8/13/2011

Sunday Favorites...No. 112

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Welcome to the 112th "Sunday Favorites" Party 


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Hello my friends!
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Welcome to the 112th run of "Sunday Favorites"
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I hope that you're having a wonderful weekend, my friends!
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Today for Sunday Favorites, I thought I would share one of my "favorite" posts called "A Mantel for Spring"...originally posted on March 21, 2011.  I am also joining in with the Silver Sunday party today...hosted by Beth over at Gypsy Fish Journal.  If you love silver as much as I do...you'll have to go over to the Silver Sunday party and check out all of the other participants pretties!

  Well my friends...I'm looking forward to seeing your Sunday Favorites posts this week and visiting with you!  You can sign up for the party at the end of this post!
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Have a super Sunday!
Chari
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Sunday Favorites My favorite post from:
March 21, 2011
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*Hello my friends...I hope you're having a fabulous day!

Spring has sprung here at my place! Slowly but surely the warmer, sunny temps are replacing the cold dreary days of winter! And...I couldn't be happier!!! I have had the worst case of spring fever this year.

My Home's Seasonal Decor

I have been working on "lightening and brightening" up my home's decor. Away with winter and in with spring! I usually begin my seasonal decor changes in my dining room. If you would like to see the changes that spring has ushered forth in that room...you can click HERE. Now that the dining room has donned its new spring frocks...it is time to move into the living room. I have just begun that little decorating journey...but I did finish our fireplace mantel. I thought I would share a few photos of the spring mantel with you today! I hope that you enjoy!!! *

A Mantel for Spring...


Here we are in my humble but cozy living room. As you can see...the walls are an olive green color. I love my olive green walls...love the moody shades of this pretty olive color! It changes so often throughout the day...with the different lighting. I have several really large windows in this room so we get lots of nice light. I must warn you though...the day that I was trying to get photos of the spring mantel...was cloudy! Arghhh! *


New spring frocks for my faux fireplace mantel.

White and Silver Color Scheme...

Of course my goal for the mantel's spring decor was to "lighten and brighten" it up! I decided to use white with a few pieces of silver. And...I wanted to use my newest treasure find...the silver champagne bucket! Soooo...silver and white it is!!!

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Front and Center...

My wire cloche sits front and center on the spring mantel! I have really enjoyed using this little gray wire cloche. Did you see the sweet bird finial on top? I am using a silver pedestal dish to elevate the wire cloche. Two sweet little silver birds sit at the base of the cloche...ahhh! Gotta have a few birds for spring!!! *


An old white ironstone pitcher is showcased under the cloche....along with an olive green and white transferware plate. I love the curvy lines of this little pitcher...sooo frenchy looking! *


Two little silver songbirds...sooo perfect for spring! *


On the right hand side of the mantel...
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you will see a tall statue of a pretty french girl. She is carrying baskets of grapes in her hands. She is a stately young woman...measuring in at 18 ins. in height. Three ornate silver candleholders with chunky white tapers have joined the french maiden to complete this side of the mantel's vignette! *

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On the left hand side of the mantel...
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you will find a couple more silver candleholders with white tapers. A decorative french finial in white is sitting atop a couple of old books.

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my newest treasure find...a large silver champagne bucket filled with vining ivy! *


I almost always...add greenery to my vignettes!
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Not only does the greenery bring color to the vignette but it also softens and adds interest! I love how the ivy trails down and around the silver champagne bucket...and it also is climbing up the wall along side the picture frame. *


I added a little "bling" to this pair of silver candleholders.
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 There were tiny holes on the candleholders that I could hang crystals from. I love, love, LOVE dangling crystals and I love how sparkly crystals look with silver...sooo pretty! *

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I found the silver champagne bucket at the Antique Flea market that I always shop at in Ft. Collins, Colorado. It was on sale...I only paid $17 for this pretty piece!!! I think I got a great deal! *


A close up....ahhh, just look at those gorgeous lion head handles and rings!!! *


Thought I would share what the fireplace hearth looks like. I'm not finished decorating it yet but have a good start on it. *


"Reflections"

...just a few pretty photos!

The photos, above and below, are a bit dark...the daylight was waning but I love how you can see a reflection of my front window in the glass of the art hanging above the mantel! You can see the arch of the window and if you look closely...you can even see the soft white sheer drapes! *

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And...Voila! A mantel for spring! I hope that you enjoyed!!!
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Well dear friends...I am sooo glad that you stopped by today! I would love for you to leave a note so that I knew you were here...and I would love to visit with you! *

Warmest Spring Wishes!

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15 comments:

podso said...

Beautiful mantle, Chari! And I especially love the candlesticks on the right side! Have a wonderful week!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Girl it was so great talking to you..Glad to play catch up..I did link up don't faint now ha ha!! Love ya Sis..Hugs and love Gloria

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Beautiful Chari... I love your Sunday reposts... I fell in love with the champagne bucket and the little birds the first go around.. still love them. I still can't find any silver birds... oh boo hoo... maybe this fall some will magically appear... hope all is well with you and yours..
hugs ~lynne~

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Gorgeous and elegant matel, I love the wood look, my fav. I love the wire cloch is so special, the lady figure and of course, the candlesticks...yeah, I love it all! Thank you for hosting lovely lady and have a nice Sunday. Hugs, FABBY

Natasha in Oz said...

Spring is right around the corner for me so I just loved seeing this repost! Thanks for the great ideas.

Thanks also for having me today!

Best wishes,
Natasha.

Barb @ GritsandGlamour said...

Hi sweet Chari - haven't participated in a long time so thought it was about time I did. LOL Hope you are well and enjoying your Sunday. Hugs, Barb

iSavortheWeekend said...

What a beautiful, gorgeous mantle and settings. You definitely have the talent to design!! Thanks for sharing and thanks for hosting this party :)

Debbie Moore at Slice of Pie Entertaining and Cookbooks said...

A few more looks at spring! It's almost time to put all those pretty things away and get out the pumpkins! Thanks for hosting.

Bunny Jean said...

I am SO glad that you shared this with us again. I missed it the first time as I had been away from blogging for over a year.

I will go into my files and find a post that I think might be interesting, and join in the fun.

I will also be sure to vist all of you ;)

xoxo Bunny Jean
Bunny Jean's Decor and More! (my main blog)

Cindy said...

Very pretty! I love the beauty of the silver and white together, so simple, yet sweet.

Sandy said...

Your home is just gorgeous! I love everything you do! Could you please tell me what brand and color that gorgeous red is painted in your dining room??? I am just drooling!

EnchantedBella said...

Beautiful!!! I love the champagne bucket.

The Tablescaper said...

Lovely mantel.

- The Tablescaper

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

Hi Chari! Enjoyed seeing your beautiful mantle. The figurine of the girl is very pretty and looks like she is in the perfect spot. I hope you have a wonderful week!!
Shannon

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