Monday, March 21, 2011

An Everyday Mantelscape

Here is how I currently have my mantel decorated.  When I took down my Valentine's mantelscape, it seemed a bit too early to bring out the Easter decor so I went with this look for the month of March.

I have white mini-lights along the mantel and behind the mirror that I leave up year round. I've covered them with a sheer fabric that allows the light to shine through but hides the cord.
This black round vase is a recent purchase for $5 at TB!S (The Bargain Shop). I added some greenery to it.

 I like how the black of the vase coordinated with these black candleholders I already had.
Here's a trick that fools the eye...if you have candleholders that are the same height but want them to look different sizes, use pillar candles of different sizes.

These three glass votive holders are out of a
set of 5 I got a few years back from Partylite.

Faux gold leaves adorn the top of the mirror as well as below.
 Mr. Delight has promised a "mantel/fireplace makeover" but I know I have to wait for ski season to end and if you look out the window in the pic below, you'll see we still have a LOT OF SNOW so it might be awhile!
 I'm joining in with Marty for Tabletop Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life.  Be sure to check out her fantastic blog!


xinex said...

Beautiful mantel! The lights are a great idea....Christine

Sherri said...

Beautiful pre Easter...Thanks for the hint on candleholders of different height.I can't believe the snow you still have.


Great mantel...I love all the lighting with candles. The greenery gives it a natural, fresh look!

Willow said...

It looks so beautiful I love candles and have them all over our home.

A Hint of Home said...

Very pretty! I love the night shot with the candles all aglow.

Barbara F. said...

Your mantel is beautiful and a very romantic look for your room. I like the idea of covering the lights with fabric. Looking forward to your Easter decorations. The snow you have is mind-boggling!

Kathleen said...

Very pretty! I know you love to hold on to your winter! Easter is late this year. I haven't finished carrying down the St Pat's yet!

afternoon tea said...

I love how you explain what you've done. It really helps. Especially since you have a lot of great ideas. Beautiful, again!

Scribbler said...

This looks so festive and welcoming -- thanks for stopping by and the sweet comment.