Happy Friday!! I am so excited to be joining 14 of my blogging friends for the first annual Pumpkin Palooza with Country Living Magazine! If this is your first time here or if you’re coming over from Dandelion Patina or Tidbits, welcome to my little corner of the internet – I’m glad you’re here! Hasn’t this been a fabulous week?? If you have missed any of the previous projects, I’m sharing the links at the end of this post, so be sure to check them all out.
I looove all things fall, and pumpkins are no exception. I mean really, what’s not to love?? Apparently nothing if you saw the abundance of pumpkins I brought home this year – they come in so many beautiful colors and shapes, it’s hard to not load up the truck with them!
Armed with a fresh load of pumpkins, I started eyeing up spots around the house to see where I could use them. My mantel felt like it was asking for a little bit of fall love, so I cleared everything off of it, gathered up some of those beautiful pumpkins, and went to work. I like to keep things simple and neutral around here, so I decided to stick with white pumpkins for this display.
Aside from the pumpkins, my goal was to use only things I already had at home, so I searched the house for things I could incorporate. The printer’s tray was a recent find from an afternoon spent antiquing – it already had a wire for hanging on the back, so it felt kind of perfect to use as a backdrop for this fall mantel.
I am definitely a neutrals girl at heart, but fall is full of beautiful color, so I wanted to add some of the lovely hues of autumn, yet still maintain the soft neutral palette that speaks so well to my soul. I rounded up a trio of glass bottles to hold a few leafy branches to add fall color, a little height, and texture.
I flanked those bottles with a few of the lovely white pumpkins (I just love white pumpkins, don’t you?), scattered in some leaves, and added a subtle pop of brown with a numbered tray and strand of wooden beads.
The result is a simple, subtle mantel display that blends effortlessly into the room. Simple, neutral, and yet perfectly FALL. 🙂 You can find my earlier posts on how I decorated for fall this season, here and here.
If you haven’t already, be sure to check out the rest of the stops in the Pumpkin Palooza. Trust me, you don’t want to miss them!!