Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Autumn mantel


My living room mantel tends to stay the same, season after season--except for Christmas. Christmas changes everything! I don't usually do seasonal mantelscapes other than for Christmas.

But this year the call of Fall was just too strong to resist, so I put together the simplest of Autumn mantels.  Here it is:


 Very simple, isn't it?






Fall leaves in a vase filled with wine corks.  Plus a giant pine cone.


Our yard is full of pine cones, but this is the only giant one I've ever found.  Not sure how it got in my yard, but I like it!



We'll be lighting the fire soon, but for now the hearth is warmed up a bit with a few fallish elements.


These bundles of sticks remind me of sheaves of grain.  So far, though, they've mostly ended up as a playthings for my 15-year-old as he sits in the club chair to watch NFL.   One stalk at a time, my sheaves are dwindling.  Oh, well.  I'd rather have the boy than the sticks.


How's the Fall decorating going at your house?

I'm joining some fun parties:



13 comments:

Jessica Cramer said...

Nice mantle I love the wine corks in the jar. Your comment about your son playing with the sticks makes me LOL, my boys do the same thing! Too funny!

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

Super fun.

I enjoy changing mine often ... at least once a season or more.

Fondly,
Glenda

Sharon @ Desert Willow Lane said...

Love your mantel. Now I have an idea for all of the wine corks I've been saving. Thanks for sharing.

Kathy Olson said...

So pretty! I love fall decorating and I haven't even done it yet!

Yours looks lovely:)

Anonymous said...

Your mantel is lovely, and I completely LOVE that armchair and ottoman! -- Min

Melissa Miller said...

Beautiful mantle decor and pinecone Richella. I agree, simple is best for me these days as well.

Happy fall to you!
~Melissa

SheilaG @ Plum Doodles said...

Your mantel looks great! I don't do much changing around, either, except for Christmas. I change out just a few things and call it done.

Erica {let why lead} said...

Perfect! I do love that giant pinecone! And even more knowing it came from your own backyard!

xinex said...

I love your mantel decorations, Richelle. Very pretty!...Christine

karen@somewhatquirky said...

Love the "nod" to fall. Very very nice. That pear shaped gourd on the hearth is beautiful!

melissa * 320 Sycamore said...

Beautiful and simple, Richella. I love the touch of the corks!

Erin @ Two Story Cottage said...

Love the corks in the vase. And I'm drooling over your beadboard cabinets. You did a good job of balancing the things on the bottom (hearth)! I struggle with that. And boys always have to be messing with something. Big boys and little boys! :)

Dawn said...

so pretty! and warm :) and the corks!!! the perfect boost for those leaves. i am loooonging for fall leaves :)

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