April 9, 2012

Fresh, Flowery Mantel



See? I told you I'd come back for Mantel Monday. My little brother and sister-in-law are visiting from Italy and my two older sisters are also here at my parents with their kids. SO...we have a full, loud house. And, I gotta say, this mantel just barely got 'scaped! 


My parents' house backs up to a pecan orchard and they've planted a beautiful garden all around their property, so of course, my mom's mantel had to incorporate some of her pretty flowers.


To create the floral arrangement, I took a stroll through the gardens and snipped what I wanted and placed those in a large, blue glass vase. Which just so happens to match my mom's collection of antique, blue mason jars. Think my mom would notice if I took her vase and jars home with me?? 


Mirror, old window, flowers, jars...and, old metal thingamajig. Yep, I think that just about covers it.

Now, back to the loud, family fun! 

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20 comments:

  1. Great job. Very pretty!
    ~Tami @ Curb Alert!

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  2. Great job!! Now go enjoy time with your family!!

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  3. Love the shot of red!! Well done!

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  4. It's a keeper! So pretty. Really enjoy the lush floral display.

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  5. That's just beautiful! I love the flowers...the way they are framed. So lovely. Nice of your mom to let you use her mantel. Her place sounds beautiful....sure you want to leave?

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  6. This is such a pretty mantel! The combination of the beautiful, fresh flowers with the antique looking accessories is just perfect!

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  7. I love the flowers on the mantel! Such rich color - really pops against the lighter colors. Great job!

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  8. So pretty Em! Hope yall are having fun together.. cant wait to see pics!

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  9. Very nice vignette. I believe your thingamagig is an old lantern. I love the weathered finish.

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  10. I LOVE the flowers. All the colors of your vignette are so complimentary to each other. Beautiful!

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  11. I love my mantel! I added my rose painting. My flowers are dying but they still look good. I need to go cut some more. Check out my bar stools.

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  12. Visiting from The Shabby Creek Cottage. Very pretty!

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  13. I love it!! There is nothing like having fresh flowers in the house! Thanks so much for sharing this as well at Thursday's Temptation.
    Jill

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  14. I have been loving all of your different mantels! I don't have a mantel (except in the basement) but I use my sofa table as "my mantel" and have been changing it often with your inspiration. I just read a challenge--having your readers/us give you theme ideas for your mantels. So I have a few ideas. Maybe you have done these before . . . so bare with me. In no particular order: a specific letter--all items start with "b" or another letter, or all items of one color in various shades, or all vintage items, or "my favorites"--with items that are your favorites that you have collected over the years, or a sporty theme, or international flair . . . See what you think!
    Thanks! Keep up the wonderful creativity!
    ksramker@msn.com

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  15. This is one my favorite mantles of your hole collection.
    Rose

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