I put up a little fall on the mantel in our family room. It is so easy to make simple changes to bring in the new seasons without spending a lot of time or money.
Start to finish really took me about 10 minutes and I just shopped my house.
First off, I flanked either side of the TV with garage sale shutters. They add dimension and another layer to my decor, but also work to hide the unsightly cords. I changed out the eggs in my little trellis planter you might remember from my Spring Vignette. Just put in some fall pears and added ribbon on top. I have always loved using books in my decor so I stacked a few garage sale finds and put the pears on top. I then took this little ceramic pitcher and filled it with wispy grasses and tied a jute ribbon on the handle.
I Brought out a fall garland from last year and stuck a few pine cones in for some additional texture and interest. Next added my little light and a pine planter I wrapped with ribbon. I added the little Harvest sign in the middle to maybe help distract from the black hole in the center. ;)
Speaking of the blackness in the center of the mantel, I am sure you have heard me whine about it before. As I mentioned last Christmas, I love mantels and fireplaces but our home set up for a traditional mantel. I am grateful for what I have, it’s just from a decorating standpoint, it’s not the best. (I know, waa-waa ;)Had we built this home I would have done it differently and I plan to work on it, but in the mean time just picture my mantel looking more like this…
Even with my extremely super poor editing job of pasting this beautiful mirror in, I think it looks lovely! Sorry flat screen, this mirror is way prettier than you.