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Thursday, June 19, 2008

Mantle Day







Over at Ask Kari & Kijsa they are hosting a "Mantle Day" where you are able to view lots of different mantle posts. Hop on over there and take a look at what people do with their mantles. I have 3 mantles in my own home and am constantly thinking about how to decorate them in a "different" way.
This small mantle in my home is a faux fireplace surround in my bedroom. The faux idea I got from my friend Janice who is ultra-creative and she has one in her home. She also painted my fireplace screen for me. I think the fireplace adds a little "Victorian" look to my bedroom as well as adding some warmth.
My balance isn't quite right - I added the vase yesterday after a Thrift Shop find ($2) and it needs to be on an "end" to balance, I think.






14 comments:

Kari & Kijsa said...

This is lovely- Love that you showed a wreath hung above yours!! this is such a great decorating tool, and so fun to change out seasonally as well! Fun to have three to play with in your home- we know they are lovely!

blessings,
kari & kijsa

Mo..."Mo's Cottage" said...

Love your mantel....looks great in your bedroom....and I like the wall paper...I love the Victorian look.
Hugs,
Mo :-)

bj said...

I like the wreath...and having 3 mantels must be a fun thing!
bj

Beverly said...

This is charming and romantic. Roses and angels - life is sweet.

Marie said...

How sweet! I'd love to have a mantel in my bedroom. I think I'm adding that to my husband's TO DO list!

cindee said...

Very pretty!! I don't have a mantle. I have a wood stove. I love mantles though. Yours looks great!!!

hautemommy said...

So pretty!!! :) Thanks or sharing your mantels! xo!

Rue said...

You have done a beautiful job. I love that clock!!

rue :)

Chris is *Refining Life* said...

As one who has a faux mantel herself, I applaud the idea of your faux fireplace. I agree it adds to your victorian charm. Pretty, pretty...

Abbreviated said...

We are in Kansas also.

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

How fun! I will have to pop over and see all of the other mantles. Your faux mantle is a wonderful idea! I have used an old mantle for a headboard before....
Hugs,
Penny

aimee said...

Stopping in for the mantle party. Very pretty!

celestina marie said...

Love your mantel and the way you added the wreath. I like to do that too. It is wonderful to have the mantel in your bedroom. Such a romantic statement. Lovely blog!
blessings, Celestina
la rea rose

Marina Capano said...

Hi! Nice to meet you! well, I love its, are so cute! warm regards