I already told you we were getting ready for a baby shower here in the cottage. One of the girls is due on November 5. I know it’s probably not the most ideal thing for the mom to have a shower, BUT, she hasn’t been around this area for YEARS. And, I didn’t want to rent a place for family to celebrate the new arrival. So I decided to have it here.
Anyway, she loves fall and Halloween and wanted to stick with that theme. So I have been decorating different little areas around the cottage and am now considering myself DONE. I may be giving a full tour of the cottage over on Instagram stories this weekend. So stay tuned for that.
If you want some more inspiration, check out these posts: fall entryway, quick neutral fall coffee table idea, the pergola swing all decked out for fall, and this simple fall dining room table. There are a lot of other past posts for fall and I have them all linked here.
OK, onto my simple Halloween fireplace mantel.
Did you see the last fireplace mantel that I put together using amber bottles? I loved it but I wanted to keep the mantel pretty simple for the shower. And, I threw this look together a few weeks ago and I’m not sick of it yet, so that’s a plus. ???? I used the same mustard eucalyptus on each side of the television that I did in the last look. (It is out of stock) I think it looks so pretty in the rusty buckets that I found at a flea market. I wanted height so I used a few risers that I had in my stash.
Of course, I added candlesticks. They are my favorite thing to add to a fireplace mantel for height. And these black ones are my new favorites. They come four to a set and are a heavier metal. I love the simplicity of them. They will sure come in handy in all of my holiday decor.
If you don’t have these battery operated candles, they are a must for any type of holiday decor, too. They look very realistic and have different settings. I have several sets as they are great to tuck in anywhere.
I bought some different sized blackbirds last year and thought they look spooky on the mantel tucked in here and there. It kind of gives it a mild spooky look… not too scary but a little scary. ????
I hope you liked this simple halloween fireplace mantel. And again, keep watching on social media as I will be giving a fall tour of the entire cottage soon.