I am back from my daughter's field trip after being gone several work days last week. It's time to get back into the swing of things!
After Christmas decorations come down, I always use that opportunity to rearrange our accessories. It is so easy to get bored with what you have, but if you use items in different ways then it always feels new and fresh…at least to me it does!
Here are a couple of photos of my hubby's clean slate mantle.
I knew that I still wanted to use the antique mantle clock and my Tuesday Morning faux boxwood topiaries so I positioned those first. Then I started playing around. I have always used his mortar and pestle collection on the built-ins, but I liked how they looked on the mantle at Christmas. You can find his Christmas Mantlehere. I then took a few other items from the built-ins to use……my mother-in-law's vintage brass owls and old books. Here is the after. I am sure it will find many changes throughout the year, especially with my antiquing and thrifting.
Here are a few closer ups of the accessories.
I am really happy with how the antiqued brass and vintage look colors stand out against the distressed pine paneling.
I am so excited!!! I have been looking for artwork for a very long time to hang on either side of the fireplace in the long narrow panels. I finally found the perfect pieces from One Kings Lane!!!
Of course, I have purchased them for my hubby for Father's Day. I have plans between now and then to have them framed! Each came as a set of two. I plan to stack them on top of each other with 2 on either side of the fireplace.
Each reproduction print is 14×17 inches. A pair of 2 was on sale for $99. According to the original price, I saved $592!!
They are perfect for his study and the style of our home! I can't wait to have these hanging. Come on JUNE!!!! As soon as they come in, I'll be sure to share them with you.
I'd like to thank all of you that commented on my troubles with completing blog posts with Internet Explorer in Blogger. I tried Google Chrome as many of you recommended! I have been having issues since I started blogging in September. This is the FIRST time that things have run effortlessly. I can't tell you how thrilled I am! Before it may let me resize 1 picture to make it larger. This is the first post where all of my pics are the same size! It is Google Chrome from now on!!! Wooo hoooo! Can you tell that it doesn't take much to make me happy!
Thanks so much for being here! I'd like to welcome all of my new followers of Our Southern Home and thank the ones that have been here along the way! I am so blessed to have you here. It has been such fun getting to know you!