When less becomes more, with a moody winter mantel

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Watch out world… I’m in a colour-less mood. Even more so than normal. 🙂 This can change at any given moment of course! Once the Sleigh Rides Christmas mantel came down, the mantel actually sat bare for awhile. A reset, if you will. I was just done seeing ‘stuff’. What was so attractive about ‘bare?’ Invisible. Didn’t […]

A summer hydrangea mantel with a twist

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My poor fireplace mantel. It hasn’t been changed out since I did this version with the dried brown hydrangeas. During winter! Can you tell I’m not huge on seasonal decorating? 🙂 I honestly would have just left it, but the metal containers were really dusty and it needed a good clean. Plus I wanted to summerize […]

Day 10 – illuminated old windows Christmas mantel

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Nothing spells progress quite like when your mantel is decorated for Christmas!  And this year, my illuminated old windows Christmas mantel comes with a little heartwarming memory story attached. Create an old world rock fireplace without destruction – tutorial HERE The fireplace mantel is glowy, snowy, with plenty of greens and a grapevine / pinecone […]

How to decorate a junk style mantel

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As soon as the Christmas mantel decorating came down this weekend, I was feeling the need for a trash to treasure mantel. What can I say… I was craving my rust and wood. 🙂 How to decorate a junk style mantel? Easy! Layer, stack, move around like minded clutter until it feels right and there […]

Creating an old gate for the (Christmas) fireplace mantel

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Creating an old gate for my over scaled fireplace mantel was the answer for so many reasons. The fireplace is challenging. While I love it, the scale is quite large, and the rock is dark.  I did however desire something new for the fireplace mantel this year to help brighten things up, so when I […]

SNS #41 brings you ~ mantels

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  ~ Happy summer! ~ For this SNS event, this mom and son team have some weekend summertime plans and computer time will be minimum. However, I’m still happy to host and will peek in when I can. Enjoy the party! Intro Welcome to Saturday Nite Special #41! If you’re new here, join in! There are […]