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Fall Mantel – Pinterest Challenge

For this month’s Pinterest Challenge, we decorated a fall mantel.

Fall mantel decorated in traditional fall colors

I recently shared the fall decor in my living room and dining room, the fall decor in my family room and breakfast room, and the fall decor in my lake house master bedroom.

Today I’m sharing my fall mantel.

For each month’s Pinterest Challenge, Cindy from County Road 407, picks a theme and then selects a picture from Pinterest to use as our inspiration.

Our job is to create our own version of the inspiration picture.

If you arrived here via Laura of Decor to Adore, welcome!

Our Inspiration for this Month’s Challenge

Our inspiration for this month’s challenge is from Jenelle Trinnette.

Isn’t this a beautiful fall mantel?

Janelle used these elements for her mantel:

  • Framed art
  • Fall foliage in a vase and on the mantel
  • Pumpkins on candle holders
  • A lantern

Fall Mantel

I love decorating a fall mantel and it was very easy for me to come up with my version of Jenelle’s inspiration picture using items from my decor stash.

Fall mantel decorated in traditional fall colors

My fall art was a yard sale purchase years ago.

Fall mantel decorated in traditional fall colors

Faux fall foliage is displayed in vases along with a bittersweet garland and orange votive candles.

Fall mantel decorated in traditional fall colors

The music stand to the left of the fireplace is decorated for fall. See the rest of my fall living room decor here.

Fall mantel decorated in traditional fall colors

My mom’s cast iron pot is filled with dried gourds. Each fall I save my gourds in our basement so they can dry. I now have a plastic tote full of gourds to use each fall.

Dried gourds in a black cast iron pot

Next up is Cindy from DIY Beautify. I am looking forward to seeing Cindy’s version of our fall mantel inspiration picture.

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57 Comments

  1. HI Paula,
    Okay I love your mom’s cast iron pot. How do you dry gourds? Sounds like a future post ;0)
    I love this room and you did an amazing job. I love those chairs too. I need to hit more garage sales, but I feel like we have not had as many this year. laura

  2. I love the colors of fall, so vibrant. Just a beautiful arrangement for the mantle. You sure know how to create lovely vignettes. Very inspiring!
    Enjoy your day!
    Suzanne

  3. Beautiful Paula. Love your collection of gourds I can’t get over how beautiful they are. You inspired me to begin collecting and drying them. I have done pumpkin stems. Why never gourds I have no idea.

  4. Simple, elegant yet rustic and beautiful Paula! Love the color combination with your blue curtains. I need to find garland like that. I love it. I hope you spend lots of cozy time in that room. It’s perfectly fall. Thank you for joining in. Pinned!

  5. Your mantel is stunning, Paula. I’ve always loved your blue curtains with the combination of fall colors on your mantel. I also think the bittersweet and fall foliage look great together. I think my favorite part of your mantel is the artwork in the center with that rustic frame. Beautiful job!

  6. I, too, love those teal curtains; they are so rich looking and go well with the fall tones! Enjoy the richness of your colors and vignettes As kids, my brother and I sold gourds to our local country store for 3 cents each! Would make $3 and think we were rich! We surrepticously glued broken stems back on–much easier when they are already dried!

  7. Paula, I love the symmetry in your mantel and the pretty soft fall colors in the votives, the leaves in the two glass vases and your neat dried gourds!! I was reading some of the comments above and yes, I like your rich velvety-teal curtains, too!! Very pretty combination all around!!

    I would like to ask you if you refinished your Duncan Phyfe drum table… I have one, the first piece of antique furniture I ever bought for $35 at a flea market. It could use a new finish and I really like this black color with a little gilding. Could you tell me how you did yours? I do have some matte black stain and plenty of tubes for gilding edges. Sadly, my table didn’t have the original band that went around the table edges, so I’d just be staining and filling in. It does have it’s paw feet and the drawer pull.

    Thanks in advance and enjoy your lovely sitting room this fall!
    Hugs,
    Barb 🙂

  8. That yard sale print is a GEM. I love lucky finds like that! It works perfectly on your mantel and for this challenge!

    Niky @ The House on Silverado

  9. Hello. I love how you incorporate colors into your homes’ decor. I’ve always loved the combination of warm golds and oranges and rust with blues. Very earthy. Very pretty.

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