Collected Fall Mantel {2012}

Happy, happy day! It has taken all my will power to keep my collected Fall mantel under wraps until today. It came together so easily and far exceeded my expectations. This beautiful season is my favorite and I am thrilled to reflect Fall on the mantel.

fall mantel

Do you love it? I must admit that this Fall mantel is my favorite mantel thus far. I think I say that every time I re-do it. Ha!

My favorite thing about the 2012 Fall Mantel is that I completely shopped my house. Almost every single thing that you see was either a gift or purchased at a thrift store, yard sale, salvage shop or ReStore over the last several years.

Fall Mantel

This is the softest little throw ever. It was a gift to sweet baby boy and I just love it.

Fall Mantel

Like last year’s mantel, I used my old stove board as the back drop. I love how rustic it is and the rich wood tone is just fabulous. Instead of having everything symmetrical, I decided to mix things up a bit. This “look” didn’t just happen by throwing a bunch of stuff up there, but I spent days of trying various things and looking at them for a while. I like to let decorating projects evolve because they are so much more fun that way.

Fall Mantel

I layered a large gold frame {a ReStore score!} over the stove board and hung my Burlap and Lace Wreath over the frame. I think it’s quite a lovely combination.

Fall Mantel

I stacked an old drink box {a yard sale find} and a basket {wedding gift} with gourds and pumpkins. I also have a few dried hydrangea blooms that I stuck in.

Fall Mantel

Man, I’m so in love with this bamboo director’s chair. I recently found it at the ReStore for $10!! You may remember the yellow and white chevron fabric from both my Spring mantel and Summer mantel‘s this year. It is just so happy.

Fall Mantel

The pillow came from TJ Maxx a year or so ago.

Fall mantel

I have a secret…I don’t actually fill the entire basket with pumpkins. That would get pricey. Instead, I stacked books in the bottom and covered them with burlap before adding the pumpkins and gourds. :)

Fall Mantel

The iron birds figure was a gift from our church when a remodeling project was finished a few years ago. I’m really loving the yellow-y candlestick. It used to be a brown-ish iron, but it blended in too much with the stove board, so I spray painted it and then distressed it with a sanding block. Perfect-o!

Fall mantel

Love these little acorn squash!

Fall Mantel

I found a roll of gold floral wire at the Dollar Tree a few days ago and bought it to go around the candle in the lantern. I think it adds a perfect yellow/gold touch.

Fall Banner

The Burlap and Lace Autumn Banner does a great job of tying all these random items together. It states the purpose to celebrate. Autumn.

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That’s a wrap, y’all. I hope you enjoyed this little tour of my Collected Fall Mantel. It sure was fun for me to put together over the last few weeks! Now we get to enjoy it for several weeks. :)

Do you have a mantel or table that you decorate for the Fall?

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  1. Can I just say Bee-uuu-tee-full?!!! Absolutely lovely! :) Happy Monday! :)

  2. Lovely! You have a gift for layering and mixing textures. :)
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  3. Stunning. I love it!
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  4. It’s absolutely beautiful!! I love every detail … and that chair is FAB … I can’t believe it was only $10!
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  5. LOVE it!!!!!!!
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  6. Awesome! I love how it all came together. I’m going to be working on finishing up my mantel this week. Thanks for the inspiration!
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  7. Oh my gosh, looks like something out of a magazine! I love it
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  8. Simply stunning, Myra!

  9. YEP. I love it!!! That old stove board makes my heart go pitter pat. Love it!

  10. Myra! I love every single thing about this! It is awesome! Beautiful pictures :) I pinned it!

  11. Oh, so cute! I love how you incorporated books into your fall decor.

  12. Really beautiful and welcoming! Love all the mix of vintage pieces.
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  13. So so cozy, gets me very excited for Fall!
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  14. I LOVE it!!! Pinned :).
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  15. That is very pretty!
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  16. I love this! Your display is absolutely beautiful!
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  17. Lovely as always, Myra! I haven’t decorated yet, so love the ideas. We are just starting to get in the fall mood though. Favorite. Time. Of. Year. :)
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  18. Love, love, love it!! {Squeal!!} I’m so excited you got it done! It’s beautiful! Great job! We just put up our Fall deco and I will be posting some pics soon. I love this time of year, and can’t believe it’s already here. Thank you for posting pics.

    By His Grace,
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  19. wOw-such a lovely post! You brought everything together so well!

  20. Beautiful job, Myra! Perfect for fall. I love the fun colors and texture!
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  21. Love this Myra!! Just simply beautiful!!!
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  22. Just BEAUTIFUL!!!!
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  23. Amazing!! I’m in love!!

  24. Myra! I LOVE this mantel! My favorite by far that you have ever done. I am dying to decorate my home. I’m hoping to be able to in just a few more weeks. (fingers crossed)
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  25. Looks lovely!

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  26. Erin @ DIY On the Cheap says:

    Absolutely beautiful! I love everything about it.

  27. It’s so beautiful Myra!

  28. You’re a genius :) love your brilliant mind.

  29. i just had to tell you how much i love this. right outta a magazine, i swear!
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  30. Great job Myra. The balance is perfect. That chair is awesome.

  31. I’m always looking for new decorating ideas for fall and I LOVE your fall mantel! One day I’ll have a mantel to decorate, until then I’ll stick with my window :)

  32. Myra, Your mantle is so beautiful!
    I love all the elements that bring the entire
    look together! You are gifted!

  33. This has to be the most beautiful mantel ever! EVER! Love it!
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  34. Girl, this is absolutely stunning! Very, very beautiful fall mantel.
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  35. What a cozy and beautiful vignette! It looks like the perfect place to sit and enjoy a cup of tea and a book. Thanks for the inspiration!
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  36. The entire look is just gorgeous! You did an amazing job of bringing everything together. The brown and orange tones are just lovely.

  37. Beautiful Myra! All the layering is terrific and love that you spray painted the candle holder…we gotta do what we gotta do! :) Cute wreath too

  38. Fantastic Mantle. I love all the little details.

  39. ummm, hello! I can’t even say I have a favorite because everything is my favorite! Beautiful! Nicely done and the chair is pretty cool :)
    jessica@fourgenerationsoneroof´s last blog post ..Our autumn sofa table mantel {fall decorating}

  40. I am in {love} with mustard yellow right now and this mantel is just FABUOLOUS!!! Wow!
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  41. This is quite beautiful. Lovely colours and display.
    Meg´s last blog post ..Fall with the Tigers

  42. Beautiful mantel and gorgeous photos to go with it!
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  43. Christianne says:

    Very stylish & creative.

  44. Just pinned this! I love the yellow and black together and the banner is so sweet. –
    Angela @ Mrs. White Twig & Tea

  45. You are so talented. Again – just perfect.
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  46. I just love this mantle!! Especially that gorgeous wreath!! You should enter it into Craftbaby’s Fall Decor Challenge! :)

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  47. Gorgeous mantles!! I wish we had one in this house! I grew up with a real fireplace and so miss it!! OMG!! I am looking at houses in TN and hope to find one with a fireplace and porch!! Whoohoo!! Great work with these ‘seasonal’ changes! love them!! Thank you!!

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