Our Fall Mantle (2012)

Bring on fall!  While I enjoy summer so very much, I am really looking forward to all the cozy opportunities the fall season brings.  This weekend, I discovered that Starbucks’ fall line of beverages is out, which totally means fall is here!  Have y’all tried the Salted Caramel Hot Cocoa?  I treated myself to one on Sunday night and it is a super yummy indulgence.

And on the home front, I tucked away the summer decor and decorated our “mantle” for fall.  I dressed up a table too and will show you that soon.

The mercury glass lamps on my mantle are from Home Goods (of course!).  I added the Pottery Barn glass candle holders, which contain walnuts and acorns.  I love to use books in decor and chose these red, brown, cream and green books for their color and subject matter (interior design and entertaining) since fall tends to find us burrowing in our home even more.
I’m crazy for these cute little crafty turkeys from Pottery Barn Kids.  I got them last year and pulling them out again this year brought a smile to my face.  
And to me, pinecones are a delightful fall accent- especially when they are given a bit of gold spray paint.  I’ve got pinecones tucked in little corners all over the house now.

Actually burning the candles at night feels so good!  We are pretending we have fall weather, but probably won’t see our temperatures drop significantly until late October/early November.  
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Then, I couldn’t leave well-enough alone, and switched up the Fall Mantle a couple more times for a different look. 

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Hi! I’m Megan, mom to a thoughtful teenager and spunky young girl. We call Houston home and recently moved into our dream home. I traded my lawyer hat to become a full-time blogger in 2010. I love sharing my passion for affordable fashion, home decor, organization, & fitness to help inspire you to take care of you!


  1. I love the Salted Caramel hot choc @ starbucks! Another treat they have that I love is their caramel apple spice.. it tastes like hot apple cider.. if you like that you will not be disappointed πŸ™‚ Love all the fall touches! and those little turkeys are adorable. ~Bre

  2. Love it! Simple and understated. Those turkeys are adorable. And yes, seeing your temps this morning, you are definitely pretending!! LOL Oh, and yes, Starbucks salted caramel drinks are the best! I may just blow the 10 miles I rode on my recumbent bike this morning…sigh…

  3. I am excited for fall too πŸ™‚ Love your mantle and those cute little turkeys! I also had my first fall Starbucks drink on the weekend – pumpkin spice latte! Yum πŸ™‚

  4. I can almost smell the crisp air….until I open the door and am met with 100 degree hot air! πŸ˜‰ Looks really great…love the PB candles. did you see my text?!?!?!?!?

  5. You're always so on top of the season changes! I'll be lucky to get some fall decor up mid-october πŸ™‚ ha. We're the same as you though, it'll be quite awhile before it feels like fall outside!

  6. I love the Fall look, Megan. Those little birds are adorable. I hope it cools down by November 2nd when I get to Texas!! I can't handle your heat! πŸ™‚

  7. I like the acorns and walnuts you added to your hurricanes! I've also started decorating for Fall even though it's still pretty warm here too. You should try the pumpkin spiced latte from Starbucks.

  8. I just love your fall display, especially the cream colored ceramic pumpkins. Beautiful. I am visiting from Centsational Girl. I would love for you to come and link up to my Fall into Fall party that opens tonight at 8pm EST. Hope to see you there.

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