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Sunday, August 26, 2012

Farmhouse Mantle

I teased you with some fuzzy iPhone pics,
but here are some proper photos
of my beautiful new mantle,
procured this past weekend
at Fredericksburg Trade Days...

Don't ask me what the swirly things are...
my buddy Patty at Trade Days gave me a bag full.
Aren't they fun?

Sea fans... *sigh*
I just can't get enough of those!

I picked up that fabulous mantle mirror
for $25 in Missouri.
And just because it has a crack! What a steal.

I decided to add some touches of Fall in my color choices.
Adore my button topiary there on the far right
from Lisa at Bilancia Designs.

I admit it, I'm a suitcase ho.

 Just a quick one to end the week.
Have a wonderful Sunday!



Chickie said...

Absolutely love it !!! I love finding things that I really like and putting it all together with all my other great finds he he. Thanks for the inspiration! Have a beautiful and creative day....Chickie

At The Picket Fence said...

It's so beautiful Anne! I think the button topiary is my absolute favorite part! :-)

The Magical Christmas Wreath Company said...

Fantastic! Love the vintage luggage,we have a similar set that I always take away on short weekend breaks.

Shelia said...

Hi Little Anne! I love how your mantel looks! Those are funky looking swirling thingys! :) Love all of your olden suitcases. My hubby found one last week for $2 and loves it but I don't know what to do with it! ;)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Lois Arnold said...

Love, love, love! I absolutely adore the button topiary. I have some old buttons of my mothers, hmmmmmm!

Have a wonderful rest of the day!

sissie said...

Your mantel is so very "you!"
Love it and the cracked mirror is wonderful.


Anne said...

LOVE your mantle.I have a newer home which means I have a newer mantle.I am stuck with it for now.I just painted it and distressed it to look old.It looks okay but not like the real thing!

Sherry said...

Hi Anne!
It is so nice to see you at HSH! I think those twirly things are dried fiddle head ferns? Maybe.? They look great and I love the mirror. I have seen so many of those at antique shops over the years. Great vignette around your mantel. Love it all! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!

Honey at 2805 said...

Your mantel is so charming! Love all the vintage elements you used and, of course, the suitcases!

Thank you for sharing your lovely mantel at Potpourri Friday!

E. Charlotte said...

Oh! Sea fans and suitcases! I am very jealous!

Keeping it Cozy said...

How gorgeous! I love the dimension the empty frames add. And what a steal your mirror was!

Debra @ Common Ground said...

can't wait to see it in person! those swirly ferny things are so cool!

Kristen said...

I like your style, so charming. Visiting from A Delightsome Life, glad I found you.

Sisters Treasures said...

I'm glad you finally found your mantle. That one looks great. I'm of the same suitcase addiction! lol
I also love sea fans but am usually too cheap to buy them when I go to the coast.
Have a great weekend.

Tricia said...

Oh, what prettiness! I'm in love with sea fans too. Wouldn't a bunch of them framed look soooo good?! I think the swirly things are fiddleheads :)

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Anne I love the mantel and how you've decorated it. Oh all those vintage suitcases are amazing. Hugs, Linda

Kelley Highway said...

Sherry's right. Those "swirly things" on this fabulous mantle are fiddle heads. They actually make "silk" ones now because they're so popular. (Some fern fiddle heads can be cooked and eaten!)

Love every calming image. Splendid.

Lynn said...

What a treasure of chippy-goodness your "new" mantel is, Anne! And you've dressed it beautifully from top to bottom. The mirror sure was a great find and the suitcases ground it all beautifully. Fun!
Lynn at Cottage and Creek

Susan Hemann said...

Annie they look like dried fiddle ferns to me. Will have to check it out to be sure.

Roselle said...

beautiful! that mirror is amazing...what a steal!

vikki said...

I love it. I too hoard old suitcases, though my hubby made me get rid of a few since they were taking over the garage. So many cute little items in your display, love.

Wendy said...

Gorgeous! I can't stop staring at the pics. ♥

vintage girl at heart said...

Oh goodness you had me at "suitcase ho"...laughing my hiney off.
Have a Blessed weekend!

S Robins Nest said...

How creative! Love the use of natural elements. Thanks for the inspiration!!Love it!

Patty said...

They look like fiddle leaf ferns, Anne ! All very luscious !! Thanks so much for sharing !!

Susan said...

LOVE the white and ivory frames! The button topiary, and that awesome star fish!
But for my taste I'd be striping and refinishing the mantle, LOL! (natural wood)

ShantyGirl said...

YOur grouping of suitcases by the fireplace is cool!!! Hope you are loving your camera! I am just got my first Nikon a few months back i started with the 5100 and really really need to learn all the features on it! Got the nikon book for dummies etc. Looks like you are having a great week, still loving the blue stripe mantle!!!

Stacy's Shabby Shoppe said...

Very cool mantle Anne! I love all of your other goodies too! Those little curly things almost look like dried curled up fern ends...but maybe not! Anywho, it's all cool!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

The sea fan is such a nice touch. Love the chippy mantle of course. Have a great weekend.

Insomnia said...

Beautiful photo.
Greetings from Poland :)

bec said...

you sure got a bargain on the mirror and the crack makes it all the more vintage...and it was someone before you who got the 7 years bad luck! :)
Bec x

Dana said...

yikes! I'm having trouble leaving a comment
I was so delighted to meet you at Blends! What a fun day. Loved the pics of Diane's shop and of course Ryan's pic!
Loved the Folk magazine article!!
Hope to get to Fredricksburg soon.

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Love it! The sea fans and suitcases are fabulous! I have to try to make a button topiary- fantastic!

lisa Moran, Bilancia Designs said...

So nice to see the topiary I designed for you found the perfect spot in your lovely home.

PURA VIDA said...

such a nostalgic look

Theresa said...

I love it!!!! Hope you enjoy this day dear Anne, BIG HUGS!

Little Leslie said...

Fantastic Love the touches of blue.
everything around and atop is exciting to look at. Great job, Anne

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Wonderful mantel! Love the sea fans - they look so colorful and delicate - love the vintage suitcases and all that you put together, this is a very eclectic mantel! I think those swirly things look like fiddleheads from the fern plant.
I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

JunkStuffTreasures said...

What a lovely arrangement of objects! I love the ivory planter- such an unusual shape.

Al said...

Love your pics! You really have a great eye for design. I have a thing for old suitcases too... I need more. -Al

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