these lovely ladies’ Fall parties which are coming up…

So get ready and link up to Layla’s Mantel Party!

Also sharing this post at Tip Junkie, Between Naps on the Porch, Thrifty Decor Chick and Hooked on Houses Fall Party.



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  1. Beautiful Emily! I personally love all the natural touches. I am so far behind…just hoping I get our house decorated before it’s time to decorate for Christmas!

  2. Awesome! Love the galvanized flower buckets with the fall foliage– perfect combination of textures. I’m going a little more mod this year: I call it “Refined Rustic”. Ha!
    Enjoy your day!

  3. Just gorgeous! I love how you mixed so many different elements to create a central theme. All the little details really make a very pleasing vignette. Thanks so much for sharing such great inspiration.

  4. Oh Em! It turned out beautiful! I ‘m loving that scale and wow those are some wild looking acorns! Very Nice!!!

  5. Those acorns are awesome! Love the whole mantel. It looks great.

  6. I love it all, but especially the pumpkin on the scale and the old window with a wreath on it…genius!

  7. Very pretty… I love all the different elements together. Love that shiny pumpkin… gorgeous.

  8. It looks beautiful! And I love the acorns!!

  9. LOVE it Emily! Absolutely stunning! :) xoxo

  10. Absolutely beautiful !! I love the way you blend all the little pieces together and the white pumpkin is awesome :)

  11. I absolutely adore it! I’d invite you over to do mine, but I fear the plane ticket would be a bit much this time of year. You did an amazing job…so lovely…

  12. Love it! Very cute, and I love how the backdrop is light airy colors… the “rustic/natural vibe” is totally my style as well. Beautiful!

  13. So gorgeous! I love the color scheme. Everything looks so inviting.

  14. It looks very good. I have a question: what kind of camera do you have?

  15. Love your fall mantle Emily! The natural touches are so pretty!

  16. It looks beautiful! Job well done :).

  17. I love this, Emily! This is the shelf I’m getting in a few months :) Promise I’m not copying you! haha. I actually blogged about it about two weeks or so ago. Then, I saw literally a day or two later that you found the same shelf. Isn’t it an awesome ledge?

    You did a great job with yours! I can’t wait to see what you do with Christmas. I’m hoping to have my ledge up before Christmas :)

  18. Gorgeous as usual!!!! :) love the galvenized vases and wheat.

  19. Gorgeous! Love it all. Would you mind sharing where you got those amazing acorns?

  20. Gorgeous as always Emily! Love the stack of books with the pumpkin on top. I’m planning on doing that for my mantle too, just haven’t gotten around to it yet. You are so on the ball!

  21. Wow it really is beautiful and I love that scale!

  22. love it! man I wont have my fall mantel up til after Halloween so cant participate. :(

  23. LOVE this! And I still swoon over those amazing acorns you got! Great job!

  24. Wow! This is beautiful!!!

  25. This is so perfectly shabby chic!! I adore it! I am your newest follower :) Stop by and visit us at

    Enjoy your day!

  26. Seriously awesome!!!! Are you a stylist??? If not, you should be. Where do you get your inspiration?

  27. It looks great, Emily! I love the wheat stems too, I think I need to hunt some of those down!

    I need to get my fireplace makeover complete so I can decorate it for the holidays!!!!

  28. Gina Aytman says:

    I love it! Thanks for sharing, You’ve inspired me again!

  29. It looks LOVELY ! I really love the yarn wreath – so cheerful, yet cozy… as is the whole vignette.

    thanks for sharing,

  30. Love this!! It looks great with everything pulled together!

  31. GORGEOUS, as usual!!! :-D
    Love the layering of textures and patinas!

  32. Gorgeous mantle. I just love how you have created a mantle from a shelf. So creative and it looks just fantastic!

  33. I think it looks fantastic! I think that I’m digging those books and the wheat the bestest! Thanks for the inspiration!

  34. Galvanized pails are my absolute favorite thing, and I love seeing them paired with natural elements. Great job!

  35. Beautiful, as always. I always enjoy my vists, however brief, to your blog! That mantel is beautiful. I’ve got one in the shed waiting for the right wall. I think it will end up over my bed!

  36. Your mantel is beautiful! I love the light colours and the little punches of colour! Gorgeous!

  37. I just love that scale and the wreath on the shabby window!

  38. Love the mantel…is this something you made or the one from PB that I have been salivating over for a month now??? LOL! Lovely job! BTW, officially a follower…excited to have found you!

  39. It looks awesome – I love how rustic and casual it looks!

  40. Came here from TLC – It turned out absolutely gorgeous! Love how well it works with that fab antique shelf. So light and bright, while still being fall. Totally pinning! :)

  41. Hi Emily, I think it is all so very pretty. I like your mantel and where you have it in the house. Happy Fall!

  42. Beautiful! I love that rustic/antique look. The window is fabulous!

  43. I love your Autumn decor, really lovely!!

    I have hooked up with Julia’s Party as well!


    Art by Karena

  44. I love the light and bright feeling of your mantel. The boldness of oranges and yellows often don’t go with real decor and this is perfect. Great eye for creating the arrangement.

  45. So very pretty…love the chippyness of the window and the mantle :) Laurel@chippingwithcharm

  46. Melissa Parris says:

    Great Mantel Decor….Fall is one of my favorites and yours is very tasteful! P.S. I’ve seen this “Mantel around blog world..where did you get it Please :)

  47. I LOVE that little shiny pumpkin! Where did you get it?

  48. Cute! I love how the colors pop against the neutrals. The yarn wreath is really pretty. I made my first one the other day, and now I’m hooked!

  49. Oh my gosh I was just thinking about your mantel the other day! Wishing I had that cute mantel rather than mine. Not that I don’t love my mantel, ( I actually 5 fireplaces with mantels, but only decorate the one in the family room) but I also have built ins next to it and it never fails that I end up changing them out as well. Yours is just so perfect to decorate, and I would have to say, this is my favorite look you have done so far since you scored the mantel. Great job!

  50. This is so pretty! I love the distressed finished and the mostly neutral colors. Hope you don’t mind, but I’ve included your mantel in a roundup of my 12 favorite fall mantels. Thanks for the inspiration!

  51. Great job! Looks beautiful and a lot lighter than the normal fall decor. The colors are beautiful and each piece fits so perfectly together. I love it!

  52. Wow I love how rustic and homey this looks! I LOVE your yarn wreath too, great colors!

  53. How did you hang the wreath on the window? Thanks.


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