Monday, June 13, 2011

My Patriotic Inspired Mantel

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I’ve been feeling the need to make my mantel summery. We aren’t really seeing summer outside (it’s just starting to feel like spring here), so bright and cheery was a must.

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It took several tries before I reached this set up. Our couch and love seat are a dark red and the rest of the furniture is black, so I wanted something that would brighten up the room while still looking coordinated with the rest of the space.

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And while I love looking patriotic, I didn’t want to feel out of season once we hit the fifth of July. So while my mantel is red, white and blue, I don’t think it screams American flag.

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The red is in the candle holders, dictionary and flowers, white in the flowers, wreath, candles and pillars, and blue is a beachy décor mix filling a jar and a vase and the flowers on the wreath.

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I also LOVE the wreath I added to the mirror. I’ll tell you more about it (now seen HERE) and the pillars later this week (now seen HERE)!

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  1. I found you on Simply Designing. Creative people like you inspire me so I decided to follow your blog. What a beautiful mantel. Very classy. I hope you will follow me back I can be found in facebook too and twitter @DeniseLillaRose If you like/follow me there I will do the same for you. When you stop by my blog, please check out my kind of fashion (hair jewelry).

  2. Your mantel looks so awesome! Great job!


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