Today, we’re excited to share our 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.
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.
Decorating a Fall Inspired Mantel with Thrifted Finds
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.
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 and was supposed to take it to my booth. In the end though, I just couldn’t bring myself to actually do it.
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.
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 our Fall inspired mantel and the direction the living room is headed.
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.
For more Fall inspiration, check out our post How to Decorate for Fall with Apples!