Autumn Harvest Botanical Mantel

Greetings Friends! Autumn is approaching, and it's time for a seasonal update to my mantel. As a passionate gardener, I love using nature in decor to bring the outdoors inside whenever possible. I've paired my thrifted Vintage finds with various botanics to create a festive, yet soothing vignette. 

Autumn Harvest Botanical Mantel mythriftstoreaddiction.blogspot.com Use thrift store milk glass and items from your grocery store produce to create a beautiful fall mantel and save money

I started with one of my burlap runners from Target's holiday clearance a few years ago.  Next, I arranged my Vintage milk glass, collected from yard sales and thrift stores.   I wanted to keep a neutral palette so the rich hues of the natural elements would be the focus.  I added metal leaf garland that I have had for ages and a berry candle wreath, both sprayed white.  Vintage books add some needed height to the left end, pictured above. The herbs are from my garden--rosemary to the left and purple basil shown below on the right.  The large acorns I picked up from a walk and the tiny ones are actually from a craft store--who knew?

Autumn Harvest Botanical Mantel mythriftstoreaddiction.blogspot.com Grocery store produce like green apples, wheat and mini pumpkins can create a beautiful fall mantel and save money

Here's a complete view...

Autumn Harvest Botanical Mantel mythriftstoreaddiction.blogspot.com Use thrift store milk glass and items from your grocery store produce to create a beautiful fall mantel and save money

Do you shop your produce section? Most of us don't grow wheat and pumpkins and the apples and sunflowers are also from the grocery store.  As I've mentioned before, I enjoy playing and taking my time with my displays.  I planned to use herbs, white pumpkins, and green apples so after arranging all of my whites, I stood back to consider what else I would add to my Vintage vessels before making a trip to the grocery store the next day. When I saw the wheat and sunflowers, I knew they would be perfect! Tablescapes are coming soon :)  Do you enjoy decorating for Fall? 


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17 comments:

  1. Beautiful vignette! I love the addition of the wheat! Your milk glass looks so pretty!

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  2. Very pretty Cecilia ... love the balance ... the colors with the white and of course, the beautiful wall color makes the white really pop. Makes me want to go take everything off my mantel and put up some Fall stuff. I love the Harvest theme.
    Blessings,
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

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  3. So beautiful Cecilia... nicely done! Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment...yes we are on the same page! Hope your weekend is and was great!

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  4. Beautiful! Love the milk glass with the fall colors. Great job friend! Happy Monday!

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  5. So pretty, Cecilia. The milk glass makes perfect containers. Fall is my favorite decorating season. I just pulled all my things out over the weekend and put them out. Love the soothing color scheme of yours!

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  6. YES! I love that you used natural items...and your collection of white vessels is right up my alley, too! Lovely.

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  7. So pretty! I love using my milk glass to decorate for all seasons.

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  8. Hi Cecilia thanks so much for leaving me a comment on my Dads House In Spain. I appreciate you coming to visit!! Christine from Little Brags. Your buffet looks amazing btw!!!!!!

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  9. Both the assortment of textures and the colors used make this so lovely.

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  10. What a pretty vignette. I love all the textures and colors and the combination of old and new. So pretty! This post is perfect for my Fabulous Fall Linky Party! I'd love you to link! Come and check it out!

    http://myjourneyback-thejourneyback.blogspot.com/2014/09/fabulous-fall-linky-party.html

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  11. Thanks for sharing your lovely mantel at Revisionary Life!

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  12. I'd love to feature your mantel tonight at Revisionary Life!

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  13. I love using natural elements too Cecilia! I picked up small acorns on hubby and I's walk this evening. I usually clip Pyracantha branches with their orange berries for fall, but haven't yet this year. Your mantle is lovely! Really love the milk glass also. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  14. Beautiful mantel! I am still working on mine. Thanx for sharing at THT!

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  15. Really sweet, I have an aunt who wants to give me her milk glass collection. I will have to figure out what to do with it! xxx....Brooke from
    Creative Country Mom's Home and Garden

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  16. I love the blue wall, it makes everything pop! I need to shop at the thrift store more often. Thanks for linking up for Scraptastic Saturdays. This post will be shared via FB/Twitter/Pinterest. Have a wonderful day. Hope to see you Saturday.

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  17. Very lovely! There are so many beautiful bits. I love the wheat stalks, the milk glass, and the garland. Thanks so much for linking up at the Make it Monday Party! Hope to see you again next week.

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