Neutral Fall Mantel
Our fall mantel is done! This year I decided that I wanted to stay away from orange pumpkins — I did that last year — and keep everything in neutral colors.
I grabbed a lot of decorating items from our house that are white, off white, and brown, and shopped for a few new items. I love the result.
As you can see, I added a table runner to the top of the mantel.
The focal point of this neutral fall mantel is the large art piece of a pumpkin made out of vintage book pages.
I wanted a large picture of a pumpkin on the mantel but couldn’t find one in a neutral color, and I told my friend Kelly about it.
She’s a talented artist and we brainstormed about making our own, big art piece that would make a statement. We came up with using Mod Podge and one of my many vintage books to make it.
Kelly made this art piece in just two days for me! It came out even better than I could have imagined. What do you think?
I scored this vintage sunburst clock the other day at Goodwill for $15, remember?
I discovered the brown pumpkins made out of twigs for $3 in the dollar isle at Target. They pair well with my brown glass bottles.
This $7 owl is new as well, from Home Goods.
Oh, and finding the white scale was a total coincidence. My friend Lynn had it in her booth at the Newburgh Vintage Emporium and took a picture of it for her Facebook page, and I remember noticing it then.
And when I dropped off more items for my booth, I saw it and decided I just had to have it to add to the mantel.
Want to make your own book pages pumpkin painting? Here is the tutorial:
What do you think about decorating for fall with neutral colors instead of orange or red?
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