Monday, September 12, 2011

One Year of Mantlescapes

I was stripping the mantle of it's summer accoutrement (so sad!!) to get ready to do a new mantlescape and it dawned on me that it has been a full year since we did the Fireplace Facelift! So I thought it would be fun to visit all the mantelscapes that I've done over the past 4 seasons. Are you game?

The mantle is one of the only places I have to do any foo-fooing in the living room, so it gets lots of attention, and it's one of my favorite things to do (you know this right?:)

So a refresher of where the fireplace began in our suburbanite home. FYI: Click on the links below each picture to take you to the original post for all the deets.

Yikes! Talk about a flashback! This was taken right before we moved in 2004 (we painted everywhere before we moved in). I lived with this wimpy mantel for several years, then finally we tackled it last summer.

The Fireplace Facelift

( What it looks like, as of today, 2011)

Summer Mantle, 2010

Fall Mantle, 2010

Halloween Mantel, 2010

Christmas Mantle, 2010

Pre-Spring Mantle, 2011

Spring Mantle, 2011
Summer Mantle, 2011

2nd Version, Summer Mantle, 2011

Sadly, Summer is over.....but I am working on a new mantlescape for fall, I'll be sharing soon!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you're inspired!

So, I gotta ask: Have you been bitten by the 'fall' bug yet?


  1. wow, what a transformation, and what GREAT inspiration you share!! YOu've got a great eye for mantlescapes...I'm going to link to these great ideas, if that's okay!


  2. What a wonderful post!! Very inspiring. I think I am going to do my living room mantel today, thanks to you!!!
    Yours are all beautiful.

  3. Every single one is gorgeous! Love it. :)

  4. I have MAJOR mantel envy. Your styling is gorgeous. I am looking forward to seeing your next fall design. Fall has finally found its way here and I might have to change up my rounded corner fireplace...

  5. HI Michelle-

    The fall bug has bitten me - BIG TIME. I love the season.

    Your mantel always looks beautiful. I can't wait to see what you do to it this fall.

    My best- Diane

  6. They all look wonderful. Love the fireplace and all of your vignettes are stunning. Hugs, Marty

  7. I was just looking at mine and thought I better put the shells away for the year and move onto the oranges, reds, and yellows. It's bittersweet for me because I love summer so much. Thanks for the tour of your mantelscapes, they are all beautiful

  8. Love them all!! Definitely inspired, the fall bunting is adorable!!

  9. ALL the mantlescapes were amazing! Thanks for sharing!!!

  10. I always love your mantles!! SOOO ready for my favorite season :)

  11. What a fun idea...can't wait to see the Fall mantle!!

  12. Yes!! I got the urge last weekend and just put a few things out.

    Here it is -

  13. You have the most beautifully styled mantle I have ever seen. They are all amazing and I pinned them in my Pinterest for inspiration....:)

  14. Amazing Transformation! So Beautiful! You have a talent for decorating. Gorgeous mantel decorating!

  15. Love your mantles!! We lease our house so we don't have much lattitude in construction changes--but your mantles have given me some ideas to dress up what we have. :-) I do have a question---what have you put inside the fireplace? It looks like mirror tiles, but I'm not sure--I LOVE the way it looks with the candles and am thinking that I could build an insert like that.


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