Plate Inspired Fall Mantel

The last area to “fallify” was the mantel . . .

~ ~ however I did not want to add much fall foliage . . . just a simple vignette . . .

~ ~ ~ ~ to include the warm colors of Fall.

A bit of a departure from a past Fall Mantel.


I started with this small platter by Myott & Sons, England/Banff, that I purchased for $5.00 . . .

~ ~ in an antique shop in Chattanooga, Tennessee.


Propping this plate on a column pedestal and adding the fall acorn floral picks . . .

~ ~ for a bit more color and texture.


I replaced my summer bird motif plates with these Johnson Brothers Pomona plates of the warm Fall colors.



Adding the topiaries and keeping my tall candles on the mantel . . .

Then moving on to the hearth . . .


Placed this round seagrass basket that I purchased from HomeGoods . . .

~ ~ to help hide the “black hole” of the fireplace along with the urn and basket of fall foliage.

The concrete garden finials are a permanent (well somewhat permanent) feature on my hearth . . .

~ ~ bringing a bit of the outdoors in.



I am really loving the addition of the cheetah pillow from Pottery Barn . . .

~ ~ adding more warmth to the great room and hopefully I can add more of this print to the room soon.



Fall Decor in the Great Room . . . DONE!!

Hope you all had a great weekend…mine was filled with “furniture moving” . . .

~ ~ and a day trip to Charlotteville, VA…

~ ~ ~ ~ and this week is proving to be a very busy one!

Back later with more of my projects!

Working on my Fall Porch this week too . . . in preparation for this great Fall Porch Party!!!


Have a wonderful day!

I am joining:

Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday

Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday

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  1. In your fall display on the mantle, you used beautiful ornate pedestal plate holders. I love them and would love to get a couple but have never seen these anywhere. Can you provide a source?
    Thank you.

    • Thank you…I purchased them years ago at Thomasville furniture gallery…and I have not seen them since…sorry I cannot be of more help…

  2. Shirley…I like your fall mantel. Such pretty plates. And I spotted your leopard pillow…love that! I will pull my leopard pillows out soon. Mine are a heavy fabric that seem to be cold weather pillows… waiting for crisper weather.
    Everything you style is beautiful!

  3. Looking good! Love the simplicity of it. Of course anything looks good with that gorgeous backdrop.

  4. Linda miller says

    I really like the simple fall touches you added to your mantle and hearth. I have the same plates hanging in my “falsified” dining room and was on the hunt for something more falling. Guess I’ll leave them where they are now. Ha!

  5. Gorgeous Fall touches…I am still in love with your cheetah pillow too!

  6. Simply beautiful,Shirley. We are taking a drive up to check things at home, today. I am thinking about doing something fallish while we are there.

  7. I love your fall mantle and with the nip in the air today and your inspiration, I’m getting excited to do a little fall decorating myself…beautiful, Shirley!

  8. Shirley- That looks really nice! It is just a subtle bit of Fall and the decorations don’t detract from the beauty of the mantle at all. Great job. I just noticed the tile on your fireplace. Is that quartz? It is quite pretty. Have a great day- little sick SweetCheeks here today- xo Diana

  9. So beautiful!!!!
    You always put together the most amazing vignettes…..
    Have a great week!

  10. Jeanette Price says

    I love this room. It always looks so beautiful. It looks so cozy. I too am a plate collector. Looks like you scored again!

  11. Beautiful ~ as usual! Everything looks so comfortable and inviting. Love the subtle touches, gorgeous but not overpowering. Now….can you come to my house now? 🙂


  12. Looks wonderful! I’m still working on mine. I seem to be staring more than doing! I need to get moving on it!

  13. So pretty, Shirley. And I’m loving those tall candlesticks!
    Mary Alice

  14. Beautiful Shirley!! Love those pretty plates and the pretty vignette in front of your mantel too! Happy Decorating!

  15. Looks great Shirley. The plates really look good on the mantle. Looking forward to the porch series.
    Have a good day.

  16. You show how easy it is to create a whole new look by changing a few items. Of course, it helps when you have just the right things to use!

  17. Great colors, and I really like the JB Pomona plates and the baskets and crock. Reminds me I need to do something with my fireplace. Thanks for the great ideas.

  18. Shirley, your fall mantel is gorgeous! And I LOVE the garden finials on your hearth!

  19. Shirley, I love the plates! Perfect colors for Fall. My mantle started with a tin floral tray that I found at a thrift store. It too has Fall colors. Your family room looks so warm and cozy!

  20. Shirley, what a gorgeous mantel. So many wonderful details and added interest. A great new look.

  21. Shirley you have a beautiful living area. The touches of fall are so perfect. I’m thinking of redoing my mantle, thanx so much for the inspiration. The architecture pieces just make it.
    All is LOVERLY! Jo ((HUGS))

  22. Everything you’ve done in your family room looks so warm and iviting for Fall! Now, all you need is a fire in the fireplace.

  23. Hi Shirley, love your mantel and the plates are gorgeous. So elegant yet cozy. Love the cheetah pillow too. Great accent piece.
    Happy Decorating.

  24. Shirley, your plates are so pretty on the mantel! Love your vignette! Aside from the mantel and a few pops in the kitchen, I think I am done with Fall. I love your leopard pillow, too! It adds such a nice touch!

  25. Shirley, I love this room and your Fall mantle is beautiful. Those plate holders are gorgeous! You KNOW I love the leopard pillow! I think a touch of leopard in any room is beautiful. Can’t wait for the porch tour!!!!!

  26. I love your mantel Shirley! Simple, elegant and beautiful! 🙂

  27. Shirley, Your Fall décor is beautiful and every time I see the piece above your mantle I love it even more.

  28. Beautiful! I think plates may be my very favorite way to decorate and I love those patterns! You’ve made me anxious to get out some of my “fall” dishes. 🙂

  29. The cheetah pillow … the pops of red … the fabulous vignette on the hearth anchored by your awesome basket … and, the most awesome plate holders I’ve ever seen (and have told you than many times before, lol) … all of it helps to make this such a stunning Fall mantel/hearth!!!! (Love the pops of your white pieces on your bookcases, too!) Always inspiring.

  30. It is all so warm and inviting! What a piece over the mantel! Wow, that is fabulous to the max! I haven’t done much fallifying yet! I am sitting here at the kitchen bar with “Run your toes through the sand!” Yikes, I had better change that first, although I am willing to do that year round.

  31. Shirley, I dearly love JB’s Pomona! What a find your new platter was too! It actually feels like fall this morning here 🙂

  32. Shirley LOVE your fall mantle. Every time I see the gorgeous plate holders I want to come and steal them, LOL.


  33. Beautiful Shirley! I love your Fall mantel. So many interesting details-love, love, love your animal print pillow.

  34. It’s so nice to see plate holders that are more than utilitarian, and these certainly fit the bill!

    I love that your fall decorating is subtle, bringing the warmth of the season in with texture and slightly deeper colors. I was gifted that cheetah pillow not too long ago. Anyone who knows me knows animal prints are near and dear to my heart :).

  35. Lovely set-up. I haven’t even started decorating for Halloween. I love the holiday and have a couple of pretty witches I display…

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