2013 Fall Mantel

2013 Fall Mantel by virginiasweetpea.com

This fall my mantel was inspired by two vintage wheat wall hangings that my Aunt Nellie passed on to me.  I have vague memories of these hanging in Nellie’s house when I was a child, but I can’t remember exactly where she used them.  They are designed to hang together; if you look closely, you can see that the one on the left is slightly longer than the one on the right.  My fall mantel is simple for now, yet it will change when Bittersweet is added after our first frost.

Fall Mantel


I love that fall decorations can be enjoyed for September, October, and November.  When November gets closer, I’ll add Thanksgiving turkeys.

Fall Mantel3

I bought both pumpkins at our local farmer’s market and waxed them to add a pretty sheen. The gourds in the wooden box were grown by my dad and are now about twenty years old!


Fall Mantel 2013

The large faux Bittersweet wreath was purchased in Williamsburg and the wheat sheaths in Nags Head. Many might think my mantel is too bare but I kind of like the minimalist look.


Fall Lamp

The marble table beside the mantel holds an antique lamps with a fall shade. The handmade box was a gift from Mr. SP from the early years of our marriage. Both leaves are preserved Sugar Maple from Vermont.


Fall Mantel2

Sharing With:
Between Naps on the Porch


  1. Love your mantle Paula and those preserved leaves are so pretty! Everything looks GREAT!

  2. I like it bare!! and I love Williamsburg, I bought a red bittersweet wreath there years ago. I’m still waiting for a cool breeze!!

  3. Simply lovely, Paula! What an inviting Fall mantel. Less is more, less is more. I like the minimalist look you have going there.
    Very nice.
    Have a wonderful week.
    Cheers to you and yours,

  4. Love the wreath and the beautiful simplicity of it all! I really need to get on the Fall wagon. 😉 (have not done a thing!)


  5. Less IS more!! How neat that you still have the gourds your father grew! I’m still bringing in my fall things and vow not to over do it!

  6. I love your mantel. The leaves are beautiful. I wish I would have thought of that 16 years ago when we were in the northeast during fall.

  7. Pretty mantle Miss Paula! Love everything you do!

  8. I love that you have so many family heirlooms and you incorporate it into your decor so beautifully!


  1. […] I had time to pull out my fall things and I’ve been enjoying them ever since.  If you missed my fall mantel shared last week, I’d love for you to click over to view […]

Speak Your Mind


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.