Fall Mantel 2014

Happy hump day and happy October! I hope everyone had a great weekend and first half the week. My husband and I celebrated 5 years of marriage on Saturday! That happened fast! And I hear the years will only start moving faster. 

We had an awesome day of relaxed celebrating. We took a drive through the beautiful Texas Hill Country to the town where we were both engaged and married. It is one of the most gorgeous areas of Texas. Our day involved a leisurely stroll through a rose garden, a wine tasting, lots of good food and coffee and we even stopped by Round Top! I’ve never been to Round Top before, much less during Antique Weeks. It is insane! And awesome. I told Tim, given one day and enough money….I could easily furnish an entire home just shopping those booths. 

It was a much needed, relaxing day away. This is always a busy time of year for us, but my husband and I have started the adoption process {!!!}. Much of our free time has been spent filling out stacks of paper work, working on the house to get it ready, and fundraising. 

Fall Mantel 2014The Fall decor has been a bit minimal this year {at least compared to previous years}. On top of just being flat out busy, we’re also about to have our 20+ year old floors replaced…so everything is about to get packed up anyway. 

So, I kept things pretty simple on the mantel this year. The thermoses {thermi?} are back! I can’t get enough of these cuties. I saw a lot of these at Round Top. They make me think of cooler weather and tailgating when I look at them. :)

Fall Mantel 2014My super easy, 5 minute garland stayed. The muted color and textures fit right in with Fall. 

Fall Mantel 2014I layered a chippy old frame on top of my Goodwill mirror, stuck some yellow mums in the chalk-painted wood crate, added a big orange pumpkin and called it a day! It’s not fussy or elaborate. Easy, simple Fall decor. Done. 


Fall Mantel 2014


Fall Mantel 2014Do you go all out decorating for Fall or do you like to keep it simple?

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