Fall Inspired Mantel

Once I finished this vintage inspired apple picking sign, I knew I would use apples throughout the house as part of my fall décor. As I’ve shared in the past, we don’t have a lot of storage room in the attic for decorations so this was the perfect opportunity to take advantage of seasonal fruits that could serve as décor and we could use in seasonal recipes too. At first, I couldn’t decide where I wanted to use the sign. I thought about setting it up outside and using it on the one of the porches. But then I finally decided to try it on the mantel and it’s been there ever since.

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Fall Inspired Mantel – The Crowned Goat

I may have mentioned we spent the majority of the summer going through the house and paring things down so I knew I wanted to keep the mantel somewhat simple. I used some of the old scales I’ve picked up on treasure hunts. As well as, baskets I’ve picked up at thrift stores for just a few dollars each. Those green apples are actually faux but they look so real a shopper asked me if she could have one for a snack.

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You can pick up old books at thrift store for a reasonable price too. I try to buy books that are similar in color so I can use them in vignettes together instead of having to take the time to cover each book. I picked up the wooden hand about a month ago. I was supposed to take it to my booth at The Pickers Market but I just couldn’t bring myself to actually do it.

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This basket came from an estate sale. It’s one of my favorites. I move it around from room to room and it looks good everywhere I put it.

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I’m still working to make some pillows for the living room and porches and I’m hoping to share that project soon. Until then, I’m excited about the direction the living room is headed.

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It feels clean, simple and relaxing. It makes me ready to snuggle up on the couch and read the latest issue of Country Living. Just so you know, I’m totally obsessed with that magazine.

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See you guys back here tomorrow. I’ll be sharing my fall inspired kitchen table.

Many blessings,



  1. says

    CoCo – Your Fall mantel decor is fantastic. We love the apple inspired theme. Your hand-painted sign is getting its due praise as the centerpiece of the mantel. We can tell a lot of time went into creating this beauty.We would never let go of the wooden hand either…ever. The single apple in the hand is so cute! Thanks for sharing your great ideas! We hear Country Living in the driveway!

    • says

      You girls are so funny! If Country Living were ever in my yard ya’ll would have to pick me up off the driveway I would be so excited. Thanks so much for all of your sweet and kind words. They are very appreciated. Hugs, Coco

  2. says

    This is a great vignette! Still crushing on your apple sign and the things you added with it to the mantle…love!!! You’ve got a gift for composing and for spotting cool items. The wooden hand is awesome!

  3. says

    Coco, I love your mantel and the apples are delish looking and they add so much color and texture and are perfect with that fabulous Apple sign. Love the styling and it’s perfect to usher in fall too. xo Lisa

  4. says

    How adorable! The apple picking sign looks great here. And I like how you used the scales. I’ve got a mint green vintage scale, but it’s just been in a cupboard since we moved in. This would be a great use for it!

    And how funny that one of your customers asked to eat a faux Apple. They must be very realistic!

    • says

      I started collecting scales a few years ago and I love them! I bet your mint green vintage scale is gorgeous. I normally don’t buy faux fruit but these have been such a hit I may look for more. I’m thinking lemons for spring or summer. Hope your day has been a fun one, Coco