Although I didn’t get to post my fall mantel in time to join a few parties, I still wanted to share it. Better late than never, right?
I didn’t buy anything new except a strand of white Christmas lights. I loaded up the mantel with a fall garland I bought last year (at 1/2 off) at Hobby Lobby and added the Christmas lights. Everything else was already on my mantel so I just worked around it.
If you would like to see how I made my “Fall” banner you can read about that here.
Here’s a close up of the faux garland….berries, gourds, leaves, I love it!
I recently found this lantern at Kirkland’s for $9.99! I thought it would work on the mantel because it’s narrower than most lanterns and fits better on my somewhat “skinny” mantel. Of course, I added more of my PB inspired book bundles
I bought the pair of white ceramic pumpkins a couple of years ago at Hobby Lobby after Thanksgiving. There is also another stack of books topped with a black lantern and a mercury glass pear I picked up at TJ Maxx for $9.99! I’ve been temped to buy the mercury glass pumpkin from Pottery Barn (I have a gift card burning a hole in my pocket from PB) but I can use the pear year round and wouldn’t be able to do that with the pumpkin….plus the price was right!
On the coffee table I just put a candle ring inside my lantern and added bronze and leopard print bows….nothing fancy but I’m trying to simplify…
Sometime last summer I was in a local flea market and found a bunch of gourds….I had been looking for some for quite a while and none of these were more than $1.50! So I bought all I found with the idea to use them somewhere this fall. I just put a Dollar Tree garland in my huge dough bowl and then put some of the gourds on top of the garland….instant centerpiece!
As you can see, in trying to stay true to my “less” is more decorating this year, I didn’t do anything on my sideboard but add two pumpkins to the candlesticks
That about wraps up my indoor fall decorating around here. When I can get some good photos of the outside, I’ll post those too.
I have a busy week coming up….dr. appointment for my mom and dentist and hair appointments for me…but we’re leaving for the beach on Friday with daughter and her family!
P.S. I haven’t forgot about posting the sunroom….just need to do a few more things in there (is anything EVER done?) However, I did add a little fall “bling” in there too….you’ll have to come back next week to see it!
I’m sharing this post over here….
and over at Coastal Charm