It definitely feels like fall around here already.

I brought out our thick down duvet last night.

I’ve been wearing hoodies and slippers around the house.

And I even had to turn the heat on!

I’m definitely feeling ready to get back to school and back into our regular routine next week.  And I’ve been busy spending the last few rainy, cool days inside trying to get organized (KonMari style- more on that to come soon!) as well as switching over our décor to “fall”.

If you follow me on Instagram you might have even seen the new pillows that I was sewing yesterday morning (plaid?! dark coral and purple?!?  what?!?).

Of course, part of switching over to fall involves putting together a fall mantel (or faux mantel)…- and just because it’s fall doesn’t mean I’m giving up using all shades of aqua and turquoise!

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As the seasons change I always love to do a little shopping trip to see what is new and fun in the stores.  My favourites to frequent are Home Sense and Urban Barn… and used to be Target before they abandoned me and left their Canadian market behind.  But I won’t focus on that heartbreak right now.

The other day I took my semi-annual seasonal shopping trip and found the perfect new piece at Home Sense to add to our fall décor this year.  Can you spot it?

Turquoise & Coral Fall Mantel at

Turquoise & Coral Fall Mantel at

It’s this little turquoise/coral/orange faux mercury glass gourd that you see near my DIY Twig Letter – the colour is amazing and completely draws together the whole scheme I am going for this fall: lots of turquoise/aqua/blue with hits of dark coral and gold and of course some natural rustic elements thrown in for balance.

My Z Studio print is the other perfect piece to draw together this colour scheme.  Isn’t it a beauty?

Turquoise & Coral Fall Mantel at

Turquoise & Coral Fall Mantel at

And of course, my little friend Mr. Squirrel.  I haven’t come up with a better name than that though my boys have suggested names like “acorn” and “Bob”.   I got him at Home Sense last year and just love him.  Nutty, I know.

Turquoise & Coral Fall Mantel at

Turquoise & Coral Fall Mantel at

I made the little garland using some simple wooden cut outs from Michaels that I stained and then glued to a piece of twine.  Quick and easy.

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Overall, I love the combo of turquoise and coral, as well as the rustic/glam mix.  What do you think?

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Find a little Fall Inspiration??

This is awesome! Pin it to remember it!Turquoise & Coral Rustic Glam Fall Mantel Decor at

A little more inspiration

And can you believe that it is already that time again?  Time for the monthly DIY Challenge? 

My cohosts Abby, April, Christy, and Mandy have created some awesome fall projects themselves in honour of this month’s theme:

Falling for Fall. 


5 fabulous fall decor projects

Turquoise & Coral Rustic Glam Fall Mantel at The Happy Housie 

Fall Vignette at House by Hoff

Fall Mini Pumpkin Garland at Confessions of a Serial DIYer

Fall Shelf Décor at Just a Girl and Her Blog

DIY Harvest Sign at The Hankful House

Come back Sunday for…


Hope to see you back here on Sunday at 7pm EST to share your FALL PROJECTS with us!

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