Saturday, May 15, 2010

mantel redo


our weather has really warmed up this week,
but my mantel was still looking neutral & wintery.
here it is
~BEFORE~

i wanted it to look more like my kitchen window
more colorful, more summery
so,
i poured myself a glass of wine
& turned on some music
(heavenly day by patti griffin was perfect for this).
{thank you, virginia, for sharing this song with me}
i gathered up most of my vintage books
and other colorful bits from other rooms,
then i stacked & sorted by color...
and,
here is my mantel
♥AFTER♥

(complete with a birdnest)



12 comments:

Vava (aka Virginia) said...

You are so ARTISTIC, and energetic to boot. I would never leave your home, girl. So many FANTASTIC vignettes. {{{LOVE}}} your new mantel. And, soooo glad you had a "Heavenly Day." :) xoxo

MA said...

It looks so...so...so...um...CATIE!
VERY cool warm-seasonal change :)

(and...I was at another estate sale.....
Hmmmmm, she said.)

Kelly at Chatelaine Ranch said...

Love it! Looks so colorful and fun....making me smile! xoxo

Dianne said...

Wow! What a neat collection of vintage books. It looks great Catie. That window...I die!

jill said...

fabulous!!! i am drooling over ALL of your photos and creative vignettes! well done! and keep up the blogging. it's fantastic :)

Dawn said...

WOW...this looks so great Catie!!! I just love the stacks and stacks of books...and those orchids in the kitchen window...amazing!

catie said...

thanks for your kind words, my sweet friends!
i just L♥Ve having you here... ♥

sewmuchwhimsy said...

Catie, honey, the mantel is TOO CUTE! I love it...you could spend the summer in there just reading one book after another! oxxoxoxo Gretchen

Emily said...

So artsy and fun! I love it and I love your kitchen window too! So much goodness!

moondiva said...

Love it, what a wonderful collection of books. My are mostly SF, mysteries and garden, with dust jackets. You've inspired me to zip those babies off. Tell Ned my dogs discovered a rabbit nest in the garden. I'll post a pic today. Still love you kitchen window the bestest!!!

Sandi said...

Hi Sweet Catie ... LOVE this new 'twist' on the mantel... colorful books... yum. :) You always SO clever... and finding new ways to use old things... giving everything beautiful new 'energy'... which I love! :) love you too!
xoxoxo San

Rebecca said...

This is like a magazine spread, Catie! The mantel and the kitchen window are both delightful in very different and wonderful ways. Yum!

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