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Sunday, January 5, 2014

Mantel Decor

Now that the holidays are over and all of the Christmas decor has been purged, repacked and put away, it was time to think about the mantel decor I wanted for the new house. I had gone pretty blingy with the Christmas decor on the mantel and wanted something fresh and light for the New Year.
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My jumping off point was the new clock I got on a daily deal from Lowes after Black Friday.
I had been looking all over for a big clock in brown for a good (read: cheap) price and Lowes came through!  50% off so I got it for $24.99! Squeee!
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And the best news?  Unlike the previous clock we had, 
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when the house is quiet, you don't hear it TICK TOCK! That was one of Mr. B's biggest concerns...it had to be seen but not heard. Done!

Next up was figuring out what else I wanted on the mantel.  I went through all of my home decor bins and when I saw the two blue vases that were a gift from my mother-in-law I knew they would be perfect.
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I then added the tall metal piece that I normally kept on the floor by the fireplace.  It was a Hobby Lobby deal from many years ago that I painted gold and dry brushed on some rusty brown.
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It added just the right amount of height to the left side. 

The right side took me a bit longer to find the right pieces.  Just when I thought I liked it, I decided I didn't and had to go searching again. I think I finally got the look I was hoping for.
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Two candle stands I got from Kirkland's awhile back and framed piece, again from Hobby Lobby clearance.
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I love the sentiment and the colors are perfect!
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And the finished mantel!
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Simple and not over done.  
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I think this is setting the trend for how I intend to decorate the rest of the house.  The KISS method. Keep It Simple Sugar!



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24 comments:

  1. It looks lovely and fits very nicely in the alcove. You MIL did a nice job giving you the vases.

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  2. I totally agree with Mr. B that clocks should be silent! Love the mantle, especially the beautiful blue pieces.

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  3. You know you can change out the clock works? You can get new ones at Micheal's or Hobby Lobby. Just unscrew the screw on the front of the hands. Ok take the back off and the clock comes out. You can do this in fifteen minutes. Clock works get to making sounds the older they get just like we do. HE!!!HE!!. You can even get works that chime. Just thought I could save you and others money when this same noisey things happens at their house.Love the mantel by the way too.

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  4. Mantel looks lovely. Love the huge clock and the blue vases. I am struggling with mine right now, so need to remember the KISS method ... "keep it simple sugar."
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

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  5. Always wished I had a fireplace in my house so that I could decorate my mantle by season. It looks so cute!

    DIY Huntress

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  6. I have mantel envy! I want a fireplace soooooo bad!
    Looks great Kath!

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    1. I have mantel envy, too! We have fireplace, but no mantel on it!

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  7. Hi Kathe, great job! It looks great.
    Take care, Julie

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  8. Your mantel is a lovely and unusual style, Kathe. You have decorated it beautifully.

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  9. Kathe this looks great and I love the colors. Nice clock, I like it better then the other one since it has numbers I can read (lol...I'm old and challenged) I also hate that tick tick and it will drive me nuts if I have a clock like that, glad this one is quiet! The little framed piece is super sweet and takes you towards Valentine's day in a perfect way! Hugs!!

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  10. I like the KISS method! Cute. Great clock and vases. Simple and clean but pretty.

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  11. Great Job! I love the clocks and vases. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. This is GREAT, Kathe! I LOVE how simple and elegant this is!

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  13. I love how simple it is, my Christmas wasn't but our winter decorations are! It's so more relaxing and serene that way. I love that KISS, sounds better than the other versions I've heard. Glad you found the clock to make Mr. B happy. Thanks so much for sharing your inspirational Mantel Decor and being a part of Sunday's Best!

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  14. I am at the same stage Kathe - I have a large inglenook fireplace that has a garland on for Xmas but when it comes down, it looks so bare. I have put up new bunting I made but yours has inspired me to wander around my home & find some more inspiring things. Your MIL's gift is lovely ....

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  15. I love the giant clock above the mantle best of all. It fills the space so beautifully but is clean and classic! So pretty!

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  16. Awesome...

    Happy New Year to All...

    Wishing You All the best of 2014.

    God Bless.

    Greetings,
    /CC girl

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  17. I love the clock Kathe! That tick tocking drives me crazy too! lol!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  18. What a great clock Kathe and your whole mantel vignette came together beautifully. Plus...you're already for Valentine's Day. ;)

    Thanks for sharing it a Project Inspire{d}! Have an extraordinary week!

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  19. Wonderful transition.

    - Alma, The Tablescaper

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  20. i love that clock
    and the way you put your display
    together for the new year

    i'm restarting Fridays Unfolded
    and would love for you to join in!

    Alison
    Nancherrow (formerly Stuff and Nonsense)

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  21. Very nice ,,, I love it! Thanks for sharing at The Gathering Spot. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  22. Your mantel is lovely in its simplicity. And I agree with your hubby, clocks are to be seen and not heard. Thanks for sharing at Inspire Us Thursday at Organized 31.

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  23. I love big clocks and Im addicted to decorating the mantels with the holdays! Thanks for sharing over at The Weekend Re-Treat hope to see you Thursday evening!

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