Hello Friends! Today I want to share with you my mantle! After the Christmas decorations were taken down, I looked at an empty mantle for a few weeks. I needed to sit with it for a bit, tell me I am not the only one that does that? I wanted to change things up a bit and I knew that I wanted something fun and fresh. It has been a rough winter so far here in the good ol’ Midwest so I needed something that would breathe life into my drab living room. I was craving some color. So here is what I came up with…
The painting my sister gave me for Christmas last year. I just love it…girl has mad skillz!
The star thing is actually a tea light holder, I just placed it so that you can’t see the opening at the top! And I found it at Goodwill for $2! Double Bonus!! The brass pineapple was also a thrifting find as were the brass candle sticks.
I made the Hello picture. I just printed the hello out from my computer and then used a gold sharpie paint pin to color it in. It’s in an Ikea frame. It was a quick and easy project.
I love finding and collecting vintage books. If they have a nice cover and they are in good condition I will usually buy them. Funny story, I was thrifting in small town about an hour from my home and went to a place that was just crazy. I mean, stuff was just everywhere in boxes and laying on the floor. Windows were broken out of the building and there were not very many lights (like sometimes I had to use my phone to see where I was going). Crazy. Anyway, I dug (literally, dug out of a box that was under another box) an old book about Abe Lincoln. I took it to the front counter to see how much it was. Did I forget to mention that nothing, NOTHING was priced? Yeah. So I asked the old guy how much for the book. He looked at for a minute and said “I like to read. I like history. $20 for the book.” I told him to keep it. I mean seriously, he didn’t even know he had that darn book! I just found it for him…ugh. Anyway, I use vintage books all over my house. I love them, if they don’t cost $20.
The antelope is from Target a few seasons back.
So there is my mantle. I kind of love it. Am I the only one craving me some color right now?