Fall Mantel Inspiration

Good morning and welcome to Southern Hospitality if you’re new here!

I’m kicking off the BHome Fall tour today, a group of talented ladies who are ready to show off their Fall homes. Even though I’m not completely ready to show this house off yet, I couldn’t resist trying to get in on some of the Fall tours going on in blogland right now.  I’ll confess it’s really hard this time of year, because everyone pulls out all the stops when it comes to photographing and putting their best foot forward for these tours, all the way til Christmas and it can be quite daunting trying to keep up. I never feel like I can keep up with all the beauty out there, so I just do the best I can do, especially with the recent move. I probably shouldn’t have signed up for this tour, but here I am, so welcome if you’re new here!

I want to welcome you from  Kim at Savvy Southern Style, who is sharing her Fall updates in her master bedroom. so don’t miss out on seeing Kim’s updates, she’s has fantastic style that you’ll love.

We recently moved in our new house just a few short weeks ago, so are definitely not all put together and picture perfect (well, I’m never really picture perfect on any of my tours), but today I’m sharing a Fall mantel that I hope you’ll enjoy. It’s fun to have a new mantel to decorate and being in a new house has all sorts of fun possibilities and I’ve only just begun to get this house looking pretty. That’s the part I love the most.

That being said, welcome to the B Home Fall tour of homes and I hope you enjoy my little corner of the world.

As I mentioned, we just moved in a few weeks ago and it’s been one project after another, getting things painted and just trying to get settled in and living here.

The mantel in our new family room was the prefect spot to add some Fall goodies, so I just pulled out things I have on hand that reminded me of Fall and cozy comfortable living.  Fuzzy throws in a basket and a bamboo chair add some Fallish feels to the vignette.

An aqua vase holds some fig leaves from my dad’s yard along with red leaves from a dogwood tree. We don’t have a lot of leaves turning here yet, but in a few more weeks, we’ll have lots of colored leaves out there.

I’m using a mirror I had above the mantel, along with this wicker and metal basket with leaves and I’ve had a long time, I think I found that at a long ago yardsale.  Pinecones always speak Fall to me, so those are included too, along with some faux golden pears.  I just love pears and their yellowy tones remind me of Fall leaves.

Another large green pear sits atop a wicker riser and two glass candlesticks flank the mirror.  It’s simple but definitely speaks to Fall!

Looking back toward the kitchen, I’ll be sharing more of that space soon.

And tomorrow I’ll be back with another little Fall tour highlighting our new dining room.  It was actually fun to stop all the work I’ve been doing to create something pretty, so thanks for taking the time to stop by today.

Next on the tour is Kristy from Starfish Cottage.  I know you’ll enjoy her coastal cottage home full of inspiration for Fall, so don’t miss it! 

Also, don’t miss the following giveaway! 

PLUSHPUMPKIN has graciously offered to provide a gorgeous collection of their stunning velvet pumpkins to one winner.  
Enter to win this beautiful deluxe collection of Velvet Pumpkins from our bHome Tour Sponsor- PlushPumpkin. 
Velvet Pumpkins from PlushPumpkin are hand made of silk velvet, for a luxurious accent to your home.
To enter please visit Plush Pumpkin and/or pin this image, and let us know in the comments that you did.  {we trust you –  good luck!}
Winner chosen by random & notified by email on Sept. 22.

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- Rhoda


  1. Hi Rhoda,
    I’ve been following your blog since long before you left Birmingham. Terrific to see you’re still using greens, blues, & pears, some of my favorites too. I visited Plush Pumpkins & saw their ooh-la-la selections.
    Wishing you & Mark much happiness and many blessings in your marriage and new home.

  2. I think I like either the Frost or Black and White pumpkins, but they are all fabulous.

  3. Congratulations on your beautiful new home! ~julie

  4. Jenny McDowell says

    Love your style! Thanks for the chance to win some Plush Pumpkins! 👍🏻💕

  5. Absolutely gorgeous! Congratulations on your new marriage and home! Can’t wait to see what you do wit it!

  6. Renee Shackelford says

    Love those Plush Pumpkins! We have recently moved into a new home too. I still have boxes piled up all around me but I did decorate my mantel for Fall.

  7. Linda Kendall says

    Thanks for sharing your new home and fall decorating.
    I pinned the Plush Pumpkins.

  8. I just love the plush pumpkins- so pretty this time of year..Your home is just beautiful; can’t wait to see more…I know moving takes a lot of effort and time, but you’ll get done in no time…Take care.

  9. Your new home is SO beautiful Rhoda! As you know, I understand all too well moving into a new place, all the projects AND trying to make it beautiful at the same time. Hard as it is not to rush it along, take your time & enjoy the process! Congratulations on your new home & thank you for sharing it with us!

  10. phyllis henry says

    I loved your simple mantle and see lots of possibilities in your new home. I pinned the plush pumpkins and plan to visit their site for more inspiration. Congratulations on your new home and marriage.

  11. Kimberly Heavner says

    Love your Fall mantle! I pinned and visited Plush Pumpkins. : )


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