Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Texture on My Mantel

Hi everyone! I hope your are having a great evening.Yesterday was so warm here in Pa. just fooled you into thinking it was spring…can’t wait because it is my very favorite season!
This morning I played around with my mantel, I wasn’t liking the look of the round mirror there so I put back the black framed mirror for now. I’m going to start looking for a larger one with maybe a more ornate frame, the one I have is just to plain looking. Here are some pics I took to show you. I tried to play around with different textures just to see how I liked it!
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I have to shop around the house to find something to replace it, which I’m finally discovering to do and finding out that I don’t have to buy…just use something I already have! The only thing I have bought lately for the mantel are the topiaries and I got those on sale!
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I’m not even sure it’s silver just metal I think, it was $2.00 at a church sale this past fall. As I was looking at this picture I noticed the pine needle laying there…I swear they multiply, I’m still picking them up:)
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This is to the left of the mirror… ceramic balls are from Pier One, vase from Goodwill and for some more texture I gathered some twigs and tied with twine for on top of the dropcloth covered books!
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To the right…do you see the nails? I haven’t got Stush to get them out yet, they are from Christmas for the ton of stockings I have to hang. The black and white picture is from the consignment store $3.00, urn I painted with ASCP…$2.00 at a yardsale and the box (says varnishes) was $4.00 at a yardsale a couple years ago! Isn’t is funny how I can remember the price of what I find and not remember what day it is? lol.
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So how do you like it? I do think the tray has to go though! One thing I do love about it is the whiteness of the fireplace:)
I went shopping with my bff Friday, I’ve been looking for something for a certain place and found it at Bed Bath and Beyond, here’s a pic of it, next post I’ll show you where I hang it! I had a 20% off coupon too!
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Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and of course I always love to read your comments:)
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Traci Creel said...

Hi Rondell. At first I liked the tray on the mantel, but now I agree with you. I might try something in black. All the black items look great against your white brick. I have no idea how you come up with new ideas for your mantel all the time. I stress out at Christmas time because I am afraid that I won't remember what it looked like before the holiday decorations.

The Decorative Dreamer said...

Hey Rondell! We are birds of a feather. I played with my mantle yesterday AM too. LOL! Yours looks wonderful. I think you pulled everything together just beautifully. Have a great day!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

How fun and so pretty. I love the mix of the silver, ironstone and the rustic wood. Great vignette. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, marty

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

Your mantel looks great! I am still working on mine and the cloudy weather has bad lighting for pictures!

I just did a Pinterest version of silver cleaner so all my silver is ready for the new year!

Have a great week!

primlin56 said...

love it rondell....i think you are doing great...a larger mirror would be great...but i really don't mind this one...when i left home for florida..i decorated mine with my bunnies.....just waiting for my return in a look at my blog to see my new toys i found here in florida for my fireplace hearth.....i cant wait to get them home to play....they are a few post back...but when you see them i think you will like them...

Anonymous said...

Love your mantle! The new picture is fabulous!!


Ellie VanCaster said...

I think it looks really pretty-I do agree with you on the silver piece-could it be painted black?
I haven't even begun to rearrange from the holidays so your way ahead of me-LOL

Gail said...

Your mantel looks so pretty Rhondell. I'm probably the only one who happens to really like the silver on your mantel. Enjoy your evening, Gail

andrea@townandprairie said...

Mirrors are great! They never go out of style because you can always do something to update them! Didn't even see the nail holes you spoke of!!

Dawn said...

I like the silver tray, I think it gives it a little bit of whimsy and looks put together with things you love over time. Thanks for linking up a the Cabin this week.

AM said...

I really like how you have decorated this! the brick wall is amazing!

sissie said...

Hi Rondell,
I think that your mantel looks very pretty. Love the mirror.
I think that the silver tray looks nice too.

Stay warm by the fire.


Carol said...

I think it looks very nice, Rondell. I really like your mix of elements.

Meeha Meeha said...

Your mantel is very pretty and artistic! I love every single object (especially the metal tray and the topiary) and the way you play with volume and texture. You're very talented at layering and I'm following you now :)

Gypsy Heart said...

Well, I'm reading this /after/ seeing the Valentine creation on the mantel. :) Just a thought...perhaps spray paint the tray a bright color for spring? You could use it there when Valentine Day has passed. Way too cold here to spray paint but I'd love to! ;-)


Gypsy Heart said...

Well, I'm reading this /after/ seeing the Valentine creation on the mantel. :) Just a thought...perhaps spray paint the tray a bright color for spring? You could use it there when Valentine Day has passed. Way too cold here to spray paint but I'd love to! ;-)