Autumn Mantel {2012} ::: Ways to Decorate a Mantle

We have now had our mantel for a year…..I can’t believe that we’ve lived in our cottage for 17 years, and only had a mantel for 1! This mantel was a most gracious gift to us…and is over 200 years old! It was taken from a lovely antebellum home. We have had so much fun with it over the past year…..changing it with the seasons and making it right at home here!

This past weekend I loaded up the car with pumpkins and had a blast putting them everywhere! The mantel did not escape the pumpkin extravaganza.

Here’s a few pics of our mantel for this autumn…..

ways to decorate a mantle

Heirloom pumpkins are my very favorite….this year I have found some really unusual ones at the pumpkin patch down the road from our cottage…..

ways to decorate a mantle

Love these colorful leaves in a basket…..gorgeous color!

ways to decorate a mantle

ways to decorate a mantle

ways to decorate a mantle

Can’t be Oak Cottage without lots of acorns! 😉

ways to decorate a mantle

ways to decorate a mantle

ways to decorate a mantle

Does your home have a mantel? Do you enjoy decorating it and changing it around, or do you like to keep it pretty much the same throughout the year?

Happy Autumn~

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11 thoughts on “Autumn Mantel {2012} ::: Ways to Decorate a Mantle

  1. I entered my mantel right beside yours at DIY Showoff! I love yours! The whole thing – the banner, the fun pumpkins, the books inside the fireplace and the cool clock on top! It’s awesome.

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