Thursday, January 16, 2014

A Country French Mantelscape

 My mantel usually stays the same...I only change it during the Fall and Christmas seasons. 
Here's how it looked for the past few years...
I still like this look but after taking the Christmas decorations down I was ready for a change.
Here's the new look...
 I loved the way the Christmas wreath looked hanging in the frame so I decided to leave the frame and add a boxwood wreath that I had in my hoarding room!
 I found these candlesticks in a decor shop before Christmas along with this demijohn.
 Love old tattered books...they were great for adding some height.

 Now for the other side...I think I bought every different size & shape candlestick they had!
 Love the rusty patina on these.

I couldn't bear to throw out the poinsettia in the basket...it still looks so beautiful! Although it might not last too much longer with the fireplace constantly on!!
    A new year...A new look!
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49 comments:

Bliss said...

My mantel has been neglected the past year. And now, I put my old tin ware back up after Christmas and couldn't get it to look right, so just left it!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

It looks beautiful Martina! Love the wreath in the frame!

Deserae said...

Just beautiful....I love the wreath inside the frame :o) Your poinsettia is so pretty too.
~Des

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

It looks fabulous. I love the frame, it is stunning and the candles are gorgeous. Beautiful vignette. Hugs, marty

Calypso In The Country said...

Very pretty! I was just looking at my mantel this morning wondering what I was going to do with it during this post-Christmas nothing-time.
-Shelley

Tammy @ A Walk in the Countryside said...

I love the wreath in the frame! Great looking mantel!

Mariaelena said...

LOVE the new look Martina and so funny but as we speak, I've got a huge old window sitting in my hallway waiting to be painted and placed on my mantle…Just put a new post up myself…have a great day and you hit the nail on the head with the mantle…looks fabulous…as usual!!
xo, Mariaelena

Gypsy Heart said...

Love the frame with the wreath! All of the items look beautiful.

xo
Pat

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Beautiful Martina! Love the frame with boxwood wreath...it's perfect!
Blessings,
Cindy

Kathy Moreland said...

This looks so pretty. I've had snowmen and snowflakes long enough now, and may change out my mantel today. Thanks for the inspiration.

Moni - Zuhaus at Home said...

Beautiful, Martina…love the simple wreath inside the antique frame and the candlesticks along with all of the pretty accessories on your mantel. I'm itching to decorate my mantel again :)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That looks great, Martina! I love the frame; it's so pretty. I love the simplicity of the empty frame with the wreath hanging down.

Dee @ A Lapin Life said...

It's a beautiful fresh new look. I love the boxwood wreath.

Gee Singh Newbanks said...

Beautiful Martina. Luv the wreath in the frame... but those candlesticks.. ohhh those are perfect!

Kelly said...

I completely understand the need to change things around, especially on the mantel! The wreath hanging inside the frame is very pretty. I like the mix of old items surrounding it too.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Martina, Your frame with the wreath is just beautiful on your mantel. I'd keep that up all year!!!
I have such trouble keeping houseplants... and you still have a gorgeous poinsettia! What's your secret?

Melissa@daisymaebelle.com said...

The framed wreath looks beautiful! LOVE the mantle! Life to the full! Melissa @ DaisyMaeBelle

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

I love the wreath hanging in the mirror. Old books, candles, demijohn...perfection!

Gail said...

It looks beautiful Martina! Love the wreath hanging in the frame. Thanks for your visit and enjoy your day, Gail

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Love the wreath inside the frame, it looks great!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Martina, I absolutely love it!…I may have to take some inspiration from you!!!

Pamela said...

Looks fabulous Martina! I may have to put my big frame back up for the spring. Thanx for partying at THT!

Dawn said...

It's perfect Martina my favorite look for your mantel so far.

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Hello Martina,
Love how the large frame with the wreath inside looks. Also, I see that you have a new pic of yourself...beautiful pic my friend.

Blessings,
Linda

chateau chic said...

Love those beautiful rustic candlesticks. And an empty frame filled with anything is a great focal point in my book.
Mary Alice

Debbiedoos said...

I can see why you love it so Martina! It is stunning!

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Really beautiful! Love the wreath and the burlap bow.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I like the new look, Martina. So glad someone else has a hoarding room.

NanaDiana said...

I like your new look- a lot! It looks great and is just so fresh looking. It really is fun to change things up,isn't it? It's like walking into a completely different room. xo Diana

Cozy Little House said...

Very nice! I love nature being added.
Brenda

Katie Mansfield said...

I just love the wreath in the frame. So cute!

Celestina Marie Design said...

HI Martina, lovely mantelscape. Gorgeous wreath in the frame. I have those same wall sconces and love them.
It is so fun to change rooms up for a fresh new feel.
Hugs

Angela Santaniello said...

LOVE the simplicity of this! The tattered books and frame with the wreath are just perfect!

Have a great day!
Angela @ Number Fifty-Three

pam {simple details} said...

Beautiful, Martina! I always love the freshness greenery lends and boxwood is my favorite!

Angela Ryder said...

Beautiful! I love the boxwood in the frame!! Very pretty!~~Angela

Robin Johnson said...

Oh I love it. The old books, the gorgeous frame and the beautiful candlesticks all look amazing together.

Cynthia said...

Martin this is just gorgeous, I love that frame with the wreath!!! The accessories are so pretty especially those candlesticks.

Cynthia

❀ JoAnne said...

It all looks really beautiful, Martina! You did a wonderful job of putting it all together!!

Suzanne said...

Very nice! Looks so good!

Pat@BPM said...

Fabulous Martina!!

Olive said...

Love it-I have a real affection for empty frames with another object in them.

Janis@All Things Beautiful said...

Oh My Goodness, I love your style so much! Simply adore the simple boxwood wreath hung over the empty frame. I just might have to duplicate that one when I change things out!

Lu said...

Simply lovely!!!!

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

I am obsessed with wreaths, and I just love a wreath hung from a frame, especially if the frame is golden and aged!!! It is so elegant.


Thank you for your sweet comment, I am now following you too.

Barbara said...

I always feel the same way after the Christmas decorations come down...I like a nice clean look on the mantel! Yours is so simple but elegant Martina! I love the new look of the empty picture frame with the boxwood wreath hanging from it.
So beautifully done!
XO Barbara

Ivy and Elephants said...

Looks gorgeous, I LOVE those frames, so elegant and refined!
Hugs,
Patti

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

It's beautiful & elegant!

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

What a great look! Love the idea. The frame gives presence but allows the wreath to be showcased! Nice demijohn and bee skep! The candlesticks add a nice rustic feel. :-)

L'Heure Bleue At Home said...

Your mantel looks so serene and elegant! Love the wreath inside the frame.

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