July 16, 2008

Mantelscape

One of my favorite mantelscapes...

My sister-in-law, Nancy, gets it just right...
the mix of colors, textures, interesting objects...

love it!
She also has this monogrammed doorknob on display...I adore decorative hardware.


mantel, n. 1. a construction framing the opening of a fireplace. 2. a shelf above a fireplace opening.

mantle, n. 1. a loose, sleeveless cloak. 2. something that covers or conceals.

21 comments:

April Horsman said...

Oh my soul! That is so gorgeous!

She's good! I love the bird too.

.......I need a mantle. And a fireplace..... :) and your sister to come decorate it for me ;)

Hope you have a great day!

Hey Harriet said...

Very nice mantelscape!

Rosebud Collection said...

What a beautiful display..Everything is just so pretty..

Star of the East said...

I alsways love homes full with treasures :)

willow said...

I love the browns and creams together. This is my kind of stuff! :)

Fog and Thistle said...

So lovely, especially that knob.

Cicada Studio said...

Is it possible to have a family resemblance thru decorating even when it's not a blood relative? I can see why you love her work so.

Chucka Stone Designs said...

Beautiful, the feathers are a perfect addition bringing a softened texture as well as height. LOVE it!

Mooney ♥ said...

So many beautiful things on display... love it!

picciolo said...

looks great, I love the little bird. And mantlescape, what a great word!
: )

BaldyLocks said...

Gorgeous!

When I try and do the same thing it just looks like clutter. Maybe it's the Bionicles?

Victoria said...

Love the mixture of the white pieces and the dark wood pieces!

Bonbon Oiseau said...

so beautiful! I love the vase of pheasant (?) feathers--i have a feather fixation though!

Mrs.French said...

Oh yes she does! The pheasant feathers are my favorite!

littlebyRD said...

Gorgeous! I love the feathers she put in the vase.

LazyTcrochet said...

Great display! My Mom always picks great pieces for her mantel also. I remember her "making" the mantel when I was little. She had a huge piece of wood and she beat it with a piece of chain and stained it. I'll have to get a picture someday.

Sew Bettie said...

OH! i want a monogrammed doorknob.

M.Kate said...

cool :P but we all dont have mantel piece here

Jade Ink said...

Wow, fabulously gorgeous!!

Lavinia Ladyslipper said...

I like mantels like that...so many different and interesting things to look at.

Barbara Jacksier said...

Hi I just found your blog via M-9lanie and love it. Several months back I posted about the spelling of mantel -- and boy did I get mail! Good luck on your web site. I'll be back to check it out.
Barbara