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. ๐Ÿ™‚ 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! ๐Ÿ™‚
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. 
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. 
See more of our Fall Decor here
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Hi! Iโ€™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. 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.

    1. Picked up the fox (passed him up the other day, but after seeing yours gold had to get it ๐Ÿ™‚ and I also found the cutest squirrel too. Of course, both got a healthy dose of spray paint!! LOL

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

  3. 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! ๐Ÿ™‚

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

    1. 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! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. 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

    1. 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! ๐Ÿ™‚

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