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A Fresh Bedroom Mantel


 A sweet bouquet of pale green
& barely blushing soft pink roses
inspired a few changes on the bedroom mantel


   This charming little dog is a favorite thrift store find


A couple dainty preserved boxwood topiaries in clay pots
The vintage china plates  had been set aside to be sold
but the colors work really well in the bedroom and so I brought a few of them in.


The fireside chairs from the living room switched places with
my favorite antique French needlepoint chairs.


A vintage mirror replaced the red floral painting that was here
Another thrift store find~ originally, the frame was a bright gold color


But with a couple coats of chalk paint
 it is now a shabby taupe white with French Linen showing through.
It has some smudging, scratches & mottling damage to the mirror but that doesn't bother me
it just adds to the character


We are getting ready for a little family get-together & graduation celebration coming up this weekend
so I am working on the menu and decoration ideas today
I'll share an inspiration post and all the details soon.

38 comments

  1. Looking forward to the details. The mantel looks great. I too like the soft yellows and greens.

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  2. Stunning. I love the roses, so pretty and the topiaries are fabulous. Candles and that wonderful back placque finish this off so beautifully. I love it all. Hugs, Marty

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  3. Beautiful!
    I love the soft use of colors with the wood.

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  4. This is just so beautiful!!! The topiaries - the mirror are perfection
    Hugs
    Suzan

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  5. Gorgeous Courtney! Love the mirror too!
    Sherry

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  6. Just beautiful, Courtney! I especially love all the elements you've used and the layering effect.

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  7. Fabulous new look for the mantel. Love what you have done to the mirror.

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  8. Wow! That is a beautiful and elegant summer look for your mantle. The transformation of the mirror is amazing.

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  9. It is all so pretty, Courtney. Soft and lovely. Hope you have a great time at your graduation party and congratulations to the graduate..Happy Monday..Judy

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  10. Lovely as always! Love the plates. I tend to forget that plates also look stunning hanging in the bedroom.

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  11. Just Gorgeous, I love all of it, the mirror and that chair are so beautiful.

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  12. Just gorgeous Courtney! I wish we could work a mantel into our master. I am really loving your chair! Show more pics of it some time! I am looking for one similar for our living room. Hope your Monday is going well!

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  13. beautiful. i love the little dog. he made me laugh right out loud at first, then say, "aaawwww." love patina on the mirror. love the layered finish. you're such an inspiration.
    blessings,
    ann

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  14. Always so pretty and totally dreamy! Love the mirror. It's divine!!

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  15. That mirror is stunning, Courtney! An amazing thrift store find! It makes for a wonderful background for all your other pretties, including those beautiful roses.

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  16. Gorgeous Courtney. Once again, you and The French Country Cottage bring a few moments of calm beauty to my manic days. Question please~ What is the "best" way to hang antique dishes? My husband does not like it when I am constantly banging nails in my walls. Is there something less invasive? Adrian Xo

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  17. What a gorgeous mantel...Would love to have one in my bedroom....the mirror is stunning and love that it reflects the chandy!

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  18. That mirror is gorgeous. I love it and the rest is beautiful. Great update.

    Cynthia

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  19. Oh my gosh, it's beautiful! You found that mirror at the thrift store!? whoa... I love the white reflecting the sparkling chandy... just perfect in every way

    Cindy

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  20. So Beautiful, Courtney!! although, that comes as no surprise anymore to me from your work!! You make it all look so effortless.. Thank you for sharing the beauty you create. It has meant so much to me, you'll never know.
    Cheers for now Beautiful Lady,
    ~Theresa.

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  21. Happy Monday to you too Courtney! Your mantel and the mirror are BELLISSIMI!
    Have a great creative week. Ciao Rita

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  22. Hi Courtney: I love the entire mantel. You really did a great job, especially with the mirror frame. The whole look is so YOU.
    See you on the 29th!
    {{HUGS}}
    Joy

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  23. Oh my, how pretty!

    hugs
    Sissie

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  24. Un merveilleux bouquet de roses pour mettre en valeur un petit coin agréable de votre maison...
    J'aime particulièrement de miroir.

    Gros bisous à vous.

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  25. So pretty! I LOVE that mirror! You did an amazing job painting it. I have a large mirror I want to paint now! Thanks for always inspiring us.

    ~Shanon

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  26. Oh my aching heart! It is absolutely stunning. You must be the best thrift store shopper EVER. When I go to thrift stores, all I can seem to find are bell-bottomed pants and chairs that smell like my great aunt :(.

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  27. You have really been sprucing up your nest lately, Courtney! Everything is so pretty. Oh, I grabbed your pretty photo of the flowers on your kitchen counter. I am going to paint one of my minis using your photo as an inspiration! I will probably place a pitcher behind them, though.

    xo,
    RJ

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  28. Your mantle is absolutely gorgeous!

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  29. I always find such inspiration at your french country cottage Courtney!! This is just so darn pretty!!

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  30. your roses are just dreamy, the perfect amount of lovely droopiness...

    Karen

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  31. gorgeous- love your flowers- perfect amount of droopiness...

    Karen

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  32. Could you give the specifics of how you did the mirror? I have one I want to do and am ready to try it. What color chalk paint? What do you mean about the linen showing through? Is that a different color that you did first? Please post a blog with the details for all of us to be able to do our mirrors too!

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  33. Your mantel is beautiful. I love the green and white. You have a wonderful way of decorating your home.

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  34. GORGEOUS! What color is on the wall?

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