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24 September, 2012

Natural Elements and Textures...My Fall Mantel

Plate Addict Fall Mantel 2012The cooler temperatures and the arrival of the first day of fall have finally put me in the mood to decorate! I don’t know about you, but it’s my favorite season! I love all of the fall colors and woodsy smells!

Kitty Miss Kitty agreed to help, but spent most of the time supervising from the empty storage boxes as I worked.

Fall mantel 2012 I wanted a very textured natural-looking mantel…with all the elements coming from nature. Well…improved nature since much of it is actually faux! I am trying to spend less by mixing up what I already have, so nothing on the mantel this year is new. But…I really like the result!

Fall Garland The garland came from Hobby Lobby several years ago. I love its chunkiness…

Faux Pumpkins …and generous helping of pumpkins, berries and gourds!

Twine PumpkinsThe frenchy urns were purchased at the same time at half price. I topped them with twine pumpkins from last year. I love the laurel leaf swag…

Lion's Head Urn …and the lion’s head with a ring in his mouth…fabulous!

wreath2 I have had the wreath for quite a while. It normally stays on the inside of my front door in the fall, but once I held it up to the garland, I knew it had found a new home…like they were made for each other!

Lichen Balls and Pinecone Flowers It is trimmed with fun lichen balls and flowers made of pine cones…the perfect touch!

Fall Mantel And finally…here it is…my fall mantel for this year! I had fun combining things I already had to create it.

Plate Addict Fall MantelAnd I love all the textures and natural elements! They just say fall to me! Now…bring on those really crisp days, falling leaves and hot chocolate by the fire!
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed a little peek at my project! Please visit these wonderful bloggers and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants!
Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party
Thrifty Decor Chick for Before and After Monday

Boogieboard Cottage for Masterpiece Monday
Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday

The Stories of A2Z for Tutorials and Tips Tuesday
Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday

A Stroll thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday
Cedar Hill Ranch for Cowgirl Up! on Tuesdays

My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Tuesday's Treasures
Centsational Girl for the “It’s Fall Y’all” Mantel Party
Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays
DIY by Design for Fall into Fall

Thrifty Decor Chick for the Easy Fall Decor Party   
The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursdays
No Minimalist Here for the Open House Party on Thursdays

Stone Gable for Tutorials, Tips and Tidbits on Thursdays
My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday 

2805 for Potpourri Friday
At the Picket Fence for Inspiration Friday
Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday
The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday

Craftberry Bush for Happy Hour on Saturdays
Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special
Debbiedoo's Power of Pinterest Party on Saturdays
See you next time! A la prochaine!


  1. Beautiful Debbie.
    Happy Fall!

  2. I love this, it is so full and beautiful. Love the pots.


  3. Love this Debbie. The urns and pumpkins are calling my name!!

  4. Well done Debbie!
    I like the natural look and the fullness. I think the urns with the pumpkins are a great choice together!

  5. Your mantle is so beautiful! I love the 'chunkiness' of the garland too, and they all go so well together.
    Debbie :)

  6. Debbie, love the colors of fall, and your fall mantel does them proud. The Frenchy urns add a perfect touch!
    Enjoy the cooler days..........Sarah

  7. Just beautiful! I'm going to use your suggestion of putting the wreath in front of the mirror for our home 'down south' when we get there! Still in the midwest; 39 this morning!

  8. This is so beautiful, Deb and I love the touch of the white plates. Fantastic!

  9. Love it, Debbie! Your fall accents are beautiful!

  10. You did a beautiful job on your mantel, Debbie! Love the garland and that wreath is gorgeous. I try to use what I have, too, but I think I'm going to be getting a wreath for the front door this year. It's fun to use what you have in different ways from year to year.

  11. Debbie,

    Your fall mantel is full and lush.


  12. Gorgeous, Debbie! I love the wreath layered over your mirror ... the natural elements and the plates!

  13. Love how pretty your mantle is with all the trimmings. Good job not spending any money, wow. Smiles, Susie

  14. You and Miss Kitty have done an awesome job! :) Gorgeous!

  15. Deb it looks fantastic! Love the fall colors and your remix of swags and pumpkins is perfect! I'm ready for the leaves to change now! Hugs, Linda

  16. Oh it is so pretty Debbie. I love all the gourds and berries, they look so pretty. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  17. Excellent look! Love the nice way you arranged everything! I'm trying to use things I have too rather than add a lot more!Love the lions head vases with the pumpkins! I got a couple of those but haven't figured out what to do with them yet! The wreath looks great on the mirror! I'm getting ideas from you!!

  18. Great look Debbie and I'm in love with your wreath and my heart be still those white plates under the mantle
    are fabulous. Thanks for sharing.

  19. Debbie,
    I adore all the hues and textures of your Fall decor on the mantle!!! It is such a "good feeling" when you create such a magnificient look without spending a cent!!! "Mr. Ed" and I are so grateful for the antics of Miss Kitty!!! She reminds us so much of our beloved, Maurice...thanks for sharing her with us!!! Have a wonderful week...and here's wishing the temperatures will be cool enough for you to enjoy some of that hot chocolate you've been desiring!

  20. Very pretty, Debbie, and you didn't have to buy anything new! I am really loving the twine pumpkins, they really add a nice texture to everything. You did a wonderful job, as always! :)


  21. It's all very pretty! Isn't it fun decorating the mantle? I seem to remember when you added those dishes to the front.

  22. Hi Debbie! Beautiful arrangement! Love those urns too. Linda

  23. Looks great Debbie, I love the twig pumpkins in the urns! Love your pretty helper too:@)

  24. Beautifully done and it's faux. Perfect.

  25. Great colors! LOVE your frenchy urns and the twiggy pumpkins. Pret-ty!

  26. Debbie, your mantle looks terrific and it's wonderful that it was all from what you had! The wreath, layered over the mirror looks beautiful. Love those pine cone flowers. I am loving Fall too. XO, pinky

  27. Very attractive. I especially love your mirror and urn.

  28. This is such a pretty mantel Debbie. You always give everything a special touch.


  29. Your fall mantel is gorgeous Debbie! I love all the natural elements!!

  30. Love that garland, really sets the stage for everything. Linda

  31. Wow what a pretty mantel Debbie!! It looks like you are officially ready for fall!

    bee blessed

  32. That looks beautiful! You did a great job!

  33. Lush and fabulous! Thank you for sharing your fabulous Fall inspiration and creativity at Potpourri Friday!

  34. Hi Debbie: Your mantle looks so pretty. I'm visiting from Home Sweet Home. I making the trek to HL this weekend. Hope I can be lucky enough to find a garland like yours..Happy Thursday..Judy


Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment! I appreciate my wonderful readers!... Debbie