Friday again, which means it is time for another blast from the past. Today I'm going to do a round up of my favorite fall mantels from over the years. Not those geared specifically towards Thanksgiving or Halloween, but just autumn in general.
We'll kick it off with Adventure's in Decorating's fall mantel, that was so gorgeous, even Better Homes and Gardens had to feature it:
Of course, no roundup of mantels can NOT include Sweet Something Designs. Her design taste was so beautiful, I miss seeing her new mantels every year.
I love Kristen's Creations use of lanterns in her mantel with a warm glow:
Cristina never lets me down with her annual fall mantels. This is one of my favorites:
My fall mantel last year featured lots of natural elements:
If you are a mantel junkie, you have probably seen this one from Serendipity Refined. Kimberly's hand painted sign is a show stopper.. In fact, her design inspired my pallet artwork I have used in some of my other mantels. I still love it SO MUCH.
The Frugal Homemaker also has great mantels every.single.year. I really like this design from a couple years ago.
And sometimes less is more, as demonstrated by Crafty Texas Girls:
I admit I often forget that decorating your mantel is more than just about the shelf above the fireplace. All About Vignettes demonstrates how important it is for the entire room to be part of the decor:
I adore the paper bag flowers that flow down the wall in this mantel by Home Made Modern:
Here is my autumn mantel in 2012. It is always funny to look back and see how much my style has slowly evolved from a few years ago.
Finally, for a little more whimsey, here are a few less formal mantelscapes:
DIY Mod Podged children's leaf artwork is at the center of this design by Living Well Spending Less:
Hoosier Homemade's vintage toys, chalkboard, decoupaged letters and darling garland are super whimsical!
This mantel features a collection of scarecrows (and of course some crows):
And finally, A place for us has a wonderful Apple Picking theme on her fall mantel:
So much variety and so many wonderful ideas!
So are you looking forward to the fall? I haven't decided on a mantel for this year, but now I have PLENTY of inspiration