The Gold and Glam Fall Mantel

Happy Monday everyone I hope you had a great weekend! I’m so excited to reveal our Fall Mantel today! I’m calling it my goldy-glam mantel because of all the sparkly gold. There’s just something about gold (real or fake) that makes everything feel fancier right? Anywho, here she is all glammified.

I love the new mirror I got from Kirkland’s because it’s substantial in size, and looking back I think I’ve been using mirrors that were too small above the mantel! By the way, this is my “fake” mantel if you are new here to my site. :) Then flanked the ends with 2 large vases and some red berry filler and I love the size of those too.

I bought those 2 owls at Homegoods and they were originally dark brown, so I just spray painted them with a metallic gold spray paint.

gold owl

And next to the owls I just put some vase filler in my 2 large cloches I already had. So simple! And yes, you’ll notice I went for symmetry again on this mantel. I just can’t help it. Me and symmetry are like two peas in a pod. We just get along well. :)

I have to give big props to my husband for hanging up my garland for me. Yes, I said my husband.

Fall mantel

It’s like ummm, perfect, and that’s why I had him do it. :) My garland is just the $2.99 strand from Hobby Lobby in the Christmas section. Then I found some pretty copper pinecone ornaments to hang in between. I love how it came out because it’s just like what I had envisioned in my head!

He hung everything up with the tiny command hooks and picture wire.

Command hooks

The ornaments are hanging just on their regular ornament hooks.

I took my dough bowl and filled it up with glittery pumpkins and gourds and my giant antique acorns that I got last year.

Fall Centerpiece

And here are a few more full shots for ya.

Fall Mantel

Fall Mantel

Fall Mantel

So what do you think? Are you loving gold this year too?  I always love white/silver at Christmas time, but I’m thinking a gold tree would be pretty awesome. We’ll see what happens with that! :) In the meantime though, I’m loving the more traditional Fall colors on our mantel this year.  And while I don’t have tons of orange or pumpkins on the mantel, it doesn’t mean it’s not seasonally appropriate. I think it screams Fall in a more elegant way than I normally do! And see, I told you I love several different looks. :)

Also, If you want to check out my other Fall Mantels you can view them in this post. Linking this post up to Kate’s Fall Mantel Party.




Also find me on FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogle+RSS and Instagram


  • Click to Share:
  • Share This Post on Facebook
  • Email this Post
  • Share this Post on Twitter
Also find me here:
  • Follow on Pinterest
  • Follow on Google+
  • Follow on Twitter
  • Follow on Instagram


  1. Love, love, LOVE…..truly, it is STUNNING! And here I was feeling all sorry for myself because I don’t have a mantel, until I saw the last picture and discovered it is just a shelf that LOOKS like a mantel. And now I love it even more. :-)

  2. You know, I have never been much of a gold person, but this is beautiful! And I think I could incorporate this into my home! I agree, it’s a much more sophisticated/elegant way of decorating for fall than we normally see. Great job!

  3. It looks great! I love the owls and the those big vases! Too funny…I revealed my gold mantel today too….great minds! ;)

  4. LOVE LOVE LOVE that garland! absolutely adorable! I am in the fall mood now…thanks alot! ;}

  5. It looks fantastic! I LOVE the gold owl.

  6. Oh I absolutely love this fake mantle idea. I may have to try this, I really want a mantle to decorate :) of course, the fireplace would be nice too.
    Your mantle display is just fabulous.
    Happy Fall,

  7. Love your mantle, so pretty! The gold garland is my favorite part.

  8. I haven’t wanted a mantel in my house more than right now. That is beautiful. Great work.

  9. Simply stunning, you do have a great talent for designing.

    My husband finally agreed to a fake mantel, I’ve been bugging him since seeing all your beautifully decorated displays. Now I just need to decide what I’d like.

    Hugs, Lori m

  10. Beautiful!!! The mirror is fabulous and the beautiful gold and fall accents are so pretty :)

    xoxo, Tanya

  11. Love it! I’ve always liked gold and silver too. I’m putting both in my bedroom re-do. Maybe a bit glitzy but hey, as far as I’m concerned, if I like it, it’s ok. :) Seriously need a mantle/shelf like that! You always do so many neat things with it. This display is beautiful! The garland really is great.


  12. So fresh and fun! My 3 1/2 year old would freak as she’s super into owls right now. Thanks for sharing! -Heather

  13. Loving this gold & glam fall mantel!! So pretty!! That mirror is gorgeous!!

  14. This is simply stunning! And so unusual too.

  15. Beautiful mantle, the garland is so well done, I love the idea of using the beaded garland and adding the pine cones. It’s gorgeous, I love it.

  16. It definitely says fall for sure! Love the color scheme, so lovely with that antiqued shelf/mantel. I think I love the glittery little pumpkins most. :)

  17. Love everything about this one!

  18. I love the vases with the floral arrangement. So pretty! I saw those cute little owls today while at home goods, well similar probably, and thought they were adorable. Nicely done!

  19. Oh my GOSH!! It’s GORGEOUS, Emily!! I love how the mirror some how transforms in my mind and looks like it’s encircled with little circles of wood. isn’t that funny? But, it totally does. AND just when I thought that garland wasn’t “in” anymore, you go and prove me wrong! ;)

  20. Emily, I love your new glam mantel! It is truly glam but still has a warmth too it, which I love!

  21. Love it! The gold owls are just fantastic, and I love the whole gold theme you’ve got going on there. Very autumn-glamtastic! :-D

    Stopping by from Centsational Girl’s mantel party! :)

  22. I have that same mirror over my mantel and I just love it! You can dress it up or down during any season. I love your faux mantle, by the way. I want one to go over my spa tub in the master bath. Need something to warm up all that tile!

  23. Love, love, love! So glad I found you through the Centsational Girl party! Everything is fantastic – the owls, the garland, the mirror!!

  24. Hands down from all the fall mantels linked to the Centsational Girly fall mantel party, yours is my absolute favorite! I keep revisiting it for inspiration. Thank you so much for sharing!

  25. I love that mirror!! Where did you get it? Super cute.

  26. I love that this is not your “normal” fall mantle. Its a little bit discreet and classy. I love it ;) You should enter it into Craftbaby’s Fall Decor Challenge! :)


  27. I love it! I don’t have a real mantel either. I automatically go for gold during Fall, it’s such a gorgeous way to bring out the natural elements. Very glam but not froo froo. It’s perfect!

  28. love love the white and the gold & rust colors!

  29. Those vases are just wonderful.

  30. fonda rush says:

    i love the idea of a fake mantel! also love the vignette! (i came from the cottage market)

  31. I love your Fall Mantel! Where did you find the actual mantel? I just have a small wall shelf but I’m looking for something bigger and bulkier, like what you have… but I can’t find one! Urgh! Please share! Thanks!

  32. Hi Emily!! I just got the same mirror last week. Where did you get the large vases?

  33. I love the fake mantle!! And it’s decorated so beautifully. We have a pellet stove and often wondered if I could put something like that behind it but in the end I think that would look dorky. But I could put some floating shelves on either side of the vent pipe. Hmm, I’ll have to think about that a little more. Way to inspire us :-)

  34. At retirement, two choices are there for that retiree.
    Nonetheless, diligence has to be taken in order to acquire the silver bullions which fulfill
    the specifications imposed from the Internal Revenue Service which can be at least 99.
    Experts have thought about the gold and silver as savior in crisis.

    Trends show investment in these commodities to get highly risky.
    Similar on the gold Individual Retirement Account, a silver Individual Retirement Account can also
    be physically possessed.

  35. Most people have heard of this island chain because they have
    heard of Darwin, the scientist who was primarily responsible for the creation of the theory of
    evolution. The area is so amazing it was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994.
    Thus choosing a good cruise agent will help tremendously.


  1. […] of gold appear on Emily’s elegant fall mantel over at Decor […]

  2. […] Wood Mantel at The Frugal Homemaker Fall Mantel at Decor & More Book Page Mantel at AKA Designs Gold and Glam Mantel at Decor Chick Fall Mantel at AKA Designs Fall Fake Mantel at Decor Chick Book Page Fall Mantel at […]

  3. […] glittery pumpkins and gourds, fall apple sangria, pumpkin spice cocktail, plum & gold menu card, s’mores favors, bouquet, boutonniere, Kathy Ireland for Mon Cheri dress, gold & eggplant table setting, David Tutera Embellish earrings, cake #PDRTJS_2226915_post44840_msg_1 {line-height: 22px; margin-left: 45px;} #PDRTJS_2226915_post44840_nero_2 {display: none;} #PDRTJS_2226915_post44840_msg_2 {display: none;} #PDRTJS_2226915_post44840_msg {line-height: 22px; margin-left: -19px;} /* above line was margin-left: -3px; and line below didn't exist before 09.14.2010 */ #rating_info_2226915_post44840 {visibility: hidden; width: 0px;} PDRTJS_settings_2226915_post44840 = { "id" : "2226915", "unique_id" : "post44840", "title" : "Autumn Inspiration", "permalink" : "", "item_id" : "_post44840" }; Pin It Comment   //   Categories: Uncategorized   //   Tags: autumn weddings, David Tutera, david tutera autumn weddings, david tutera fall weddings, fall wedding ideas, fall weddings, fall weddings 2013, plum and bronze weddings, plum and gold weddings, wedding blogs […]

  4. […] Ugh.) so I wanted to use it again and get my money’s worth. Haha. The mirror I had from this years’s Fall mantel, and those poinsettia balls are also from Target last […]

  5. […] / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6  Share this:Like this:LikeBe the first to like […]

  6. […] On my glam mantel last year I had lots of gold shiny things, and lots of glitter. If you’re feeling fancy like I was, then just go for it. A girl can never have too much glitter and sparkly things. […]

  7. […] the rustic look, so that’s how the mantel ended up. Quite a difference from last year’s gold and glam mantel! But something about burlap and pretty textures always draw me in so I went for it and came up with […]

  8. […] Wood Mantel at The Frugal Homemaker Fall Mantel at Decor & More Book Page Mantel at AKA Designs Gold and Glam Mantel at Decor Chick Fall Mantel at AKA Designs Fall Fake Mantel at Decor Chick Book Page Fall Mantel at […]

  9. […] Decor Chick} {Gold & Glam Mantel : Decor Chick} {The Lettered Cottage} {Adventures in Decorating} {Everyday Lovely} {An Oregon Cottage} […]

  10. […] Decor Chick} {Gold & Glam Mantel : Decor Chick} {The Lettered Cottage} {Adventures in Decorating} {Everyday Lovely} {An Oregon Cottage} […]

  11. […] 9. Or for another take on a mantel, check out this Gold and Glamorous style! So elegant and festive! via […]

  12. […] Florals | Gate | Dress | Acorns | Calligraphy | Bracelet | Lights | Hair Comb | Sequins | Pumpkins […]