Fall Mantel Party {and yard sale update}

Now that it’s officially fall, it is SO time for a fall mantel link up party this Wednesday, Lord willing.

So get your creativity on and show us your fall.

Photos Country Living

And if you don’t have a mantel, no worries, you can link up a table scape or a shelf or whatever.ย  Please only one link per person–if you want to show us more than one mantel, link to ONE post and then in that post you can link to anything else you want to share {you know since you have 14 fireplaces}.

If you still need some last minute mantel ideas, here are a few tips that I use when thinking about my mantel.


For those of you waiting for our big yard sale extravaganza information for the yard sale this weekend, here is it.

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  1. WOW! I love the pumpkins in the fireplace! I might have to borrow that idea!

  2. I so wish I had a mantel… I’ve looked for some fake ones on craigslist before, but we live in south texas, where they are not really needed, so I gave up trying to find something that would take up space that we wouldn’t use. My china hutch is where we hand our stockings from!

  3. I don’t have a mantel, but I do have a big honkin’ TV armoire that I decorate the top of. :) I’ll take some pictures of that to link up. :) Fun party!

  4. The pumpkins in the fireplace is genius. I wish we had a fireplace! Maybe I could do it in a fire pit outside? Indy and I are going to England for a few days tomorrow and I don’t have time to decorate and link up. I can’t wait to see what everyone else does though!

  5. Ooh I WISH we could come down to NC for your yard sale, but I don’t think that is going to happen, seeing as how we had to cancel our trip to Myrtle Beach for last week. Hubby needs to keep working while they still can – it slows w-a-y down in the winter.
    Anyway – looking forward to the Mantle Party! :)

  6. I just google mapped the sale. It will take me 10 hours and 50 minutes to get there. I would have to leave Thursday morning. I wonder if my husband will let me go? :-D

  7. Tangent question…

    what kind of curlers are you using and did they come with the clips? Your hair always looks so cute. Wish mine did ,too. But am very lazy and curlers either burn me or are smarter than I am!

    love the fall pumkin pics- especially the bookcase!

    Wish I could makeit to the yardsale- maybe next year. hint-hint :) Hope you make tons!

  8. Brooke Brown says:

    your yard sale post was hilarious. please, please take a picture of the shoppers held back by the rope. i can already envision the anticipation, the determination, and the exhilaration in their eyes. wonder if any will bring binoculars to scout out the tables while waiting behind the starting blocks?

  9. Those are some cool mantels and fireplaces! LOVE the bookshelf one and the pumpkins looking like fire. Such creativity. I will have to work on a table scape because I have no mantel….

  10. I wish I had a mantle! But I just decorate my entryway hutch. Right now it’s done for Halloween, so that’s what I will send. Bring on fall!

  11. I finally have a mantel and I love decorating it! Can’t wait to see what every one else is doing.

    Oh and just 45 minutes to your yard sale extravaganza! I didn’t realize you were that close. But I can promise you I won’t be there at 7. Probably not even 8.

  12. Ha!

    Nester, I did a transition mantle yesterday at my house – finally took down the shells/summer-y stuff but not quite ready for the pumpkins . I just reread your post about what to think about when you do your mantle, and I have to say, I thought about almost all the things you wrote about! I think I finally internalized what you said the first fifty bajillion times I read that post, so I just sorta did it!

    It’s nothing spectacular, but it works for now until I’m ready to change out pillows, throws, and put some gourds out.


  13. My mantle is all ready to go! Can’t wait to see the others!

  14. Love the pumpkins in the fireplace that looks like flames!

  15. i did some fallification around my house this weekend. the temps were finally under 85 so i was inspired! HA!
    i especially love the big bowl on the console behind my couch!


  16. I am so in love with the pumpkin flames in the fireplace. Maybe I can talk hubby into some carving.

  17. I dont have a fireplace but I like to dress up the table..I love the colors of fall and the the warmth it invokes.

  18. You crack me up with your pictures on your yard sale post!!! Bless you for opening at 7am. I have been trying to figure out how I would get kids to flag football and the soccer field while my husband attends his early morning Bible study. Oh, and I have at least 5 ladies coming to my house at 2pm for a scrapbooking/digital scrapbooking extravaganza for which I need to cook, clean, make treats, and set up for!!! So now I can see you first, then worry about being 5 places at once. Blessings!!!

  19. This will be a fun party. Thanks for hosting!

  20. You go girl. Flashlight bandits irk the snot out of me, especially when they ask if you’ll take less for something and you’ve been officially open all of five minutes. Hope to see you Saturday if I’m not having a YS of my own a few miles up the road.

  21. Fun!!

  22. Readers have been asking me to host a Fall Decorating party again this year and I’ve been procrastinating. Since you’re having one this week, I decided to jump on the bandwagon (your bandwagon, to be specific–ha). I’ll host mine Wednesday, too. I told them they can come over here and link up to yours the same day. Should be fun! :)

  23. I just did the directions to the sale on Saturday and am laughing that your parents live 213 feet from my Mom! Really! I cleaned out her attic today to get her ready to out her things out and then my son cleaned out his room to go put his things out over at Grandmom’s.. I guess I will put some things out as well and let them sell while Wendy and I walk on over to visit your sale!
    I am already thinking about the Starbucks I will need to get me motivated and up at some unmentionable hour and you will need it to keep you up all night getting ready to shoo away your early birds! No matter what it will be a fun day! See you Saturday!

  24. Beautiful interior designing for fire place!

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