Sunday, June 3, 2012

Decorating the Mantel

I finally finished painting more of the walls in the family room.  They were a Tuscan faux finish and now they are a soft cottage white.

I still have more walls to paint, but I just couldn't wait to decorate the mantel.  I love these old windows and have been waiting for the perfect spot to hang them.  When I put them up, it looked a little plain.  I attached pieces of sheet music to the wall behind them and then rose prints on the front.

I haven't used much silver before.  I really like the aged elegance it adds.  I might shine this teapot up just a little bit, though.  And I never get tired of old books.

And white ironstone pitchers.  I think they speak for themselves.

A picture with the candles lit, just because.

I'll be joining the following parties

Burlap & Denim for Party on Mondays
Between Naps on the Porchfor Metamorphosis Monday
The Farmhouse Porch for Cowgirl Up
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Tuesdays Treasures
Knick of Time TuesdaySavvy Southern Style for Wow Us WednesdaysDIY by Design for Swing into Spring
Primp for Primp Your Stuff Wednesday
Ivy and Elephants for What's It Wednesday
Restore Interiors for Restored it Wednesday

Embracing Change for Creative Inspirations
The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation ThursdaysNo Minimalist Here for the Open House Party on ThursdayMy Romantic Home for Show and Tell FridayFrench Country Cottagefor Feathered Nest Friday

 2805 for Potpourri Friday
At the Picket Fence for Inspiration Friday
The Thrifty Groove for Thrifty Things Friday

Chic on a Shoestring Decorating for Flaunt It Friday
Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday
The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday

Fingerprints on the Fridge for Feature Yourself Friday
Tatertots and Jello for the Weekend Wrap-up Party Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special


  1. Beautifully done! Visiting from Cowgirl Up.

  2. I absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your mantel. You have incorporated in such a beautiful way all the elements I can't resist from the ironstone pitchers to old books to the fabulous windows! It's just perfect!
    Can you tell I Love it!! :-)
    Mary Alice

  3. I would love it if you would share this post on the Waste no Want Not Wednesday @ Pretty Shabby UK! I really think my readers will enjoy it!

    Many Thanks

    Dawn @ Pretty Shabby Uk

  4. Very unique ~ love the framed sheet music. Wonderful summer mantle. Very cool with the silver, books and whites mixed.
    'hugs from afar'

  5. Oh,that is so, so pretty. Love the entire look. You want to come fix my living room? Pretty please?

  6. Very nice, thanks for ideas. Greatings from Srbija

  7. I just adore the way you've added the ephemera to those windows. a stunning effect! found you by way of Pinterest and so happy I did! your blog is well as your "style." I am your newest follower. Nice to meet you!

  8. Your home looks so nice with the candles lit.