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Fabulous Seasonal Decor Is Yours Once You Learn How To Decorate Your Fireplace and Mantle for Thanksgiving! 

how to decorate your fireplace and mantle for thanksgiving

HOW TO DECORATE YOUR FIREPLACE AND MANTLE FOR THANKSGIVING

Learning how to decorate your fireplace and mantle for Thanksgiving is one of the best ways to start the season.

Now that we live at 4500 feet above sea-level, Fall comes a bit earlier than it used to.  High atop a mountain in fall front porch ideas for your homeWestern North Carolina, our cabin is perched among a forest of pine, walnut, chestnut, birch and maple trees.

It seems that their leaves start to liven up our deck’s long-range view,  just as Labor Day passes and Summer begins to fade.

That’s my signal it’s time to bring in the house plants that spent the summer in my porch’s antique wagon.   

Time to store away the Spring/Summer mantle and hearth decor and pull out the bins that contain our Fall decorations. 

And definitely time to make a visit to the garden center!  I adore the wagon-full of rusty-orange mums I used as part of our front porch seasonal changeover.  All-in-all, a glorious time of year!

 

ANDIRONS, LOG HOLDERS & BELLOWS, OH MY!

Before we begin the seasonal part of how to decorate your fireplace and mantle for Thanksgiving, let’s discuss “details”.  There are so many way you can add fabulous  “little details” to your fireplace vignettes.

I’ve put together a list of some of my favorite items that will add lots of great seasonal style to your holiday decor.  Any combination of these “little details” can help make having a fire anytime you want a little more fabulous!fall fireplace decorations

  • Fireplace screen (chain/freestanding/doors)
  • Set of Andirons
  • Log Holder
  • Hearth Rug
  • Set of Fireplace Tools (shovel/broom/poker/tongs)
  • Log Grate inside fireplace
  • Ash Bucket/Shovel
  • Heavy Duty Work Gloves
  • Candelabra (off-season)
  • Vintage Fireplace Popcorn Popper
  • Fireplace Match Holder
  • Bellows
  • Basket/Container of Fat Wood
  • Decorative Container of “Magic Color” Pinecones 

 

These are the kinds of things that can stay put throughout the Fall and Winter seasons. You won’t need to swap them out until the first hint of Spring is near and it’s time to clean your firebox.  (that’s where the fire is built) 

I’ve amassed quite a collection of these items as I’ve decorated our new cabin.  My favorites are my antique popcorn popper, a set of mahogany bellows and a retired creel basket for fat-wood storage.   I love the idea of having “vignettes” set up to add interest to my hole in the wall!

I’ll begin by showing you how I decorated my fireplace and mantle for Thanksgiving this year.

 

 

HOW TO DECORATE YOUR FIREPLACE AND MANTLE FOR THANKSGIVING

There’s no reason to stick to only one kind of gourd!  This creative display uses fresh, raffia, velvet and paper mache pumpkins for a creative and whimsical Fall season fireplace.

 

how to decorate your fireplace and mantle for thanksgiving

 

I’ve been collecting my Fall seasonal decor for years now.  It’s so much fun getting creative surrounded by my decorations in front of my fave Netflix series on a crisp Fall afternoon.

I’m up to 7 bins in various sizes now, and am just about to graduate to an eighth with this year’s additions.  I can’t resist picking up a few new items each year to refresh my designs.  Hence, the eight storage containers. (outdoor & indoor)  Another bane in the life of H.H. (hunky husband).

 

how to decorate your fireplace and mantle for thanksgiving

Here’s a list of the decor items I have stashed away to use in my Fall seasonal creations: 

  • various fall leaf garlands
  • 6 grapevine garlands with greenery and fall gourds
  • pinecones
  • an assortment of mosses/moss & lichen covered branches
  • 4 autumn wreaths
  • pair of 18″ tall open-wire gourd candle holders
  • various small “knick-knacks” like wooden farm house silouettes
  • miniature grapevine cornucopias
  • miniature indian corn bundles
  • fall-color mums and sunflowers
  • miniature faux pumpkins
  • battery operated mini-acorn light strands  (I use them inside my lanterns)

 

how to decorate your fireplace and mantle for thanksgiving

 

When it comes to Fall fireplace decorations, you can go extravagant or minimal, it’s really up to your sense of style.

 

how to decorate your fireplace and mantle for thanksgiving

 

I favor traditional decor items in “kind-of-crowded” vignettes that give an air of “abundance”, rather than opulence.  It’s a design esthetic I developed through my years of creating buffet decor for the numerous parties I catered.  If it’s your style, it’s your style! 

 

thanksgiving decorations for your fireplace and mantle

 

I want to add a stern warning here to make sure you can enjoy fabulous roaring fires all season long.  CLEAN YOUR CHIMNEY – professionally or…

Before, during or immediately after wood-burning-season, you MUST at the very least use a Chimney-Cleaning-Log.  It will help control the creosote accumulation in your chimney that’s built up all season long.  You should have your chimney professionally cleaned every two years!  Take heed…

 

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TURKEY BRINE AND TURKEY RUB PRINTABLE RECIPE CARDS

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I also wanted to share two of my favorite Thanksgiving recipes that will take your turkey to new heights of juicy deliciousness! 

The first is my fabulous Town & Country Turkey Rub.  I not only cover my turkey with it, I also slide some under the breast skin to add extra flavor to the whole bird.

The second is my absolute favorite turkey brining solution. Town & Country Turkey Brine features citrus, apple cider and fresh rosemary, that will add lots of flavor to your turkey.   

JUST CLICK THE IMAGE TO DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE THANKSGIVING TURKEY RUB AND BRINE RECIPE CARDS

 

WHAT’S YOUR FALL DECOR STYLE?

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So, do I have you thinking about how to decorate your home for the Fall Season yet?  Then you really need to get more inspiration for your front porch for the changing of the leaves this year. Click this link to read dramatic fall centerpiece designFabulous Front Porch Fall Decor Ideas

Then go check out how to create a Thanksgiving table display that will knock your guests’ socks off at the link below.

18 Fabulous Fall Centerpiece Ideas For Your Home

Now, what’s your seasonal decorating style?  I’m going to be nurturing the exploration and development of your personal sense of style through all the content on my site. 

This blog is all about YOU!  Your style. Your needs.  I want to answer the burning questions you may have on any of the topics covered at IFAFL.    Let’s start the conversation, shall we?

 

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Autumn Almond Apple Cake with Apple Dust Sugar

 

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