Decorating for Fall, my Mantel

Ah October at last and can I just say it's my favorite month out of all of them.
Ever since I was a little girl I always looked forward to Fall and the spectacular
colors the season brings. Speaking of a little girl, my daughter has been after me for
about two three weeks now to "please decorate the mantel Mom". I told her "I will, 
I will" and after three weeks I finally decorated the mantel and had a happy daughter.  

I literally through the swag of flowers up there and starred at it for a couple
of days. I have this love/hate relationship with my mantel and sometimes I get it
right and other times not so much. This time I think I succeeded! I knew with this
mantel that I wanted to keep it simple and not spend any money. 
I used what I had on hand and a little creativity.

White pumpkins seem to be all the rage this Fall. 

The swag of flowers stayed put and I built around it. The yellow pitcher adds 
 an extra pop of color and the sticks give the height. Always remember to use
books to add height to any display. Cheap and easy trick. 

I'm glad the mantel is done and it really does warm up our Living room and 
makes it feel cozy. Now with Halloween around the corner, do I change out 
my mantel for Halloween or leave it as is for Thanksgiving? 

Do you change out your mantel for the holidays or keep it the 
same throughout the year besides maybe Christmas? 


  1. Very nicely done! I like the height of the sticks and the white pumpkins but you have the pops of color too! I change out decorations for every holiday/season. I have had my fall decor up since mid-September (adding bits and pieces) but will change out for Halloween on October 3 (that is 4 weeks exactly before the holiday) and will then change for Thanksgiving within a day or two after. I'm not a big fan of Halloween, but I do some jack-o-lanterns (instead of just pumpkins) and I also add few spiders/bats/skulls type of things too.

  2. it looks pretty! I love the white pumpkins you have there. I think I need some : )

  3. Your mantel looks so nice! I love all the white pumpkins and the old suitcase is awesome! You did a great job Andrea.

    Lori : )
    Thrifty Decor Mom

  4. So pretty! I'm a new GFC follower :)


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