Thursday, January 30, 2014

Mantel Changes

In my last post
I shared
a few living room changes.
You know the décor
redo's that we love to restyle after the holidays.
 
Recently in our family room/library,
I changed the mantel top
and wall décor.
 
This room is so hard to photograph.
It's either too bright or too dark.
But here goes~~

The angle pic shows better with the light.
 
To the top of the large
Tuscan countryside framed piece,
I added this finial painted honeysuckle bloom.
The vases to one side
bring in a bit of wintertime color.
The vase with my dried garden hydrangeas
is a gift from my son.
The framed pic in the center
is actually a card I purchased from our
anniversary stay at Hotel Del Coronado last summer.
To the left side
I have a trio of vintage school books
and topped with a wire birdcage and wood birdie inside.
 
The mantel runner is a gorgeous piece created by my grandmother
many years ago.
She crocheted the pretty edging
on a beautiful brown textured fabric.
 
It's the perfect size for the mantel top.
 
To each side I hung
coordinating floral prints under glass.
These were on the other end of the room,
moved them here
and love the look.

 
Well that's it for today.
Another room with a few changes.
Have you been doing this too?
 
Have a wonderful winter day.
 
See you next time.
Hugs
Celestina Marie
 
 
 


31 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

It looks really wonderful, you have so much talent for decorating. I would like to do a bit here, too, but first I have to clear away everything that shouldn't be lying around, and that could take time! Hugs, Valerie

Betty W said...

It looks beautiful and I love the runner. So nice to have the memories behind it.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Very pretty, Celeste! I've been doing a few changes here and there as I come across some things and think "That might work here".

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

Hi Celeste!

The scarf strip your grandmother did the crochet work is so special! The color is perfect, can go with any colors. You did an amazing job with all your special treasures coming together so naturally. The vase from your son is so classy... good taste!

We're only doing what we have to since it's been so cold but today we're having a heat wave, up to 25!

Stay warm & safe! love & hugs, Edie

Melissa Bishop said...

It looks great. Very feminine and cozy.

Julie Marie said...

Everything is so pretty Celeste!... I love the Tuscan print with the honeysuckle finial on top... and also the picture of the Del you got on your anniversary stay there... yes... I am re~arranging alot now too!... those floral prints are just gorgeous!... xoxo Julie Marie

Donna said...

You are on a roll with your redecorating projects, Celestina! I am totally in love with that gorgeous placed on top of your Tuscan print! I thought it was part of the actual frame at first. What a terrific idea, I will have to borrow it if you don't mind:) I also love that sweet little birdie beneath the
wire cage. And the treasures like your grandmas crocheted runner and the pretty vase from your son make it extra special!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Everything is so pretty, Celeste! I love the vase from your son.

lynn said...

just beautiful, celeste:) love the hydrangeas and the cute bird cage esp. have a wonderful day!

Sola Scriptura said...

Beautiful!! I love the card from your anniversary trip, framing it is a great way to keep that memory around. Lovely.

Marcia Pilar said...

Hello friend. Thank you for visiting and gracing my table with your kindness. It's always so good to hear from you.
I'm all caught up with your posts now, and as usual, I absolutely love every detail. Your mantel is gorgeous and I love all the winter decor changes throughout your home. As far as your latest shop items, my heart skipped a beat when I saw the love letters. I'm actually working on some for a Valentine tag, but nothing close to these beauties. I'm always so attracted to love letters, maybe because this technology of ours has made them practically non-existent. I think there's nothing like a handwritten note.
Loved stopping by today, Celeste.
Have a beautiful day.
xoxo's

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Your home looks so warm and inviting. I would love to learn to do the crochet edging...what a pretty touch! Enjoy your day my friend! It's cold here in the South, isn't it? But it will change soon enough! Hugs!

Heaven's Walk said...

It all looks so pretty, Celeste! Warm, cozy, and so inviting!

xoxo laurie

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Everything looks wonderful and goes together. You have a great eye for detail. Your runner is so special and I love the lace on it.
Have a great weekend.
Mary

1CardCreator said...

Wow, what a piece, this looks totally stunning. Hard to believe that it could add that much but it did! ~Diane

Cynthia S. said...

It is beautiful! I am in-love with the bird and bird cage. It looks serene and welcoming! Thank you, for inspiring us. I pledge to do more to my home, this week!

Ivy and Elephants said...

Lovely! I love the painted piece that you crowned the frame with, just gorgeous!
Hugs,
Patti

Joan Caruso said...

So pretty! I love the little birdcage on top of the books!!! :-)

Denise said...

Everything is so lovely.

Art and Sand said...

Love your changes.

I have a birdcage and I realize that I need to find some sort of bird to go inside my cage.

cynthia lee designs said...

So pretty!! Love the birdcage and the bird in it!!
hugs,
Cindy

DJAjewels said...

Just beautiful! Especially love the bird and bird cage as well as the runner your grandmother made. Thanks so much for sharing with us!
Irene

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

I am glad you found me again too! How did we lose each other?

I love the changes you have done on your mantel. Yes, I have been making little changes here and there after Christmas too.
Hugs,
Penny
p.s. I am following you on bloglovin now.

Laurie Ritchey said...

That runner, crocheted by you grandmother, is so special. It looks lovely on your mantel, but the story behind it makes it even more lovely. What a pretty vase your son gave you, and I love the idea of framing a card. I always love when I make a change, and everything feels fresh and new. Have a great weekend. laurie

Kelly_Deal said...

Lovely mantle Celestina! You have such a knack for decorating!

Jillayne said...

Love it! I especially love the mantel cover by your Grandmother... so many designer rooms these days, so "styled"... this room is every bit as stylish as them but it has soul - it has heart, a history and love - beautiful!
I haven't done anything myself yet, but I have been pondering...

Kerri said...

Hello Celeste, Your decorated mantel is so gorgeous along with your beautiful home! Thanks for sharing the pictures with us. I have been so busy with not only dog art, but trying to work on my little Etsy shoppe... hope to get caught up and start blogging more!

Have a blessed weekend!

xoxo
Kerri

Karen Harvey Cox said...

Celeste,
You make it look so easy to rearrange and recreate using your beautiful treasures.

Right now we are setting up our home. My new art room is the most finished room, so I have begun painting again. I can't wait for some new furniture to arrive. We left our home pretty much the way it was, and I'll visit in two weeks, just in time to decorate our home in Massachusetts for Spring.

I have a feeling I won't have to decorate for Spring here in North Carolina. I am so excited about the Wisteria.

Thank you for your beautiful words on my post. You always know the perfect thing to say to lift my spirits.

Have a beautiful weekend.

Karen

Red Rose Alley said...

Celestina,
The painted bloom above the picture is so pretty and unique - I love that! And the little wire bird cage is sweet. I love birds and have many items with birds on them like cups, frames, and even candles. Your mantel is looking very nice with all your lovelies on there. It's nice to change things around every now and then, isn't it?

Love,
~Sheri

Jody and Stan said...

It looks so beautiful!! New Follower!
Hugs,
Jody

Jill said...

So beautiful! You always pull everything in a room together so nicely! Enjoy visiting your blog so much! Due to icy weather here I took some time to blog and catch up on reading some of my favorite blogs! Hope you are doing well. Take care.

Blessings,
Jill