My Fall Inspired Mantel

Ahhh, it’s fall!
There is a chill in the air, and the leaves are changing.  Love, love, love it!
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So I took advantage of a cool, windy day here and made over my mantel!
It was time to take down the summery colours, and bring fall into my home!
And the best part is, most of the stuff I already had!  I only had to buy the pumpkins and squashes.
So easy, affordable, and pretty pretty pretty!
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Birch Tree & Pumpkin Fall Mantel
Birch Tree & Pumpkin Fall Mantel
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For me fall means pumpkins, squashes and earthy accents.
I started with a barn inspired mirror as my back drop and got to work!
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Birch Tree & Pumpkin Fall Mantel

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I gathered some birch wood I took from my parents place, 
then added some leaves I already had.
Put together some mason jar tea light holders.
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Birch Tree & Pumpkin Fall Mantel
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I love the little punches of orange, mixed in with the whites, and greens.
I don’t like a lot going on all at once, so the little bits of colour make me happy.
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Birch Tree & Pumpkin Fall Mantel
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Birch Tree & Pumpkin Fall Mantel

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Don’t you just love white pumpkins?  They add such a simple funky touch!
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Birch Tree & Pumpkin Fall Mantel
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Very very simple.  Just the way I like it.

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Birch Tree & Pumpkin Fall Mantel

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I use these twigs for all seasons and holidays.
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Birch Tree & Pumpkin Fall Mantel


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Birch Tree & Pumpkin Fall Mantel
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Here’s what it looks like at night with all the candles lit.
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Thanks for coming on my little tour!
What are you working on?
Do you decorate for fall?  What is your style?

For even more fall mantel inspiration, here are the links to my previous years!



  1. Oh Jo! this is just so absolutely gorgeous! I could look at it all day . . . love love love!

  2. Love your mirror! And the birch!

  3. The birchwood is gorgeous! I’m a new follower. I hope you’ll stop by!

  4. I love all the wood accents you have..So nice! I wanna have my hubby build me a mirror like that.

  5. So pretty! I just love those branches and the white pumpkin! I bought some pie pumpkins today & am starting to get into the fall spirit. You mantel has me inspired!

  6. This is beautiful. I’m having mantel/bookshelves envy right now! Great job.

  7. Beautiful! I love it :)

  8. Those pumpkins down at the bottom would definitely be dragged away by a little dog in my house. 😉 Seriously, though, it looks great. :)

  9. Looks fantastic! I’ve just finished repainting my mantel and can’t wait to decorate if for Fall. Thanks for the awesome inspiration. I’m with you – LOVE FALL!

  10. SO pretty!!! I love it :)

  11. oooh love it! Makes me want pumpkin bars and apple cider! :)

  12. This is STUNNING! Love love LoVe it!!

  13. Oooh! I love the birch wood & the white pumpkin! Stopping by from the Inspired Room.

  14. Your mantle is beautiful — and I LOVE that mirror!

  15. Wow, everything looks so gorgeous. I love all of your ideas, especially the twigs and leaves.

    Best wishes,

  16. Fabulous! I too go for a more neutral pallete with pops of color in my everyday decor as well as for Fall. Funny that you picked up the birch branches at your parent’s place. I was planning to scoure my parent’s burn pile this weekend (before they burn!) for some branches to work with! Thank you for all of the great inspiration!
    Best Wishes and Blessings,

  17. I love the mantel — I like that you keep it festive and stylish at the same time. So often seasonal decorations can look dated and stale. Love it.

  18. Oh wow, this is super! I especially love the birch logs!

  19. I love the birch logs! Fabulous and yes, it is very cozy with the candles at night. :)
    Here from The Inspired Room.

  20. This is beautiful! I love white pumpkins too. I have one on my front steps since I couldn’t resist buying it when we went to pick apples last weekend :)

    We’d love it if you would share this at Seasonal Inspiration Saturday tomorrow!

  21. Simple? I say totally elegant – LOVE!!

  22. I love your mantle and how you tied it all in with your bookcase! Looks great ~ visiting from tatertots!

  23. I love the birchwood! Pretty!!! I wish I had bookshelves on either side of my mantel because I would go crazy (in a simple fashion) on them!

  24. It looks beautiful. I love the birch. I need to gather up some branches myself. Great job.

  25. I love this, it makes me really want to have a mantle just so I can do this with it.

  26. Such a beautiful mantle! I love how you used the tree limbs. Very creative! The shot at night, I completely agree-very, very cozy!
    Thanks for the inspiration!

    Have a happy weekend!


  27. Your mantle is gorgeous…the birch wood is such a great addition!

  28. Your mantle looks fabulous. I love fall and white pumpkins are my new favorite.


  29. What a lovely mantle! I love all the natural touches. Great job!

  30. Oh, it’s lovely Jo-Anna! I’m loving the Fall colors. You did a great job. I just did up my Fall display over the weekend. I think it turned out pretty nice. = )

    ~ Catie

  31. Very, very pretty! Makes me feel the nip in the air already and it’s not even Oct :)

    Visiting from Funky Junk Interiors Linky Party tonight,
    ~Suzanne in NW Illinois

  32. I love the birch wood! I’ve been wanting some for along time, but I’ve always lived in the desert…not too much birch there!

    I’d love to have you link up at my new linky party –

    Creative Genius @

  33. Nice job – the orange really pops!

  34. The birch is absolutely perfect! Especially love the contrast it gives with all the brighter colors.

  35. So pretty, warm and inviting! Love the wood on the mantel and all of your pumpkins…they look fantastic against your stone fireplace.

  36. Wow! You have great bones to start with! That fireplace and those bookcase built-ins are to die for! I love the birch stubs. So cute! Great job!
    Stopping by from The Lettered Cottage. Happy Fall!

  37. I LOVE the birch stumps.


  38. i am having birch stump envy right now!

  39. First time visiting…the mantle looks absolutely beautiful :) I also love the fireplace and bookshelves.

  40. I love the logs and the barnwood mirror! Looks great =)
    I am visiting from The Lettered Cottage,
    ~Kelly @ Corner of Main

  41. Came here from Centsational Girl – love all the woodsy textures and the pops of color really work on that whole wall! Love it!

  42. Your place is beautiful…the orange is great!!!
    Have a beautiful week!!!

    Love the bloggy spider!!!

  43. It looks great and I love the stone on your fireplace. Nice cozy spot at night! and your blog looks dressed for the season too! Love it all.

  44. Please share more of your mantel decorating ideas!! My mantel is almost exact to yours, and I’m always looking for decor inspiration! Great blog! Jodi

  45. This is beautiful! I featured it on my blog this week under fall mantel inspiration. Thanks for sharing :)

  46. Thanks for linking up to The “Autumn Décor” Talent Scouting Party at WhisperWood Cottage, Jo-Anna! Your mantel display is warm and inviting! Great mix of natural materials!

  47. Beautiful! I’m showcasing your beautiful fall mantel on my blog! :)

  48. This turned out absolutely gorgeous! Fall colors shop up perfectly on your fireplace mantel! I love the birch stumps! They are a wonderful feature to bring in the fall feel. And I adore the twigs with leaves, and the white pumpkins. I’ve had thing for them this year! :) This looks gorgeous, and I so wish I had a spot in my home to do something like this. Thank you for sharing, will be back!


  49. I love everything in this picture! Simply perfect! Question. Is your fireplace electric? I’ve always wanted a fireplace/mantle and I think my hubby can build this for me. Maybe he can build it around an electric fireplace insert??

    • Hi Veronica! Ours is a gas fireplace, but I’m sure you could build something similar around an electric one! And thank you too, for your lovely comment – the fireplace is one of my most favourite parts of my home!

      • Beautiful fireplace!! It’s light and bright, but still has a wonderful earthiness to it. May I ask what stone product/color you used?

  50. Love your Fall décor Jo-Anna, just lovely!

  51. I love the bottom 4 squares on the floor/ledge of your fireplace? What is it called? I’ve been looking for that exactly for my fireplace!
    Is it slate? thanks in advance!!

  52. Michelle says:

    What stone product did you use around your fireplace? Trying to find something similar….

    • Hi Michelle!

      Our home builder made the fireplace (we’re actually the second set of home owners so I don’t know much about it). I’m not 100% sure what the stone is, but it appears to be a man-made moulded limestone of some sort. It’s not real stone, but it sure looks like it! I’m sure if you mentioned that to a builder/fireplace expert they would know exactly what direction to point you.

      Sorry I couldn’t be much more of a help!



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