Fall Decorations On My Mantle

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I had a lot of fun putting the Fall decorations together for my mantle and hearth this year.

Fall decorations for a mantle

When I came across some metal stars in my stash, I decided that a bit of a rustic look would work well with Fall decorations.

A mantle filled with Fall decorations
Unexpected stars on a mantle decorated for Fall

I already had most everything in my stash.  The only thing that I purchased is the bittersweet.  Good grief, that stuff has gotten so expensive!

A container filled with bittersweet is perfect on a mantle decorated for Fall

I just love the gnarled branches of bittersweet.  Too bad I don’t have place to try to grow some in my yard.
Did you know that spraying hairspray on it will help it to hold its berries?  You can use that little trick on dried foliage too.

Spray hairspray on bittersweet to help it hold its berries. Works on dried florals too.

I was happy to be able to reuse the wooden bead garland that I made last year.

A garland made from wooden beads strung on fishing line is a perfect addition to a Fall mantle

I spray painted an old container that I had lying around with copper paint and filled it with dried woodsy stuff.  The Pottery Barn cheese stands that I found on our shopping trip to High Point came in handy for elevating the container and a pumpkin.

Fall decorations on a hearth

Do you name your furniture?  This little chair is named “Joan” and has been in my family for over 100 years.  The worn front and scuffs are evidence of all the love that it received over the generations.  My mother tells stories about pushing it around on the cobblestone floors in her house when she was a toddler.  Many a tiny bottom has made itself at home in this little chair.  ☺  I wouldn’t change a thing about it!

Chalkboard with wishes for Warm Autumn Blessings

On a crisp Fall day, give me a cup of hot chocolate, a good book and a blanket and I’ll be all set right here in front of the fire for the day.

Faux pumpkins, a lantern, metal stars and wooden beads make up the Fall decor on this mantle


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  1. Love this. So cute. I love the beads and I really like your little sign. Did you do this today? I need to complete my Fall decor this week. I am soooo behind. I have been a little “busy” the past few days. Haven’t you? LOL

    Love you my friend! xxoo

  2. Suzy…your mantel is so beautiful…love those stars and the bittersweet!…There is such a warm and cozy feeling to the mantel and hearth….love it!

  3. Hi Suzy, I love all the elements here, especially little ‘Joan’. I sent you an email, it was great meeting you and the conference was wonderful. Your hard work paid off. xo

  4. It looks lovely and warmly inviting, Suzy. The bittersweet is so pretty, & that’s a great tip about the hairspray. I really like your lamp sconces — very pretty!

  5. Your mantel looks great! The cheese stands are the perfect little pedestals for your pumpkins. Beautiful fall hearth!

  6. I love your fall mantle, especially the beads. What a beautifully simple touch! I am following you on facebook, pinterest and twitter now. Have a wonderful week!

  7. Your mantel is just lovely! So happy to be following you! Please stop by bellanest.blogspot.com any time. =)