Transitional Fall Mantel

This was the day!
The day that waking up to coolness and stars in the sky at 6:30 made me realize Fall is coming.

The day that Michael Buble' and a cup of coffee make for a  little slice of heaven.

fall mantel, plates on the mantel, art on the mantel

The day that I can really tell the sun is moving in the sky and the shadows are changing.

And on this day, the pumpkin spice candle is burning and I'm rearranging with
a few old  favorites on the mantel.


On this day that is a little bit summer and a little bit fall, 
we are making our first pot of chili. 

How about you?


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53 comments

  1. Stacy,

    Love the simplicity of your mantle. Yes I can tell autumn is in the air a little here too! It is so nice waking up to cooler temps in the morning.

    My first pot of soup is being made tomorrow - homemade vegetable beef soup, can't wait!

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  2. Your mantel looks so pretty, I love the little pumpkin on the candlestick.

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  3. So pretty, Stacey.

    I made a pot of chili on Monday. Yum!

    Barb

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  4. Coffee, Michael Buble', and a pot of chili? I'll be right over.

    Your autumn mantel looks lovely and I love that painting... :)

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  5. I made my chili the other day and posted it on my most recent blog post. I did go to Hobby Lobby and picked up some stuff to make my fall wreath. Autumn is officially 7 days away!!

    Your mantel looks wonderful.

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  6. I always notice the light coming in differently in our house each year. It is a sure sign of fall.
    I love your decor. It all looks so pretty!

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  7. Your mantel looks beautiful !
    I'm making my first stew and shepherd's pie of the season :)

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  8. Your mantel looks lovely and I see that you are a Mary Carol Garrity fan too. We had a couple of days of cooler weather with lower humidity, but the heat and the rain have moved back in. Despite that, I did make a pot of turkey chili recently. We eat chili year 'round in Texas ;-)

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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  9. Stacey, I love your posts...so refreshing!!! Your mantel is perfect!!
    Mary Alice

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  10. Chili? Yum!! That sounds delicious!

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  11. The mantel is beautiful! Love the pumpkin on the candlestick! :) Chili... now that sounds like a great idea! ~Rhonda

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  12. Love your Fall mantel, love Michael Buble and love how perfectly you put it, "a little bit of summer, a little bit of Fall". That is what we have here and it is just enough to get me thinking about decorating for Fall. I haven't brought my pumpkins out yet, but I planted some mums today!

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  13. Fall was in the air at the beginning of the week here on the MS Gulf Coast, but that nasty old humidity decided to come back for another long visit. Your mantel is looking lovely. I have been playing with mine as well and think I have it just the way I want it...for the time being that is! I am now following Poofing the Pillows and looking forward to looking at more posts.
    Blessings from Lynda at Still Woods Farmhouse

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  14. Your mantle is so pretty. And I love your sweet plate.
    Sheila E

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  15. Beautiful....love the painting!
    ~Des

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  16. The last few days have been pure bliss and yes, Autumn is just about here :)

    Your fall mantel looks lovely, Stacey


    xo,
    rue

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  17. The last few days have been pure bliss and yes, Autumn is just about here :)

    Your fall mantel looks lovely, Stacey


    xo,
    rue

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  18. Life is good! Love that you listen to music in the morning (and that you get up that early...not me at all!).

    Your mantel is perfect---I think most of us...ahem, can I say this? are getting a little more back into nature and away from the overblown, Marshalls, TJ Maxx in-your-face- stuff. Bravo!

    Jane x

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  19. Today is that same kind of day here, Stacey! I am hoping for cooler temperatures, because I have my candles ready, my pumpkins on standby. I love your mantel, it's how I decorate in my home, with natural things as much as possible. Your stack of books? I have all those and love looking at them for inspiration again and again. Happy fall friend!

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  20. "And on this day . . . "
    we will sleep with the windows open.
    Indeed Autumn is here.

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  21. I don't know who is happier about the cooling weather, our dog or me! Your mantel looks lovely. I especially love your plate.

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  22. Sounds like a dreamy day to me, Stacey. Your mantle looks so pretty and just right for this time of year. I love the pattern on the plate.

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  23. So pretty, Stacey -- and that transferware plate is to die for! :)

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  24. I love your mantel and always like a stack of books in the decor. We made beef stew and it was yummy. Chili sounds good for the weekend! Hugs!

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  25. Your mantle is very pretty, Stacey...and your writing just made me want to join you for that coffee!

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  26. Hi Stacey, Love your transitional mantel. Mary Carol Garrity is one of my favs and I have the same books. The plate and the pumpkin topped on the hydrangea is beautiful! Nothing like the first pot of chili to usher in the new season. Sounds so good.
    cm

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  27. So pretty Stacey! Love the beautiful painting and that gorgeous plate. Happy Thursday!

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  28. Looking good!!! It's so much fun to change things up with the seasons, but even more fun to feel that first cool morning that signals Fall is on its way. :) Chili sounds good!

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  29. Roasting a chicken! That's right! On sale at the store and cool enough to have the oven on for a few hours ! :)
    It has been getting quite warm in the late afternoons...the rest of the days have been very comfortable.

    Your mantel looks just right for this time of year :)

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  30. I've been thinking of making chili too...must the weather change! So glad you're getting in the fall mood...it'll make you feel cooler!

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  31. Your mantel looks lovely! I'm still not in the mood for fall decorating, maybe this weekend. I did redo my chalkboards for fall yesterday.

    Smiles,
    Carol

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  32. I love the warm colors you have used for the mantle. It's still not quite cool enough for chili here yet, but I agree, Autumn is in the air and the shadows and light are different. I love it!

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  33. Very nice Stacy! We too have had our first pot of chili, it was divine.
    So looking forward to full on fall weather!!


    Hugs!

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  34. Love the mantel! It looks so pretty! The weather here has been transitioning...54 this morning...which is lovely! Hopefully the first pot of chili will happen this weekend! Hope you are having a great week! :-)

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  35. It looks beautiful, Stacey…gets me excited for fall decorating this weekend!

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  36. Stacey, I love the simplistic beauty of your fall mantel. Feeling like that here too. Chili, soup, just what the dr. ordered when cooler weather arrives. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  37. Now, I'm just going to have to make a pot of chili tomorrow. I love this weather. If only the snow didn't come after it :)

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  38. Stacy, I love your simple fall favorites on your mantel. I'll have to admit that mine is more simple right at the moment-it's BARE! Hard to admit it, but I'm actually enjoying it for the time being. There is something special about that first pot of chili in the fall, isn't there?

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  39. Love the simple and sweet gentle entry into fall on the mantel! Blessings, Cindy

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  40. We've been having chilly mornings and nights too. So, chili sounds great! I love this time of year when it's in transition. It's sort of exciting. October is my favorite month of the year (which is coming up). Your mantel looks so pretty right now.

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  41. Good Afternoon Stacey,

    Very pretty decorating, so serene and delicately elegant.

    Enjoy your weekend!
    Jemma

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  42. Love your mantel...simple and yet elegant...

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  43. Love the pumpkin on the candlestick! Thanks for linking up at pumpkin week!

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  44. Michael Buble and coffee,.... yum on both accounts. Isn't fall just the sweetest tine of year?

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  45. It's all lovely Stacey as always! I wish it felt a little like fall here...still in the 100s. :( xoxo Jen

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  46. I have yet to start on my Fall decorating so seeing others decor makes me smile and feel guilty at the same time! LOL! Thanks for the inspiration dear!

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  47. Your mantle feels like fall, that quiet cozy feeling that fall has. Not quite ready to make chili her yet although today it is beginning to feel a little bit more like fall.

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  48. Love your mantle and this day sounded like absolute perfection!!

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  49. Your mantle is perfect, so simple and elegant.

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  50. Stacey, love this beautiful fall mantel so much it's being featured at the Something to Talk About Link Party today. Hope your day is super awesome! CoCo

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