Fall is now in full swing and it seems like my Bloglovin’ feed is constantly flooded with images of seriously enviable fall mantels.
Here in Hawaii, we don’t have a fireplace which is probably a good thing since from the beginning of this pregnancy I have been ridiculously warm all the time. I try to park myself in front of a fan whenever possible BUT if we had a fireplace that was fully decked out with all of my favorite fall decor items, I don’t think I would be able to resist lighting a fire and
roasting relaxing there with a good book.
Since we don’t have a fireplace, we don’t have a traditional mantel to decorate — but that doesn’t mean we can’t decorate! This dresser (lovingly referred to as the “shoe and shit shelf”) was thrown out by one of our neighbors a few weeks after we moved into our house. Addie and I rescued it and gave it a home near our front door. We had/have grand plans for the refinishing of this dresser but until we get moving on those plans it will serve as my makeshift mantel.
For fall, I kept the decorations clean and simple: a few mini pumpkins, a couple of decorative gourds, a delicious smelling candle and a DIY garland. The display was very easy to throw together and brought the right amount of “fall” to our home.
We are currently hosting a giveaway on Facebook so head on over for your chance to win a fall garland of your own!