July 9, 2013

as the mantel turns

Like sands through the hourglass, so is the mantel in my living room. The sucker is a revolving door of indecision. As my dear friend Linda says, I'm mantelly challenged. In fact, I've even got a board on Pinterest just for mantels - it is an obsession.

The bug hit again not too long ago and I changed it up after seeing what Bryn did with a client's mantel. I've got a collection of milk glass, why not put it to use.


This is probably the happiest I've been with the mantel in a while. Says the girl that will probably change the whole thing around next month.

I cannot begin to even count how many times I've changed this mantel around. This is the fourth mirror in 6 1/2 years, if that tells you anything. Psycho much?

I even found a few pictures of the evolution.










Thanks CNN Living for sharing my most recent mantel this week. Check it out here.

Is there a spot in your house that you change even more frequently than others? Do you have a mantel that you feel is never quite right? Want to place bets on how long before I change it all around again?

30 comments:

  1. It all looks great Elizabeth! How I wish my fireplace looks good enough for me to display such things, but for now, no matter what i do, it wont look nearly as good as yours. :-)

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  2. i love it with all the milk glass! each incarnation has been lovely!

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  3. The mantel is the focal point of the room so I totally understand your focussing on it! I love all of your mantel phases! I'm going to have to check out your Pinterest board. I have one, too, but mine is called fireplaces. I love to see mantel styling!

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  4. Those pink candlesticks are the best! Love the newest switcharoo

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  5. Love the pics esp the jelly bean mantel and all of the diff mirrors! I miss the mantel from my old house!
    Lauren

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  6. As you know the BLH changes almost daily!!! Love your mantel "Story".
    Looks like the frame of the mirror changes color as often as mine! So funny..and I thoroughly understand your thinking!!! It's just like mine. I moved stuff today...I now can have those that are interested check out my changes by looking at the pictures on the right of my Blog Home Page. I figured out how I can update them when ever I want!
    Continue the Saga....Love it!

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  7. I love it with the milk glass! I think this one is a keeper!

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  8. I rearrange my small kitchen so much.My son calls it teacup tetris. And I always start it when I already have too much to do and have procrastinated way too much. See? You're not the only psycho!

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  9. I love this fresh look! Milk Glass is one of my favorites and the pop of pink candles is perfect!

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  10. I like the milk glass. I have the worst mantel! Its only about 4 inches deep and there is a huge niche above it, presumably for a TV, yuck. On it, I have a large painting covering the niche (a nice job perk) and my milk glass with moss covered balls of different sizes in them.

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  11. I'm jealous..my fireplace is in a corner, brick from floor to ceiling including the "mantel"...in 7 1/2 years I've never decorated it! Come see me, I need help!,

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  12. that fireplace display is my favorite too--looks fantastic!

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  13. What a beautiful fireplace and your mantel-scape is perfect! Amazing that it has never been painted too. Just gorgeous! I love those red candles too.

    Lane
    www.urbanorchardinteriors.com

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  14. What leaf is that on the wreath - it works beautifully with the wood and green frame color. I love your writing as always - such a witty thing, you are.

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  15. Love it! I give it 2 weeks! Congrats on all the CNN Living exposure!!!

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  16. Bwhahahahaha, you (I) crack you (me) up! Thank's girly. I have got almost nothing on my mantle. Come do it for me. I love all of your versions.

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  17. Congrats on CNN Living...that's so fun!! Love anything milk glass and your mantle looks fabulous!!

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  18. I'm living under a rock over here, I don't think I've seen your mantle before. It's gorgeous and I love the simple collection. Sometimes I change mine just because I need a blog post! :)

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  19. Dang, and I just sold my milk glass collection. The styling looks great!

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  20. Oh, and I've changed my huntboard styling over a half a dozen times in a year. Can't let it go.

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  21. Oh my gosh! Love the styling Elizabeth and congrats, what an amazing opportunity!

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  22. Oh yes! this is my favorite look too- so so pretty!

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  23. I think this is my fave too!!! I love it!!

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  24. dude. mantles are HARD. love this latest look...especially the funky pink candles with the more overall traditional look. it's perfect!

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  25. Ha ha! Mantelly challenged! I also have a non functioning fireplace and although stunning, it creates a lot of design dilemmas.

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  26. Love the milk glass collection on your mantel...also loved your blue & white version too!! Take care, Caroline

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  27. Oh my gosh, your MANTEL! Is it ever gorgeous. Love that wood and white, Girl.

    I know what you mean about those danged mantels. I finally gave up and cleared it all off. Now I just have the round mirror and that's all I need to make me happy. :)
    C

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  28. I love the milk glass collection with that shot of pink! I have a mantle in my dining room that's undergone a myriad of changes - definitely a challenging spot. I've gone all symmetrical but I feel like it's cheating... but I really can't be arsed changing it again so it's staying for now ;) x

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