Fall Mantel Three Ways




Hello friends. We made it through Monday. It was so gloomy, rainy and cold that I wanted to crawl back in bed all day. But it was also the perfect day to get things done. It’s really weird how sometimes I’m really inspired
to get things done when it’s rainy.
But I digress, today I’m sharing a little behind the scenes into the styling of a fall mantel three ways.
As you might remember our mantel recently went through a makeover. You can see it HERE. In the process, we lost a lot of the mantel space. Which is fine
with me because I’m really leaning towards minimal and simple lately.  I think that’s one of the reasons coming up with a mantel design that I like wasn’t as easy this time, because I felt everything was feeling too busy.


modernmantelraftberrybush |I started with some of the amber jars that I had from a few years ago. I used them on THIS tablescacpe a couple of years ago and this fun basket from Article.  modernmantelraftberrybush-2
I don’t mind the way the mantel looks on its own, but I didn’t really like the way the shelves were shaping out. Now that I look at it again. It wasn’t too bad I guess.  modernfallmantel_-2
Amber is such a great color for fall isn’t it?
Next, I took away the basket and added these two frames.

fallinthefamilycraftberrybush-10 I took away the darker amber jar…

and added a third frame…

I took away the pumpkins from the shelves.

Not too bad but it still felt busy. I know, I know…

I finally decided to just take a bunch of little amber votives and I think this is my favourite look… fallinthefamilycraftberrybush-20
I still have to style the shelves to make them a little more ‘fall’ …
I love these because they look like I’ve collected them individually but they come in a nice little pack. I got them HERE fallinthefamilycraftberrybush-22 They look so pretty when lit…

fallinthefamilycraftberrybush-23 fallinthefamilycraftberrybush-24 And even though it was super hot on the day I took this photo, I turned on the fireplace …:)

fallinthefamilycraftberrybush-25 I love fall and how cozy it feels…

So there you go, a bit of the process of decorating the mantel.  Do you have a favourite?

And now get ready for more beautiful inspiration from my friends below.   A big thank you to my friend Krista for putting this hop together.



Mirror was a gift but similar here – Wayfair
Glass Votive Set – Wayfair
Gold Wire basket by fireplace: Michaels – Similar HERE
Gold Wire Baskets on shelves – HERE
Amber jars – Thrift store
Striped basket – Joss & Main
Paint color on shelves – Dark Denim by Canadian Tire
Round Basket on Mantel – Article 

Today I’m excited to be joining a group of over 30 other talented bloggers who are also sharing a Fall Mantel or Vignette with you!

Hop around to take in all this stunning inspiration…

The Happy Housie // Bless’er House // Rooms FOR Rent // House by Hoff // The Turquoise Home

The DIY Mommy // Sincerely Marie, Designs // Craftberry Bush // Amber Tysl // Just a Girl and Her Blog

Maison de Cinq // So Much Better With Age // Hallstrom Home // Shabbyfufu //
Town and Country Living

Summer Adams // Finding Silver Pennies // Paint Me Pink // Clean and Scentsible
Nina Hendrick Design

Jenna Kate at Home // Modern Glam // Place of My Taste // In My Own Style // Kelly Elko

Rambling Renovators // Just Destiny // Deeply Southern Home // Setting for Four
Willow Street Interiors // Stacy Risenmay

over 30 absolutely stunning fall mantel and fall vignette ideas Seasonal Simplicity Fall Series


  1. angelina taylor says

    Thanks for sharing. I love how you placed the 3 frames overlapping each other. I never thought of that. But, I have one question, where did you purchase the gold circle wire basket that is holding your blankets? I want 1!!!
    Thanks Angelina

  2. says

    All three of these are so chic and pretty Lucy, but I have to say I’m partial to the one with the amber votives! The way you lined up the votives is so simple and yet so effective – LOVE!

    so nice to be “hopping” with you again:)


  3. says

    As I reached the third mantel arrangement, I stopped and thought, “I like this one best.” Then I read you liked it best, too. :) All are beautiful, but the warm glow of the votives in the amber glasses repeat the warm glow of the fire in the fireplace making everything FEEL like Fall.


  4. Catherine Anderson says

    I liked all the scenarios, but I loved the last one the best. I like simple too and the amber glass with flames behind them is just so lovely!

  5. Judy says

    Hi Lucy, I never would have thought about using amber glass as the feature on a fall mantel vignette, how lovely!! I have a collection of varying shades of amber bottles, juice glasses, a couple of amber glass cruets and a pretty amber glass bowl. I’m starting on my mantel vignette first thing in the morning!

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