Rustic Fall Mantel

By on September 25, 2012

I forgot to tell you all yesterday, thank you so much for all the kind comments on our fall porch and table!

Today I am showing the mantel I put together for fall.

I saw a great deal on these wood planter boxes, so I picked up two- one for decorating with, and the other to finally put on our house!

natural sunscreen with zinc oxide

(that seems more like a summer project, doesn’t it? Hey, when opportunity knocks….)

This one was $7.

 I know I can use it for lots of other projects, so it was a bargain!

I added in the grapevine wreath from last year, and then worked on filling up the planter box with pumpkins and gourds.

A little spray of pepperberries.

The fall grass was an amazing deal from the Dollar Tree.

Most of their floral looks like it cost a dollar. (!)

But this was one of the best deals for something I will use a lot!

I cleaned out what they had at one of their locations here in town.

(sorry- that was probably a bit hoarderish of me- I just knew it wouldn’t last if I waited to get more down the road!)

A demijohn with some feather plumes.

On the other side of the trough, I used a large clear vase to hold some rolled sheet music, just for a little graphic punch.  A small mercury glass votive for some sparkle to all the rough hewn.

The fall banner that I made last year, is here again.

A gothic font printed on sheet music; the ends both have a leaf cut out of the middle. All hung with mini clothespins.

I also had a little fun using one of our nook chairs to hold the basket of mums.

The black really tied into the fall look.

Simple, rustic, and colorful.

A bit different from our dining room look.

Like the dining room, it’s been fun to look back and see how my style has changed over the last couple years.

You can see last year’s here.



Originally posted on Pink Postcard.

About Denise Biggins

Denise Biggins is a home decor, vintage, and DIY lifestyle blogger. She loves to share creative and personal touches for the home and vintage furniture restoration. She lives in the Pacific NW with her husband, daughter and pug, Bella. Her Website:

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Rustic Fall Mantel