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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Creating a Fall Mantel Display

I'm not an avid blog poster and I'm currently up to my ears with 'To Do' lists in preparation of our daughter's wedding in 11 days...but I decided to create a blog post this morning.

When starting a new mantel display, I begin with a blank slate.  Everything is removed that is currently on the mantel...then I start layering items...stepping back to see how they look.

The window is a new 'acquisition' mom recently had all her windows replaced and I snagged a few of her old ones.

The lanterns come in a set of three, each a different size.  They always find a way into my seasonal decorating.  They can be purchased here.

There was too much 'wall' showing and I didn't have enough 'stuff' to fill in those I added another big piece...something with a 'heavy' look = the wood tool carrier.  I've shifted the lanterns, books and silver ice bucket and removed the black pedestal.

As more layers are added, the lanterns get shifted again.

Some faux floral pieces are added, along with faux pumpkins and pinecones.

Stand back and see how the overlook appears.

After a little tweaking...

Fall Mantel completed.

I'm linking up with THE SCOOP
and No Minimalist Here


  1. Obviously there's too much time between blogs. You're hiding your light under a bushel. I love your mantel and especially like how you've turned the pumpkins on their side here and there.

  2. Girl, it looks great! Glad to see you blogging again!

    Love the thought process and all the pretty items you put together-Beautiful!

  3. Love the mantle it is perfect for this time of year, it looks so inviting..,thanks for sharing these perfect photos..

  4. Great job, so pretty and festive. Love the turkey plate with the pumpkins. from your newest follower, Linda

  5. It looks super! I love seeing the layers!