Today is the first day of FALL! The leaves are already starting to change here in Colorado and the weather is beginning to cool down and I am pulling out our fall wardrobes already. Give me skinny jeans, boots, scarfs and mittens and I am one happy girl. However, I also like to decorate my house for the upcoming season. I am really eager to make our fireplace mantle sparkle, so I did a little Pinteresting and found some great options that would work on our mantle. I adore the maize and fall flower arrangement in this picture from Staying Close to Home. I think it would work perfectly but maybe just a bit smaller. There are some fantastic ideas in the article that have my heart-a-flutter for fall decor!
I love this basket, I want to put all the things in it. I just think it is super duper cute and so versatile. It could hold pinecones or apples or gourds or something else festive and just be perfect.
So I realize this is Halloween, but I think I could make a few smaller feather wreaths to accent my mantle for some texture that is a bit out of the ordinary. The tutorial on Building Our Story is easy to follow too!
I need candle sticks like this. I have some fall pumpkins and great candles that I could easily put on my mantle to create a look similar to this. I will most definitely be looking for these as I peruse the stores over the next week. There is also a great tutorial on inexpensive decor here that I might snag some Halloween ideas from!
I will be decorating this weekend. Last year I focused on front door decor with wreaths and such. This year I am sprucing up our mantle with some beautiful and creative designs! Stay tuned folks!