Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Romantic Coastal Mantel Refresh
I've decided to keep the window there for now so I needed something with a little height so I grabbed these upcycled candlesticks I made from old spools that didn't sell in my shop. I told myself if they didn't sell after two renewals those bad boys were mine.
The shell candle is a rogue gift my mom got me for Christmas that ended up looking nice there so I scattered some of the shells we got from Bar Harbor around it. The light pink vase and flower were a clearance item I picked up from a vintage shop I loved that closed its doors.
On the other side is something I picked up specifically for that space for a little height and interest. I was at a vintage store in the city and came across this beautiful stack of books (obviously de-spined) wrapped with antique crocheted lace and secured with a brooch. For $24, I couldn't pass it up! I needed something to bring a tad more height and I seem to be in love with tureens when I shop at antique stores so I couldn't resist this pretty tea rose tureen for $8. They had a really bad faux plant in it that they were just going to give to me but I told them to keep it because I had a plant that would fit. I didn't have a plant at the time but when we went to Trader Joe's later that night, I saw this white hyacinth for $2.50. They had a brown crappy wrapper around the plant so I just used a piece of antique sheet music to wrap around it. The Waltz in G never looked so good.
I can reuse the books over and over by just adding some new piece to the top of them or tuck some greens under the lace with an ornament or two at the holidays. I love the romantic look of it all so I'm happy with my romantic coastal mantel to get me thinking spring even in the dead of winter.
Have you started putting any spring touches around your home?
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