February 12, 2010

My newly decorated fireplace mantel.............


Here it is...I had it simple with just some wooden bowls and my candles, along with my candle stick and candle mold...But I got asked numerous times when Taylor would pass through the room "Mom, is that all you're going to put on the mantle?"...I wanted it simple for a while...But being asked soooo many times I decided I needed to add some other things, but still keep it simple...I painted the frame black, but not sure if it is too much and maybe I should have left it brown...I will live with it for a while...My mantle is my hardest area to decorate...I'm hardly ever satisfied with what I do to it for long....Until next time!!!~~hugs, Jen

14 comments:

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

Hi Jen...well I for one love it like this...the gourds are so striking there.
I tried them on my fireplace quite awhile ago and it didn't look right...but it works on yours...what's up with that...lol
Very nice Jen.
Hugs, Karen

WoolenSails said...

It looks wonderful, warm and homey. I like prim, but like to feel like home and not a store, your home is all that.

Debbie

purensimple said...

Hi Jen I always love your mantel...no one is ever satisfied with their own stuff. I have the same problem with mine too. Am always tweaking. Look forward to seeing more of your home!
Hugs Theresa

Craftyperson said...

Hi Jen....Your mantel looks amazing...
Hugs,Trena

Black Sheep Lisa said...

I am always tweaking my mantel too! I can never be content with it! Yours looks great!

Lynn @ Painting Thyme Needfuls said...

Looks great....I just realized you live in Georgia...My daughter does to.....she called to say how hard it was snowing there.
Hugs
Lynn

Linda* ~ TheKeepingroom said...

What is it about mantels?
Mine drive me crazy too.
I have changed my kitchen mantel three times in the past two weeks, and I still don't love it!
I have the same problem with my kitchen window.

Wanda/Ridge Farm Nesting Place said...

Jen I love the look! Very prim.

PrimWyoGirl said...

I think it looks great too, but I know what you mean. My woodstove is in the corner so that means my mantle is on a 45. Very hard to decorate, as the stove pipe is always in the way and the logs stick out so I can't put anything very deep on the ledge. I love yours in blue and the gourds look wonderful and I do like the black frame! Jayne

Stacy Mathes said...

I think it looks positively perfect! Oh...if only I had a mantel!! You really have that certain touch...I love all of your painted stacked boxes also! You should do a tutorial for those!
~Stacy

RachelC said...

Jen, I think your mantel looks great. I love the gourds...that is such a nice touch. I love simple as well, but for my house, I don't like it to be too bare. I think your mantel looks balanced, not too busy, and it looks homey! Hugs~Rachel

Pam said...

I think your mantle looks prim perfect!

Jen said...

It looks very warm and welcoming Jen....Great Job!

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