I love this time of year when the air turns crisp and the leaves start to fall.  Hot apple cider, pumpkin scones, acorns, gourds, baby boo pumpkins, family…there are so many things that I love about Fall!  But there’s one little thing that I don’t love.  Decorating with orange.  What can I say?  Orange just isn’t in my comfort zone!  Finding Fall decor that isn’t red, orange, and yellow is challenging, so this year, I just used items that I had on hand.  Plant clippings, white pumpkins, hydrangea, and pinecones all mix together to create my version of a Fall mantel!



I included my potted wheat stalks, which have a traditional Fall look to them.  I then decided that the worn edges of old books would tie in well with the wheat, and so added some books to the mantel.  On one side, I stacked several together in a grouping.



I added a white pumpkin and a pinch of my Bright Ideas sweet potato vine for a pop of color.



On the other side, I included a bloom from my hydrangea, which started out blue {see it here} but has now turned to this amazing green color!  Fingers crossed that I’ll be able to successfully dry it.




I added a few pinecones and acorns across the entire mantel, and centered my latest ironstone find, a covered casserole dish.



I haven’t had this piece very long, but I’ve already found lots of uses for it all around the house!  {Hmmmmm…I might need another one!}





So that’s how Fall looks in my living room this year!  What are your favorite Fall colors to use in decorating?
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  1. I so wish you had one picture standing back from the mantle to capture it in entirety. I have a really hard time with balance and quantity in my groupings and I’m so curious as to how this all went together. Beautiful!

  2. Such a pretty mantle~ I Love it!! Especially that round frame wreath, too cute! New follower!

    1. User Avatar Tidbits&Twine says:

      Hi Kim – Thank you so much and thanks for following!! :)

    2. User Avatar Tidbits&Twine says:

      Thank you so much, Kim!! :)

  3. Hi! Visiting this morning from Driven By Decor’s Best of The Nest! Your mantle is just beautiful! Love the depth the gold framed black chalkboard offers. Love all your pretty details for Fall. Just lovely :)

    1. User Avatar Tidbits&Twine says:

      Hi Melanie – Thank you so much for dropping by from Driven by Decor and taking the time to leave such a sweet comment!! :) Kim

    1. User Avatar Tidbits&Twine says:

      Hi Jen – Thank you so much!

  4. I’m right there with you on the no-orange thing. I just couldn’t love your mantel any more than I do – such great natural colors and textures! Thanks for linking up on Best of the Nest Kim!

    1. User Avatar Tidbits&Twine says:

      Kris – Poor orange! But I do like it at Halloween….just not fall – glad to hear I’m not the only one. :) You have some wonderful readers who have stopped by for a visit so thank you!!

  5. I think your mantel is beautiful! I am a devoted fan of green, and love the approach you took! Pinning your lovely inspiration. Found you on Best of the Nest.

    1. User Avatar Tidbits&Twine says:

      Hi Heather – thank you so much for stopping by from Best of the Nest and for taking the time to leave a comment. I really appreciate it!! Have a great weekend!

  6. I love your fall mantel! It doesn’t feel like fall down here in the south yet but I am so ready for it!
    Great job on the mantel!

    1. User Avatar Tidbits&Twine says:

      Hi Shelia – Thank you so much!!!

    1. User Avatar Tidbits&Twine says:

      Thank you so much! :)

    1. User Avatar Tidbits&Twine says:

      Thank you, Karolyn!

  7. I love your fall colors! I am big on adding the unexpected and a fall mantle without orange is an unexpected treat! Gorgeous!

    1. User Avatar Tidbits&Twine says:

      Hi Kim – Thank you so much! I do sometimes incorporate orange but since it’s not really my color, I find that I quickly grow tired and can’t wait to take the fall decorations down. So this year, I decided to skip it altogether. :) Have a great weekend!

  8. Hi Kim,
    Love your decorating ideas.
    I need your suggestion on my mantle. It is black and about 4.5′ – 5′ tall. The wall behind my fireplace is faux finished in the following colors – wall is mocha-chocolately with splaters of black and metalic gold. What should or could I hang above the mantel for #1 to begin my triangle effect for my mantel placement? So it won’t clash with the faux finished wall. I await your response.

    1. User Avatar Tidbits&Twine says:

      Hi Vee – Do you have a picture of your mantel and wall that you could email to me? If so, my email is tidbitsandtwine {at} hotmail {dot} com.

  9. This year I decided to bring in the fall season by use of the deep gold color through my decorative accessories. I did not decorate this fall using the traditional fall decorative accessories…pumpkins, gourds and fall leaves.

    1. User Avatar Tidbits&Twine says:

      Hi Tamela – That sounds beautiful! I think it’s fun to change up fall decor each year so that it seems interesting…and the best part is that many fall decor items are found in nature and therefore are free! :)

  10. Kim,
    I don’t mind a few orange pumpkins but mostly I prefer white. Your mantle looks great. I use a lot of sycamore leaves that fall from the trees in our area and the leaves seem to dry without curling…coupled with acorns and pheasant feathers, I’m set. I do love this time of year. We have finally gotten a break from the scorching heat we had last week and earlier this week in SoCal.

    1. User Avatar Tidbits&Twine says:

      Karen – I have lots of sycamore trees as well but I’ve never tried drying the leaves but I’m definitely going to start – great idea! Thanks! :)

  11. Very pretty! I do like this look but I admit I love the traditional Fall colors of rust, yellow and red. But I could get into your softer look.

    1. User Avatar Tidbits&Twine says:

      Hi Cecilia! I sometimes think it’s because of where I live that I don’t really use traditional Fall colors. I see a few trees change color near me but even those only seen to last a week or two and then they’re done, so mostly, we go from green to brown!

  12. Now this is fall decorating I can relate to – no orange – yay!! Your mantle is absolutely lovely, perfect colors with just the right touches to usher in the fall season. I am definitely going to get some wheat bundles to add to my own fall display which is done in whites, soft greens and faded browns.

    1. User Avatar Tidbits&Twine says:

      Hi Liz – Thank you so much! Your fall display sounds lovely. Did you ever find any wheat bundles??

  13. Your mantle is lovely. Some shades of orange towards the brownish end are good with me, but since seeing a lovely display of white pumpkins and Fall decorations done all in white while in Canton Tx at Laurieanna’s the first of the month, I have been painting all the orange out of my life. Love your décor and the direction you’re going.

    1. User Avatar Tidbits&Twine says:

      I agree about the brownish orange and I do sometimes use it in Fall…just not this year! But no matter what, white pumpkins are my all-time favorite and I try to always work them into my fall decor. :)

  14. I am with you cannot stand orange.
    Good to see such a soft green,love your decorating IDEAS

    1. User Avatar Tidbits&Twine says:

      Thank you, Martina!

    1. User Avatar Tidbits&Twine says:

      Hi Marty! Thank you so much! It took me *forever* to get that frame hung up in front of the chalkboard but I like how it turned out, too. :)

      1. I wonder if hot gluing it on would work. I might try it on a smaller scale. Love your mantle. Looks like something I might do. I have 2 mantles so I am always noticing the good ones!

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