I have fallen in love with the patina of galvanized metal and so I made it the heart of this mantel, topped off with shades of autumn-y orange in the pumpkins and the candles. Now just add a little bittersweet and it’s perfect!
The grapevine wreath adds lots of texture as does the faux bittersweet garland, a fabulous bargain find from Pier 1 at 90% off of $35…so $3.50! Woo hoo! I actually bought three of them so I didn’t mind cutting one of them up to create the wreath and to add to the mantel.
I love this frenchy galvanized container…a sweet gift from a friend…and the orange pumpkins add the perfect contrast!
It sits at the center of the mantel and helps to add that farmhouse feel that I am looking for.
On either side is a long-stemmed pumpkin, found at a north Georgia pumpkin farm during last week’s trip there with the grands. For me, that longer stem just adds a little extra texture and interest to what would be an ordinary pumpkin.
And on either end are my favorite decorating finds…my galvanized farmhouse lanterns! I found them at Joss & Main last year. They originally came with dark glass but I removed it to show their wonderful structural lines. Each one houses an orange pillar candle tied with jute twine.
I am loving all of the contrast, texture and natural elements…
…but I especially love the farmhouse feel of the galvanized touches! And those traditional orange pumpkins just say fall to me!
Here’s a final look at the whole mantel, with more vintage metal in the olive bucket that I use to store firewood.
Miss Kitty says she thinks I should share several fall mantels from the past as well. (Actually, she’s saying When’s lunch? but she agreed to pose since she can’t work the can opener!)
Here’s my fall mantel from a couple of years ago, using lots of natural elements and textures. Those lion head urns are still favorites of mine!
And this one from last year just says me :-) …blue and white with bittersweet! I love the unusual contrast of blue with orange for fall!
And there you have it…my farmhouse fall mantel! And stay tuned because more fall decor is on the way!
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