Turquoise and Orange Fall Harvest Mantel
Much like you’re not supposed to have a favorite child, as a blogger I probably shouldn’t have a favorite post.
But I’ll let you in on a little secret …
…this is it.
My fall mantel. My favorite post all year long. Shhhhhhh, don’t tell the others….
This is the third one I’ve decorated and there’s just something about the cooler, crisp air and pumpkins, and cider, and chili and hayrides – just the thought of these things – that inspires some of my decorating.
It gets me just giddy inside. Even when I’m haulin’ around a 6-month baby bump, I could dance a jig just lookin’ at my harvest sign and touches of orange and blue.
Total aside: I need to take a picture of this
little rather large baby bump I have going on here. I have zero pics of my preggo belly thus far. Sorry, sweet little baby. I promise I’ll take one. #secondchildproblems
DIY “Harvest” Sign Tutorial HERE
You know those are all faux pumpkins, right? Because the pumpkin patch ain’t open yet. But it will be soon! And I’ll be adding them around the house, just like I did last year.
I took pictures along the way of how I decorated it this year. I literally loved my fall mantel so much last year that I wondered if I could come up with something fresh that I loved even more. Well, I think I did. At least in my humble opinion, because I love it.
You can tell me if you love last year’s mantel better, because I totally love it, too.
This year I want to keep my turquoise decor out through fall and Christmas. I’m trying to find a way to incorporate my seasonal decor into every season, instead of taking everything down, putting it away and bringing all new decor out. This busy girl just doesn’t have time for all of that. And when you love a color like I do, you just want to keep it around all year long. I think this is part of me figuring out my style and how I want my house to be, instead of just reverting back to old habits.
Gorgeous pumpkin watercolor by Lucy at Craftberry Bush
I like to use what I have, but in a new and different way. And I think I did that here this year. I’ll explain more of that in a future post.
For now, I’ll leave you with my simple, harvest, turquoise & orange fall mantel: my favorite post…
Seriously … do not tell the others.
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I seriously love everything about this! I went more neutral (with tons of texture) on my mantle this year. But I really love the combo of orange and turquoise! The print, the pallet tray, the window frame, everything is gorgeous!!! I’ve already pinned!!
Thank you for pinning, Cindy! I am looking to doing lots of neutral and textures for Christmas – trying something new around here! 🙂
Your fall mantel is wonderful! I would have never thought of using orange and turquoise for autumn and I love how well it works. I have the same awesome basket and use it for firewood in the winter.
We loved your mantel design so much we decided to feature it in Share It Sunday this week.
What a beautyful mantle and I love the decor! Especially how well it fits in the white, cripsy room:) One question: do the mini pumpkins you use (the real ones) stay nice for long? or do they rot? We are not used to this pumpkin traditions in Norway, but I love how they look. AND the supermarket sells them around october, so I really want to give it a go in my interiour!
And allso I liked what you said about using what you allready have for decorating. I so agree! It is encradible what you can do with the SAME items just moving them around. I recently startet a blog partically about this, how to use what you allready have, second hand or vintage items. Would love for you to stpo by:)
I love your turquoise and orange mantel. I did one in the same colors last year. I just love that color combo. The painting from Lucy is just perfect in the mix. Have a great week!
The turquoise and orange color combination is fab! Thanks for sharing on the Monday Funday Party!
I am in love with your mantel! Turquoise and orange have always been one of my favorite color combinations and you have made that combination absolutely, authentically Autumn! I love the very minimal look which allows the colors to enhance one another in a lovely way. It is perfect. That little blue pumpkin painting is just adorable. If someone had told me that a gorgeous Autumn mantel could be created in turquoise and orange, I’d have never thought it so. But you have accomplished just that and in a very classy way.
Aww, you’re so sweet, Judy! Thanks for the kind words! Have a fabulous weekend!!
I LOVE this mantel…LOVE! I hope I’m not shouting too loud for the other posts to hear but I love this mantel better than last year’s….it’s ADORABLE!
Aww, thanks so much Amanda!
I like your mantel! Turquoise and orange are great together! I especially like the simple branches and berries in the old fashioned white milk bottle.
Girl you speak my style – I like that there are touches of festive decor, but not too much! Love Lucy’s paintings!
LOVE! I am loving the turquoise and orange for fall. Trying to add color into my neutral pallet and as much as I’d like to change things completely for each season, I just can’t fit it in…I like your idea of keeping the scheme the same and adding into it! Thanks!
I’m with you on adding in décor instead of Redecorating! Who has time for all of that (when you have one kid and another on the way!)!?!? 🙂
Love the little touches of turquoise!
This is so prety. I love the color combo and window, I’ve been searching for the perfect size window to try over my mantle too.
Oh man what an honour! Thank you so much. The mantel looks wonderful..I love the touches of turquoise and how you are staying true to your own style. Beautiful…xo
Your work is amazing, Lucy! Thank you for sharing it with all of us! 🙂
Gorgeous Laura! That pumpkin watercolor is so lovely and I’m totally crushing on that old window and fab lamp!!! LOVE it all!!!