Ya know that place in your home that is the focal point? Is it the kitchen? The den? Ours is the big stone fireplace in the center of the living space. It’s visible from almost everywhere in our downstairs, that’s why I love to do a fall mantel…for that matter, I love to decorate the mantel and the hearth to welcome every season…
There’s something special about one season fading into the next and when it’s a scorching southern summer fading into a crisp southern autumn…well there’s nothing I love more.
Adding seasonal touches inside our home is one way I express love. Maybe that sounds strange, but I have vivid memories of coming home from school in early autumn just after my mom did a little seasonal nesting. Fall leaf garlands, real pumpkins and a brick red table runner on the kitchen table were enough to make me giddy with excitement.
I’m sure that’s why all these years later, I take the time and make the effort to ready our home for each season. And most years I change things up a little, depending on my mood!
This year, I’ve been enamored with crates and all the potential of those simple wooden boxes and they were my inspiration for this year’s mantel.
Remember my DIY Vintage Inspired Crates HERE?
This is what I had in mind when I made them… It’s my version of a pumpkin-stand theme for the mantel this year…
I added a tiny string of battery operated lights on each side because starting in September we light candles and use tiny lights every single night until March…I really love a fall and winter room that glows.
And Friday, I showed you how I made my super easy fall signs HERE…
A little color, some tiny lights and a few pumpkins …just a few of my favorite things for fall…
And now we’ve got a whole weeks worth of fall ideas to inspire you!
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