A Simple Fall Mantel

This year, I have been trying to keep my fall decor simple and easy! One way to do that is to use color to get the cozy feeling I want!  Today I'm going to share a simple fall mantel with you...and not a pumpkin in sight! (Don't worry...they are around the rest of the house!)

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Today I am joining a fun group of bloggers sharing their fall decor!  So much great inspiration!  A BIG thank you to Amber of Follow The Yellow Brick Home 
for hosting this for us! She is so creative and has created such a beautiful home!


Embracing Fall Home Tours


If you are hopping over from The Crowned Goat, welcome! 
I am always so inspired by CoCo's beautiful decor! 

I'll be sharing links to all of the other bloggers at the end of this post!

I started my mantel decor with a big chalkboard.  It is one I made for my daughter's wedding using an old frame...definitely a favorite piece! 
I love the chippy plaster details...

A Simple Fall Mantel From Itsy Bits And Pieces Blog

I added a couple of white lanterns at each side of the blackboard, as well as two old chalkware cats...for a little nod to Halloween.

A Simple Fall Mantel From Itsy Bits And Pieces Blog

A Simple Fall Mantel From Itsy Bits And Pieces Blog

A Simple Fall Mantel From Itsy Bits And Pieces Blog

Then I took a vintage baguette basket...

A Simple Fall Mantel From Itsy Bits And Pieces Blog

and filled it with old, chippy, wooden croquet balls...in fun colors for fall.

A Simple Fall Mantel From Itsy Bits And Pieces Blog

Finally, I added a grapevine wreath adorned with a gingko leaf  garland.

A Simple Fall Mantel From Itsy Bits And Pieces Blog

A Simple Fall Mantel From Itsy Bits And Pieces Blog

A Simple Fall Mantel From Itsy Bits And Pieces Blog

A Simple Fall Mantel From Itsy Bits And Pieces Blog

A Simple Fall Mantel From Itsy Bits And Pieces Blog

 A simple mantel for fall...

A Simple Fall Mantel From Itsy Bits And Pieces Blog

Next on the tour is~ Bluesky At Home !  Carol has some beautiful fall decor waiting for you!  And be sure to visit the other bloggers on the tour, too!

Until next time...


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25 comments

  1. That dark yellow up against the chalkboard is AMAZING! I'll pop on by the other blogger's post later tonight when I have a minute to wrap myself in their decor :)

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  2. I love your colorful Fall mantel and how you added those sweet vintage cats too! You always find the best stuff. Of course, you know I'm bananas about the chalkboard because the frame is amazing. I know your daughter was so excited to have it at her wedding. Sending you hugs, CoCo

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  3. Your fall mantel is beautiful! I am purposely staying simpler in my seasonal and holiday decor now, too. I love that wreath on the chalkboard. Did you make that? And how clever you are to put those colorful croquet balls in the baguette basket. They fit just perfectly and add just the right amount of fall color!

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  4. Linda you have created such a lovely Fall Mantel. I love how used those croquet balls. I have some in our shed. You gave me some cute inspiration. Thank you! Happy Fall.

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  5. Love all of your vintage touches to your mantel. The colors just pop from the white surroundings. Especially the gold garland on the wreath. It's happy and fab fall. Enjoy!

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  6. Fun fall mantel Linda! The chippy wooden croquet balls look great in the basket for a punch of color. Love that!

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  7. I love it. Those cats are adorable.

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  8. oh my gosh those cats are a real hoot! love the gold on the gray backdrop, who knew you could do Fall without pumpkins. Love it!!

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  9. Your mantel may be simple, but it is just perfectly styled for fall. My favorite is those vintage croquet balls in the basket! Just great!

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  10. The crochet balls remind me somewhat of balls of yarn...perfect for the darling cat!

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  11. Linda, I love your simple fall mantel! The chippy chalkboard makes the perfect backdrop for your pretty wreath, lanterns and cats. What a brilliant idea to add croquet balls, too! Happy to be on this tour with you!

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  12. Those cats are so cute and I love the yellow against the chalkboard. Very pretty!
    Shelley

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  13. Linda, Your wreath with the yellow leaves looks gorgeous above your mantel. I like your idea of using the croquet balls. I've got an old set at our cottage that I need to get out now! Oh, and the cats are too cute!

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  14. Your wreath is beautiful and the perfect Fall Statement for your mantel.

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  15. Hi Linda! Your Fall mantel might be simple but it packs quite a punch! I love how you decorated the wreath and adding the Fall colored croquet balls was genius! So happy to be on tour with you!

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  16. Love those vintage cats and your croquet balls. This is such a unique and pretty mantel for fall.

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  17. Great idea to only use the Halloween/Fall colored croquet balls! I usually put them away after summer; now you got me thinking about the possibilities...red, green and black at Christmas...Love the simplicity, Linda!

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  18. Linda, the chalkboard as a back drop is a great idea. The colors of the wreath are perfect for fall. Great to be following you.

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  19. Linda this is simply adorable and so creative! It truly has a fall look without the pumpkins. It's just bursting with vintage fall charm. I adore the simplicity of the wreath, and I am crazy for croquet balls! The chalkboard frame is beautiful!

    Note to self: Must. Find. Vintage Chalkware. Kitties!!!!

    Thank you so much for embracing fall with us!

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  20. Linda, simplistic beauty! I love the chalkware cats. They are quite unique.
    Happy fall,
    Jann

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  21. Hi Linda!

    I absolutely love your fall mantel! The chalk ware cats are my favorite! You are so creative to use the vintage croquet balls in the basket! love that idea!

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  22. Linda your simple Fall mantel is truly inspiring!

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  23. What a beautiful mantel. I love the little cat figurines. I'm a cat mom!

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  24. Linda,
    Your simple fall mantel is just my style! Your wreath with the gold gingko leaves goes so well with your croquet ball colors. So nice!

    Judith

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