Sunday, September 25, 2011

Autumn "Mantel"

We do not have a fireplace so we use our oak bookcase as our mantel. 
This is how it is decorated for fall.

I found the acorn runner on clearance last year.
The little sign was a gift in a swap from Pamela at From My Front Porch To Yours.

This fall arrangement was also a clearance item from last year so this is the first time I have used it.

I always seem to take pictures of myself with this mirror hanging above the bookcase but I like it hanging there.

These hand made wooden boxes my husband ordered for me many years ago when we were attending bible college.  We didn't have much money but he found a way to surprise me and order them.

I will be linking with
Show Off Your Cottage Monday at The House in the Roses
Amaze Me Monday at Dittle Dattle
Sunday Showcase at Under the Table and Dreaming
Metamorphasis Monday at Between Naps On The Porch
Ideas for Fall at The Lettered Cottage
Bunny Hop Party at Bunny Jean's
Fall Party at Decor to Adore


  1. Your husband always finds the best gifts for you! My grandfather gave me a cedar box a few years ago and I love it. Funny how we never quite outgrow the interest in boxes. Your mantels is so festive and warm-looking. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Enjoyed seeing your Autumn decorating... I always catch myself in the mirror when taking pictures too... it was fun to see you there. Everything looks so nice and I loved that each piece has special meaning to you.

  3. Fall is my favorite season as I enjoy all the fall decorate. Your fall decor is great.

  4. I love to decorate for Autumn!!! The acorn runner is so sweet and I love your boxes, what a sweet hubby!!!

    I haven't been around in the blog world much, it's been crazy busy here for me. If you think of it just say a prayer for me, lots of things happening and I feel like I'm going into a new season in my life. Taking baby steps so not to get ahead of God's timing.

  5. Fantastic post! Love those gorgeous fall colours. Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

  6. Love the boxes! And the candle is really neat with the leaves.

  7. Your "mantel" looks wonderful! I love the sparkle that the garland across the mirror provides. Nice job!

  8. Oh I just love your fall decor! I hope you will add your lovely metamorphosis to my Fall in Love linky party on Wednesday.

    Until then, stop by and see the under $20 makeover I gave an ugly brass light fixture.

    Happy Monday!

  9. Beautiful mantel.Thanks for sharing,JoAnn

  10. Hi Sherry! I just saw your post over on Dittle Dattle; and wanted to come over an visit. What a beautiful mantel!! So creative! I am a newbie to blogging and your newest folower. I hope you will follow back. Many blessings to you!

  11. Sherry, love your faux mantle....very beautiful and creative. Thanks for visiting my blog...I am a Pastor's wife, too!
    Blessings, Audrey

  12. Who needs a fireplace when you have a great bookcase like that? The mirror above it really makes it a focal point for sure. Love your Autumn display. Best wishes, Tammy

  13. Sherry! Now that is a fall mantle! I covet your mirror and bookshelf!
    Thank you for popping by my place!
    Kerry at

  14. I love it when my husband gets me a gift that is unusual from the traditional gifts. It means that he
    took time to really think about what I would like.

    But then we still laugh about the time I got a broom and dust ban for Valentines Day! Maybe it was just payback for the padded toilet seat he got for Christmas...

    Thanks for coming to my party!

    xoxo Bunny Jean
    Wednesday's Bunny Hop Party!

  15. Be sure and tell hubby that all the ladies in blog land think he just soooo
    Love you "mantel". Sure looks like a great place to display to me. You fall decor is beautiful, the arrangement, runner and banner are stunning. Great job. I am following. Ginger

  16. Sherry it is a beautiful piece and filled with so many pieces that you love!! Adore the shaker boxes!

    I have just linked up with Laura's party!

    Art by Karena

  17. Loving this second sight!

    Thank you so very much for linking up to Fall In Love Wednesdays.

    Have a blessed weekend.

  18. You did such a wonderful job. Who says you have to have a mantel? This worked beautifully. I really love those cheese boxes. I used to have one. Now, where did I put it...?

  19. Oh Sherry,
    How beautiful, indeed!!! Have fun on your vacation!