Friday, September 18, 2015

Fall Mantel 2015

Delicious Autumn!  
My very soul is wedded to it and if I were a bird, 
I would fly about the Earth 
seeking the successive Autumns.
-George Eliot

I love that quote as it pretty much
sums up how much I love Fall!


It's about time I shared this year's mantel with you....

I put together a rather simple mantel this year.

I made the hydrangea wreath myself.
I bought a burlap covered straw wreath at Joanns.
Then I just glued some pretty fall colored hydrangeas to it,
as well as some leaves here and there.  I topped it off with a simple
bow and that was it...very simple & very quick!

I scattered some pine cones around.

I couldn't resist & added a strand of lights.
I have to say, now that it's getting dark earlier in the evening,
I do enjoy watching TV with the lights lit.
It adds such a warm glow to the mantel and the living room.

I filled a pretty basket with some fall goodies
to add a little something extra to the hearth.

I hope you enjoyed seeing my mantel today.
As always, thanks for stopping by!


Welcome! I'm Gina. Like the header says, this blog is all about home, food and life..


  1. Gina, your mantel looks so pretty. I sure do like the white brick and white mantel. The mirror looks great with a fall wreath on it. I'm going to find a mirror for my mantel. The light that bounces around is just so wonderful.

    Are you still getting Cottage Journal? I still just can't get enough of that magazine.

  2. Gina your Fall mantel looks so pretty!! I love the simple garland and the the way you filled the wire cloches! I bet it looks so cozy at night when it's lit! Have a great weekend!

  3. Hi Gina! Sorry it's been so long since I've been by! Your mantel looks wonderful! Love the wreath you made, the white wire cloche's and the little lights! The basket on the hearth is cute- I'm looking for ideas to do something like this- you just inspired me!!

  4. The wreath, the lights, the velvet's all so pretty, I can't pick a favorite. I am however, inspired to add a little bit of sparkle to my own mantle now! Off to dig out the Christmas boxes! Ha!

  5. Very the basket on the hearth with pillow and pumpkin!!! xoxoxo

  6. Simply sweet.. I love it!
    Great idea to add the lights! I just may have to do that myself :)

    Happy Fall days.

  7. Gina,
    Gorgeous choice of hydrangea hues, dear friend!!!
    I adore the twinkle of lights as our evenings are getting longer!!!
    Thanks for sharing and inspiring!!!

  8. What a wonderful quote. Your Mantel is beautiful! I love the velvet pumpkin and the wreath that you made, all very pretty!!! xx

  9. Love your mantle, Gina! Everything looks so pretty!

  10. So festive looking!
    I love your wreath, I would have more wreaths
    but they don't fold up and go in a tub veyr
    The basket on the hearth is so pretty.

    M : )

  11. I love your wreath and your simple mantle, Gina. The basket at the hearth adds a nice touch, and I love lights, too. I have some year round on timers and they just add such a nice glow.

  12. You have a beautiful fireplace and mantel, Gina! I love the hydrangea wreath and all of the other pops of color. Beautiful job of combining the richness of Fall with your beautiful white fireplace!

  13. Oh Gina,
    Love, love, love the hydrangea wreath. Hydrangeas are my absolute favorite flower you know. I also love that they are in beautiful Autumn colors. And where did you get that pretty velvet pumpkin that you put in the basket? Love it too. Your Autumn Mantel looks beautiful.


  14. Hi Gina! Oh, I just love your pretty mantle! You've done a great job decorating it up for Fall! I haven't even started yet! Thank you so much for popping in to see me and hope you're doing well. It's good to be back home.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;0

  15. I love it...You are way ahead of me, I think I will skip the fall mantle and jump right to Christmas! lol


  16. Your mantel is dressed so pretty for fall! Love the wreath, you did a wonderful job creating it! And the cloches are really neat, too! :) ~Rhonda

  17. Hi Gina...I love your fall touches,,,I am busy working on some as well. I need your pillow you have in the basket!! I am having a hard time finding some accent pillows for some reason! May just have to make some myself,,,of course they would have to be a "no sew kind"??!! Enjoy this wonderful time of year!

  18. Gina the white is the perfect backdrop for fall colors - they make the fall colors look so upscale! I just love your wreath - it is so pretty above the fireplace. Love the fall!

  19. Your mantel is gorgeous, Gina! That is such a beautiful wreath....the colors just pop! Your mantel may be simple, by your definition, but it makes a big impact!

  20. Very pretty and fresh Gina. Love the elegant! Lots of inspiration here...

  21. Hi Gina! I'm still enjoying your lovely mantel decorations! Thanks for popping in to see me and hope all is well.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)


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