Autumn Mantel

By on August 27, 2012

Time to Decorate?

I have seen a few bloggers change room decor, tabletops and mantels to reflect the autumnal season. I had been resisting, until I talked myself into it.

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This is what the mantel looked like before



Here’s my logic to myself. The official first day of Autumn is just a few short days away – 33 days.

I begin decorating for the Christmas season around Thanksgiving – which is only two months after – so – my Fall decor would have only been up for two months – now I can extend it to three – giving me a ‘season’ of Autumnal decor.

The Mantel is one of the easiest places to start seasonal decorating – it sets the tone for tabletops and bookcases. In our very hot, humid South, the onset of Autumn is quite welcome and seems all too short. Our growing season is quite long and the brilliance of Autumn is a welcome sight.

Before   After

Don’t throw away those old light bulbs! There are several easy crafts you can do with them. I wrapped one with twine using spray adhesive and attached a trimmed loose silk ivy leaf. Light bulbs make perfect decorative pear shapes.

Have you started decorating for Fall?


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Autumn Mantel