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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

SPRING MANTEL

THIS is my dining room mantel, as it is today....
the look is a little sparse for me but it seems to work better in this otherwise 'busy' room...
Just time for a change..
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I've been thinking that I might like a mirror over this mantel...
sooo...
I decided to just try one I already have to see if I might like it or not.....
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OMGosh !
that is HORRIBLE.... !!
See how it reflects everything else in the room...
Waaay too busy!
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NO SIR....I'm not liking this AT ALL !!
NO MIRROR over THIS mantel !..at least not a long, skinny one...
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whew....Got that mirror down in nothing flat...
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I like my candles in their plain glass jar...thought I'd try them here....
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Added a little bunny here...and that bird.
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NOPE...too much little stuff here...
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This is looking better to me....
still not REAL sure about that fat little bird over there, tho....
hmmmmm???
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Liking this a LOT better....
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OOPS....it looks just like it did when I started out !
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When you have a look you like, I guess you might as well just.....keep it ! ;>)
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THANKS SO MUCH FOR COMING BY TO SEE ME TODAY.....

24 comments:

Julie Harward said...

That was fun helping you decide..thanks for including me! LOL I like that little bird though...so cute! Come say hi :D

Kathy said...

I love it B.J....
It's just fun playing around isn't it?

I did a lot of putzing around today, and enjoyed every minute!
Your mantel is a keeper!

xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings.

Queenmothermamaw said...

I like the idea of the candles. Looks good. Light airy, just right for spring. Hope things are going good for you. Blessings
QMM

Theresa said...

Oh BJ, it is always cute to me! Love the little bunny, it looks like he is nibbling at the greenery. Have a blessed day my friend!

Tennis Girl said...

BJ,
Love your mantle. Looks so airy and springy!
Robin

KATHY said...

Hi, i love the spring mantel.I love how you put the candles in a jar!! So cute.....Kathy

Justine said...

Hmmm... I think a pretty shabby chic white mirror might work well there. I love everything you have except for the wreath. It's not "speaking" to me. Oh yeah, now you'll just walk right over there and take it down, right? Heeheehee

Justine :o )

sissie said...

Now maybe a vertical cottagey looking mirror would work. Other than that I like your mantle just the way it is.

You are so funny showing us step by step how you did it.

hugs
Sissie

Lisa ~ A Cottage to Me said...

Very nice mantel display! Looks like you got it just right!

The Muse said...

HI BJ...
thank you for the wedding day wishes...she was stunning wasn't she?
and the groom, handsome lol...

i loved your mantle...and it is fun to play...and realize that, hey, i had a good thing! lol

Sage said...

Love you mantle! so much fun when it's time to take out our Springy things. It's around the corner.
Love those candles in the jar.
Rita

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Your Spring mantel is beautiful, BJ. It has a wonderful depth that is perfect for vignettes.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

This cracked me up. I do the same thing all the time. I think I need a change and then the same things just wind up back in the same space, maybe just moved around a little. Your mantel vignette is just gorgeous. You just can't beat perfect. Hugs, Marty

Herself said...

Pretty and perfect for spring, BJ! Speaking of which... come over to my place for all the details about our fantastic international, hop and shop, online Flea Market Round-up this weekend, March 20, 21!
It's not too late for vendors to reserve a "booth" if I hear form them by Friday, March 19th!

Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage said...

Your mantle is beautiful! I don't know why but I have such a hard time decorating mine as well.
Ginger

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Love it BJ, girl you do have fun playing in your house ha ha!! Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Tracey said...

Hi BJ! Your mantel is beautiful and I love your Spring touches...just lovely!!!

:) T

Helen said...

Hi Cutie-pie!

When I can't decide what to do with my mantle (which isn't nearly as deep as yours) ... I take everything off and live with it that way for a day. It seems to give me more perspective. I love the look of candles in a clear jar ....

Kim said...

Great post BJ. Your sense of humor was just what I needed today. Thanks!
xoxo,
Kim

Debbie said...

That looks really pretty!~

Kathleen Grace said...

I love your mantel, I have found that I am liking a simpler, less cluttered look around the house, though I am having a hard time sticking to it! lol. I still need to do my spring decorating. Not enough hours in the day!

Joanne said...

Fun post! It has definitely made me feel a little more spring-like.

Rhondi said...

Hi BJ
It's playing with a mantle isn't it? My mantle is in need of some fixing and you've inspired me to get going and do something new with it. I like how yours looks.
Hugs, Rhondi

Lynda said...

Well I sure had fun looking at all the different styles you tried out - and I think it looks lovely the way you have it now .... have a wonderful weekend !