It’s the first day of October… so I believe it’s time I finally shared my fall mantel with you!
I really liked it but wanted it to be a little more multi-purpose, so I removed the chalkboard apple and replaced it with a framed chalkboard (purchased in the unfinished wood section at Hobby Lobby and painted). I also painted over the word “school” with chalkboard paint so I could easily write in whatever countdown was currently upon us. I added a ric rac trim to mimic the scalloping on the frame.
I’m all about the neutral fall palette this year… moss, grey, brown, ivory, and silver. Mmmmmm.
I gilded some cheap styrofoam pumpkins with silver Liquid Leaf… it came out so smooth and so much prettier than the funny orange color that these pumpkins used to be.
I replaced the crayons in my apothecary jar with a mixture of cinnamon sticks, moss, and burlap. The cute mirror was stolen from my daughter’s room as she slept, blissfully unaware of the thievery taking place!
Another silver pumpkin and some moss are nestled in my antique Rose Point china creamer cup, and one can never go wrong with a few strategically placed pinecones.
I’m enjoying the simple, natural beauty of my fall mantel this year… I have plans on transitioning this mantel through Halloween and Thanksgiving with just a few minor changes - and I might just figure out a way to ease it into Christmas… who knows?
Hope you’re having a beautiful start to your October!
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