Friday, April 8, 2011
Spring Mantle Makeover
I do love to decorate seasonally and in fact, I'm notorious for moving things around my home on a regular basis...redecorating on the cheap! I've been tweaking this mantle for several weeks now and think I've finally hit on the look that will carry me through until it's time to redo for summer (or my daughter's graduation party!).
I decided to keep it really clean and simple with pops of blue and green. The mirror was a Ballards Backroom score back in January.
This painting was done by my great-grandmother...I don't have alot of nautical-themed pieces, but this is one I love and decided to showcase.
Sweet little Willow House Firefly Lanterns and the nest and eggs is from Target (in their Smith and Hawkin section).
Too in love with my Cordova Sconces with the Terrace Accent Plates to change them. And I'm sure you'll recognize the Santorini Urn! I piled a variety of textured spheres and some faux artichokes into a silver dish for interest.
Antique books (in Swedish) from Avolli, except for the Louisa May Alcott which was my grandmother's. Little bird came from the fabulous Outrageous Interiors here in Marietta (great place for affordable accessories). The stone pedestal is from Willow House, too.
It's the Coronado Stone Pedestal and it's grown on me! I love that the glass cylinder gives you so much flexibility with fillers and the base adds substance and can be used separately. Here I've filled it with my faithful split peas and a pillar candle.
So here it is again-- super simple...and easy to dust. It is pollen season here in Georgia, after all :)
Linking up today with Beth at The Stories of A to Z!