Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Mantle Style

The top project on my list right now is decorating the mantle. I love the idea of a collection of items grouped together on the mantle. Here are some of my favorites:

I will certainly be using this idea come summer when all my roses are blooming. (The stipulation being that I don't kill them in the meantime).

I really, really love the fresh clean look of assorted clear jars and the colorful blooms.

Vintage bottles look like a work of art when grouped together.

Three amaryllis together look so lovely with the rest of the tone on tone decor.
{via flickr}

I love the eclectic grouping of frames and plates--since it's all in black and white it works together so well.
{via flickr}

We'll see how mine comes together. My goal is to have it done by the end of next week. I feel an inspiration board coming on.

What's on your mantle right now?


katherinemarie said...

I'm going to try to comment without typos today! :):)

Delightful inspiration, my dear! The vintage bottles are devine.

I bet you can guess what's on my mantel.

ms. less is always more said...

I love decorating my mantle... why is it so fun?

Right now I have a huge piece of driftwood from a Lake Michigan vacation and an orchid I bought for myself a few weeks back.

I love the look of the grouped vintage bottles... just lovely!

Down and Out Chic said...

love the collection of vintage glass jars. my mantles are messy, no good at all :(

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

I love that first one with all those colorful roses! SO pretty! Mine is unfortunately a little close to the flat screen above, so there's not a lot of room--because of the tan granite (not my choice) I've got a buddha head, some piles of beach rocks, a little bird...all in earth tones--wish I could do something brighter with the space. You are inspiring as always! :)

xo Mary Jo

Kotori said...

Love all these mantle ideas... I feel like mine could use a punch.