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.

Southern Hospitality|Starfish Cottage|Cupcakes and Crinoline|Celebrating Everyday Life|Savvy Southern Style

My Soulful Home | Love of Home | She Holds Dearly | Unskinny Boppy

Home Made by Carmona|Teaselwood Design|Little Farmstead|Our Southern Home|Housepitality Designs

Stonegable | FrenchGardenHouse | Edith & Evelyn | Designthusiasm | Rooms for Rent













- Rhoda


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

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

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

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

  5. 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.

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

  7. 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!

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

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

  10. 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 🙂

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

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

  13. 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.

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

  15. 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!!!

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

  17. 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!

  18. 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

  19. 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!

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

Speak Your Mind


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.