Vintage Milk Glass Fall Mantel


Hi there, Friends! Now that September is here, I've been adding a few fall accents, starting with my mantel. I'm a firm believer in shopping my home and finding new ways to arrange what I already have for seasonal displays.  It's been a few years since I styled the mantel with milk glass and I've been wanting to feature my vintage collection. As usual, I've added some natural elements, some traditional favorites and even...


Vintage milk glass fall mantel



...several dollar store finds. In fact, the dollar store buys are the only items I purchased--a whopping $3! You've probably guessed I'm referring to the gold glass pumpkins. I love them mixed with my thrifted milk glass collection and the great white pumpkin I use every single fall. It was a clearance find at Target ages ago and I grow more fond of it each year.  Do you have traditional favorites that you bring out every year? 


Vintage milk glass fall mantel


Since pumpkins are harvested late in the season here, wheat has become an autumn staple.  My local grocery store carries it in the floral department and since it's already dried, it lasts from year to year.  I had plenty for this year from a previous year's purchase. You'll notice lots of acorns too. 


Vintage milk glass fall mantel



In everything give thanks is one of my favorite scriptures and I found the pretty gold lettered sign at Homegoods last year. I find the best signs there!  It's resting on a stack of vintage books for added height. A single feather saved from a gift bouquet of flowers, is tucked between the books and the pumpkins. 


Vintage milk glass fall mantel


A little lace, candle light and the pops of gold add a hint of romance.


Vintage milk glass mantel


I hope you'll drop by on Wednesday when I'll be starting a new series featuring dollar store fall crafts ~ a thrifty way to spruce up your home for the season and spend less! 


Vintage milk glass fall mantel



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18 comments:

  1. I like your style Cecilia! My that picture frame is gorgeous! Love the white pumpkin & your whole mantle!

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  2. Milk glass really plays well with a Fall look. :-)
    I like the touches of gold mixed in. It looks great (your pretty wall color makes it all just shine!)

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  3. Your mantel is gorgeous. I love milk glass and the gold works beautifully with it. I'v e got to decorating for fall. So far I only have a wreath on the front door.

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  4. Very fall inspired. I usually use my milk glass in my all white themes in January. I like the way you used yours.

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  5. Beautifully done Cecilia! I love milk glass and the touch of gold worked in wonderfully.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  6. Very pretty collection of milk glass and looks great with your fall decorations. Really love the white pumpkin. Makes me want to decorate my mantel but don't know where to begin.
    Hugs,
    Audrey Z.

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  7. This is very festive for the season, Cecilia. I love that mirror, too!

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  8. That is so pretty! I miss having a mantel to decorate.

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  9. Love milk glass, and it looks fabulous with that gorgeous wall colour. The gold is the perfect accent for fall.

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  10. Mild glass is a favorite of mine, no matter the season! Beautiful! :)

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  11. Looks just beautiful, Cecilia! I've not seen those gold glass pumpkins yet, I'll have to keep an eye out for them. I really love your use of wheat--I might need some of that, too :)

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  12. LOVE the white and gold!! Very elegant!! Stunning! Thanks so much for all your visits!!
    Hugs,
    Deb

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  13. Sweet Cecilia, your mantel is quite stunning and I just love the accents of gold as they make your mantel extra elegant. Beautiful, my friend!

    Have a wonderful week! Hugs!

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  14. Nice job on the mantel! It is a good way to be, thankful in everything! Thank you for linking up with "Let's Talk Vintage!" this week.

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  15. Love this! Rustic glam for sure. I need to get to the Dollar Store lol for those pumpkins, love them on top of the candlestick! I've done that in prior years as well. I also have those little acorns, but I've not been able to find them this year, aargh! xokathleen

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  16. I have quite a bit of milk glass that I inherited from my mother. I've always kept them in my hutch. I never thought about putting them on the mantel, I'll have to give that a try!

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  17. i love your mantel! i collect white milk glass as well. yup thrifted, and you have some beautiful pieces. xo- maryjo

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  18. I love your milk glass collection.

    Thanks for sharing with SYC.

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