A Little Fall On The Mantel

Hi Everyone,
I was recently inspired to change the arrangement that I've
had on my mantel for awhile.

Below is a picture from the blog that was the source of my inspiration.
It's from the blog, Vintage Whites.
I just love the way Vanessa has used softer, pastel colors
for her fall decorating.  There are many more beautiful, inspiring photos
like this on her blog if you haven't already seen them.

So this is what I came up with, using things I already had around the house.
I used a lot of white with some greenery and some real branches with leaves
that were just starting to change color.

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I found this autumn printable here.
I thought it was so cute and it had the soft colors that
I was looking for.

Here is my Goodwill rooster you saw in my last post.
He looks so much better after his makeover with some white paint.
Don't you agree?

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I would like to add a couple little pumpkins 
when I have a chance to get some.

Thanks so much for taking a look at my mantel.
I'm really enjoying the change.

Have a great week!


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  1. Very pretty, JoAnne.

  2. JoAnne - Your mantel looks so pretty. I love the softer, muted colors.


  3. Love your print and how lucky for you to find one with the soft colors you love! The rooster is just cute, isn't it great how we can find stuff like that and do a makeover on it! Have a great rest of the week!


  4. Looks great, JoAnne. I love the texture around your fireplace. Gorgeous!

  5. Very cute! The printable is perfect for your mantel vignette.

  6. I, too, want to use softer colors in my Fall decor. Thank you for the inspiration. Your mantel is perfect and your inspiration blog is wonderful.

  7. I love it all, but you have me wondering if I can hang a little box on our fireplace. Your little blue box is so cute.

  8. Simple and pretty Joanne. Love this.

  9. You just seem to know what is better and prettier. Love softer colors. It looks so calming, love that.
    I'm finding don't really want so much of deep fall colors this year, maybe cause our living room walls and accessories are very light gray, aquas. Brighter fall colors seem too jarring. Have redone arrangement on half wall between kitchen and l/r at least twice now, keeps getting smaller and simpler.
    Love little box and broom on your fireplace wall, gives hint of old fashioned, very cute. You always seem to know what is right thing to look homey.
    Boy am I relieved to get our bathroom done, it was bad since we've had bathroom window open and it's windy dusty out here all the time. Love to have windows open for the short time between summer and winter but the dirt issue gets to me. I could dust 20 times a day and still need to dust and vacuum. Plus having shedding long hair black dog in house doesn't help but he's such a dear can't make him stay outside. He's our baby, all 78 lbs. of him and he's not small. So I have to clean more. What else do I have to do with my time? lol Have wonderful week, always love your posts.

  10. I really like your fall mantle, Joanne. Your rooster turned out really cute. Love the soft, neutral colors!

  11. It looks very pretty, JoAnne! I love the soft shades you have used.

  12. Charming, JoAnne. I like what you've done. The mini pumpkins will be the icing on the cake!

  13. I love your mantle and the colors you used! Thank you for your nice comment on my blog, I'm so happy you stopped by. You have a wonderful blog!

  14. I love how pretty your fall mantel looks accented with the white. It really brings out the colors of everything else.
    Happy Fall and have a nice weekend.
    Julie at Julie's Lifestyle

  15. Your post will be featured tomorrow on Idea Box! Thanks for sharing!!

  16. I love the light and airy look for your fall mantel!


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