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. I love the colors you’re using in your new home, and the velvet pumpkins are gorgeous!

  2. I visited – thanks so much!

  3. I’m so excited for you in your new home! Love it!

  4. Your new home looks beautiful. The velvet pumpkins are gorgeous too!

  5. I visited the plush pumpkin site. Beautiful colors and I would love some for our new house. I am enjoying following your journey.

  6. So pretty! Love the yellow pears!

  7. Charlotte Caruso says:

    Your new home I see beautiful–y’all have made so many beautiful changes to the house . Can’t wait to see the total reveal! I did visit Plush Pumpkins and pinned the image. The Pumpkins are so pretty–I would love to win some!

  8. Your mantel is perfect for autumn’! I can’t wait to see more of your beautiful home! Have a wonderful week, Rhoda!

  9. Rhoda, yes, some bloggers go way over the top with the styling for these tours, but your home and style is beautiful and comfortable and I love the colors going on in there. I don’t do all that over the top stuff either. Sometimes it’s just too much. I’m enjoying watching your new journey.

  10. Visited Plush Pumpkin site….just beautiful!!!!

  11. Your new home is really coming together! The velvet pumpkins are so pretty. I loved the seaside trio and pinned it!

  12. We just recently bought a new house and moved too, so I understand all reno and getting the new house to feel like home. The velvet pumpkins are so pretty.

  13. I visited Velvet PUMPkins, love them!!!!!!! YOUr mantle looks great and you have inspired me to Fall mine up!

  14. Your mantel looks great, Rhoda! I love seeing how you are using things that you already had in your new space. Isn’t that fun? I’m enjoying that process too. 🙂

  15. Visited the Plush Pumpkin site, thanks for the opportunity.

  16. I visited the site. Great colors! Have fun with your new house!

  17. I love the colors of your new living room! The mid tones are perfect!!!! I did visit Plush Pumpkin – their velvet pumpkins are so beautiful!!

  18. Rhoda – your new home is really coming along! You’ve done so much already so don’t ever feel pressured! Your’s is the first blog I started following before I even knew what blogging was! Enjoy your new hubby, your new house and time with your ‘on the mend’ daddy!

    • Thank you, Celia, I’m definitely trying to take it easy and not overcommit. I can’t keep up with all that’s going on out there so I just need to do my little thing and enjoy the process. We are loving seeing things come together around here!

  19. Love following the progress of your new home! The velvet pumpkins are just gorgeous!

  20. Love love love the Autumn Trio and the Harvest Trio Plush Pumpkins!

  21. LOBE the Plush Pumpkins, and their beautiful site!

    Your home is coming together nicely. Best wishes to you!

  22. I love, love, love those pumpkins! I pinned the pic to one of my boards. Thanks for this opportunity!

  23. I visited and loved the seaside collection of pumpkins. Love following your blog and am so happy for you!

  24. Missy Hornsby says:

    I visited the website. Love the different colors!

  25. Carol Heartfelt Whimsies says:

    Just beautiful!!! It must be thrilling to beautify every space in your new home!!! Enjoy!!

  26. Happy to have visited the Plush Pumpkins site. Beautiful.

  27. Looking good. You have an idea for detail.
    P.S. Take your time getting everything in place

  28. I have always admired these velvet pumpkins and love the colors she makes them in. So plush! I’ve pinned the picture to my fall board which I go to for inspiration every year.

  29. You have done so much in such a short amount of time in your beautiful new home! Beautifully styled mantel for Fall…love the colors in the room!!! A most wonderful giveaway!….Happy to be a partyof this great Fall tour with bHome! Happy Fall Rhoda!

  30. The plush pumpkins are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  31. Pinned plush pumpkins♡

  32. Rhoda, your new home looks amazing! I love your mantel, and can’t wait to see how you make this new home beautiful, {since I’ve seen the last two before this one!}- you are so talented at making every room look personal and welcoming. I am so happy to be doing this tour with you this week. xo Lidy

  33. Love the plush pumpkins. Somehow the velvet makes the colors so much richer. Love the hearts on their website too! Every blessing in your own new home and new life 🙂

  34. I visited the Plus Pumpkin site. Any set would be wonderful to own. Thanks,!

  35. You have so quickly created such a lovely home! Can’t wait to follow you through as you settle each room. Love your fall decor….and I visited Plush Pumpkins…

  36. I love the colors you are using this fall! And yes…I visited the plush pumpkins site! 😉

  37. Donna Ingalls says:

    I visited the Plush Pumpkin site. Love your mantle with the fall decor.

  38. Fall is such a beautiful time of year…I’m in the mood to decorate for the new season and absolutely love the Plush Pumpkin site. How inspiring!

  39. Looks great! I know you’re loving having a whole new house to decorate!

  40. Those velvet pumpkins are beautiful! I really like the coastal trio…I haven’t been to the beach in several years now and with all the hurricanes, I hope there will still be a beach when I make it back!

  41. I just visited the Plush Pumpkin site – WOW – beautiful vibrant colors and textures.

  42. Carol Griffin says:

    Love those velvet pumpkins! Visited the site, pinned them as well as shared them with my daughter. Also I am loving what all your have done and are doing to your new home……beautiful! I am sure that there will be some wonderful memories created in the new home.

  43. Rhonda, your photos, decor, and styling are spot on…always! When you said, “I never feel like I can keep up with all the beauty out there” that’s exactly how I always feel. Your home looks beautiful and thank you for the lovely tour. I can’t wait to see all of the other beauty you’ll be sharing of your new home.

  44. Hi,

    I love your new home and your mantle, the throws by the hearth are just simply perfect. There is nothing more comfortable after a long day than to snuggle with a soft pretty throw by a cozy fire.

  45. Gorgeous! I visited & pinned. Thanks!

  46. Visited the site and pinned! Thanks for the chance to win! Love your blog!!

  47. Rhonda Tillman says:

    Love the Harvest Trio velvet pumpkins. Fall is one of my favorite seasons. Love decorating for it. Your home is coming together also. So glad to hear Dad is doing well : ))

  48. Congrats, Rhoda, on participating the fall tour – a challenge so soon after your move, but it was great to see your touches of autumn. I especially liked your white-on-white tabletop vignette with the white pumpkins, white candles and white coral piece. I did visit the Plush Pumpkin website, too – what fun, brilliant hues they’re featuring! Is it me, or am I noticing that the new color for plush pumpkins this year seems to be a rich, jewel-toned turquoise? Saw a few in that color some brick-and-mortar stores in my travels during the past weekend, too, and I don’t think I’d seen that color so prevalent in past years. So pretty!

  49. Loved the Plush Pumpkin site. Velvet pumpkins are the epitome of luxe decor for fall!

  50. The plush pumpkins were so nice! Would be nice to display them. Looking forward to seeing more of your new house!

  51. Your new home is looking great-love the fall décor. Visited the website , I love all the collections-would be so hard to pick one!!

  52. Glenda Niederhofer says:

    Visited the web site for Plush Pumpkins…….beautiful! Hope I win!!

  53. Visited Plush Pumpkin site and pinned the set I love. Would love to win these! Your mantel is lovely.

  54. I visited https://www.plushpumpkin.com/
    Beautiful fall pumpkins.
    Rhoda, Your new home is beautiful. I look forward to watching you decorate it. You are always an inspiration to me.
    Happy Fall!

  55. Wow, new house is looking so pretty. Just have fun and don’t worry.

    I thought the last thing I need is a velvet pumpkin! HA! now I am not so sure. I know I need some velvet acorns, those are adorable and I do love velvet anything.

    If you have time, I would love to know where you got that fireplace screen, I can’t find one I like as much as that.

  56. I’m glad you are having fun decorating your new home for fall. The teal plush pumpkin is the perfect shade for your living room. I would love to win some of their beautiful pumpkins. The mix of the luxurious velvet and other rougher textures, like wood or twine, would be a great mix. I saw many beautiful colors visiting plush pumkin’s website. Happy Fall!

  57. Rhoda- your mantle looks so lovely! I miss my fireplace mantle it was so fun to decorate. I think you doing so great for only moving in a few weeks ago! I can’t wait to see your new home as you transform it, making it your own. We lived in Atlanta for 8 years and fall is a beautiful time of year there- enjoy it!

  58. Love the velvet pumpkins – all the colors. I posted to my Pinterest page.

  59. I pinned. So pretty!

  60. Lorraine Watkins says:

    I visited the Plush Pumpkin site earlier today. They don’t decorate for fall in England like we do. I would Love a plush pumpkin!

  61. I visited Plush Pumpkins page
    and fell in love. Such beautiful creations and such exquisitely tempting and tactile lovely things!

  62. I loved the Plush Pumpkin website. Thank you for sharing it!

  63. Enjoy your new home. Plush pumpkins are beautiful.

  64. I visited the sight. All the colors are gorgeous.

  65. Brenda Dodd Smith Swindall says:

    Love your mantle display. Simple but beautiful.
    I recently shared (asked my husband how he liked it, said junked up..lol) a mantle that in my opinion was overdone. Looked like they had a box full of fall decorations and used it all.
    I like the Less is more look…… Love, love the mirror.

  66. just found your blog while looking for some outfits…dresses with tights and boots! Im now looking at everything else you have! Love it!

  67. Your new home is looking beautiful! I visited the Plush Pumkins beautiful website and pinned the image to my Fall board. Thank you for the opportunity!

  68. Mary Feagley says:

    Love the plush pumpkins…I have a few that I love! I think I just might have a pumpkin problem!

  69. I visited the Plush Pumpkin site. Your mantel is beautiful, Rhoda! Enjoying seeing your beautiful new home!

  70. Such vibrant pumpkin colors- love the non-traditional hues! Love the acorns on the Plush Pumpkin site too! And so happy to get to watch you put together your new home 🙂

  71. Oh, my. Purple pumpkins and blue and pink. All gorgeous.

  72. Your new home is coming together nicely! I visited. Love these pumpkins!

  73. Your lovely new home is coming together very well!

    I visited the Plush Pumpkins site – love the non-traditional colors. I tried to pin but – unfortunately – wasn’t successful.

  74. I visited the Plush Pumpkin site. I would love to win. The velvet pumpkins are beautiful.

  75. Audra L Taliaferro says:

    I visited the Plush Pumpkins site. The acorns in the nests are so cute!

    Can’t wait to see more of your new house!!!

  76. Rhoda, It’s just lovely! All the textures together are wonderful!

  77. Pardon me, I haven’t even read your post yet. I had to go find the archives to see what I missed! Boy did I miss a lot and I cannot tell you how happy I am for you. My eyes are leaking as I write this! I was following your blog when your last marriage blew up and I hated so much that you had to go through that pain. But now, as God so faithfully does, he has brought you full circle through that storm and into this new love story which sounds perfect! Your wedding venue and photos are so beautiful! I hope you hold true to your word and enjoy every minute of this new life the two of you will share. God bless. Now I can read this post…anxious to see the new house!

    • HI, Vicki, thank you so much! Glad you got caught up, it’s been an exciting summer and yes, we are thrilled to be on this new journey together in this sweet house!

  78. Gosh I just LOVE their pumpkins. I don’t know if it’s the real stems or that lush, cozy fabric- but they make weak in the knees just scrolling their pics- LOVE

  79. I pinned the Plush Pumpkin pic (one of a few I’ve pinned lately. I’m seriously loving those velvet pumpkins for fall!) Have fun decorating your new home. Can’t wait to see what you post in the future!

  80. I visited and pinned the plush Pumpkin website in hopes of winning.

  81. 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.

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

  83. Congratulations on your beautiful new home! ~julie

  84. Jenny McDowell says:

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

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

  86. 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.

  87. Linda Kendall says:

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

  88. 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.

  89. 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!

  90. 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.

  91. Kimberly Heavner says:

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

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