Our Thanksgiving Mantel Decorations

This year I’ve had so much fun decorating the house for Thanksgiving. I usually get that way for Halloween or Christmas, but something about November has me feeling very cozy. Perhaps because the end of the semester is near and I’m really looking forward to a holiday break, or maybe it’s because I am over the hump of a really busy few months at work. Either way, I had such a great time with the Thanksgiving mantel decorations.

When thinking about our Thanksgiving mantel I knew I wanted to do a few things:

  1. Keep it neutral
  2. Add metallics
  3. Make it warm

Thanksgiving Mantel Decorations

I’ve had these frames for a while. I picked them up at a consignment shop, removed the old dated pictures inside, and framed my favorite marble paper for an interesting but natural look. This is the same paper that I used to back the bar bookshelves in the dining room.

Thanksgiving Mantel Decorations

Thanksgiving Mantel Decorations

This gold arch shaped piece is from a thrift store. I thought it was such a neat element, so I grabbed it.

And the feather wreath is two colors of boas wrapped around a foam circle. Cozy.

Thanksgiving Mantel Decorations

I think antlers are such a nice natural element to add to decor. My hubs is wondering why all of a sudden I like them. I don’t know, I just do.

I have another larger set I can’t wait to hang in my office.

Thanksgiving Mantel Decorations

Of course pumpkins and pine cones complete the fall look. It wouldn’t be November without them. Here is how to glitter pine cones.

Thanksgiving Mantel

You’ll notice that my craft fail of a light fixture attempt has made its way to the Thanksgiving mantel.

The garland is punched pieces of silver paper sewn together. I simply love it. At first I thought it was a little too New Year’s Eve, but I think it might stay up all winter 🙂

Thanksgiving Mantel

This is my favorite mantel yet. Really I can’t stop looking at it. I think it completely sums up my style. Simple, neutral with a splash of bling, and classy.

Thanksgiving Mantel

Thanksgiving Mantel Decorations

Have you done any Thanksgiving decorating?

P.S. Did you see my winter mantel at HGTV.com? I’m slides 9 and 15. It’s in a round up of ways to decorate your holiday mantel, and is my first feature on there!

See all of my holiday projects here.

Sharing with Happy Hour at Design Dining and Diapers, Weekend Wrap Up at Tatertots and Jello


  1. LOOOVE it, jessica! i pinned it- especially LOVE that garland and need one for new year’s i think!

  2. LOOOVE it, jessica! i pinned it- especially LOVE that garland and need one for new year’s i think!

  3. The mantel looks so cute!! 🙂

  4. You’ve done a beautiful job with that mantle and I love that artwork and the garland, they “go” great together!

  5. Very pretty!

  6. Great job my friend! I love it all!

  7. Absolutely lovely!!

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