I’ve got some Botanical Fall mantel decoration love going on over here. Yes, it is amazing, it is still September and 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 decor this time round. I tried something different, something a bit daring maybe. I went with a botanical theme inspired by a vintage book I scored a while ago. And that is how I ended up with a botanical fall mantel decor.
Ok without further ado, here she is:
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. 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.
Find many more Fall Mantel Ideas for every style and color palette under this link.
I found this great grower of pumpkins in my childhood hometown. 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 are so much better when you cut out the middleman. So I splurged and bought lots of goodies, without even knowing what I‘d do with them.
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….
Those ‘fruits’ looked so good together that I kept them that way. Then I realized my ‘theme’ was born. Because I was really digging these greens and whites together.
But there was something missing. It was a bit bare.
So after sleeping on it for a night, I thought about this:
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 now.
Torn out pages, some masking tape to stick it on the wall, and that empty frame.
The perfect backdrop for my Fall mantel.
Those sea glass floating balls, were my gift to me 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.
Add in some candlelight and you have a lovely botanical fall Mantel.
I really love using green as a central fall color, it works very well in a little green fall arrangement too. And sometimes you can go completely the opposite way of traditional Fall colors and go all white with fall and that works too. But to prove that I can handle some color with fall, check out my Farmhouse Fall Mantel
Yeah, I can live with that…..
So what’d think? Digging the colors? Do you miss orange or brown? What’s your ‘theme’ for fall this year?
Katie @ Wildwood Creek says
Beautiful! Love the soft colors you choose for your fall mantel! .
Thank you! I am quite pleased with how it turned out too.
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.
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?
Vicki V says
Lovely! Green and white are so perfect together. The botanical prints are awesome!
Yes aren’t they! I have had that bundle with the prints forever, can’t think why I never used it before.
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.
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!
Kim @ Sand & Sisal says
Girl, you KNOW I’m sooooo loving the glass floats in your mantel! Beautiful combination with the heirloom pumpkins. 😉
LOL I know! I was totally surprised myself to see them work that well as a combination to my pumpkins.
I love it. I’m not much of a fan of orange and brown anyway. Your mantel is light and pretty.
Oh, I do love a bit of orange and brown for Fall, just not this year 😉
You did a beautiful job with just a few items! It’s so pretty! Very inspiring.
Thank you!! So glad you like it.
Love the look….love the whole theme!
Happy harvest, Patty
Happy harvest to you too!!!
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.
So glad I inspired you. And I agree there is plenty of time yet to get into the darker tones yet.
always love to see your posts marianne…..they are quite inspiring…..thank you ! <3
Oh how sweet. Thank you!!
Love your fall decoration Marianne. Those flower drawings are awesome and I love those white pumpkins too.
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.
Anita @ GoingalittleCoastal says
I love it! I wish I could find pumpkins in those tones. They are so very lovely and mixed with shells, terrific!
Katherines Corner says
it looks wonderful. I haven’t done anything to our mantel yet. I love the white!! Yours looks lovelyxo