Before I began decorating, I laid everything I had out on the coffee table. I didn't have as many decorations as I thought so I decided to stick to the mantel.
I am not sure how I like it; I think the pieces are too small to make an impact. I will have to hit up clearance sales when the season is over for next year. Instead of my usual candlesticks, I would like to get a hurricane vase or an apothecary jar to put small pumpkins, acorns, or pine cones in.
One of my favorite pieces is this swag I made last year. It was super easy to make. I bought a twig swag, a couple of berry picks, and three zinnia flowers and put them together!
I also added a pretty bowl with fall potpourri to my coffee table.
Now I need to go to the store and buy some mums and pumpkins for my porch!