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Mantel Inspiration

In joining the weekend fun over at Funky Junk Interiors -
I am posting a few pictures of our living room mantle.

This mantle is HUGE. The fireplace is HUGE.

For this display- I know it is kind of bland- I just felt like letting just a couple of elements speak for the fireplace this time.
I found this old frame at a flea market.
I LOVED the size and details and the darling chain that it hung on.
I didn't know where or when I would find the perfect something to fit into it, but loved it anyway.
It so happens that as I was leaving the flea market I walked past this amazing oil painting of red roses.
I stopped and asked how much.
I could hardly contain myself as I paid him.
When I stopped to pick up the frame a few rows down, the painting fit nearly perfectly inside it.

I usually have two large metal urns filled with hydrangeas up there,
but for summer, they are on the floor next to the chairs.
I added the topiaries to tie in the color and then the berry garland with lights to add the ambiance.
At night, the mantle looks amazing all lit up. Or first thing in the morning- especially at Christmas time- the timer turns on the lights and you have a nice warm glow to drink your coffee by and start your day.


  1. ohhhh just lovely!

    ~Emily N. from "too Blessed to Stress"

  2. Love your mantel, love your house, love your blog! I am your newest follower. I do hope you come visit me too.

    ~Lisa@Suburban Retreat

  3. It's beautiful! So romantic, and I love the twinkle lights!! I love to have all the lights on at Christmas time, too... first thing in the morning 'til we go to bed.
    Enjoy the rest of your week!
    ~ Jo :)

  4. Love your blog!! So glad you came by so I could find yours! Just quickly browsing....your settee, your old frames, chalkboard etc...all awesome!


  5. The framed roses are AWESOME! They look as though they have always belonged on the mantel.


  6. Absolutely gorgeous Courtney , Nothing bland about it!! I like the idea of coffee by the fireplace as the little lights twinkle on.