I am still keeping my inner pledge to keep any of my decor simple and understated. Not to say it's been easy. I do have to rein it in every now and then.
Just a few loved items make up the mantel for the Fall season.
You may remember this pretty pumpkin from my post last week. The copper owl was a gift from my dear MIL.
In the center, under the clock, a small ceramic white pumpkin sits in a pile of leaves.
You can't tell but it is cradled in a beautiful faux candlewick candy dish that was a housewarming gift from my dear blogging friend, Barbara.
I have been wanting a basket to put near the fireplace to hold blankets and throws in the colder months. When I saw this one, on clearance, at Michael's I knew it was perfect! A few seasonal gourds, ceramic acorns and ears of colorful corn atop a fall throw, makes the hearth feel even warmer and cozier.
Another faux pumpkin and a tall metal urn are all that was needed for the right side of the fireplace.
I added the banner I made several years ago across the front and called it done.
Are you ready for Fall? Have you started to decorate yet?