At first I had filled it full with all this stuff.
I was wanting to use these little glass yogurt jars from Normandy that I am using as votives. Yes, the yogurt came in tiny cute glass jars and we asked if we could take them home since all they did was throw them out.
They are the perfect size for votives. Did you notice my vintage French baguette basket? I didn't get it in France. No, some others had snatched all the good ones, but that's okay. I found this one in an etsy shop at a fabulous price and had it in two days!
But after looking at the mantel filled to the brim for a couple days I just didn't like it so I paired it down some.
I have had these faux greenery with fall fruit pots for years. I just wrapped them with some burlap and jute string to add texture.
The little owls are candle holders that I found at World Market last year.
I took down some of the faux fruit branches and filled my vintage French baguette basket with red apples.
So instead of this....
I have this.