The Fall Mantel

Has anyone had enough of the pumpkins yet?? Nope, not me! ?? Also, let me begin by saying I got a little inspiration for this mantel from Liz Marie.☝?Gotta give credit where credit is due! BTW  – She’s one of my favorite people. Ever.

Here’s what I did!

The large vintage chalkboard was already there. It was an antique store find from a few months ago.?

I began by stacking/laying terra cotta planting pots around the mantel. As I mentioned in a previous blog, I found these old pots in a shed at an estate sale. Since then, I’ve spotted some at thrift stores as well.

Yet again, I used the Pottery Barn olive branch trees I scored at Salvation Army. This is the second season using those babies. Totally worth the $10 investment!? Having each of these on either side adds some balance.

Then I added the pumpkins! ? Both pumpkins shown are from Hobby Lobby. I added the large green and small white pumpkins to the mix.

I wanted to give the vibe of a farmer growing pumpkins in small pots… totally unrealistic.??‍? No judging. I’ve warned you my mind works in strange ways! 

Finally, I added the green garland from Hobby Lobby to soften the whole scene.

FINALLY, FINALLY, I grabbed a pair of scissors and snipped off the price tags. ? I know I can’t be the only one who waits until you’re completely finished with a project before trashing the tags!

This is a very simple mantel and totally doable for beginners!??




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