If you've been around here since the beginning, you might remember our fall mantel from the first year we were in our house. I was so excited to have a mantel and to decorate it that I went a little crazy at HomeGoods aka one of my favorite places to shop and bought all the fall decorations. And it was fun.
We also decorated last year, but I was slacking and didn't write about it. And since then, I've adopted a little more neutral, year round, everyday mantel that frankly, I really enjoy. It's full of white and cream, and neutrals and metallics. It looks like this:
For me, it's simple enough and I've enjoyed it. (especially little one's ultrasound pic from his anatomy scan...be still my beating heart)
|Remember these vases?|
We didn't do anything too crazy. Just pulled out my favorite little ceramic pumpkin and wooden acorn, tucked the silver jars away for the time being, and added a couple of sprigs of color. Not too shabby, but still quite simple.
I eventually added the wooden harvest plaque from my original fall mantel and stuck it there as well along with some orange leaves for more color. I haven't fully decided which I prefer, but the wooden plaque is still there, so maybe that?
I figured I share a couple close ups of each of the little corners. The first is this little ceramic pumpkin (which I actually forgot about last year until I was transitioning to Christmas decorations. I was sure to save it WITH the acorn this year, so it wouldn't get lost!
And last but not least, my little acorn. I really enjoy this little guy!
We're also using the same fall wreath we've had for several years. It's still going strong though, so I don't have plans to toss it. It might get a little makeover at some point, but until then, it's hanging right out on our door - another year strong!