Smiles my friends,
I finally got around to decorating our mantel in our new cottage style!
I've been movin slower than a turtle, and the hot weather isn't helping!
All dolled up, and looking pretty,
I might of gone crazy with PicMonkey "sharpness" feature?
Oh, remember to always "save" a copy of your original, so when you do go crazy you'll have a backup!
I noticed my mantel wasn't looking too good, kind of looking old.
I decided to use clear Restor-A-Finish on it. Use it on a lot of the pieces that go to my booth. Love it.
She's looking about as good as a piece of ruff cut pine can, looking a lot richer don't ya think?
Found this old chippy piece of fence at the antiques mall my booths are at,
Sitting on the fence with the sheet music above the fireplace added last Christmas.
All the treasures I used on the vignette were garage/thrift store finds. Found the violin over a year ago and could never find the right spot for it. Then it hit me to add it to the middle of the wreath.
Most of the fun in decorating is adding the finishing touches, like vignettes, using all the treasures you've found.
I fell in love with the English Staffordshire plate, I've been going crazy over blue plates lately. Forgotten how much I love Blue!
The little bird dish underneath the shelve was a GW 99¢ find and the candle stick too, glass blue candle garage sale. Tucked a Pansy picture behind, another garage sale score. I really love all the colors.
On the other side my vase was filled with some pretties from my garden, another blue dish, and the cloche filled with bone china tea cups.
a closeup of the tea cups under cloche, aren't they just so pretty!
yellow Helianthus, Dianthus, Queen Anne's Lace, Coneflower, Liatris, Filipendula seed heads
loving all the colors, I am such a color lover!
Next week finishing up the vignette to the right of the mantel.
Have you been working on any vignettes lately?