Once the holidays were over, my sis and I pulled out some sparkly things and completely redid her mantel into something that spans the seasons for a few months. We added shiny glass jars, mercury glass pieces and a little preserved greenery in white to lighten and brighten her mantel. A bit springy!
My sis’s family room is comfy and cozy in spite of having high ceilings and tall windows. A tall mantel can be a little intimidating to decorate, but we added some large scale accessories to make it work.
We did 3 groupings and staggered heights for interest and texture. A little glass, mercury glass, and lighter toned items completed the vignette.
A side view.
My bust of David was a nice addition to the mantel. I have had him for many years now. The tall preserved greenery in an urn adds texture on that side of the mantel.
Side view from the other end. I love that little bamboo stool I found along the way at a yardsale. Pieces like this are great for adding height to a table or mantel.
Mercury glass adds sparkle.
This silver horse head was a TJ Maxx or Homegoods find and we love him mixed in.
Shells and those tiny mercury glass ornaments from Christmas are added in the large glass apothecary jars for some opposite textures.
That’s our mantel for this year’s Spring Fling party. I hope you’ll share yours too at Layla’s Mantel party. You will see all sorts of fun and inspiring mantels out there in blogland. And don’t forget Kate’s Spring Craft party on Thursday, my Door Decor party next Tuesday and Sarah wraps it up with Spring Paint projects on the 29th. You’ll feel so Springy and inspired after all this partying!
Enjoy and Happy Spring!
[email protected] Designs says
Your sister’s mantel is beautiful…Love how the collection of items are so unique unto themselves, yet meld wonderfully to create a gorgeous vignette…the entire room is so very lovely and inviting…Love the bamboo stool!!
Judy Clark says
Beautiful! I have not other words.
Arlene Grimm says
Very pretty!! I miss having a mantle to decorate. I do have one but the tv is over the fireplace and I can only do urns on each side of the tv. At Christmas I did put ornaments in a tall clear vase to change it up a bit. Any suggestions Rhoda on dealing with this common problem? I am kind of missing my old tv armoire so I could hide the tv when I was not using it…I realize times change and tvs do too, but a tv over the fireplace is not really my idea of decorating though wall mounted tvs are the rage now.
It is very pretty.
Elizabeth H says
Just lovely. Well done.
It looks lovely, Rhoda! LOVE that silver horse!
Joyness Sparkles says
What wonderful inspiration! I am hoping for a mantel with our next move…I would love a fabulous fireplace. They add so much charm and warmth to a room.
Kathy :) says
Happy Spring to you and Sis….
Rhoda, you are elegance all the way. It’s beautiful.
[email protected] says
Hey Rhoda! Love your sisters mantel and that little bamboo stool is my favorite 🙂 Your sister must love when you come over and decorate away . That’s great you guys are close enough to do that. Have a great night!
Debra @ Bungalow says
Very pretty Rhoda! I saw a white horses head at Target. Must be a new trend…..I love horses so I’ll be on the lookout for some ….LOL
Happy first day of Spring!
Hi Rhoda! Oh, your sister’s mantel is so pretty! She’s lucky to have you to help her too. Her entire room is just gorgeous! I’ll be coming to your party next week!
Be a sweetie,
‘David’ reminds me of a statue I regret not buying at a hole in the wall antique store in Savannah last year. Love the painting and the cheetah chair. I’ve been thinking of going back to Kohl’s to get some of their mercury glass mushrooms for spring…seeing the mercury glass on her mantel definitely makes me want to get them now. My husband will thank you!