Fall Mantel Parade

By Kate Riley October 3, 2012

Well howdy and hello y’all – happy fall to you!  I was browsing through all the mantels and fall house tours from the Mantel Party last week and I’ll tell ya what I love.  I love peeking inside everyone’s home seeing all the beauty you create!   This year, there were a lot of neutrals and natural decor, doses of glitz and glam, some very creative arrangements, and a bit of whimsy thrown in too.   Here are a few of my favorites from the collection!

I love this mantel display with monochromatic baskets and bottles by Craftberry Bush.

fall mantel craftberrybush


A Robert Frost favorite is the focal point of a DIY pallet project at Serendipity Refined.

fall mantel serendipityrefined


How cool is this fence wood art project over at It’s Overflowing, so creative!

fall mantel itsoverflowing


Lizette at Just our Lovely Life kept her fall mantel simple and natural.

simple neutral mantel justourlovelylife


This neutral mantel with burlap bunting is so pretty over at Proverbs 31 girl. 

simple natural mantel proverbs31girl


Don’t miss Aunt Ruthie’s “farmy decorating” fall home tour over at Sugar Pie Farmhouse, I loved her post and I now want a “hug in a mug” too.  

fall mantel sugarpiefarmhouse


Autumn leaves and wood bead swag trim out Becca’s mantel at Adventures in Decorating.

autumn mantel adventures in decorating


Shannon’s neutral fall mantel with gate art and bunting is so lovely!  via AKA Design.

simple fall mantel akadesign 

Soothing neutrals and touches of silver complete Kristen’s mantel at Sophia’s Decor.

sophias decor mantel


Glitter pumpkins and gold frames combine on Joys of Home elegant autumn display.

gold and glittery mantel joysofhome


Touches of gold appear on Cassie’s ‘Liberace inspired’ autumn mantel.

liberace mantel hisugarplum


Nester combined metallic swag with green and white pumpkins on her beautiful fall mantel.

metallic and natural elements nester


Here’s a very pretty neutral and natural mantel by Alicia at Thrifty and Chic.

neutral and natural mantel thriftyandchic


How lovely are these brown paper bag flowers over at Home Made Home?

paper bag flowers homemademodern


Touches of gold appear on Emily’s elegant fall mantel over at Decor Chick.  fall mantel decor chick


Autumn’s abundance is on display on this multilayered mantel over at Dream and Differ.

autumn mantel dream and differ


Want to learn how to cut wood to achieve this stacked log look for your fireplace?  Visit Kristin over at The Hunted Interior for the full how to!

stacked logs thehuntedinterior


There’s a gold and glam Halloween mantel over at Just the Bee’s Knees, her gold and white pumpkins are so pretty! glam meets halloween justthebeesknees


Michael’s whimsical ode to oz’ shelf display is so much fun over at Inspired By Charm.

ode to oz inspired by charm


Finally, this mustard yellow bench and entry vignette by Number Fifty Three is completely charming, wouldn’t you agree? 

yellow hall bench number fifty three


Thank you so much to all of you who linked up your creative fall goodness and to those of you who visited, I hope you were inspired by all those bloggers at the party!  You can still visit all 400+ links to gather even more inspiration!




  1. Thanks so much for including my mantel in your roundup Kate! There are SO many pretty ones linked up! I wish I had 10 mantels in my house so I could do many. :)

  2. Wow, there are some beautiful mantels this year…thanks so much for including mine with all of them! I just love those brown bag flowers and those stacked logs – so much inspiration!


  3. Thank you so much for featuring my entry, Kate! I’m so honored to be included in such a wonderful group!


  4. Thank you so very much for including our Fall mantel, Kate! I’m truly flattered and humbled to be in such amazing company. Thanks again for hosting such a wonderful gathering. *Becca*

  5. WOW!!!! All of the mantels that you’ve featured are gorgeous! I can’t even pick a favorite – I love the simple, natural ones, and I love the fancy, sparkly ones!!!!
    So much inspiration…

  6. Oh i love checking out fall mantels! You’ve come up with a great selection. I’m so excited for fall but i have no mantel. lol So ive find to find other ways to decorate. I hope you have a great evening.

  7. Kate, I am so honoured to have been featured amongst so many other gorgeous mantels. I am so grateful, thanks again… xo

  8. So amazingly excited to be a part of your fall mantel round-up!! Thank you so very much! You picked so many of my favorite designs. Such beautiful inspiration! Thanks again!!

  9. A million thanks for including my mantel in your parade! I almost fainted when I saw it here! I had so much fun perusing all the great links in your party. Thank you for providing such an amazing opportunity for all of us to share our creativity.

  10. Inspiring round up, Kate! I was super bummed that I missed the party by 1 day (read the date wrong). I see some of my favorites here and some I missed! Great recap! Gorgeous!

  11. Oh my word — those are some seriously gorgeous mantels! I’m talking magazine-quality styling!! You inspire people to bring their A-Game, Kate! I can’t believe mine made the cut…I’m so flattered! Thank you and happy October (aack, already?!?!?!)

  12. I need a mantel. LOL I love banners/buntings… and love making them, but have a hard time figuring out where to put mine once they’re made..so I usually just give them away to friends! I made a “FALL” bunting by sewing together four cream colored flag pendants ..sewing those onto a long string of jute twine (love how rustic it looks), and then using my acrylic paint and letter stencils to spell out Fall. I ended up sending it to a friend of mine across the country… where would be a good place to hang buntings if you do not have a mantel?

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