i really do think that fall is one of the prettiest seasons we have. however, our fall tends to be more like great summer weather (it was 90* today) come christmas we have the cool, crisp weather with the pretty leaves turning, but not now. the idea of putting out pumpkin decor and bouquets of wheat just feels so contrary to what our season actually feels like.
so i decided this year to go for a fall-ish mantel. just a little nod to the traditions of the season, but really just a pretty mantel ;)
owls are fall-ish, right? and they are black & gold, so more fall-ish, right? but i wanted to make this fun and i stuffed one owl with feathers and the other with antlers ;)
these birch bark candles add a touch of nature (store bought nature – ha!), and the black books feel a little bit halloween-y.
and after a few tries, i landed on this double framed look. i stole the gold frame from silas & lily’s room and added this print i framed from nap time diaries.
this was attempt #1. too busy.
i spray painted the frames since the yellow seemed too bright, but it was still too many little things on the mantel.
this felt a little quieter and more of what i needed!