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08 October, 2014

My Farmhouse Fall Mantel

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Farmhouse Fall MantelWe finally had a bit of cool weather this week and it inspired me to get a move on and decorate my mantel for fall! I decided to continue the farmhouse theme that I started last Christmas and take it through all of the seasons, creating a farmhouse fall mantel!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Farmhouse Fall MantelI 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!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Farmhouse Fall MantelThe 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.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Farmhouse Fall Mantel I love this frenchy galvanized  container…a sweet gift from a friend…and the orange pumpkins add the perfect contrast!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Farmhouse Fall Mantel It sits at the center of the mantel and helps to add that farmhouse feel that I am looking for.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Farmhouse Fall MantelOn 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.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Farmhouse Fall MantelAnd 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.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Farmhouse Fall Mantel I am loving all of the contrast, texture and natural elements…

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Farmhouse Fall Mantel …but I especially love the farmhouse feel of the galvanized touches! And those traditional orange pumpkins just say fall to me!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Farmhouse Fall Mantel Here’s a final look at the whole mantel, with more vintage metal in the olive bucket that I use to store firewood.

KittyMiss 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!)

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Fall Mantel with Naturals and TextureHere’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!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Blue, White and Bittersweet Fall MantelAnd this one from last year just says me :-) …blue and white with bittersweet! I love the unusual contrast of blue with orange for fall!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Farmhouse Fall Mantel6 And there you have it…my farmhouse fall mantel! And stay tuned because more fall decor is on the way!

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  1. I love it, Debbie! Spill the beans - where did you find those lanterns?

  2. I love the farmhouse mantel and also the blue and white mantel. I picked up the Country Sampler and loved the article about your home....especially happy that Miss Kitty was part of the photo shoot!

  3. It looks beautiful, Deb. "Hello, Miss Kitty."

  4. Very pretty. I love the way you incorporated the stool to display your pumpkins.

  5. Gorgeous Debbie, it is really so pretty and I love that little stool on the hearth.

  6. Love it all! always, Debbie :)

  7. Beautiful! I did mine last week and wasn't completely happy with it. Now I know what is missing from my mantle! Candles and a wreath! I thought about a wreath hanging from the mirror, but wasn't sure. Thanks for the inspiration!

  8. All of your mantel decorations are fabulous!

  9. Debbie beautiful mantle love the bitter sweet and the deal that you got!!


  10. Debbie, every year is gorgeous but I think this might be my favorite! Love the galvanized bucket and the bittersweet is gorgeous. Now I'm on the lookout for some. Tell Miss Kitty she is looking pretty fine!

  11. Very pretty ! Love the galvanized bucket , the lanterns and that you used orange pumpkins ;) !!

  12. Your mantle is so delightful, love the blue and white with the orange, who doesn't love pumpkins, your arrangement of them is so perfect and I am sure some of the credit goes to the fab staff.....can't forget them

  13. First I want to say I purchased the magazine and I was not disappointed with the article they did on you. It was perfect!
    Love all the mantles and your pictures are terrific. Tell your staff they are doing a great job and deserve an extra treat.

  14. Your mantel turned out just beautiful!

  15. Absolutely beautiful fall mantel! The galvanized pieces are terrific!

  16. Your mantel is gorgeous! Thanks for inspiring me to work on mine.
    Kim @ Curtain Queen Creates

  17. I love galvanized metal so this is perfect. The orange really pops. Love those lanterns! Great job.

  18. Hi Debbie! Just stopping by to let you know that I shared your mantel on my blog today (with credit and a link back, of course). It's absolutely gorgeous!

    Here's the link:

  19. It looks gorgeous !
    I've added some galvanized tin to my bedroom mantel - there's something Fallish about it !

  20. lovely. i love galvanized anything and this is perfect. happy fall! xo- maryjo

  21. I made shirt sleeve pumpains last yeAR that are so great because they last for this one.

  22. lovely! i love galvanized anything too. xo- maryjo

  23. I love your true fall colors and those galvanized pieces are awesome! Thanks for hosting The Scoop this week.

  24. I know this is an old post - but where is your mirror from? I LOVE IT!

    1. So glad that you like it! It is actually an antique from a local antique mall. You can tell from the way that it is made that it originally went on a vanity.


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