Monday, May 27, 2013

~~~Lightening Up The Mantle!!!~~~

Happy Memorial day everyone and a HUGE thank you to all the veterans who have served and do serve to protect us all. Since we are officially now ushering in Summer (but I think Mother Nature didn't get the memo:):), I have been wanting to change up and lighten up the mantle. I used my new bottles with the white flowers for height. I love the 10 foot ceilings we have here! I may just be on the lookout for a new picture for here too, but for now this one blends in fine.
 The whte flowers really pop against the stone.
 I wanted to accent with some blue and white pieces from my collection. The 2 jars are favorite pieces and the center piece is a smaller planter filled with ivy.
 On each end I have a faux hydrangea. The pots are wrapped with leaves and tied with raffia.

 Here is the view as you walk into the great room.

 I haven't changed the hearth yet but plan to maybe do that too.
 We are going to a picnic this afternoon at our clubhouse and they will also be opening the pool. THIS GIRL will NOT be getting in, still WAY too cold for that:) But I hope to enjoy many days there this summer.  Thanks so much for stopping by. Hope you are enjoying this holiday weekend and remembering the real reason for the holiday.
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  1. I love the summer mantel! Your pots covered in leaves are such a pretty idea!

  2. Pinky, the mantle looks great and I do love the pop of white with the flowers..hum..I may have to add mine today! Have a wonderful day!

  3. Love the new mantel vignette. So pretty, the white flowers are just the perfect touch in the bottles, I need to remember this, so pretty. Thanks tons for joining Inspire Me. Have a super time at the picnic. Hugs, Marty

  4. Hi Pinky! Oh, your mantel looks beautiful! Pretty vases with the white flowers. I'm just loving peeping all around in your new home. You're making it so beautiful!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  5. Love the white flowers on the mantle it really lightens everything up for spring......I love the wreath on the door in the precious springy and the little pots and nest and birdhouse...YOu have inspired me. Great pictures....

  6. Beautiful vignette! The flowers look lovely on the mantle :) Greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

  7. beautiful! I always am so stumped by my mantle... you did a great job!

  8. Pinky,
    Love the height of the white flowers on your mantle, dear friend!!! The print above the mantle looks splendid!!! Great seeing your blue & white at the mantle, also!!!
    Wouldn't matter the temperature of the weather or of the water...this Lady is fearful of the water, period!!! Nearly drown as a child and have tried many times since, but just HATE being in a pool!!! You enJOY for the both of us!!!

  9. Love your mantle Pinky! The blue & white jars and white blooms look so fresh and springy!

  10. It looks so good! I've been saying this for months but I need to do something with my mantle I just can't figure out what!

  11. Very pretty! Lovethe combination of items!

  12. Your arrangements are so pretty Pinky!...Love the way you arranged them in the vases...then of course you are the expert!!....A beautiful mantel for spring/summer!!

  13. This is very warm and inviting, and you're right, the white flowers do pop against the stone.

    We wanted to go to the water today, but like you said it's just too cold still to get in. Getting so excited for consistent warm weather!

    Thank you for sharing your great decorating!

  14. I like the fresh look of the blues and whites. It goes so well with the stones too. Very pretty!


Thanks you for leaving your lovely comments. xo, Pinky

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