Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Layers & Texture on the Mantel

 Hi there friends...
I hope you all had a great weekend!
During Christmas I had that "ping" go off in my brain again!! 
It told me to have a mirror added to this frame.
 This is the frame I use at Christmas to hang a wreath in. 
I love the detail work on this frame and thought it's too pretty to be stored away for another 11 months. 
So after Christmas I took it to a local glass place and had them add a mirror to it.
I also took down the scones that you see hanging in the photo below...I've had them hanging here since we moved in 12 years ago. 
I'm planning on having electric ones installed in the near future.
 How it looked at Christmas...

 I added the eucalyptus back to my ginger jars...found the old oil painting while out antiquing...added one of my round wicker chargers...and in front of that a pretty brass blue and white candleholder I picked up at a flea market.
Love the patina on this frame.


Thanks so much for stopping by...
Have a great week!

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26 comments:

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Looking good, Martina.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love that frame and the mirror is perfect. Gorgeous vignette.

Deserae said...

LOVE that frame....it looks gorgeous with a mirror in it. Beautiful vignette on the mantel too!
~Des

DD's Cottage said...

The mirror looks great Martina-you are going through mirror phase lately and I love it!

DD's Cottage said...

The mirror looks great Martina-you are going through mirror phase lately and I love it!

Jane@Bluebird1959 said...

So pretty, Martina. The contrast between the porcelain, mirror, and wicker is beautiful. Jane

Miss Kitty said...

You find the best treasures! I love the patina on that oil painting's frame too. Love your "new" mirror!

Pippi said...

Love that mirror. Awesome find and I love your style!!

chateau chic said...

Your mantel looks so pretty, Martina. Always feels so good to make changes to a look we've had a long time.
Mary Alice

Becca said...

Beautiful, as always! Your added electric sconces will be a gorgeous addition, too!

Kelly said...

That's a very pretty vignette on your mantel. I love electric sconces by a fireplace! Can't wait to see yours when they get installed.

White Weathered Hutch said...

Fabulous! Love it Martina!

Little Farmstead said...

Love the oil painting and the mirror looks great!

Jann Olson said...

Love the mirror Martina! It's great to change things around a little isn't it? I am wanting to switch out a cabinet I have in the entry with one I have in the bedroom. The entry one has been there for 5 years Not so sure hubby is going to want to tackle this. After all, we're not getting any younger. lol!
hugs,
Jann

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

That does look good with the mirror and I like the new picture! I like the wicker charger and the cute candle holder. I haven't had eucalyptus in my home for a long time- I always liked the smell.

Gina said...

Beautiful! And yes, that frame would have been too pretty to have sit for another 11 months. Great idea to add the mirror to it!

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Martina, looks so pretty and yes too pretty to put away for the next 11 months. Great little painting too.
Hugs

Cozy Little House said...

Great idea! Maybe I'll have to look at some of my frames and add a mirror.
Brenda

Cheryl said...

Hi Martina,
You've hit a nerve here...I always find decorating my mantle one of the most challenging things to attempt as the seasons change. Love how yours looks and how you layered the items. Great job and great post! First time visitor and newest follower,
Cheryl

Barbara @ 21 Rosemary Lane said...

Love the textures Martina. What a beautiful vignette!
XO Barbara

Tamyra Positively Southern said...

Love the textures on that mantle! What a great job you've done with it!

Segreto Finishes said...

You made such a pretty, layered mantle! Lovely frame and finish!!
xo. Leslie
Segreto Finishes

JoAnne said...

It all looks beautiful, Martina. I really love that little candleholder!

A Joyful Cottage said...

The mirror's frame is really gorgeous. Putting a mirror in it was a great idea. I love your blue and white collection, Martina. That's a color combination that never goes out of style. Best wishes for a wonderful week. ~ Nancy

Suzanne said...

Your "pings" are right on the mark! Love that new look, Martina:-)

Terry Moore said...

The mirrored frame is lovely and electric sconces will be perfect! I would love to see cotton on stems in the blue and white urns! That would be so cool!

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