Hello sweet ladies,
Let me show you my first Fall decor of the year. I decided to start big so I tackled my mantel first. I am still loving my chippy blue door so much that I took my inspiration from there and created what I like to call a farmhouse fall mantel.
Not that I live in a farmhouse at all, but one can pretend and dream.
If you have been with me for some time. You know that I don’t actually have a mantel either. Instead I use a shelf in the corner of our room. The shelf is part of a radiator cover. But I treat that little corner of my living room as if it is the focal point of the room and create my own little mantel displays there. Well it works for me….
Center stage in my Fall mantel this year is a berry wreath I made. I bought three new branches of red berries at the dollar store and used old, rather ragged looking, berry branches from my stash to fill her out.
I also was determined to use an old enamel coffee pot that I painted with Miss Mustard Seed milk paint, when I had some of that blue paint left after painting my door.
And that is where I got stuck…
For a long time….
And then I called out to my Facebook Friends for help. Boy-oh-boy did they come through for me. So many good suggestions and I used most of them.
And so this is how this mantel came to be.
I added bread boards for more layering and a more interesting background, candles on small vintage cake tins as center point, and of course I scattered some pine cones around for the Fall look.
I am loving her now.
This mantel is much more colorful, than I am used to. My go-to style usually is white and neutral and with lots of white space. But this is nice for a change and really growing on me. Who knows I might get used to these bright colors yet…..
I have already declared my love for the Fall season, and this mantel decor really has gotten me in the mood for more Fall in the house. So I guess there will be more Fall-ish corners coming up…
If you are in the mood for more Fall decor too I can recommend visiting the following ladies. We are all sharing a little start into Fall decorating today.
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