Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Rustic Fall Mantel Vignette & a Free Printable

Fall is finally here! Okay, well I know not "technically", and I am still enjoying these warm summer days, but fall is absolutely my favorite time of year. I already have my rustic mantel decorated for the season - which I am sure will be redecorated several times over during the next couple of months, but here is the "early fall" version:
In fact, I actually ended up redecorating it as I was in the process of getting the photos taken for the Fall Vignettes tour I am participating in today (more details below).
I changed out the wood shutter above for a rustic piece of wood. I flipped the shutter around (to show the chippy gray blue side) and put it, with its pair, on the inside.
Since we don't have any real pumpkins yet, I decorated my mantel with faux and a few fabric pumpkins that I recently made. I plan to share a tutorial on these later this week!
I wanted to keep the style of this mantel vignette natural, earthy, and rustic with a little bit of bohemian flavor.
In the center of the mantel, I framed a rustic inspired fall printable that I made to share with you.
This printable welcomes fall with a quote from Albert Camus, "Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower." The high resolution version is available for you to download at the end of this post.
My two white faux fur pumpkins were propped on pedestals with some Spanish moss and some acorns were strewn about in front of the framed print.
For more hints of fall, I displayed Indian corn and more acorns in a glass vase.  
Another little owl, from my growing collection, found his way into this vignette. 
A plaid scarf, with lovely hues of fall, hangs on the old wood. On the other side is a fall wreath that I made a couple of years after Josh and I were married. (We are coming on 8 years this October 1st!)
I pulled a rustic bench in from outside to display in front of the mantel, draped with faux fur, along with more fall decor.
I will share a full tour of our dining room later this month, but you can get a small glimpse of my table now!
I hope you enjoyed this stop on the Fall Vignettes tour. Be sure to visit the other talented bloggers before and after me. There is so much inspiration on this tour! 

And don't forget to snag your free printable while you are here!

And because I just couldn't help myself, I made a second version in chalkboard style!

These 8x10 printables are available for personal use only. Click on the links below each image and then right click to save the high resolution version to your computer. Print, decorate and enjoy! Would love to see what you do with them if you use them in your own decor. Send me a link or email me a picture!

Now head over to visit all of these talented ladies and get some more autumn inspiration and free printables!

Fall Vignette and Compass Arrow Printable by Rooms FOR Rent
  Rustic Fall Mantel Vignette by Thoughts from Alice
  Autumn Glitter Vignette by The Concrete Cottage
  Oak Leaf Inspired Vignette and Hand Painted Printable by Jennifer Rizzo
Fall Vignette and Printable by Finding Silver Pennies
Autumn Definition Printable by The Lilypad Cottage
Set of 4 Wine Printables by Eclectically Vintage
Gather Painted Printable by Restoration House
DIY Fall Leaf Wreath Printable by Town and Country Living
Early Fall Vignette Chronicles of Home
Trick or Treat Banner by Ella Claire
Grateful Heart by Making Home Base
  Beautiful Glorious Fall Printable by Nest of Posies
  Simple Fall Vignette by My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
  Fall Printable and Vignette by At The Picket Fence
  Vintage Flashcard Halloween Printable by My Sweet Savannah
  Hand Painted Give Thanks Wreath by Craftberry Bush
  Pumpkins Pinecones Leaves by Migonis Home
  Autumn Vignette and Fall Printable by AKA Design
  Gather in the Kitchen Printable by Its Overflowing

Till next time...
~Alice W.