Well friends, it’s that time of year. The time filled with crisp air, changing leaves and cozy sweaters. I absolutely love fall, don’t you? After a 7 month blogging hiatus, I am back with a post for ya’ll. Sorry that I have been quiet for so long, but that’s what not having your own house for new projects, paired with not having a functioning computer, will do. I am excited to share with you my fall mantle for this year. I used a couple of the same pieces as I did for last year’s mantle, but I really changed it up aside from that. I tend to try and use what I already have on hand for my seasonal decor, and then maybe mix in a couple of new finds if I happen across something I love. I am looking forward to seeing what you think!
I used two crates that I ordered from Magnolia Market, paired with a frame my Father-in-Law made, to create a form of back drop on our mantle. Since we have a corner fireplace, I find using some bigger items as a base layer helps to fill in all that empty space at the back, without overcrowding or cluttering it up. I just love the farmhouse, and slight industrial, style that the crates bring to the space, as that is the sort of look I’m typically attempting to create throughout our home.
I used some branches I found in a park near our home last year for some fall-coloured foliage that would bring in some more natural elements. I also tend to use these candle holders throughout the seasons, as I love the wood elements and think they create some nice interest for the eye with their differing heights.
Here’s a cute little vintage jar filled with some acorns for another natural, and definitely fall-themed, touch.
These little grapevine pumpkins are from Michaels from a few years ago. I also love having this ladder here with some extra cozy blankets on it to keep warm.
One of my favourite ways to spend my mornings after a run outside in the cool air, is cuddled up on my couch next to my fireplace with a homemade pumpkin spice latte.
Has everyone else started decorating for fall yet? I have to confess, I have had my fall stuff up since the last week of August! I know for some people that’s totally jumping the gun, but when it’s your favourite season you tend to get a little over-excited, am I right? Anyways, let me know what you think of my mantle this year if you have a moment!
Thanks for stopping by 🙂
— Rachel, at The Porch Light Cottage