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Early Fall Mantel – Green + White

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Early Fall Mantel – Green + White Decor

Today kicks off a fabulous week of fall decor. We have partnered with 29 of our decor blogging friends to bring you our annual Fall Ideas Tour. Our fantastic host, Angie of Postcards from the Ridge, has organized this tour. We will showcase fall mantels. tablescapes, wreaths, crafts and porches. Sit back, relax and enjoy. Monday is for Mantels – and we are sharing our early fall mantel in green and white.

When I was creating this post, there was nary a real pumpkin within a 50 mile radius of my home. Not to mention the fact that our local temps are still hovering near the 100° mark. Recording-setting heat cannot thwart my excitement for my favorite season of the year, Fall.

Pumpkin Spice Latte in hand, essential oils of cinnamon and orange in the diffuser, I was excited to start decorating my mantel for Fall.

It all started with this beautiful painting. Fortunate for me that this was a gift from a sweet friend! Great, right? Being that I had an idea for an early fall mantel, and there weren’t pumpkins available, I opted to use the painting as my inspiration.

I pulled together items that I already had on hand.

I’m a firm believer that home decor need not cost a lot of money. Most of the green and white decor on my mantel I made myself.

Make it Yourself

The floral pumpkin below is a perfect example. The pumpkin was previously a garish orange plastic jack-o-lantern from the thrift store.

Painted Plastic Jack-O-Lantern Makeover

Sticks from my yard and faux greenery look beautiful in this moss green glass vase.

Wicker baskets lend a natural element to the hearth. Painted pumpkins look great nestled in.

Another quick way to add color to any mantel, shelf or tabletop is with colored books in like colors.

They add an instant pop of color as well as a cohesive look. For me, it’s a way to showcase personality as well. My beloved Little House on the Prairie book and Beverly Gray mysteries have beautiful green covers.The pumpkin floral centerpiece started out as a styrofoam pumpkin for the Dollar Tree.

What do you think of my early fall mantel in green and white? Hopefully you have been inspired in some small way today. Now let’s see what the other fall mantels look like!

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  1. I love the colors that you used for your fall mantel. The painting is so pretty and you did a wonderful job of styling your mantel to complement the colors in it. My eyes lit up when I saw your hardcover Little House on the Prairie book. I loved those books and read each one many, many times. I’ve never seen a hardcover one. It’s always a pleasure to visit your home!

  2. This really surprised me but in a good way. It’s fall but so fresh and bright. I may have to try this next year. So inspiring.

  3. What a beautiful painting! Those colors are outstanding, what a fabulous gift. It looks lovely on your mantle surrounded by all those great fall treasures. No need for real pumpkins!! Although cooler temps might be nice!

  4. This is such a nice way to work around not finding real pumpkins. I love the painting and the way you made everything work with it. That bottle is beautiful too! And I always like using books in my decor too. Beautiful mantel! So glad you’re touring with us!

  5. I love your out-of-the-box fall decorating combo of green and white! You brought in a wonderful variety of textures, which makes it so interesting. The painting is beautiful; a great piece to play off of!

  6. What a breath of fresh air! I’m loving your green and white mantel decor! I always use traditional fall colors and love getting new ideas on color combinations! Great job!

  7. Lindsay Aratari says:

    The green and the white is such a pretty combo!!!

  8. I love that you used green and white for your mantel decor. It’s so fresh but fall’y at the same time! I have a few of those faux orange pumpkins in my giveaway bin, I’m going to keep one (or several) and make a floral pumpkin. I love it!

  9. Well, your mantle is just lovely…perfect for these early days of Fall! And I especially love that you wove in that treasured Laura Ingalls Wilder book! Oh, how I fondly remember devouring those books over and over again!

    Those wicker baskets are fantastic and I imagine they find themselves used often!

    Thanks for opening your lovely home to us and thanks for the inspiration.

    So happy to join you on this fantastic blog tour!

    Hugs, Lynn

  10. I love these tones and color for the fall, un expected and beautiful. It is a perfect neutral fall Mantle-scape.

  11. So pretty, and so glad you were able to find pumpkins.

  12. Hi Vicki 🙂 If you’re getting tired of the heat I’d be happy to take it off your hands – send it here to Canada, mother nature forgot about us this year. LOL Your green and white mantel is so pretty and such a beautiful painting. I’m swooning over your Little House On The Prairie hardcover book too.

  13. Gorgeous!!! The perfect early fall mantel… loving the greens and whites!

  14. Wow, I love love your mantel! The painting is just lovely and a great starting piece for your Fall decor! Everything looks so fresh and inviting! Love it!

  15. Oh my gosh those colors are beautiful girls. And I want that painting!

  16. Wow! This is so pretty. The art was fabulous inspiration. Amazed at the pumpkin floral that started out at the thrift store. So pretty!

  17. There are so many gorgeous layers to this mantel ladies! I love it all. That painting is beautiful, what a sweet gift! I love all the green and white and how you displayed and added texture to the bottom around the hearth too. It all looks so good. Hugs, CoCo

  18. I LOVE your green and white mantel, and I adore your inspiration painting too. This colour palette is so refreshing!

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