Rustic Glam Fall Mantle

Was the first day of Fall as gorgeous in your city as it was here?!  We got to experience a significant drop in temperatures and a morning without humidity- pretty near perfect!  In honor of the official start of Fall, I put together a “rustic glam” mantle.  Of course, we don’t really have a true mantle, so our console table subbed in. 

I got some glam inspiration from this little fox I found at Target.   Have you seen him yet? I passed him up a couple of times, but recently couldn’t resist. Foxes are the new owl. 🙂 He was originally a nice, light natural wood tone, but I sprayed him gold.  He’s wearing a handwritten welcome tag and sitting next to my very favorite Pottery Barn lamp. 
I wanted the main scheme of the table to focus on the (mostly) real pumpkins and a few pops of bling.  Oranges, cream, and forrest green are so pretty together with metallic silver and gold. I felt the display was rustic with the wooden dough bowl, woven basket below, veggies, and burlap lining the bowl.  I almost embellished the pumpkins, but went with my friends on Instagram (@honeywerehome) who recommended keeping them natural.  Thanks for weighing in! 🙂
I found the eucalyptus at Hobby Lobby for just a couple of dollars and placed them inside hammered vases from Target.  They were both originally silver and I sprayed one gold.  I love the height, shape, and natural color of the eucalyptus. 
I found the dough bowl at a Christmas fair and use it all year long. Most of the time it’s in the kitchen holding onions, potatoes, garlic, avocados- items I cook with often.  Here, I lined it with cream-colored burlap and fit 11 small pumpkins and a few mandarin oranges (to fill in the gaps) inside.  
This table is fitted with a shelf below so I like to take advantage of the extra decorating space.  
The mercury glass candleholders were from Target (I think) as were the candles.  I wrapped ribbon and washi tape around the candles and added a decorative leaf to two. 

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To pretty up the pillows, I added decorative ribbon.  The burlap and satin ribbon is my favorite.  The ombre green throw is from West Elm.
I made the wreath very easily with faux hydrangeas and a straw ring form.  Go here for the full tutorial. 
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  1. September 23, 2013 / 11:25 am

    I just picked up that fox at target. I couldn't resist! Happy Fall Megan 🙂 xo Kristin

  2. September 23, 2013 / 11:54 am

    This is completely gorgeous! I LOVE LOVE LOVE it! Love the pillows, pumpkins, I ADORE that wreath, and would really just like for you to come and decorate my house please 🙂

  3. September 23, 2013 / 12:26 pm

    SO lovely! The faith post is exactly what I needed to hear today,so thank you!! Jaime 🙂

    • September 23, 2013 / 1:29 pm

      Thanks Heidi- I like hanging wreaths on mirrors.

  4. September 23, 2013 / 12:55 pm

    So, so pretty! I just love how you add an extra "glam" to all your projects 🙂

    • September 23, 2013 / 1:29 pm

      I'm running out of gold spray paint! 😉

  5. September 23, 2013 / 1:54 pm

    It is beautiful Megan. I have the same white pumpkins…need to spray the leaves gold like yours…looks so much better. I wondered if that was the wooden fox when I saw your pic on IG. So cute.

    • September 23, 2013 / 2:54 pm

      Yep! Target also has a fox in a lying position.

    • September 23, 2013 / 6:04 pm

      Picked up the fox (passed him up the other day, but after seeing yours gold had to get it 🙂 and I also found the cutest squirrel too. Of course, both got a healthy dose of spray paint!! LOL

  6. September 23, 2013 / 2:27 pm

    Where did you get the grey pillow with gold stripe?? So gorgeous!

    • September 23, 2013 / 2:54 pm

      Hi Becca- it's from Target- the Nate Berkus collection.

  7. September 23, 2013 / 7:14 pm

    I love that you are always transforming things into your own. Spray painting the fox, I never would have thought to do that. Lovely as always.

  8. September 23, 2013 / 7:14 pm

    Your "mantel" looks great! I love the simplicity of it with that little extra glam touch, nice work!

  9. Courtney {a thoughtful place}
    September 23, 2013 / 2:25 pm

    So so beautiful, Megan. I think it's my favorite mantel you have done. And that wreath is so pretty.

    • September 23, 2013 / 2:55 pm

      That means so much coming from you! Thanks Court!

  10. September 23, 2013 / 8:27 pm

    OK, I really need to get moving here! There's not a single 'fall' item in my house yet (unless you count the Halloween decorations sitting in a box in the basement) and it's practically October! You've just inspired me. Thx! 🙂

  11. September 23, 2013 / 9:31 pm

    You have such beautiful taste. I love how it came together. Yay fall!

  12. September 23, 2013 / 10:07 pm

    I absolutely LOVE it 🙂 Your amazing girl!

  13. September 23, 2013 / 11:47 pm

    I absolutely love it!! You did an amazing job!! Love all the pumpkins!! It was wonderful Sunday to have cooler weather in Houston. Yay!!

  14. Allison
    September 23, 2013 / 6:59 pm

    It's really beautiful Megan! A gorgeous welcome to a wonderful Fall season! I have to search for that fox. I love him.

  15. Launa
    September 23, 2013 / 7:20 pm

    Looks amazing! I love the rustic glam combo! Would you share where the mirror is from?

    • September 23, 2013 / 9:58 pm

      HI Launa! The mirror is from Z Gallerie.

  16. September 24, 2013 / 1:46 am

    That table is PERFECT. I love the 'rustic glam' of it all. I just posted about a 'rustic' fall tablescape and it reminds me of the pumpkins you used! You put it all together perfectly! Loving it all 🙂

  17. September 24, 2013 / 3:40 am

    I love your "mantel"! The fox is cute with the little tag around its neck. 🙂

  18. Jennifer Flores
    September 24, 2013 / 12:04 am

    I love it, especially the mix of metals and the rough textures.

  19. September 24, 2013 / 4:35 pm

    Hey Megan!

    I have to say, your pics are gorgeous. Do you take them during a certain time of the day or at specific settings? Would you mind sharing with me?

    Thank you!

    • October 15, 2013 / 12:13 am

      Thanks Melissa! I use a tripod so I can lower the shutter setting. Most of these photos were taken with my Nikon D90, Aperature f4, shutter speed 1/4, and ISO 640. I usually close the blinds so that the light is even in the room. Hope this helps! 🙂

  20. September 24, 2013 / 5:28 pm

    Ah it looks so good. Love the lamp you have there too!

  21. October 14, 2013 / 5:24 pm

    After seeing your great post on Pinterest( Beautiful fall decorating!) I am thinking about purchasing that great console table from World Market for our beach home— do you love it? Any cons?
    Thanks, Jan

    • October 15, 2013 / 12:11 am

      Yes, I love it, can't think of any cons at all!

  22. October 16, 2013 / 7:30 pm

    Just bought the Fox and Squirrel at Target and now on the hunt for spray paint. I LOVE the white and gold ceramic pumpkin. Did you also find that item at Target?

  23. October 21, 2013 / 8:01 pm

    This is perfect! Also was wondering where you got your console table from? It's exactly what I've been looking for!

    • October 25, 2015 / 8:48 pm

      It's the Everett Foyer Table from World Market and is 25% off till November 26th. I've had my eye on it for a while and was waiting for it to go on sale! 🙂

  24. November 16, 2013 / 3:26 pm

    Oozing gorgeousness!! Loving your blog! So talented! Can you tell me where you found your table? Absolutely gorgeous.

  25. May 20, 2015 / 3:51 pm

    Love it!, do u remember what color you painted the wall!? 🙂

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