Friday, September 27, 2013

Fall Mantle 2013 {Reveal}

It's fall y'all!

And my favorite time of year!

I love it.

The sights...

The smells...


(Even if I do know that the frigid winds of winter are right around the corner.)

So this year, I decided to decorate with the vibrant colors of the season.

It's definitely a change from the neutral colors I usually use.

I think I like it!

It was hard getting pictures in the room without including the tablescape.

But I'm saving that reveal for Monday.


I know...

Such a tease.


I love the orange and yellows with pops of red and aqua.

I spent $16.00 on the orange chevron and aqua fabric.

$6.00 on the mini pumpkins.

I found the mirror at the thrift for $10.00.

And the mums for $4.00.

The gourds in the wire basket in the background came from my in-law's.

My father-in-law dried last year's gourds and gave me some to paint.

(Even if he did think it was weird that I was going to paint them.  LOL!)

Everything else I had on hand.

The colored burlap for the leaves, is simply brown burlap painted with acrylic paint.

I used a bronze sharpie to draw on stems to add texture.

The acorns I painted, as well.


I even painted the cattails I picked down the road.


It's a bright fall look for our dining room.

I hope you'll pop back by on Monday to check out this year's tablescape.

It's so much fun to bring fall into our home!


  1. oh Laura, you know I LOVE it...Color is my favorite and BLUE AND ORANGE are my super fave...Kinda like "smiling" "smilings my favorite" (its from ELF) Can you tell I had my cup of coffee already!!
    Now come do mine...:)

  2. Love it! Such great colors. So bright yet homey and warm. Love the little touches of painting the acorns and cat tails. Really ties it all together beautifuly! HOW DO YOU FIND THE TIME TO MAKE SO MANY LOVELY THINGS for your home? Happy Fall :)

    Sherri Smith

  3. What an unexpected and fabulous color story! I LOVE it - screams whimsy AND Fall!

    thanks for sharing,

  4. Very pretty. I would have never thought of putting the blue with it, I likey!!

  5. Beautiful love all the colors....and the chalkboard insert too!

  6. looks stunning so far love all your colors


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