The weather was perfect in New Jersey/NYC (on my first business trip) last week! The weather was so crisp in the evenings I probably could have used a scarf. There’s so much to still be updated on our new traditional forever house, but a mantel this pretty couldn’t just sit there untouched so I headed to Target for an inspiration piece! As I walked the aisles looking for Fall Ideas for the Mantel, I passed the wood-shaven flower wreath that I have loved for about a year now. It was like an aha moment — I threw it in the cart confidently! The wreath can now officially be placed on clearance — I paid full price!
Totally inspired, I picked up this wooden fox, too. I have a thing for animals and the wood tones on this one were a perfect compliment to the wreath! And with two great inspiration pieces I head home for some fun!
Sometimes mantels take awhile, but this one was already a completed picture in my mind! It came together quickly!
Meant to be — the fireplace already had a nail hanging in the perfect spot for my wreath!
In the garage I have a lots of reclaimed wood just waiting to be used! I grabbed our drill and transformed one of the pieces into a votive candleholder. I love how it adds a little depth in tone to the mantel.
For a quick tutorial on making a candleholder similar to this —
Here’s a little tutorial —
I remember waiting until October last year before the grocery stores were stocked with pumpkins! I’m so happy they didn’t make us wait as long this year! It’s beginning to look a lot like Fall around here!
I love lots of the pumpkins — these pumpkins with the green lines were totally speaking to me! Just because the leaves are changing colors doesn’t mean the mantel can’t have a few green touches!
I don’t know if you can see the vase on the left very well, but it’s a fun West Elm log vase — love it! I just added a sprig of greenery from Hobby Lobby and it was perfect!
Stacked pumpkins scream Fall! There are some cute Fall Porchscape Ideas (here) — the stacked pumpkin Fall Front Porch is my favorite!
I have to tell you all about my burlap garland because you are going to want one, too! It is both practical and pretty!
What was your Fall Mantel inspiration this year!?! Do you have a thing for burlap and pumpkins when the weather starts cooling down!?! Green leaves or Colorful leaves in Fall!!? Have a blast adding fun Autumn touches to your home decor!