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Fall Mantel at Vicki’s House

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I am so excited to show y’all my Fall mantel. Fall has officially exploded in my house and I couldn’t be happier. The vanilla and vetiver candles are burning, the orange and vanilla spice boil is steaming on the stove and pumpkins of every color and variety are displayed all over the house! This is my first official Fall in my home and I wanted the mantel to look different than any previous Fall mantel that I have previously decorated.

Today I have partnered with a great group of 28 bloggers. We will be presenting a Fall Ideas Tour all week. You don’t want to miss it! You can follow along each day of the week. So…sit back and relax – today is all about Fall Mantel’s.

Fall Mantel Decor

Now, this is true confession time. My original fall mantel was almost completely decorated. But, I went out on an adventure hunt with my partner in crime friend Linda and I found an antique tobacco basket! The price was too good to pass up and I just had to have it as the focal point for my fall mantel. I came home and immediately took all of the previous stuff off of the mantel and I started over. It was so worth it y’all!

Fall Mantel Decor


Fall Mantel Decor

Isn’t it just beautiful? I realize it is a tad ridiculous to get excited about a large tobacco basket. This basket represents so many wonderful memories of my childhood and summertime visits to see my great aunt Grace and great uncle Bossy. They lived on a farm in North Carolina and I spent a vast amount of time in their smokehouse. It was a cool spot to read a book while avoiding the summer heat and it smelled so good. Tobacco baskets just like this hung throughout the smokehouse. Oh how I wish I had one of their baskets.

Fall Mantel Decor

Even though this basket looks a little tattered and worn, it is in very good shape. I added my Easy DIY Wreath to the center of it.


I kept the canoe and vintage cobalt bottles on the mantel. I just moved everything around a bit until I was happy with the overall look.


The adorable rusty owl was purchased at a roadside stand.

Fall Mantel Decor

The “Fall Y’all” banner was an easy and inexpensive DIY project. The denim triangles were .90 cent clearance items from the craft store. I used iron-on letters – it doesn’t get much easier than that LOL. I added the triangles to the felted garland with miniature clothespins.

Fall Mantel Decor

Did you see the Fall Centerpiece that I created last week? Everything blends so well together.



Fall Mantel Decor


Fall Mantel Decor

Vintage cobalt blue bottles are some of my favorite things to collect.

Fall Mantel Decor

My sweet friend Debra was very kind and hauled pumpkins all the way home for me from North Carolina…thanks Debra!

Fall Mantel Decor


Fall Mantel Decor



The vintage bushel basket vignette was a happy accident. I was trying to figure out how to display pumpkins inside of it. I had just taken the summertime wreath off of the front door – and it fit perfectly on top of the basket.

Fall Mantel Decor

I love this look way more than if I had filled the basket with pumpkins.

Fall Mantel Decor



I hope that you like my Fall mantel as much as I do! Don’t forget to visit the other bloggers and see their creative ideas!

Until tomorrow…


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Fall Mantel Decor

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Fall Mantel Decor


2016 Fall Ideas Tour

Fall Mantel Decor

Monday – Mantels


Tuesday -Tablescapes


Wednesday – Wreaths


Thursday – Printables


Friday – Porches


  1. Love this fresh take on Fall with white, blue and touches of orange – super creative! So excited you finally got your tobacco basket. I know it’s been a bucket list item for a while now 🙂 Hugs, CoCo

  2. Nice. I’m ready for Fall!

  3. The tobacco basket is the perfect focal point, Vicki! Love all the pops of blue in your mantel scape and the pumpkin filled canoe is such a great unexpected touch. Pinning

  4. Your mantel looks great, Vicki! That tobacco basket is perfect hanging over the fireplace. And those vintage blue bottles are amazing. I love it all. Thanks so much for joining us on the tour. Have a wonderful week. ~ Angie

  5. Love, love, love it!!!! The blues are so great and the tobacco basket has blue around the edges! I get excited about the smallest finds too! Some of them are the most precious!

  6. I love that you used an unexpected color, blue, in your fall display. Blue looks so pretty with the pumpkins your friend brought to you and also with the browns in the tobacco basket and owl. Speaking of your tobacco basket, I love it! I’ve always wanted one and need to make a point of trying to find one.

  7. I love the canoe. It is really great with the rest of the decor. And all the blue is lovely. I am a blue nut.
    Hey thanks for sharing.
    Happy Fall

  8. Vicki, the blue touches are so fun and unexpected, and that tobacco basket is lovely! How wonderful that it reminds you of happy childhood memories.

  9. Well, that does it. I simply have to find a tobacco basket! Yours is so amazing above your mantle. Love the splashes of blue and interesting pumpkin displays, too. You do fabulous work. I always love visiting your blog. Susie from Chelsea Project

  10. Love your Fall decor. Don’t know what is my favorite thing. You know I love fun stuff so I”m leaning toward the canoe filled with pumpkins and the cute squirrel on the table!

  11. Your tobacco basket has me all jealous and your pumpkins too. I love this space and all the little bits of goodness scattered around 🙂

  12. Your mantel looks awesome actually the whole room! I’m excited about that basket too!

  13. It’s just perfect! But that canoe might be my absolute favorite element…Happy Fall Tour week to us all! 🙂

  14. As a tobacco farmer’s daughter you KNOW I love that tobacco basket. LOL Your’s is painted with blue on the edge and fyi. that is rare. Mine is yellow.I will trade you. ha! Love your mantel and the touches of denim and blue. So pretty.

  15. This is so beautiful! Love everything! What is the paint color on the wall?

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