Fall Mantel 2012

Good morning,

I was finally able to sneak some time in to get some fall decorating done.  Not a lot, but enough to satisfy me for now.  Things have been a little crazy around here but I couldn’t go on any longer without getting my house fall-i-fied. 

First stop – my mantel.

I wanted to do something a little different from the deep hues and keep things light and neutral in my great room. 

My organic substitution for maple leaves and bittersweet? 

Dried hops from Indulge.








About 15 years ago, we came across one of our favorite finds.  An Oregon Duck vintage football from the 50’s.

You can’t have fall without football.


My wood blocks made their way to the mantel.  One of my readers, Rita,  commented that they look like antique type set letters.  I love that – since that is the look I was going for.




The “full length” shot reveals the muted tones against the stone.  Very subtle and calm.

Just what we need right now after a long day.





I guess you could say this mantel is unisex -

Hops, football and antlers for him.

Autumn, pumpkins and candlelight for me.  

And football.

I’ll share a little bit more of the rest of the house later on in the week.

Have a great day today!

Be inspired,

Linking to:

fall mantel party centsational girl



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  1. Great mantel love the little football touch.


  2. Looks good, and just think you can make beer when you’re done with the hops!


  3. Awesome mantel! I really like the dried hops and the football adds a great element! Very inspiring and I love that it’s a break away from the traditional fall leaves and pinecones. Thanks for sharing and great job!!!

  4. I LOVE this! I had a hard time deciding between decorating for football season or fall. Love how you were able to incorporate both!


  5. Love the hops!

    Then… I saw the football.

    OMG. My guys would flip over that!

    GO DUCKS :)))

  6. Love your mantel , adding the football : genius !

  7. Girl you are rockin this mantel. LOVE LOVE LOVE!

  8. I love this! The football, letter blocks and antlers are my favorite. And I’d have to say that my husband would love this mantle too… he’s a hunter and a football coach. So perfect. Maybe next year I’ll incorporate some love for him on my mantel. Great inspiration!!

  9. You can’t think about fall without football! Love those big block letters, too!

  10. Rusticly, stylishly gorgeous! Those hops are FAB and your stacked stone fireplace is magnifico! :)

  11. Love the hops AND the football! I wouldn’t have thought of that but it looks great! YOur fireplace is gorgeous. XO, Pinky

  12. Your football is the perfect touch. Love the hops also. Thanks for the inspiration.

  13. Just visiting from Kate’s blog — LOVE that you used a football! Such a cool idea!!

  14. Shari!! This mantel is seriously gorgeous!! I love all of the elements … but that vintage football is the best. You are so right … it’s not fall without football!! Great, great mantel.

  15. Hi this my first visit to your blog, your mantel screams Oregon. More than anything I love the football. I too am a duck fan. Go ducks!!!

  16. This is such a unique fall mantel! I love the use of the football and hops – not something you see often in an autumn vignette, but it works, and it looks great.

    Stopping by from Centsational Girl’s mantel party! :)

  17. Love the dried hops! The football is PERFECT!

  18. ooooh, that football! i would never have thought to use a football, but you are so right, it’s the perfect touch. beautifully done!

  19. I totally love the football too. What a great idea!

  20. this is beautiful! the football is a nice touch!

  21. So festive and lovely! The football is my fave part! We are serious football fans around this house. Would you consider sharing here if you have a minute?

  22. I LOVE that football! Oh my, it is such a fun find. The whole mantel is really beautiful. Simple and understated. Thanks for sharing!!!

  23. Love the vintage football and even the antlers, since my husband is a big hunter, I should use some of his antlers too! He would love it.

  24. Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. says:

    What a beautiful mantel and I just love the addition of the vintage football!

  25. So glad you shared your spectacular mantel with us Shari.

  26. Love your football mantle!! It is great.

  27. Kathy Roloff says:

    I am wild about the hops presentation. Please share where you can find dried (or not dried) hops on the vine, before they are all chopped up

  28. Awesome mantel! I love that you added the football … the antlers … and, the hops. They work together wonderfully to create a fabulous muted Fall mantel! Glad to have found you at Shannon’s mantel party! *Becca* (now following along).

  29. Beautiful, Shari! Love the rustic simplicity! I knew the mantle was yours when I saw that Ducks Football.! (Loved it on the wreath too!) Football and Fall… Is there anything better? I think I can answer for the both of us when I say… NOPE! :)

  30. Shari, I love it! Mr. DIY would love it too! haha! (his hobby is homebrew and of course, he loves football). Great job! I’m including a link back in the DIY highlights. ;) Thanks so much for sharing!

  31. Oh my gosh Shari, your fireplace is absolutely stunning! Like a resort getaway right in your living room, beautiful!!


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