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.

xxoo,

Decorchick!

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  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.

    xo
    Pat

  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.
    Brenda

  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! :)

    http://www.craftbaby.com/contests/31/Fall%20Decor

    XO
    Candie

  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 :-)

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