34 September has rolled around and it is about to be my favorite time year! Fall is almost here! It is still pretty hot in Phoenix and I am not ready to break out all the fall and pumpkins, but I was ready for a change.
I am hoping, I can transition this decor through the season and switch items out to have this last through Christmas. I choose to start with these magnolia garlands as the base. I knew they would last through Christmas and I could just change out the other items. I also started with three brass candle sticks in the middle, but it looked a bit formal so I stuck with my trusty wood horse. Although I may swap him out for the candlesticks for Thanksgiving and Christmas. We will see!
Here is a full view of the mantel. I really fell in love with deeper reds, purples and cranberry colors this year. I saw these faux hydrangas at Joann Fabric and new they would be perfect. I stuck the stems between the magnolia leaves. To brighten them up a bit, I also added some dried roses and baby's breath.
Since it is still summer, but fall is coming soon, I didn't want to go straight into pumpkins. Instead I added the apples with the flowers. A mix of green and red crab-apples. To finish off, I added some antlers .
I am very pleased with the result! I think it would also be lovely as a centerpiece, but with my three kiddos running around it's best on my mantle.
Thank you for checking out my mantel update, I hope you check out the full tour of the room here.
Horse - Home Goods
Magnolia Garland and Hydrangea Stems - Joann Fabric & Craft