Pumkins, gourds, leaves, sunflowers, wreaths and more…
An abundance of color. This is what I had in mind as I dreamed, planned and gathered for my Autumn decor mantel. There must be pumpkins. There must be leaves. And there must be flowers. To me, Autumn decor in this room is all about color.
Visually appealing. Atop and above the mantel, I began with placing the pumpkins on the Gail Pittman Southern Living at Home Provence candlesticks (say that 3 times fast!) I liked how they look, I placed leaf garlands around each candlestick, some gourds, burlap pumpkins, some flowers and faux grapes in the center. When I hung the wreath, it touched the flowers – it was too low. Barring putting another nail into the brick fireplace I pondered my options. I finally came up with a very workable solution. In the center of the wreath I strung twine – tightly – behind the cats tail. I rehung the wreath and voila – a perfect triangle was created that imitated the shape of the fireplace.
I love balance and symmetry!
Using what I had…
One of the other aspects to this year’s Autumn Mantel decor – I didn’t want to spend any money – I used what I had and clearance items from last year’s season. If you want to build your collection of decor items, Clearance is your friend!
The ambience of Harvest and Home
I almost painted these pumpkins for another project…I like them very much as they are atop these candlesticks.
Last year I made these burlap pumpkins. They add a wonderful – natural touch to the ends of this mantel vignette.
Well! There it is! Autumn has come to our living room mantel – full of color, full of all the wonderful things that make Fall a delight!