Ideas For Fall

Greetings! And welcome to our It’s Fall Y’all link party!

We’re kickin’ the series off with our mantel party- and Rhoda, Kate and Sarah are all hosting Fall-themed parties over the next 9 days too- so make sure you stop by their blogs to see more/share your Autumn inspiration on the dates listed above!

And a quick note before we get this party started- if you don’t have to have a fireplace mantel to link up here today that’s a-okay! We’d love to see your Fall-themed shelves and ledges too- so link ’em up, Buttercup!


Our friends at Southern Accents in Cullman, Alabama are sponsoring our party today.

We’ve worked with them on a few other fun projects, and we always love what they put together, so we commissioned them to create a reclaimed wood art piece for our Fall mantel this time around…

The patina on the old boards they used is absolutely awesome…

(HUGE thanks to Southern Accents for creating it for us!)

We kept the rest of our display pretty simple. We left our Pottery Barn wall sconces up, and used a couple of bundles of wheat (from TJ Maxx) to bridge the gap between them and the wood art. After that, we used a wooden ball (from a flea market) and some candles and candle holders that we had around the house…

…and instead of running out to the store to buy new, taller candles to fill our tall glass cylinders- we just filled them with acorns we got (40% off) a few weeks ago Hobby Lobby, and then placed a couple of our short candles on top of them. (Note: We don’t plan on burning any of these candles!)

The big, twig acorn sitting on the right side of the mantel came from Queen of Hearts Antiques in Buford, Georgia.

We got two of them while we were there shopping for stuff for the Morrison’s living room

We originally thought we’d hang them from the ceiling over the mantel, but we decided to just use one of them on the mantel instead.

Now it’s your turn to share what you’ve had fun creating this year! You probably already know the link party drill, but just in case you’re not sure how it works, this is how it works:

1. Scroll down this page ’til you see the little blue “ADD YOUR LINK” button. Click that, and create a descriptive name for your link like, “Spook-tacular Shelves” or “My Monochromatic Fall Mantel”. This will make it easier for folks to browse through all the links.

2. Choose a thumbnail image to go along with your link, and make sure to link to your Fall-themed mantel/shelf/ledge post, not the main page of your blog.

We also created a fun little badge to help promote the party- so if you link up, we’d sure appreciate it if you’d post the code in the box below at the bottom of your mantel/shelf/ledge post on your blog!

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Thanks in advance for partyin’ with us- and we look forward to seeing you at Rhoda’s Fall Door Decor link party this Thursday; Kate’s Fall Craft link party next Tuesday, October 4th; and Sarah’s Outdoor Ideas link party Thursday, October 6th!

PS- The burlap pillow on today’s Featured Post slide came from Samantha who has an Etsy shop called The Nest.

(She also writes a blog called The Nest too!)

We thought we’d try barn swallows instead of crows or bats this year- LOL!

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  1. amanda says

    Thanks for sharing all of your great ideas! Great inspiration for our home year round!!

  2. Denise Carter says

    Love the fall mantel. I am so ready to decorate with fall items. We moved into my all time favorite parsonage. It was built in 1934 so it has lots of character, wood floors and big windows, everything painted white. I put white curtains and loved it all summer but now have put up light brown sheers and slowly adding fall color only the weather keeps being 99. Thanks for your sweet spirit in your blog and all the wonderful ideas. denise

  3. Laura Carroll says

    I’ve been staring at a mantel that is indeed in need of some awesome autumn! Thanks for all the fabulous suggestions. I’m grateful!!

  4. says

    Love this fall link-up! Such fabulous ideas out there! Linked mine today…a little late, but glad to be a part of this linky:)

  5. says

    Thanks for putting the mantel linky party together!! I love all the beautiful ideas!!! Yours looks so pretty!! Enjoy your week!

  6. says

    I finally got my playroom mantle done, just linked up:) My son enjoyed making a pumpkin snowman so it was fun! One of these days I’ll figure out how to use my new camera….pics could be better :( Your pictures always look so bright & clear! Got any tips? I know my camera can do it ….but the person using it (me) needs help :) Thanks for hosting!

    • Layla says

      Hey Jessica!
      Kev’s actually in the process of building a site chock full of photography tips and tutorials…we’ll let you know when it’s up and runnin’! 😀

  7. says

    I love your mantel! It is perfect for your home! I went to Hobby Lobby to get the acorns after I read your post; I love them! Thank you for hosting this link party! It is always fun to see such awesome ideas!

  8. says

    WOW…now that’s a-lot-a fall mantles!!! 😉 Thought I’d join in on the fun…better late than never, right? Thanks for hosting, Laurel@chippingwithcharm

  9. Mandy says

    Looks great! Wow, I can tell Im gonna be busy looking at All the blog’s who linked up for this great little fall mantle party. Especially excited to see you went to Queen of Hearts in Buford. Because that’s where I live!! Thats a hoot!

  10. says

    This is pretty cool. It’s like a theme/project party to get everyone oout of a rut and get them in the mood for decorating. i wish I could link up but I think ettiqute (sp?) says that I can’t since I am part of a different link party. But that doesn’t mean that I can’t dropin and visit. I really liked the bundled wheat on the mantel by the way.

  11. Helen says

    I love this fireplace- could you tell me what kind of material the hearth is? We’re trying to recreate it and can’t for the life of us figure out whether it’s marbe, slate, granite or something we’re not even thinking of!