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" A Mantle Party".....how lovely!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Happy Thursday Friends....My daughter Holly told me about a wonderful blog, Kari and Kijsa that today is hosting a "Mantle Party"!.....How lovely is that! So I decided to take a couple photos of my mantle & post them for you all to see. For Summer, I left my mantle fairly "bare" which I like....anchored with a pair of black, iron urns filled with graceful branches & shells. I also have flanked my over-sized mirror with two antique "rose prints", very faded & a bit tattered. Along with an embroidered sampler & a scattering of a few more shells and votives & there you have it..... my mantle, all ready for Summertime"..........


A "close up" of one of the black urns, shells & antique print.....
On the right side of my mantle, I added a tiny blue book of "housekeeping hints", which I picked up the last time we went to the Brimfield Antiques Show...... off to see the other mantels!! Thank you to Kari and Kijsa for hosting this fun party!!! :)

19 comments:

Rue June 19, 2008 at 10:47 AM  

I love this! Especially, The black urns with the seashells :)

rue

Donna June 19, 2008 at 10:47 AM  

Beautiful mantle, Heidi Ann! I love the look. I also have branches in urns on mine, (hubby calls them sticks).
Very pretty!
Hugs,
Donna

Abbreviated June 19, 2008 at 11:12 AM  

Gonna have to run outside & cut me some decorative branches.

Oliver's June 19, 2008 at 11:21 AM  

I think yours is my favorite so far! I love the "tree" idea in the urns. I used this in my shop and clipped little rust colored birds on the branches. I adore that mirror, it really anchors the whole room. I will be back to visit often. Smiles, Paula

Beverly June 19, 2008 at 11:23 AM  

Just absolutely gorgeous, Heidi. I love the urns with the branches.

Well really, I love it all.

Susie Harris June 19, 2008 at 12:01 PM  

Im lovin' your mantel... I think the shell are a great summer touch. I will be checking back in often... Glad to have meet you, Susie H~

Chris is *Refining Life* June 19, 2008 at 1:15 PM  

Oh Heidi! Your mantel is beautiful! The branches just make it so special. You've inspired me to lighten-up a bit for summer!

Love your blog! I'll be back to read more. Chris

Kari & Kijsa June 19, 2008 at 1:35 PM  

Love this view- a great example of summer spectacular!! the urns and shells are just perfect, so clean simple, and easy to do!!! Love it!!

blessings,
kari & kijsa

aimee June 19, 2008 at 1:59 PM  

Hi! Just stopping in for the mantle party! Yours is absolutely gorgeous!!! I want to copy every last thing about it. LOVE!

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... June 19, 2008 at 2:12 PM  

I love the branches in the urns. Would have never thought of this! Very elegant!

Shannon June 19, 2008 at 3:30 PM  

I love this whole mantel!! Love it!

Marina Capano June 19, 2008 at 7:21 PM  

Hi! Nice to meet you! well, I love its, are so cute! warm regards

The Summer Kitchen Interiors June 20, 2008 at 4:12 AM  

LOVE your mantle!!
We've enjoyed reading your blog too!!
Thanks for sharing with us!
Karla & Karrie

Tracy June 20, 2008 at 4:50 AM  

BEAUTIFUL! Your mantlescape is just gorgeous--very dynamic, yet calming too...I like the idea of the Mantle Party...Wish I had a mantle! lol! Happy weekend :o)

Mary June 20, 2008 at 5:31 AM  

Oh how beautiful! Such an interesting collection of things, all displayed symmetrically, and then the addition of the little book -- breaking the symmetry and adding a touch of whimsy. Love it!
xoxo,
Mary

My Arts Desire June 20, 2008 at 7:00 AM  

Wonderful! So much visual interest. The whimsical feel of the branches...very special. I also like how the color of the mantel picks up the hue in the two framed prints flanking the fireplace. AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST, the stitched little framed piece is very special.

Thoroughly enjoyed the visit!
xo
Sue

Ragged Roses June 20, 2008 at 7:55 AM  

Your mantle looks beautiful, very calm and serene. I love the colours you have used in your room. Wishing you a very happy weekend
Kimx

Among the Hedgerows June 20, 2008 at 1:56 PM  

Your mantle looks beautiful! Mine definitely needs an overhaul. :)
xo,
Lynda

Rhondi June 22, 2008 at 1:54 PM  

Hi Heidi
I love the mantle. WHat a nice touch with the simple branches.
Hugs, Rhondi

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