My Alpine Home

Thursday, September 8, 2016

My Neutral Fall Mantle

Hello my friends,
as I was gathering things together for my living room mantle the other day I noticed that I was leaning towards a neutral theme.
That's unusual for this color loving girl, but I am happy with the way it turned out.
I left the clustered mirrors already in place.
It all started with this platter that I picked up at a thrift shop lately.
Even though the scene was not necessarily fall, I couldn't help but feel that it had that 'fall feeling' when I spied it on the shelf.
I knew it would tie in nicely with my brown transferware pitcher and natural colored pumpkins.

 After a friend shared burlap balls that she saw at a local shop on her Instagram post I knew I had to make some!

I added a bottle, another thrift find; to the base of my santos doll and tucked one of my dried hydrangeas inside.

Another thrift find, the metal tray with roses and a big eyed owl was added to the side.
Some neutral colored banners, and. . .

 in less than 15 minutes this mantle was complete.

I love it when things come together that easily!
It's almost fall.

I will be sharing with these fun parties:
Vintage Charm



mjmaterazo said...

i love this jann! the new plate you pick up is perfect! and i have santos doll envy now. lol. so many great details from the burlap balls in the urn to the transferware pitcher. the banners are adorable. i've been trying to finish my mantel for days now. you've inspired me! xo- maryjo

Stacey said...

Jann, I love the colors on the mantel! This is such a beautiful way to honor the new season. :)

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

This is a subtle look, but beautiful too. I like how dignified it looks, something I'll never achieve with my more is more attitude. Happy fall...soon.

Susan Clayton said...

Love your neutral mantle decor! The burlap balls are a great idea. The plate is my favorite piece, but I'm addicted to plates so no surprise there. See you on facebook!

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

It's fun to create when you have a large stash of great stuff! I love the neutral look. It really feels so much like Fall.

Jeanie said...

Your mantle is beautiful, Jann. I've fallen in love with brown transferware of late. This is not a good thing -- I need another dish like a hole in the head. But boy, the plate, pitcher and all -- looks great. I love the soft mutedness of it which surprises me because I'm a color girl too. But this is simply elegant but warm.

Salmagundi said...

Of course, I love the brown transferware; but the whole mantel has that cozy, Fall feeling. Love it, plus the fact that Fall is here!! Sally

Happyone said...

Your mantel looks lovely. : )

Lynn Bean said...

I love the soft look of your mantel! so pretty. It all goes together very well. Have a wonderful day.

Rose L said...

a sweet mantle.

Lisa Conforto said...

Your mantle has the fall festive vibe! Looks wonderful...I especially love the architectural piece that sets the back drop. Lisa@ Sweet Tea N' Salty Air

Kim said...

Loving your neutral look mantle, Jann. Oh to have a bo peep at all your pretties and pick this and pick that! Those burlap balls are cool and as for your little owl, how adorable is it. The architectural piece is amazing and I always love the look of a mirror or two congregated together. The banners set everything off perfectly....and to think you whipped up this gorgeous mantlescape in just 15 minutes....incredible!

Cindy - ClochesandLavender said...

Beautiful Jann, I tend to stay more neutral than I did years ago. It seems to blend better with my décor. Love the banner


Connie said...

Jann, it is just lovely . . . sometimes it's nice to have a change. The neutral color scheme is very calming. Love the santos doll and your banners are adorable :)

NanaDiana said...

Jann-It looks just lovely. All the textures and feel of Fall without the bright fall colors. Perfect for your home.
Hope you have a great weekend- xo Diana

Pat @ bringingfrenchcountryhome said...

Jann, sorry you didn't receive my reply to your request. I've tried sending it on my blog, on your blog and on your facebook page. Obviously, I'm not terribly proficient with technolgy. Sigh. It's Hope to hear from you. Pat

VintageSouthernPicks Florence S said...

I love your mantle Jann! Especially the white frame (?) that looks like a building. With the addition of the plate (which does look Fall-ish), and the windows, mirrors, urn, and banners, it is all so attractive! I also like that doll form (?) thing!


Mary Ann Potter said...

I love this color scheme! It's calming and lovely and beautifully autumnal!

Pat Cantwell said...

Oh, dear friend, I'm loving every element of your neutral Fall mantel!
The subtle hues are calming and serene.
Your Santos is exquisite!
A few years ago, I purchased my first Santos.
I've been on the "look~out" for a second ever since.
Your thrift find plate and tray are perfect complements to your vignette!

Deb from frugal little bungalow said...

It is perfect for this time of year...not really headed into the vibrant fall colors yet ! :)

cynthia lee designs said...

Love your Fall mantle!! I hope to do some Fall decorating this week.

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

Lovely muted tones for your fall mantel.

Diana Petrillo said...

You do have a way with mantels, Jann--I'm loving this one. Mine is pretty neutral right at the moment and I feel affirmed in my choice, now that I've seen yours. Love every bit of it, especially the darling owl. Thanks for linking up with Vintage Charm :)