5 Fall Mantel Decorating ideas

Okay, I have to say it.


Although we still have one week left till our girls go back to school, I am thinking about fall.

5 Fall Mantel Decorating ideas

Fall Shelf Vignette

I am thinking about cool nights and crisp air.

And admit it, you are too? Even just a little bit?

5 Fall Mantel Decorating ideas

Enchanting Fall Mantel


Since we have lived in our home, I have loved decorating our mantel. It seems to be the first place that I change with the seasons and it seems to set the tone for everything else I do for the season.

Fall Mantel DecoratingRustic Fall Mantel


And I think it is also sentimental for me because it is one of the first few projects I shared on the blog. With each one, I seem to have a different approach – and there is no doubt my photography skills have improved greatly from the first one.

5 Fall Mantel Decorating ideas

Thanksgiving Mantel

And this first project is still one of my favorites. The photography is terrible, but it is where I first started to discover my love of sharing my projects in the beautiful world call “blogland”.

5 Fall Mantel Decorating ideas

Halloween Mantel


I know as soon as the kids are back in school next week, I will be ready to take down “Glenda the Happy Whale” and figure out what will come next.

How about you, how and where do you start you decorating for fall?

If you would like to see some of my other mantel projects, you can visit here.

You can also visit my “Finding Fall” Pinterest board for more ideas for fall decorating.

Thanks so much for reading, and wishing you a great day.


August 28, 2013 — Laura Putnam