Fall Mantel


Happy Tuesday! Fall is officially here and I’m ready to share more of my Fall decorations with you. I decided to use a swag that fits perfectly on top of my fireplace mantel. I wanted it to look full and festive for the season and for the upcoming Fall holidays. I filled it with pumpkins, gourds, green and brown pears, leaves, pinecones and berries. Bows helped to finish the look. There are two types of bows in the swag. One is a dark colored plaid and the other a light colored burlap. I particularly like the burlap wired bow I made for the mantel. It gives the design an elegant country feel.
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I like the look of the swag to be full and drapey. It makes the arrangement more interesting and pretty.


The swag reminds me of my Christmas garland that I use on the mantel. It gives you the feeling of Christmas and starts the excitement for that holiday early. At least in my home!I love the way the living room looks when the fireplace mantel is decorated for the holidays. It’s so warm and inviting! Click here to view my Christmas mantel from last year.

In the first two photos you can see my living room coffee table. I’m sharing it today with the mantel. I like to dress it up too. A few medium sized pumpkins fit in nicely with my peacocks. Small beaded pumpkins sparkle in the tray set up for tea. A single faux candle sits on top of colorful leaves and flickers softly in the room. It’s like that old saying,”A little goes a long way!”.


I hope I inspired you today with my Fall Mantel.
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I’m linking today with:

Between Naps on the Porch-Metamorphosis Monday

Savvy Southern Style

Stone Gable-Tuesdays The Scoop

See my Link Party Page at the top of my blog for more parties I share with!


  1. I am new to your blog, I thought I was the only one on the planet with wallpaper in my living room. I LOVE Your wallpaper and blue mantel and wood work, just so wonderfully old timey and warm!!! In my view, nothing says homey, warm, cozy, and flat out beautiful than wallpaper!!! I print homes I love to look at and keep them on my desktop so I can pop them open at will, yours goes in that hallowed space!!!! Thanks for sharing the lovlies with us!!!

    1. Hi Donna! Thank you so much for your lovely comment and for visiting today! I thought I was the only one with wallpaper too. It’s nice to know that there are others out there that still appreciate it! I have it all over my home! I have changed it in my dining room though. Check out my Dining Room Done-Over post. I like to change some of it. I find myself changing it to faux painted walls that still gives a papered look. I agree that nothing says warm and cozy more than wallpaper!
      Have a lovely day my Wallpaper Friend!
      LuAnn πŸ˜‰

  2. Another WOW! So smart how you looped around your sconces to create the mantle swag, and I love how you incorporated the peacock on your table to match the picture above the mantle. I always come away from your blog with such great inspiration. Your home reflects your personality…warm and gracious. I, too, LOVE wallpaper. So many people are afraid of it these days, especially for resale, but one should enjoy their home, not just decorate for one day to come. I’m planning to do several rooms of our home as well.

    1. Hi Bobbi! I did loop around the sconces to create the drapey look I wanted. It also anchored the swag and keeps it from falling off the mantel. I love wallpaper too! If you see my other posts you will see I have a lot of rooms wallpapered. If I do change, it will be faux painted or glazed to look like paper. I like the texture and warmth you get from papered rooms. I find you can get that from glazed walls too. The peacocks are my favorite! Can’t you tell! I like to move them around the room.
      Thank you for visiting today, I greatly appreciated your comments!
      LuAnn πŸ˜‰

  3. You’ve done a terrific job of decorating your mantel in a manner that goes wonderfully with existing furnishings and house details. The lovely garland coordinates well with the peacock picture and sconces. The display on your coffee table adds to the charm! I checked out your Christmas mantel and left a comment there but WOW, that’s gorgeous too! (Visiting from Wow Us Wed)

    1. Thanks Lori! I’m very particular when it comes to coordinating colors, furnishings and items in my home, or any other home I help to decorate. I feel rooms should flow into one another easily. Thank you for your lovely comments and for liking my post today.
      LuAnn πŸ˜‰

  4. I am new here and just love your mantel display and the shade of blue you painted your mantel. Do you know the name of the paint you used? Very pretty fall decor!

    1. Hi Joy! Thanks for visiting today and for your lovely comments! The blue is either Pittsburgh Paints or Benjamin Moore Paints #3075 Amish Blue. The only thing is that the original color I used was from 1989 when my husband and I built our home. Believe it or not I have kept the blue since then. It’s timeless as you can see! That color number dates back to 1986. The paint store just matches it for me. I think they can still cross reference it though for a match. It’s a slate blue color with more blue than grey. I hope that helps!
      Happy Wednesday!
      LuAnn πŸ˜‰

    1. Thank you Rosemary for your lovely comment. I love the warm colors of fall! It’s the best time of the year! Everything is bright and colorful and the weather is perfectly comfortable! Thank you for hosting your party!
      Have a lovely Thursday!
      LuAnn πŸ˜‰

  5. the mantle is gorgeous…. but that coffee table.. I love it!!! So inviting!!!! Your home is beautiful … or I should say “Lovely” !! πŸ™‚ .. today is my first visit!!!!

  6. Gorgeous! I love everything from the leaves to the pumpkins. A mantel to be proud of. Hey, I recently started a new linky party on Scrapality. I would love for you to visit and link up. Have a wonderful weekend.

  7. How pretty, warm and cozy! This room looks like the perfect spot to curl up under a blanket with a good book. I love how you made your mantle swag so bountiful, it’s just lovely. Thanks for linking it up to Best of the Nest!

    1. Thank you Lisa for your lovely comments and for viewing my fall mantel post! I do enjoy reading under a blanket in the room, especially when the fireplace is lit. You are welcome for the link up!
      Have a lovely week!
      LuAnn πŸ˜‰

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  9. beautiful mantle. I just had hand surgery on my right hand so can’t type very easily but wanted you to know I enjoyed your post today.

    1. Thank you Beth for your lovely comment. I do hope your hand feels better soon! Many thanks for stopping by to visit! I just posted more fall decor on my front porch. Please come and visit.
      Have a lovely week!
      LuAnn πŸ˜‰

  10. Your mantel is lovely! I love decorating for fall with all the fabulous colors and textures. Thanks for sharing with Creative Spark Link Party.
    Glenna @ My Paper Craze

  11. It really is beautiful LuAnn! The Fall colors are gorgeous on your blue mantle! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  12. Your room looks so warm and cozy. I love the wall paper and the paint colors on your woodwork. The garland is just perfect and fits in so well with everything. I am so glad to finally see someone who uses wallpaper. We are really few and far between..Happy Thursday..Judy

  13. I agree this space looks very cozy and warm. Thank you for sharing this post at City of Creative Dream’s City of Links last Friday! I appreciate you taking the time to party with me. Hope to see you again this week πŸ™‚

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