I just purchased some lovely, vintage frames from a friend's antique shoppe and some adorable silver deer from the after Christmas clearance at Crate and Barrel.
I added in some greens, pinecones and mercury glass votive holders.
Then I got the Ballard Design catalog and decided that it needed something more..
So I picked up some sweet burlap wreaths, also on after Christmas clearance!
I will be putting a chalkboard in one of the frames and I have an adorable "Love" banner that should be here in a few days.
I really like the way it turned out...
We originally had above the mantle painted the same as all the walls~
But I wanted it to be white so it appeared that the molding went all the way to the crown molding.
I also thought it would allow my accessories to really stand out~
Note my newly purchased vintage apple ladder to the left of the mantle, I'm in love!
~Also note the big, blank square that was from my Christmas mantle. I took down the wreath and hung it on the wall. I purchased the cutest letter "O" and some burlap ribbon to hang on there :)
And it turned out like this~
Now back to my mantle... I added some accessories~
And a few more~
Now back to my ladder! I picked it up at the same shoppe where I purchased the frames. I plan on hanging linens from the rungs.
Here's a better pic, before it found it's home next to the mantle ~
What a fun way to start the New Year! More projects to come very soon. ~Melissa