I find decorating the mantel of our fireplace to be a challenge. The family room is above the garage of our home and my 'oh-so-clever' husband built a dumbwaiter to bring the wood up. This has worked out wonderfully, but it makes for one very long mantel! My current display is shown below:
I have had this vintage dresser mirror for many years and have always loved the graceful curved lines and warm patina. I decided to give it a try on the mantel. Much to my surprise, it blended wonderfully with DH's antique gun above it.
The reflections of the mirror give a nice depth to the arrangement and the room itself.
Continuing with the theme - some nest dwellers resting on an antique box, a ginger jar filled with a few sprigs of flowers and a picture of a lone shore bird placed in a simple frame on the dumbwaiter side of the mantel.
To balance out the remainder of the long mantel, I added a gathering of vintage wooden spools and some wood boxes with candlesticks.
I am liking this arrangement, but fall is right around the corner and I know that changes are coming soon.
Until next time ~ Suzanne.
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