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:


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!


Super fun.

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


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!

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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