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Fall Mantel Decoration

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Good evening my sweets. I have caught up with the times, I have my Fall mantel ready. Yes, still September and I am transitioning already. I know, that most of you have been there for weeks already, but I am glad to not lag behind with my Fall mantel decoration  this time round.

Ok without further ado, here she is:


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As you can see I went for a light and natural color palette this time. Lots of greens, blues, whites and a hint of brown. And still a light touch of the nautical.


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I fell in love with this light color palette for Fall. I really don’t feel like bringing in the darker, moodier colors this year.



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I found this great grower of pumpkins in my childhood home town. They had a lovely selection and for a steal. I love being able to buy directly from the growers instead of going through a ‘garden’ center. Quality and price is so much better when you cut out the middle man. So I splurged and bought lots of goodies, without even knowing what I ‘d do with them.


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And then it sort of happened. Without a plan I started to replace the summer shells in this old wooden box with the smallest pumpkins and gherkins. I don’t think I even planned to keep them in there. I just wanted to have a container for them until I figured out what my plan was.

And then I never made a plan….


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And those ‘fruits’ looked so good together I kept them. And then I realised my ‘theme’ was born. Because I was really digging this greens and whites together.

But there was something missing. It was a bit bare, even my Love noticed and said my Fall mantel decoration didn’t look finished (he normally hardly even notices when I have put up a new mantel decor).

So after sleeping on it for a night, I thought about this:


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The empty frame used to hang in my craft room. And the book with the botanical prints was one of my first flea market finds after I had started blogging. I had never forgotten it, but neither had I found a use for it. Until know.

Torn out pages, some masking tape to stick it on the wall, and that empty frame.

The perfect backdrop for my Fall mantel.


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And those sea glass floating balls, where my gift to myself this summer. I thought their colors really matched with the greenish/blue pumpkin. So they got a place too.

And I never removed the driftwood garland. It does such a good job of hiding an ugly pipe in that corner.


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Add in some candle light and you have a my Fall Mantel of 2012.


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Yeah I can live with that…..


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So what’dye think? Digging the colors? Do you miss orange or brown? What’s your ‘theme’ for Fall this year?


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  1. Beautiful! Love the soft colors you choose for your fall mantel! .

  2. Your mantle looks so pretty! Love the soft whites and soothing greens! I am keeping my decor for fall very simple.Using nature as a theme.Still using whites but also using heirloom pumpkins instead of traditional ones.

    • Marianne@Songbird says:

      I never even knew what heirloom pumpkins are, but I am sure glad I used them ;-). Looking forward to seeing your mantel, is it on your blog yet?

  3. Lovely! Green and white are so perfect together. The botanical prints are awesome!

    • Marianne@Songbird says:

      Yes aren’t they! I have had that bundle with the prints forever, can’t think why I never used it before.

  4. Cindy Jones says:

    I’m lovin’ your soft fall colors. They really are the colors of the earth (taupe and green) and blue gray for the overcast fall sky.

    • Marianne@Songbird says:

      Yep! Fall is so much more than brown, yellow and orange. I am looking at a grey sky with a blue undertone as we speak. Thanks for the mantel love!

  5. Girl, you KNOW I’m sooooo loving the glass floats in your mantel! Beautiful combination with the heirloom pumpkins. 😉

    • Marianne@Songbird says:

      LOL I know! I was totally surprised myself to see them work that well as a combination to my pumpkins.

  6. I love it. I’m not much of a fan of orange and brown anyway. Your mantel is light and pretty.

  7. You did a beautiful job with just a few items! It’s so pretty! Very inspiring.

  8. Love the look….love the whole theme!
    Happy harvest, Patty

  9. Wow, Marianne, that is just beautiful! I never would have thought of doing this, but it is inspiring me to go with a lighter look for fall as well. I may wait to get all of the earthy tones out until Thanksgiving, Thanks for sharing your lovely mantel.

    • Marianne@Songbird says:

      So glad I inspired you. And I agree there is plenty of time yet to get into the darker tones yet.

  10. always love to see your posts marianne…..they are quite inspiring…..thank you ! <3

  11. Love your fall decoration Marianne. Those flower drawings are awesome and I love those white pumpkins too.

    • Marianne@Songbird says:

      Thank you dear Tina. I am so glad I found a way to use those awesome botanical prints. I am sure now that they have taken prime position I will think of ways to use them more often.

  12. I love it! I wish I could find pumpkins in those tones. They are so very lovely and mixed with shells, terrific!

  13. it looks wonderful. I haven’t done anything to our mantel yet. I love the white!! Yours looks lovelyxo


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