Wednesday, December 1, 2010

A Wintery Mantle

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This year, I decided to go for a more Wintery scene for the fireplace mantel. I painted a mountain aspen scene, with lots of texture. I pulled some of the chartreuse and blue colors from the painting and purchased some velvet chartreuse colored pillows ($10 each at Cost Plus), and used some silvery-blue pillows that I already had.

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To go with the Winter theme, I used some leftover crystals from the chandelier project on some branches I cut from our trees. Here’s our mantle last year:

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It’s a completely different look this year. It’s a nice change from my traditional red that I’ve always used. Here’s a closer up of the mantle this year:

I’ll probably teak it some more as the month goes by. For now, I like the more simple look. By the way, I’ve linked this post up to Layla’s mantle party. Click here for some more holiday mantles!

6 comments:

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Your mantel is very soothing to me. Love the painting. Love the crystals on the branches.

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Nice woodland theme on your mantle. Pretty!

Trisha @ The Sweet Survival said...

Gorgeous painting! Love it.

Megandvd@Beauty in the Attempt said...

I do not even know where to begin. I love the paintings...I LOVE the teardrop crystals. Oh my....I adore this look. I am so thrilled that Layla had this party. I am finding so much inspiration.

Cheers~
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Jackie said...

How did you paint your mantel? I love the color!!!!

LaurenFaythe said...

Hi Jackie-You can find how I did the mantle here: http://laurenfaythe.blogspot.com/2010/08/how-i-did-mantle-re-do.html
Let me know if you have other questions!

Sue