Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Fall Mantel 2013...just can't wait any longer...

I LOVE fall...and whenever I can, I like to decorate with natural fall elements.  Real leaves, fresh picked pumpkins and gourds.

I've been waiting "patiently" for the leaves to change around my house.

Last year at this time I was out there "harvesting" until my arms were full for centerpieces for a women's event at church.

Yesterday I finally gave in and gathered the few that I could find and clipped them here...

...and there.

Can you tell the pumpkins and gourds are "faux"?  I grabbed them while shopping for groceries the other day.  I'm thinking when I can get my hands on some real ones I will mix them in.  Who knows, might make my fall decorating a little more "frugal" in the future??

We added these license plates this fall...that big space has always bothered me, but I never had the "right thing" to hang there.

My husband and I will celebrate our 13th anniversary on Oct. 7th...so I added a favorite photo for fun.  "Personal touch" :)
Thanks for the "visit"...
I'll be sharing more fall SOON!!

Enjoy your day!


  1. Very fun, Laurel. Is that a scale on the right?

  2. You are so creative, Laurel...love how you included the wedding photo, too!

  3. Laurel,
    This is so creative and fun and so vintage. Love it all. Love the wedding photo touch too. So cute.

  4. Such a fun mix of things, Laurel! I finally got some things going on my faux mantel yesterday, but I still need to find some pumpkins for several spots around here. Love the addition of the sweet wedding photo!

  5. Laurel. That looks great. Love your Fall mantle -it is homey and cozy looking- xo Diana

  6. So perfectly fall festive, Laurel! I'd love it if you linked up to my new party: http://www.prodigalpieces.com/2013/09/its-party-time-whats-your-prodigal.html
    Larissa ~ Prodigal Pieces

  7. Love you style. Love your home, love your blog..

  8. What a really cool mantle, love you eclectic mix!

  9. So many unique combos! I admire people who think outside the box. Really enjoyed looking at all the pictures!
    Blessings, Diane

  10. Love your Fall mantel...so pretty! Love how you have your wedding photo displayed too!

  11. Love it Laurel! Always fresh and very fun to look at with what you come up with. Don't leave your doors unlocked or I might have to run over and steal a few of those pieces!

  12. Love it! You have some very interesting pieces mixed in, I was all ooh and ahh ;) Love the way you put a vingette together! Happy Anniversary ;)

  13. Love your mantel! Especially all the rusty charm to it!! So cute! Happy Fall! xo Holly

  14. Those license plates look perfect there! Love your leaves, too :)

  15. Eye candy everywhere I look. No, I wouldn't have guessed the pumpkins weren't real. Love what you did with those old wheels. I have a big one I bought a while back, love this idea.


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