I think every person has a list of things that they would like to have in their ‘dream home’. One of those things for me is a mantel. I’ve wanted a mantel my entire live, one to decorate for seasons and hang stockings from during Christmas. We came really close to building one at our first home but never got around to it. So you know what? When our new home came with a mantel it was one of those ‘dream come true’ moments for me. This is the first time in my ENTIRE life that I have lived in a home with a mantel above the fireplace (even my childhood home). And it has been magical.
So forgive me as I still get the hang of styling this piece of decor, but I’m excited to show you my very first Neutral Fall Mantel!
Oh and PS, before I go an farther, I’m sharing my first Halloween Craft of the year over at Tatertots and Jello today! Head over and check out an easy kid’s treat!
I don’t want to sound overly picky, but if I had it my way our TV would not sit above the mantel. But it’s the way the builder designed it and there really isn’t another space for it in our living room. So this will just have to be my challenge as I decorate it!
For those of you who have followed me for a while, I am a neutral girl at heart. I love a good neutral fall display (remember my porch and previous vignette?) There is just something about the crisp white lines mixed with rustic elements that makes my heart happy. (you can view my sign tutorial here)
This apple crate holds a special place in my heart since my grandma is the one who built it back in the 1930’s. She lived on an apple orchard and built her own crates at an early age and I am blessed to now have them for my own home.
I cannot tell you how much I have used these little white pumpkins over the past few years. Would you have guessed they started out as colorful glazed ceramic pumpkins from the Dollar Tree?
I’m so excited to have this space to decorate for year’s to come and I’m already thinking about hanging our stockings for Christmas!
Want to see more fall inspiration? Here are some of my past projects: