My Alpine Home

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Fall Harvest Mantle

The words Fall and Harvest just seem to go hand in hand.  One can’t think about Fall without thinking about the harvest.

The harvesting of our gardens summer bounty. . .preserving excess produce for Winter delight.

Harvesting our herbs to add wonderful flavors to homemade soups and pasta.

Harvesting pumpkins for both fun and pleasure.

It was these thoughts that I had in mind when I decorated my mantle for Fall.

That and this fabulous tole tray that I found at our local thrift.

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I originally picked it up with intentions of listing it in my etsy shop.  Well, you know how that goes.

I love blue and orange together for Fall.

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The tray tucked in my primitive white washed box amongst a variety of pumpkins was perfect for my ‘Fall Harvest’ theme!

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An assortment of wooden and fabric pumpkins.

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On one side of the mantle I added two wool pumpkins and my recent brown transferware find elevated on a tarnished silver stand.

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A well worn and loved toy truck hauls a load of mini pumpkins.  Fresh from the farm.  Nothing quite like the sight of a pumpkin patch to bring a smile to your face!

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I added my blue candelabra to hi-lite the blue accents in the tray.  Notice that the candles are not the same color?  I took one of each with me to two different stores trying to match one or the another.  Didn’t really want to buy 5 new ones.  I didn’t find either color and this week I will be decorating my mantle for Halloween so no need to bother. lol!

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I have been harvesting my sunflower heads for décor.  The birds have been feasting on the seeds.

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I made the book page pumpkin banner last year.  Simple and sweet. . .perfect for this ‘Fall Harvest’ mantle!

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The harvest theme is carried out upon the hearth.  A bundle of sage will make it ‘s way into our Thanksgiving turkey dressing.

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I made this herb alphabet sampler years ago, but I still love it.  A spool of twine is handy for bundling herbs.

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Soon I will harvest this years Hydrangea blooms.  Love using them throughout the Christmas holiday!  Old blooms are corralled in my olive bucket.  I added the scale to add a touch of blue to the hearth as well.  It’s topped with a giant acorn.

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Before we know it, the harvest will be over.  I need to pick beets and bottle them this week.

I love this time of year and the ‘Fall Harvest’!  Just makes me want to pull out cozy blankets, and cook up something warm and delicious!

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I hope you are enjoying the Fall Harvest!

hugs,
Jann

I will be sharing with these lovely parties:
Thoughts from Alice for Sundays at Home
Make it Monday
Ivy and Elephants for What's it Wednesday?

26 comments:

Junkchiccottage said...

Happy Sunday Jann,
Your fall mantel looks so pretty. I love the pumpkin truck too cute.
Kris

Winnie said...

I like the tray Jann :) Beautiful and colorful!
And your sunflowers are gorgeous - I envy you :)

Donna Wilkes said...

Love the tiny truck and the collection of cloth pumpkins. This lovely vignette reflects the bounty of harvest.

Laura Turner said...

Love all this Fall beauty! Yourtray is gorgeous--what a find! So nice to visit you again.

Laura from Sunday View

Susie said...

Jann, That sweet try was just the right touch. I love that ladder. It is really looking autumn at your house. xoxo,Susie

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Pretty and perfect for Fall.
So far no decorating for Fall here - need to get busy.
Have a great week.

Shelia said...

Hi Jann! Oh, I just love your pretty mantel and all of your Fallness on it. I need you to decorate mine for me! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Gina said...

Your mantel looks wonderful, Jann! I love the items you gathered together for it. That tole tray is really pretty!

Stacey said...

Jann, it all looks so pretty. I really like the tall candleabra up there. It adds a little punch to fall colors.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

A very lovely fall mantle! i love the vintage truck and the tole tray.

Rose L said...

Cute! I may miss a few posts until I am set up in my next residence, so do not think I am ignoring you!

Karen said...

Hi Jann,
I absolutely love your fall fireplace! The vintage toy truck with mini pumpkins would be my hubby's favourite. So perfect in every way! Happy Fall! Karen

priscilla said...

Very pretty Jann ! Love the tray and the truck !

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Very nice! I have trouble listing some of my great finds too!

cynthia lee designs said...

Love your fireplace all decorated for Fall...so pretty!!
~Cindy

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

You were right to keep the tray. It's perfect for your mantel's colours.

lynn said...

your mantle is so pretty, jann:) i remember your cute banner-love it and your sampler!

Kris Anderson said...

That framed herb alphabet - LOVE it! I'll have to try my hand with that..
thanks for sharing...beautiful images!

Hugs

Burlap Luxe said...

Hi Jann,
I love the warm cozy feel of fall over here, the cute cast metal truck holding the mini pumpkins is so harvest, kind of like the pickers are leaving to market. :)

Your corner fire place reminds me of one I had in a corner, and same rock...one day I went and got some cement succo paint and painted it white :)
I kind of miss is now seeing yours.

Well my dear, have a beautifully inspiring October :)

Xx
Dore

Leovi said...

I love this decorative compositions, very pretty flowers!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Jann,
LOVE this sweet mantle!! I am a Traditionalist when it comes to Fall and the colors used in Fall Decorating so I really love what you did here!!

Thanks so much for stopping by and for all your kind comments!!

Hugs,
Deb

Angélica D said...

Hy Jann ! I love this beatiful mantel ! The banner is sweet wíth pumpkins ! The fall arrive in your pretty house , sorry a speak a little English

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Jann,
Dropping by to wish you a Happy October and just loving the decorations you have to bring Fall into your home with style!
Jemma

Nancy Reinke said...

Oh, your fall mantel makes me want to curl up in front of a fire with a hot beverage. Love it, Jann! xxx ~ Nancy

kitty said...

Your mantle is so welcoming and cozy, Jann...perfect for Fall!

Debra Howard said...

I would have kept that tray too...definitely a keeper;)