Thursday, January 3, 2013

New Year, New Look

Hello everyone!
 
I hope every one's new year has started off well.  Mine has been a mix of lazy days and working around the house.  School is still out and won't start back until next week, so my schedule is still a bit off from it's normal routine.
 
I wanted to share a new look for my fireplace mantel this year.  It's nothing new for me to change it out, but this time I wanted a more farmhouse vibe to it.  I've been embracing that look lately mixed with my neutral color scheme and really enjoying it.
 
First, I got these brown and white ticking striped pillow covers for Christmas.  Got them early, actually!  LOL!  They are what started this whole new look for me.
 
 
I have some larger ticking stripe pillow covers on order too.   
 
On my mantel, I wrapped ticking stripe material around the base of my topiaries.
 
 
Then, I added some cotton branches in with my curly willow.
 
 
In the center, I added some vintage leather books and a plant.
 
 
And finally, the ultimate farmhouse accent, some cow artwork!
 

 
You may recall this used to be in my kitchen at one time. 
 
My sweet sister gifted two of these to me!
 
Here is the full view of everything put together.
 
 
I'm really enjoying the change.....again! 
 
As soon as the other pillow covers come in, I'll share where they end up too. 
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
~ Kelly ~
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


45 comments:

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

The mantel looks great and love the new pillows.

Debra @ Common Ground said...

love the look, Kelly, and your mantel is always so pretty. Ticking is one of my favorite fabrics!

must love junk said...

Kelly, LOVE the new mantel look, and the farmhouse vibe! I just re-did my mantel, to, and will be showing it soon :)
Happy New Year!
Susan

Lorrie said...

Love the topiaries and the ticking!

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

you can never have too many pillows!! Very pretty changes!

AntiqueChase said...

Everything looks great. love the cow!

NanaDiana said...

Kelly- It looks wonderful. It is fresh and lovely for the new year! xo Diana

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

How sweet of Kim to give you the cow prints. You know I love cows lol! The ticking is a great look and can you believe this northern girl has never seen cotton like that in real life? The mantel arrangement is lovely.

Susan said...

Very nice mantle. I love your farmhouse look. The cow is awesome!

Anne said...

Wow Kelly your mantle looks beautiful!!! LOVE the new look! Mine is a bit sad right now.But I am fluffing things around here too!I guess it is that time of the year!
xx
Anne

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Love love love your mantel Kelly and the pretty new pillows too! I have the same pillows with red ticking, I bought mine from Ann.

Something Nice and Pretty said...

I'm in the midst of taking down Christmas decorations, not fun but it has to be done if I'm to have some fun like you.:)
I love those pillows in brown ticking Kelly, they look great with what you have on the mantel, love how you wrapped the topiaries in the ticking too! I've been looking for a cow picture too only in black and white!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

Those ticking pillows are great and your mantel looks beautiful!

chateau chic said...

Kelly, I really like the changes you made on your mantel. It looks great!!
Mary Alice

❀ JoAnne said...

Love your fireplace, Kelly! I'm always motivated to change some things after Christmas, too. Your home always looks beautiful!!

Jane@Bluebird1959 said...

That cow print is one of my favorites and I really like your new mantel look.Lucky you to still have the kids home on Christmas break.Jane

Stacey said...

That looks fantastic! Love the cow up there. I am on the hunt for some new pillows too. :)

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Looks great, Kelly!

Laura from Top This Top That said...

Hey kelly! Love those brown ticking pillows. You usually don't see brown ones. Happy New Year!

cynthia lee designs said...

Kelly,
I love your farmhouse look. Oh my...ticking pillows and a cow print...love, love, love it!!
~Cindy

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Happy New Year, Kelly! Your mantel looks great! Love those pillows! Your home is beautiful!

Designs By Pinky said...

I love the pillows AND the mantle. I am antsy to get all my Christmas away BUT am going to Fl. for 4 days next week so don't/can't start til I get back. XO, Pinky

White Weathered Hutch, said...

Kelly, everything looks MARVELOUS!!!

Bonnie said...

You do have the knack for decorating and do it with such ease.

I am still putting up wreaths etc.

I like your new pillow covers and your mantel is fabulous.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Lookin' good!! New season rolling in! Love the cotton and the cow! blessings ~ tanna

Deserae said...

Your mantle looks great....beautiful pillows too! Love the cow canvas hanging above your mantle....just fabulous!!!!!
~Des

Robin said...

Your mantel is looking good. I love how you wrapped the plants with ticking stripe fabric and the cow print is AMAZING!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Very nice, Kelly. The ticking is a great addition.

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Your new pillows look so pretty and your mantel looks really wonderful! You are going to laugh when you see my winter mantel because I also have a plant in a brown "wicker" holder on mine. Great minds think alike! :) :)

Sandy said...

Love the farmhouse look! I have always loved cows and really like the one you have on your mantel.

ImSoVintage said...

It looks wonderful, Kelly. I am in love with ticking.
Hugs,
Laura

Andrea said...

love the new look!!
XXOO
Andrea

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

I love brown ticking. I looked for some in the fall but couldn't find any that I liked...yours is great!

Christine Vandormolen said...

Hi Kelly, love those striped pillows...I have some dark leather chairs in my kitchen that need some Pillows to give them some life and brighten things up .I think those pillows would look great on them....Can I ask you (ONCE AGAIN) where you got them from? lol...Greetings
Christine

Missy George said...

great look..love the pillows

Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam said...

Lovely! I have some cotton coming as soon as my parents get home from Kansas! I wanted so bad to bring it with me but just didn't have room for everything so I had to leave it for them to bring!

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Kelly,
The Mantel looks awesome, love the ticking! Your new pillows are perfect for your new look!
Have a great weekend!
All the Best,
Christine

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Oh I love the new mantel vignette!!....Love how you tied in the ticking from the pillows to the mantel!...and I heart, heart that brown transferware pitcher!...Beautiful Kelly...Have a great weekend!

Holly Browning said...

Hi Kelly! Happy New Year! When I saw your title of this post - I thought - no, don't change your look - I love it. But you actually just enhanced the great look you have been creating. Beautiful!

Pat said...

Looks beautiful Kelly! Love the brown ticking!

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Kelly I am loving those pillows...and the way you wrapped your plants...very pretty! January is such a non discript month isn't it....talk soon! xoxo

summersoul said...

It's beautiful. I love the topiaries!

Bliss said...

I am so old I didn't know ticking came in anything but blue. I want some brown so I can wrap the bottom of stuff cuz how cute is that?

Bliss

Katarina said...

Wonderful mantel, Kelly! :-)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love the update to your mantel, Kelly! So many nice textures, shapes and elements. Love the ticking stripe covers. I love using stripes mixed in with other patterns.