09 May 2011

May Mantlescape

This week, I decided it was finally time to rotate out the White Mantlescape in the living room to the mantle in my master bedroom.  This left me with an empty mantle that freaked me out every time I looked at it!  I didn't feel inspired at all and had no idea what the final product would end up looking like, but I knew I was going to place my newest Pottery Barn knock-off right in the middle.  Then I pulled lots of little things from around the house and stacked them all in one place, so I could start playing...
I came up with this:
A stack of hardback books from the thrift store with the covers ripped off.  I stack three and tied some twine around them.  A piece of driftwood from Lake Lanier that my friend gave me.  A white water pitcher from Ross with some left over flowers from a wreath project I did back last fall.  (I plan to fill this with my yard flowers as soon as I see blooms!)

A jar of lemons (fake) that I found at a yard sale for $2.50.  A finial from Homegoods, and an hourglass from the Kohl's clearance shelf.
I ended up with this, and stared at it for a whole week thinking something wasn't right.  It just didn't feel balanced.  I decided to trade out the glass hourglass for my ceramic rooster from Ross and felt it was just the right touch!
 The white rooster balanced the white water pitcher on the other side.
 Here is my final arrangement, and I love it.
Until I change it again!!  

What's on your mantle this month?


  1. I love it! The clock is gorgeous!

  2. i moved this weekend (still unpacking!) and can't wait to get settled enough to start decorating the mantle :-)

  3. It looks lovely!! I did a PB weathered clock knock off last year as well, they are so fun! Yours is gorgeous!! And I love the little pops of yellow, so bright and cheery!

    Found you through the CSI project but saw your circle of bliss button, I'm in it too!! :) Also blog for Lemon Tree Creations.

    Anyway, just wanted to say hit to a fellow COB lady! Great mantle and congrats on your feature!! :)


  4. Love this mantle! It's beautifully balanced. I noticed the driftwood was from Lanier! Although I live in Nashville now, I grew up in Habersham County (Clarkesville, GA) and now my mother lives in Cumming, just up the road from Dahlonega!
    It's nice to read through your blog... you're creative! I'm your newest follower!


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