Fall Harvest Mantel

fall harvest mantel

I admitted it when I last decorated my mantel for Easter – I’m not very good at this.  I’ve had a mantel for nine years, and only decorated it for Christmas, in the same way every year.  I’ve actually never been very good at decorating for holidays, but I’m trying to improve.

And the only way to improve is to actually give it a go.  A few other bloggers (who are way better at this decorating thing than I am!) have joined in on the fun, and we are all decorating a mantel or table for the season.

fall mantel with pumpkins

I designed my mantel around our backyard harvest for this year.  We have mini pumpkins coming out of our ears (from only one plant) and quite a few butternut squash.  I managed to use both of them in the design.

fall mantel 2

I found that vintage screen at my local ReStore for $1, and sewed doilies that I’ve been hoarding up from different estate sales to create a little piece of art.  I’ll share the complete tutorial soon!

fall mantel

I still have no idea of the “rules” for spatial arrangement of items, but the way I look at it is that it looks much better than it did yesterday.

Wondering how I created that fireplace screen?  (It’s insulating and removable!)  Check it out here.

Be sure to hop over and visit our friends and their wonderful blogs for more creative Fall Mantels and Table Tops:

Fall Blog Hop

2 Bees in a Pod – Rustic Fall Mantel

The Crowned Goat – Fall Inspired Dining Room Tablescape

Canary Street Crafts –  Fall Decorating Ideas

Pocketful of Posies – Fall Table

Anderson + Grant – Simple Fall Centerpiece

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20 thoughts on “Fall Harvest Mantel

  1. Jenny you did such a great job on this mantel! I’m so excited about your garden harvest. It’s really cool you’re growing your own squash and pumpkins. I love the screen you found and the vintage doilies too. That’s so creative. Sending you high fives and hugs girl, Coco
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  2. Hey Jenny – you did a great job of decorating you mantel for Fall. Your screen door and doily project is so clever – cant wait to see the tutorial! Is it bad for us to say that we are super jealous of your mini pumpkins? How wonderful that you harvested them from your very own yard? Great job Jenny!
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