Fall Mantel 2012

I finally got around to updating my mantel today.

The beachy-shell theme wasn’t really working for me

on this brisk October day!

I hung a round mirror that has been sitting around here

for the past few months.

I worked with the black from the mirror

and dove into the typical Halloween black and orange.

By the time I took the pictures,

the sun was no longer brightening the room

so I really needed to turn on the recessed lighting above.

The lighting made things look even more orange. 

This little wooden sign

is from my neighborhood “spook basket” from last Halloween.

I hope I get some more fun treats this year!

And here is a shot without the light on.

Maybe I should have taken them all like this!

Oh well…

Who knows if the mantel will stay this way.

Last year,

this is what my fall mantel looked like…

It took me three tries to get to this.

See the other two HERE.

And once again, my 2012 mantel…

I think I like the 2011 one better.

This one will have to grow on me.

So there’s one thing I can cross off my list.

Have you decorated your mantel for fall yet?

Linking to:
French Country Cottage – Feathered Nest Friday
Kristen’s Creations – Share Your Creations Party
No Minimalist Here – Open House Party
Chic on a Shoestring – Flaunt It Friday
Serenity Now – Weekend Bloggy Reading
Ten June – Fall Decor Link Party
The Inspired Room – Fall Nesting Mantels Porches
Home Stories A to Z – Mantel Link Party 2012.



  1. pam {simple details}
    October 12, 2012 / 1:08 pm

    Looking very festive, my friend. The round mirror is a fun change, 2011 was beautiful too! Have a great weekend!

  2. Coastalpines
    October 12, 2012 / 1:48 pm

    I love the round mirror! The whole vignette is pretty & festive ~ have a great weekend!

  3. CAS
    October 13, 2012 / 12:27 am

    I really like both looks, but the new round mirror is beautiful! And, yes, my mantel has been decorated for awhile now. Actually, I'm finished with Fall/Halloween and starting to think about Christmas. I will squeeze in a bit of Thanksgiving before I'm totally finished….lol!

  4. Jan
    October 13, 2012 / 3:58 pm

    I really like both looks! They are autumnal/seasonal and can go from Fall all the way through Thanksgiving. That's my kind of decorating – do it once and leave it (well, maybe with a few teeny little tweaks here and there) until it's time to change the seasons again. I'm new to this seasonal decorating of mantles and such myself. I didn't realize how much work it is! Great job. Now I'm wondering what you'll come up with for 2013…

  5. Debra
    October 19, 2012 / 5:10 pm

    It looks really pretty. Love the round mirror, alot. 🙂

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