Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Fall Fireplace Mantel

Autumn in New England is a beautiful thing. The air turns cooler, the leaves turn multiple shades of amber, topaz, crimson, and gold. Nights are chilly and brisk mornings clothe themselves with a frosty mantle. All these serve to beckon one to take refuge from the cold in front of a roaring fire, warming the toes and nose while enjoying all things cozy and snuggly.

This year, thanks to my faux fireplace (tutorial here) , I get to enjoy at least the thought of that if not the actual warmth of a fire.

A wool garland,  purchased at Home Goods, was doubled over and attached to the mantel using cup hooks I screwed in underneath the mantel top.

Faux Chinese Lantern flowers were placed in a black basket and a black framed mirror were place atop the mantel along with some velvet pumpkins collected in years past. I reused a boxwood wreath from another room in the house. A strand of warm lights and a candle finish off the mantel dressing.

A favorite set of placemats sit on our dining table, holding chargers and simple white plates. Orange plaid napkins are adorned with clear and gold beaded napkin rings. Each place setting is accompanied by gold plated utensils and marmalade colored water glasses (actually, they're plastic from the dollar store).

Down the center I placed a table runner in creamsicle orange. I used my metal tray I purchased last fall. I filled it with pumpkins I had painted last year and reused the gold ones from a few years ago. A berry garland and pumpkin colored, battery-operated candles fill in the tray. Reuse what you have. Find different ways to reuse them or use them in different places than the previous year.

Sometimes you just want to do something different all together or perhaps you're just tired of the same ol',  same ol'. That is how I felt about some of my "primitive" fall decor and some of my burlap stuff so I sold them on a local site and used the money to buy a few things to freshen up my autumn displays. And sometimes something entirely new, like my fireplace, is just what the room needs.

Happy All-things-cozy, Happy Frosty-mornings-snuggly-throws, Happy Fall, Happy Autumn! Thanks for spending time here. I hope you found some inspiration or just grabbed a little "me time". 

Linking to these parties: 
The Dedicated House, Our Home Away From Home, The How To Home, My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia , Create With Joy, Home Stories A to Z, April J Harris, My Repurposed Life, Lou Lou Girls, My Wee Abode, Fluster Buster, Oh My Heartsie Girl, Across The Blvd, Zucchini Sisters, Follow The Yellow Brick Home, Love My Little Cottage , Ducks N'A Row, 2 Dishing Divas


  1. I wish I still had a fireplace mantel, yours looks so nice. Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us at the Creative Muster. Looking forward to seeing what you'll be sharing next week.

  2. Your mantel looks lovely, Jolena... I may have to do a faux fireplace at MWA someday! Thanks for sharing at TTA!

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Julie! Would love to see it if you make one!

  3. I am totally in love with your green velvet pumpkin, that mantel looks amazing!
    Thank you for sharing on #omhgww, I do hope you will join us each week to share your blog again!! Have a great weekend!

    1. Thank you! Thanks for stopping by and for the party!