Sunday, February 6, 2011

Mantel Change Up

I have been very slow to do anything with my mantel this winter.  It looked like this through January.

A lot of it was leftover from my Christmas decor, pictured here.

But, I am getting 'cottage fever' and needed to change things up.  So, I brought this large cottage print out to the living room from my dining room and placed it here.   I really like it in this spot.


I placed a cloche on some tattered old books and some feather picks in an urn.  It seems unless it is a holiday, less is more on the mantel.

The candles smell so good and warm us on the cold winter days.  Speaking of the weather, thank you so much for all the warm wishes about taking care in the winter storm!!!  You blogging buddies are some of the most wonderful people!  I am humbled daily by your generous spirits!  Again, thank you!:)

 I will link this to:
Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch
Before and After Party at The Thrifty Decor Chick
Show Off Your Cottage Monday at The House in the Roses
Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style
Go and visit for some great new decorating ideas.

22 comments:

Cindy said...

Your mantle looks fantastic! Isn't it amazing what a "little change up" can accomplish! Been a follower, come visit sometime...
Blessings,
Cindy

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh I love the changes. The cloche, feather, picture, plate and candles are just perfect. It really is stunning. This would be perfec to link to Table Top Tuesday also. I will have Mr. Linky up tomorrow afternoon. Gorgeous. Hugs, Marty

La said...

Hi Sherry!

I like the picture. Look at all the pretty flowers in the garden. I love the way you are courting spring. The plate is very pretty, too...a nice punch of color.

Have a great week, my friend. La

Brenda Kula said...

That gorgeous cottage house print just sets the stage! Very nice!
Brenda

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Sherry, I love the change and thanks in advance for sharing this at my party.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Very pretty Sherry! I love the picture, looks warm outside... yea, I like that:@)

Shelia said...

Hi Sherry! Looks so pretty!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Sherry, your mantel looks so pretty. I love everything you've put on it and above it. The cottage picture is a perfect fit. I love that cloche, and that urn you have the feathers in is beautiful. laurie

CAS said...

I love the new look. That painting looks perfect there and is so charming.
CAS

Willow said...

It looks lovely. I just adore that painting.

Willow

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Isn't it wonderful to change through the seasons? Thanks for your visit.

Pat said...

Beautiful mantel redo, Sherry.

Dandelion and Daisy said...

Beautiful! Lovely mid-season look and the painting is the perfect touch.

Heaven's Walk - said...

Hi Sherry! Love the little wire cloche with the nest! Adorable! It does seem that come February, spring fever starts setting in and we just need some changes. Small or big....they make us happy. :) I agree about all of the caring bloggers out there. What a blessing they all are! ♥

xoxo laurie

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Hi Sherry! It's so nice to have a stage like this to change over the seasons. Looks lovely!

Cozy Home Scenes said...

I too like what you've done. The picture works well there and I like the candles with it. Then again, you always arrange such pretty vignettes. Glad you survived the rough weather!

AshTreeCottage said...

It looks so pretty!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Debbie said...

Wonderful changes! I am particularly fond of the stack of books and that cloche. That's my favorite part, but it all looks so INVITING.

xinex said...

Love the mantel change! Pretty vignette...Christine

Marlis said...

Love the redo!! That print is really gorgeous and fits so well over that piece of furniture. Love the cloche too! Thanks for dropping in..

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

How pretty, Sherry! I love the cottage print! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

Kathy said...

This is a lovely transformation - you've done a wonderful job - here's to spring!
Kathy

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