Our Fall Mantle

Hi, friends! Yesterday I showed you our burlap wreath here, and today I want to show you how our mantle is shaping up in time for fall.
 Z and I moved into our house on November 4th of last year, barely missing the Halloween mark. We were disappointed, mind you; we really wanted to give out candy. Anyway, I decided to skip the fall decorating and go straight into Christmas. This year, however, we are fully embracing autumn and all it has to offer. It is the season our Baby Boy is coming out to meet us, after all!
I'd still like to add a few more things here and there, like some pumpkins by the fireplace, but I'll likely be too lazy to bust the camera out again so here it is as of now!

I made the leaf garland by tying paper leaves (a Dollar Tree find) to fishing line. Simple and easy, but I think it adds a nice touch.
I posted about this here, but one more chance to brag on my artsy husband...the painting over the fireplace was all Z, my very own Picasso!

I filled the votives with pinecones from our backyard and faux acorns from the Target Dollar Section.
Have you started decorating for fall? Don't you just love this time of year?!