My ‘Un-Mantel’ Fall Mantel for the Mantel Party


I am joining my friend Beth today for her Mantle Party with my ‘un-mantel’ mantel. {Actually the consoles in my dining room – but Beth is cool so I think she will let it slide} I needed a quick put together for my son’s party this past weekend and went with keeping it extremely simple, as you can see. I can spend hours trying to get things to come together when sometimes less thinking actually works too.


I used my collection of polished pumpkins to add some fall color. {you can find the polishing tip I shared {here} to make your pumpkins and gourds shine pretty} I mixed in a few faux straw pumpkins I already had to bring in some burnt orange. To support the pumpkins turned on their sides, clear glass tumblers were placed behind them.


The fern was an end of season find at the hardware store for $3.00 – I have a really hard time passing up clearance greens. It really doesn’t scream fall but I do love the look of the fresh green. I nestled the pot into a cable knit sweater vase I made earlier last month {found here}


This quick fix will work for now but I’m thinking I will need to replace the green shortly to officially be feeling totally fall!

You can head over to Beth’s Mantel Party {here} to see some ‘real’ mantels filled with lots of fabulous inspiration.

I have completely overused the word mantle in this post so forgive me =)
Happy Wednesday ~ Enjoy!
                  

Comments

  1. Beautiful! I love the way the green fern keeps it fresh! Stunning!!

  2. GORGEOUS!! I love the fern mixed in with the pumpkins!!

    Lou Cinda :)

  3. Beautiful and lovely!

  4. Haha as soon as I read your title I immediately thought of Alice and Wonderland- “un-birthday”. Don’t know why my mind went there- but it did :)
    I’m loving your “un-mantel”. :)
    -Kendall
    {songbirdsandbuttons.blogspot.com}

  5. That green is rich and beautiful mixed among the pumpkins, love the whole look.

  6. Love your “unmantel”… Pumpkin love for sure!

  7. So pretty!

  8. I love this. Beautiful!

  9. “simply” beautiful!!!!

  10. I love your unmantel mantel and I’ve missed seeing it :). All of those polished pumpkins and gourds around that steal-of-a-fern look fantastic! Thanks so much for taking the time to link up and to link back Stephanie Lynn :).

  11. I love it…and I love the green…

  12. Pretty and simple…love it!

  13. I think that is lovely! You rocked it!

  14. Nothing says “fall” better than a bunch of pumpkins. It looks really nice!

  15. Beautiful and so classic and lovely. Beautiful Stephanie!!

    xox
    Jen

  16. Beautiful as expected. You never disappoint.

  17. I love your blog and I am passing on the Happy Blog 101 Blog Award to you because Under the Table and Dreaming always inspires me :) Have a great day!
    Katie
    http://notjustdecorating.blogspot.com/2010/10/happy-101-blog-award.html

  18. I love this! The fern adds the greatest touch! but of coarse you knew that ;) Oooh I also want you to know that I given you and award!

    http://www.kreativeknack.com/2010/10/starting-is-hardest-part.html

    Have a Great Day!
    Nikki

  19. SO pretty. I love the colors of fall but still love the green fern. It’s so fresh looking.

  20. Beautiful! I especially love that your mantel is not a mantel at all :)

  21. Very pretty!

  22. What a lovely project (and blog!) Visiting from BNOTP and am so glad I stopped by! Thanks for the inspiration!! xo

  23. Stunning and elegant !
    thanks for sharing,
    gena
    http://www.thehouseonlavenderhill.blogspot.com

  24. Here I am again, Stephanie, looking at your amazingness! Oh, how pretty this is. Who would think of putting the fern with the pumpkins? I love it.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  25. Love this look!

    m ^..^

  26. This is gorgeous! It’s simple but stunning. I love the fern, I think it’s perfect! Thanks for sharing.

  27. It’s lovely!!! It’s a great look! Thanks for sharing.

        

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