My inspiration came about when I went to my brother in law and his wife's house to search their attic for things they no longer are using. I was ecstatic when they said I could do this! I mean, who wouldn't be?! I also knew they had some beautiful paintings their grandmother had painted.
So the search began!!
My husband's grandmother was a great artist! She painted some beautiful paintings of the ocean, light houses, pastures with windmills and trees, barns, lakes, roses to only name a few. I mean they were gorgeous! While looking at all the beautiful paintngs I came upon the perfect one! It was just what I was picturing! It was painted with beautiful fall trees, a lake and a boy in a canoe.
Once I took it home, it sat on the mantel for a couple days and I started adding and taking things away. I took a trip to Hobby Lobby and purchased pumpkins for 40% off! I also found some grassy stuff to add to milk glass vases I found at a Goodwill last fall and have been using for all sorts of things around the house! I just love multipurposing things!
I wanted to add burlap garland to the mantel like the ones I have seen all over pinterest. I even had all the supplies handy! I started by cutting out a pattern, traced it on the burlap, cut it out, and glued them to the twin.
Are you ready for the reveal?!!
Here you go!
I find it very simple and elegant! I just love it and I can't stop looking at it! :) I hope this gives you some inspiration to decorate your fall mantel! I would love to see pictures of what you have done!
Have a great day!