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Fall Mantel Decor

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The biggest project I completed this year, besides growing a human being inside my body and then giving birth, was my hearth and mantel. It has completely changed the look of my living room! I was so happy to be invited by Sonya of At Home With the Barkers to be part of her fall mantel tour…and check out my cute fall mantel decor!

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I have struggled a little bit with decorating this mantel because of a) the giant TV above it, and b) I tend to go overboard.  I have to force myself to pull back.  As for the TV, my husband agreed that we can move it to the side of the fireplace once we build the built-ins on either side.  So we will have a beautiful mantel with nothing but prettiness above.

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As I had a bunch of stuff up there to start, I knew I wanted some cute white pumpkins somewhere.  I had these old plastic pumpkins and gourds that I had spray painted several years ago and so this year I sprayed them white in the chalky finish and then hand painted them to be cream with a gold leaf stem.  I love the way they turned out!

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I found some dried eucalyptus leaves at Home Goods which I thought would make the perfect addition to my pumpkins. Then I flanked the pumpkins with my black lanterns from Walmart, Better Homes and Gardens line.

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On the hearth I have this cute olive bucket filled with some firewood next to a white pumpkin.

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And on the other side I have some wheat stems in a galvanized bucket sitting in my asparagus crate. And another white pumpkin because you can’t go wrong with white pumpkins.

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It’s seriously so fun to have a proper mantel now. Next year will be even better because the TV will be gone!
Be sure to check out all the other fall mantels in this fun tour!

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12 Comments

  1. Linda Sapp says:

    I absolutely love your decor. I truly love how simple yet striking it is. May I ask where did you get the painting of the horses? And that’s not the only reason I’m making this comment. I really do love your design but the horse painting also caught my eye. It might be the color in it did it. Thank you.

    1. Heidi @ Honeybear Lane says:

      Thank you! I got the horse painting at World Market.

  2. Your mantel is perfect! I love all the white pumpkins and your galvanized buckets. Super cute!

    1. Heidi @ Honeybear Lane says:

      Thank you!

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