We’re excited to be partnering with The Magnolia & Company and are sharing their magnolia wreaths on our Monday Morning Blooms today. Our mantel in the living room has been transformed into a French Country autumn wonder {at least I think so!} with the Golden Garden Wreath. I’m thrilled to welcome you to our home and show you A French Country Mantel with The Magnolia Company.


When my girls were small, our fall and Thanksgiving decorating was more home-made-turkeys-out-of-pinecones and sweet little drawings taped on the kitchen wall. It was a time that I cherish, but times have changed and now my decorating is a lot more simple, and hopefully more elegant! The colors that make our antique filled home look at its best are the more muted, natural colors with cream, soft green, blue and touches of silver and gold.


A French Country Mantel with The Magnolia Company




I’m so thankful you are joining us today. Not only will you be able to visit Mary, Pam and Shirley and see their beautiful magnolia wreaths, we each have the opportunity to give a wreath away!  Be sure to visit each of us by clicking on the links at the bottom of this post and enter for a chance of winning a magnolia wreath for the holidays.  The details will be at the bottom of this post on how you can enter.


Magnolia & Co.


You may have read recently that I finally got the antique French trumeau mirror of my dreams, and it is the perfect complement to the 18th century French marriage armoire in the living room. It looks wonderful over our mantel. I really couldn’t wait to dress it up for the season.


A French Country Mantel with The Magnolia Company


The Magnolia Company


A French Country Mantel with Magnolia & Co.


I am thankful for every day, but there is something about the autumn, when we are safe and snug at home, that really makes me feel so very grateful for all our blessings. Do you feel like that too?


scripture of thanksgiving


I chose this fresh magnolia wreath from The Magnolia Company as the beginning of our living room mantel autumn design.  It is made by hand by the Magnolia Company, with magnolia leaves grown and harvested on their own family farm. The Magnolia Company Farm is located in Central Florida where the warm sunshine and frequent rain showers blanket their groves of gorgeous Southern Magnolia Trees. The family business began by supplying fresh cut foliage wholesale to florists in1936, and today creates magnolia wreaths and decorations that are loved by customers all over.

You’ve probably seen their work everywhere and never even knew it! {the White House, Barneys New York, Oprah’s Favorite Things, to name just a few}


French Country Mantel


The colors in the wreath were the inspiration for my French Country autumn mantel.  I gathered a few velvet pumpkins in white, brown and green, an antique book, some French candlesticks, and a few antique silver trophies to place on the mantel.  It still “needed” something, so a favorite faux garland of rose leaves was tucked in the back. The largest silver trophy holds a collection of pheasant feathers that I’ve had for years, they always make an appearance somewhere here at FrenchGardenHouse for the autumn.


Finally, after pruning the hydrangeas in the back garden, Mr. FGH produced three crispy dried bright green hydrangea blooms from our Annabelle, which I tucked in here and there.


French Country Fall Mantel feathers


A French Country Mantel with Magnolia & Co.


To hang the wreath on our antique French mirror I used a 3M Command Hook.  I love these since they are completely removable without any damage to surfaces. You can buy them everywhere {Target, Ace, etc.} and they come in different sizes to hold up different weights.


fall home tour


antique French Trumeau mirror


A mantel is the perfect canvas to create a beautiful design element for the season. If you don’t have a mantel, this will work wonderfully on any horizontal surface, a shelf, your buffet, your entrance hall table. You can design your own mantel decoration, here are some tips >


To add a variety of textures, I added some antique French and American silver plate trophies.  This larger one has such a pleasing shape, and is the perfect vase for my bouquet of feathers. On the other side of the mirror the antique French trophy balances the arrangement, I nestled a tiny green velvet pumpkin inside.  The mixed metals always make me happy, the silver plays off the antique brass of the candlestick with joy.


A French Country Mantel with Magnolia & Co.


antique French silver tropies


The best part of creating a mantel in fairly neutral colors like this is that it works beautifully from the beginning of autumn through Thanksgiving.  I don’t know about you, but at the end of the day, as the light begins to fade, it makes my heart happy to light the candles, light the fire in the fireplace, and drink a cup of tea in this room.


A French Country Mantel with The Magnolia Company


French Country decorating


Thanks to the generosity of The Magnolia Company, I’m randomly choosing one reader {that’s all of you stylish reading friends!} to be the winner of the lovely 18″ Magnolia Elegance Wreath shown below.

This Give-away is open through midnight 11/13/21 to residents of the continental US.

For a chance to win a Magnolia Elegance Wreath:

  1. Visit The Magnolia Company website and let us know in the comments below this post which wreath you love best.
  2. Follow The Magnolia Company on Instagram and/or Facebook and leave me a comment letting me know.
  3. Follow FrenchGardenHouse on Instagram. {I know you already do, right?}
  4. Be sure to visit all my talented friends and do the same for more chances to win!

This giveaway is open to residents of the continental U.S. through midnight November 13th.


Magnolia Elegance Wreath


In addition to the giveaway, The Magnolia Company is offering my readers a 15% discount with coupon code Frenchgarden15 on all their fresh wreaths as well as their bunches and branches of fresh Magnolia, Carolina Sapphire and Golden Cedar Bunches.

The coupon code is valid from November 1st through November 15th – but you can specify when you want your order to ship to ensure maximum freshness and delivery for Christmas. Might I suggest the Golden Garden Wreath? I’ll be using it in an upcoming Monday Morning Blooms post showing how it so beautifully transitions to Christmas.


Visit my wonderful flower therapy friends by clicking on their links, you can enter their give away too!


Mary at HomeIsWhereTheBoatIs

The Magnolia Company

Pam at Everyday Living

Magnolia Wreath

Shirley at Housepitality Designs

A French Country Mantel with Magnolia & Co.
and me, Lidy at FrenchGardenHouse

Disclosure: The Magnolia Company provided me the beautiful Golden Garden wreath.



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