Saturday, November 14, 2020

Mantels | Fall 2020

My goal this year is to design a new mantel display each month in a way that will remind us of bits and pieces of our wonderful life...and share those stories here on the blog.

October and November's display has a fall theme and features green and burgundy items.

I wanted to try something simple for the fall, so this display showcases fewer items than in previous months. I have a small collection of hymnals that I've gathered over the last few years. The Church Hymnal on the top of this stack is one I purchased new over 20 years ago because it's the version I grew up using in church. A couple of the others came from my grandma and/or Daddy, and I added the Baptist Hymnal from a box of hymnals a friend donated for me to use in Hymnal Journaling classes.

I grabbed a basket from our stash to hold the large pinecones we typically store in a large bowl on top of the fridge. I'm not sure where this particular basket came from as we have a "rotating stock" when it comes to baskets. We receive gifts in baskets and often use them for various purposes (display, holding items for my classes, etc) and then we'll fill them to give away as gifts.

Robbie had these two vases before we married; one of his many home d├ęcor purchases from Pier One Imports. The leaf vine is one we picked up after Thanksgiving on clearance at Hobby Lobby several years ago.

I've really enjoyed this simple (dare I say elegant?) display as we anticipate a much fuller display for the Christmas season. Happy Fall Y'all!


  1. I have thoroughly enjoyed your mantel displays this year. This one is no exception. I love the color combination. It seems perfect with your heirlooms. During this season of giving thanks, we have much to be thankful for!

  2. The hymnals are such a nice addition to this display!

  3. Yes, those items "constitute an elegant sufficiency." Can you tell I've been watching old British drama on TV?

  4. What a beautiful seasonal mantel! :)


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