Country Living...Island Dreaming

September 4, 2013

Four Mantels for Fall

With the calendar flipped over to September,
I suddenly feel the urge to update my mantel for fall!

Although I have no idea
what I am doing with my mantel this year,
I thought I would recap some fall mantels from previous years...

Fall Mantel Ideas

2012 Design
2011 Design #1
(There were three attempts that year)
2011 Design #2
Fall Mantel Decor

2011 Design #3
(This one was the winner for 2011)
Orange end Black Fall Mantel
(full post on last 2 here)

Now I just need to come up with something for this year...

Have you started your fall decorating yet?



  1. These are all lovely. I guess it's time to start thinking about decorating for fall. Thanks for the inspiration.
    Your blogging sister, Connie :)

  2. I cannot wait to decorate for Halloween & Fall. Great mantles.

  3. You have a great sense of style and space! LOVE the last mantel!

  4. I would have voted for #1 or #3; they are both very pretty!

  5. I love them all and no, I haven't thought about decorating yet! I guess halloween stuff will go up in less than a month!

  6. Shelly- I have not started yet, it only makes christmas come that much earlier!:)

  7. I just finished up my mantle last night and am putting the post together for this weekend! Your ideas are great! I like #1 the best. PLEASE, PLEASE share your great ideas at my new link party, Stylish Friday Finds! My readers would love to see it.

  8. Love both years. Simple but with the perfect color combo. looking forward to your design for this year!

  9. There is something so welcoming about a Fall Mantle.

  10. Shelley, I love the layers of these four looks. No, I have not started yet. Still hot here.

  11. I like the 3rd one too! It's still too hot here in Florida, but I'm starting to do a little bit, only for blogging purposes. My girls are freaking out because I have a huge black spider on the wall and it is early September! Thanks for linking up to the DIY Sunday Showcase.

  12. I am loving the fall themes, what great inspiration! I can't wait - it's supposed to cool off where I am, but we're still in the mid-90's and I'm dying to wear sweaters. It's not working for me.

  13. I just discovered your blog after searching fall mantels. So many great looks! I like the leaf garland draped over the mirror. Thanks for the recap and inspirations.
    Tone on Tone

  14. Love this post! I pinned it to my Autumn board and I featured you at this week's Grace at Home party. Thanks so much for linking up! :)

  15. I really noticed your use of black on these mantels and it made of the autumn colors pop. Thanks for the inspiration.


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