Saturday, December 1, 2012

Tweaking the Mantel

Hello everyone! 
 
I hope you're not sick of seeing my mantel, but I made a few small changes to it  recently.  I added a bit of burlap to it to warm it up. 
 
 
I added some curly twigs to a brown and white transfer ware pitcher too.
 
 
 
Do you see that darling little burlap stocking hanging in the center?  Well, I just received that today from my sweet blogging friend Linda at White Weathered Hutch.  Thank you Linda! I love it!  She made it and sent it to me all the way from Canada. It is filled with wonderful Christmas scented potpourri too!  I was so surprised to receive it.  I knew it deserved a special place of prominence on my mantel. 
 
 
I added a bit of brown and white ticking to my coffee table too.
 


 
On top of my armoire, I added some blue glass bottles.  I love how they reflect the light.
 
 
So, that about rounds up some changes I made in here.  Do you do that too?  You think you're done and then..........Wham!..........another idea comes into your head and you have to try it out?  That's me all the time!  LOL!
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
~ Kelly ~
 

 
 


40 comments:

Gee Singh Newbanks said...

Soo pretty Kelly. I luv the burlap addition. :-)
Wish we had a smell app so I could smell the Christmas potpourri in the wee sticking .
Cheers, Gee

Ron said...

Kelly- nice tweaks. Where did you get your glittered letters? Do share. xo

Tina said...

I love it! The little stocking is adorable and what a perfect spot for such an unexpected and special gift.

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

It was beautiful before and now it's even better! Adding texture is always a good idea! Next year I want my house to look like yours!

Anne said...

Kelly love your mantle.And no I don't get tired of seeing the changes you make.What a sweet gift from a fellow blogger!Looks perfect on your mantle!
xx
Anne

NanaDiana said...

HOW could we be sick of seeing your beautiful mantle- It looks gorggeous. xo Diana

Debra @ Common Ground said...

never get tired of seeing all your wonderful decorating, mantel included!

Shelia said...

Hi Kelly! I didn't think your living room could get any prettier and there you go and make it prettier. What a sweet surprise receiving the sweet little stocking and looks like it was made for you! Everything you've done is so pretty.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;0

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Gosh, Kelly, just when I think it couldn't get any prettier, you go and make little tweaks that enhance it even more! Your mantel looks perfect; and I love those glass bottles. Beautiful!

chateau chic said...

Oh Kelly, the browns in the burlap and twigs are the PERFECT addition to your already pretty mantel. This adds the cherry on top! LOVE your tweaking. Yes, it's constant at my house too.
Mary Alice

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Love the stockings! They are adorable! I think we have the same topiaries......

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

You know that's me all the time, too. That is why we are always changing and tweaking things. Love your gifted stocking. That was so sweet of her. Loving the added touches.

Pat said...

I never tire of seeing your mantel, Kelly! I love your style!

Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam said...

Lovely lovely lovely! I am going to follow you - I just love your look! I could just move right in! And I totally do the same thing - get it all done and then inspiration strikes!

Deserae said...

Love the touch of burlap you added! Your new little stocking is so cute too....what a sweet bloggy friend you have :o)
~Des

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Love the added burlap!

Kim @ La Belle Époque said...

All the white is so clean and fresh and inspiring.

Sue said...

it's so nice tonight seeing that so many people have neutral decorations....yours are beautiful...the mantel is just perfect...

Calypso In The Country said...

I love the white with the burlap! Gorgeous!
-Shelley

AntiqueChase said...

Love the blue bottles in the room!!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

How nice of Linda to send you that beautiful stocking...and I love seeing your mantel with all the beautiful "new tweaks"!!....I love the brown transferware pitcher!!!

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

The ribbon is such a pretty touch. It does add tons of warmth and texture. Your house is looking so, so good. Magazine worthy for sure!

Laura from Top This Top That said...

kelly, everything is gorgeous! I love the simplicity and your color choice. Your photos are awesome. Have a great week ahead.

Andrea said...

everything looks so pretty! I just adore the style you went with this year

White Weathered Hutch, said...

Your room is right out of a magazine.. The Sweden Christmas Cottage.... You know the one...
All the best... Linda

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

I'm really loving the touches of white in a lot of these Christmas decorations on the many blogs. Your decor just flows so nicely and I like the simplicity of it all. Awesome!

Cynthia said...

Just beautuiful, I like the addition of the twigs and thr stockings are darling.

Cynthia

Jen O said...

Loving the red/white tree theme and your coffee table setting. It all comes together so nicely!

Missy George said...

Your home looks lovely..I'm known as the tweaker..I can't clean without changing something...Thanks for sharing..

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

you can't go wrong with burlap. Love the bottles on the armoire

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Kelly you have so much talent....really really beautiful!!! Could sit and have a tea there anytime! x0

20 North Ora said...

Kelly - Your burlap touches sure warmed up your decorating. It looks so pretty.

Judy

Eclectically Vintage said...

What a great gift of that burlap stocking! Love your entire mantel - the initials tied to the stockings are fabulous!
Kellly

Rooms by Ann said...

Everthing looks beautiful Kelly. Have a great week.

Marissa said...

Wow! Love your mantel! You just inspired me to get started!..you decor is stunning!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

LOL! Can't say as how I get those ideas like Wham! LOL! But, I do enjoy seeing yours!! blessings ~ tanna

Lady Pamela said...

Your home looks so relaxing and festive at the same time. Would you mind if I added some of your photos to my Pinterest board? I would like to share some of your ideas with my friends.
Thanks.
*Smiles*
www.ladypamelascottage.blogspot.com

Katarina said...

I love your living room, Kelly! It is so bright and cozy! I love the table centerpiece, and your mantel is awesome, I can never get tired of looking at it.

Debbiedoo's said...

Those stockings are adorable. Looks beautiful. You have really done a lot.

Heather said...

Your decor is so romantic. I love that you've used neutrals but still created a really festive look for the holidays.

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