Thursday, August 13, 2015

My Thrifted Summer Mantel

Its not too late, is it?  I finally like how my mantel is looking and need to document it for posterity ;).
Everything but the mirror, the tall black thing (what is that thing anyway?) and the letter A came from various thrift stores and I'm pretty happy about how the combo came together.  

The little blue lamps were brand new; the blue design and the white shade is what attracted me to them.  The only challenge is how to hide the chords.  I've looked at a few tutorials...maybe someday.  

The Pottery Barn shell vase I found for a few bucks at Goodwill.  Right next to it sat a large version
of it and I snatched that one too.  I absolutely love the Statue of Liberty tile that I found.  Its proper to put it on my mantel because obviously!

Decorating a mantel is challenging for me.  Its such a big focus area in our living room and I don't want to hate it everytime I look at it (and I look at a lot since one of the couches is right across from it).  I think what's missing is a succulent, but other than that I think its good to stay for a while.  But then, Fall is around the corner...

Ending this post with a picture of this beauty that I picked up at Salvation Army.  I wasn't sure it would fit into our living room and thought to put it on the deck.  But the more I look at it the more I like it here.

Plus, I did a little bit of research on it and found this:

Note the price!  Ahem....

Just like the chair on sale at One Kings Lane, mine is a repro.   But, I got mine for $7.50!  The chair didn't have a price on it so when I took it to the register, the guy told me its $15 on a half price day.  

Anyway, it will stay next to my mantel for now.  Close to its thrifted friends.  

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