Monday, June 9, 2014

Over the fireplace mantle project

Trying to "summerfview ew it a little around here.  Whactually better way to do that than with flowers (hydrangeas, my fAnother update ), and the color green!

Actually I use green all year.  It'spoo d probably my favorite color.  I think of it as a neutral, but also as a pop of color.  The good thing is, it goes with any color.  Different shades of green also go well together.

Anyway, I've been wanting to do something over this mantle for a long time.  So, this is what I did.  While it's very summery looking, it will probably stay there permanently.

  Of course I'll change out the flowers (seasonally), and maybe the big platter in the middle, but the little plates will stay.  The picture on them is actually the inspiration for the theme of my decorating.  It is a farming or pastoral scene.  They are Homer Laughlin and, yes I've been collecting them for sometime.  The pattern is called "Pastoral".  They remind me of my on a farm.

The second picture is showing another little update...the area rug in front of the fireplace.  I think it helps it to look a little more ,.... ugh....updated!