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Crisp cool air.  Apples. Indian Corn. Sunflowers. Pumpkins. Leaves…

Next to Christmas, Fall is my favorite time of the year to decorate the house. And yes, I’m one of those crazy ladies (just ask my husband) that totally re-decorates for each season and holiday.

Our Living Room, mostly because of the Mantle, is my favorite room in the house. We’ve lived in our home for 2 years now, and the Mantle has seen lots of decorating. One of these days, I’ll have to do a post, on all the different Mantle decorations, but for today…I’m sharing our Fall Mantle.

I love the colors of Fall, the browns, oranges, rust, yellows. All the rich, warm tones makes your home feel comfy and cozy.

  1. I started by making a Fall Garland, be sure to stop back within the next couple days for a Tutorial on how to make one yourself Update: head on over and learn how to create a Garland yourself
  2. To add a little color, I added a piece of Fall fabric
  3. Then starting with the largest items on the ends, I added Mr. Scarecrow, one that I made several years ago
  4. And a chunky pumpkin
  5. In a small wooden box, I added some Indian Corn, nuts and acorns. It ties it into the Garland
  6. A small ivory colored pumpkin from Dollar Tree, and a grapevine tree, for texture, and a candle holder for height
  7. One of my favorite Aqua Mason Jars filled with acorns that I picked up off the ground and a wooden star with Pumpkins painted on it
  8. A couple smaller wooden pumpkins and a fabric pumpkin sitting on top of the candle holder for height
  9. Filling in with smaller items, like dried pods and seeds

Using a variety of items, all within the Fall color scheme, works. By using unusal items like the grapevine tree and the Aqua Mason Jar filled with acorns, it adds texture and a little surprise to the Mantle.

Update: Here is our 2012 Fall Mantel

And if you are decorating your Front Porch

Do you decorate for Fall? What is your favorite season?

Linking to…Fall Nesting Party


  1. says

    Hi Liz- Your mantel looks so fresh for fall! Love the garland w/all its miniature corn and the colorful leaves. This is one thing I’ve never created for my decor and it may have to be a weekend project for me. I’m still in the midst of creating this year’s decorating so I linked to Melissa’s party with last year’s post. Hope all is well on your end. Fall has hit Ohio! Thank goodness because this heat an humidity has been bad.
    ~ Sue
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  2. says

    I used to think it was silly to decorate for all of the seasons and holidays, and that folks had too much free time. Then I moved into a home that I’m actually really proud of, and now I’ve turned into one of those ladies too! It makes me happy to celebrate different occasions, especially season. Fall is my favorite, and I’ve already put out some fall decor this week! My Husband thinks I’m silly because it’s still summer, but I’m SO READY for fall!

  3. says

    i love your fall mantle, especially the garland! fall is my fave time of the year, and i decorate seasonally too. i thought most people did, but my coworker came over when i had my fall stuff out, and told me it was very “soccer mom.” what the heck is that supposed to mean? b/c i want to fill my home with warmth it means something negative? and why is soccer mom negative, anyway? eek, sorry for my ranting here. i mean to say it all looks great!

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