Simplified Fall Mantel

You all know I’ve got lots of “stuff”.

Stuff found at estate sales and flea markets.

Vintage, fabulous stuff – but stuff nonetheless.

So I’m craving simplicity …

starting with my fall mantel.

fall mantel decorating ideas

A few pears from the farmer’s market.

An old wire basket filled with mason jars.

Fall Mantel decorating ideas - this is gorgeous!

Sticks collected during a walk in the woods.

simple fall mantel decorating ideas - this is gorgeous!

It’s all the stuff this mantel needs.

In case you are wondering about my abundance of stuff, check out my collections to see what I mean.

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  1. Kelly – it looks beautiful! I love the simplicity. I had to keep my focus on the mantel though – that gorgeous light fixture kept grabbing my attention!
    My mantel is far from simple this year (which is why it’s not done yet.). But I do have sticks in a vase! lol. So maybe my elements are simple, just not the overall execution. So now you have me thinking of editing…

    LOVE your mantel!!


  2. Beautiful – pears are one of my favorite things to welcome fall in, but displayed in a mason jar never occured to me! The wire baskets are perfect.

  3. So pretty! I love the green pears! I’ve pinned this.

    PS. I’m having a Fall Mantel Link Party on October 8th and I’d love you to link up. Don’t worry– I’ll remind you closer to that day. Who can remember that far in advance?! 😉

  4. This is so much more my style. I love the big displays of all the abundant Fall beauty, but I am much more apt to create a “peared” down (ha ha) display. (at the rate I am going, we will be lucky if I get a pumpkin……

  5. kelly,
    that light fixture was grabbing my attention too! where ever did you find it?
    i do love the simplicity of your mantel…just perfect.

  6. I found your mantel on Sand and Sisal. Never visited before. Love your mantel and LOVE your light fixture. I am building a house and wish I could include it in mine.

  7. This is a lovely mantel, Kelly–I especially like the green of the pears combined with the pops of black! Hope you’re having a great week, and on to a wonderful weekend! We’ve been up to our eyeballs in projects for the living room and dining room–hope to have them done in the next week or two! I am realizing once again it takes a long time for paint to dry, and I’m not a very patient wait-er!

  8. Just stunning. I am such a copycat, I really would love to give this a try on MY mantel.
    It would be a great COPY CAT for DebbieDoo’s monthly Copy Cat Challenge..
    Alas, I have no beautiful mirror…maybe a chalk board would work….or an awesome painting…or a cute shelf….or…….SEE, you have me sooo inspired. :))
    xo bj

  9. Love your fall mantel. Kelly!
    Where did you find that awesome light fixture I see hanging?
    That is so cool!

    Love your style.

    Thanks for sharing!

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