Monday, February 24, 2014

Pre-Spring Mantel in Textural Whites

What do you get when you mix one of these...

with one of these...throw in a few of those...

and maybe a couple of these...

and you sort of like how it is beginning to shape up...

because the crusty, chippy, vintage white stuff looks great with a little bit of green stuff.

A little simple symmetry feels right for a mantel that is getting ready for spring...

So packing up all the tarnished silver and mercury glass and digging out all the chippy white things feels pretty good, even though it means a lot of work...

Especially when you are pretty sure this spring will be a little different than the two previous ones...

now that radiant orchid has been invited to celebrate the season...

Check back to see how an all-neutral room gets a bit of punch from Pantone's hot new color of the year!

Word for the Day:

Esther 1:6
There were white cotton curtains and violet hangings fastened with cords of fine linen and purple to silver rods and marble pillars, and also couches of gold and silver on a mosaic pavement of porphyry, marble, mother-of-pearl and precious stones.

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Unknown said...

Very Chic! I would love to see this on my Chic By You Link Party @ Chic By Tab

chateau chic said...

Oh my, I'm in LOVE with your mantel!!!!! That frame is GORGEOUS and I love the white planter in front of it. Just the perfect amount of green, and I could go on and on and on....Wonderful inspiration!!!
Do I see stacks of books in your fireplace??? LOVE it!!
Mary Alice

Pura Vida said...

I love all your elements...can't wait to see that purple!

Unknown said...

Thanks for sharing on Chic By You this week. Hopefully I will see you next week too!

Tea in the Library said...

Looking good! Very inspiring!

Unknown said...

Your Mantel Vignette has a lot of character. I love the frame and the Urn too!
Hello from Share a Cup Thursday!
Leelee @

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

Very pretty pre Spring mantle! Love all the white, I am SO ready for Spring but getting 9-123 inches of MORE snow Monday:(

Ms Bingles Vintage Christmas said...

Hello, just found you blog...I am so enjoying your posts! Thank you for sharing. Leticia

Marsha said...

Pretty and calming