Saturday, March 10, 2012

Spring and Summer Mantel Shelf and a Pig with Wings

Hello everyone!  With signs of Spring everywhere, it was time to change the mantel shelf in the family room from Winter to Spring.  Especially since I just heard that the temperatures this week are going to be soaring into the 70’s.   

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This time around I wanted to go with a country farmhouse feel with the mantel.        

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Most of the things I used were things I already had except for the galvanized tins.  I bought them 40 percent off at Michaels.  I made the topiaries you see inside the tins.

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Of course changing things on the mantel shelf meant that changes to the sitting area were inevitable.  This is what the area looked like before….

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…and this is what it looks like after I made changes. 

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I made new chair slip covers and the burlap table topper.  I purchased the pillows at Kirkland’s and I also bought the cutest pig with wings.

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Isn’t he the cutest thing!  He was the last one they had.  The sales clerk told me that they were such a big seller and that they had been  “literally flying out of the store”.

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A few of you asked about the burlap doily I have on the dining room table…….I made that too.  

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I may not have a fireplace mantel but I sure do have fun decorating my little mantel shelf in the family room.

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As always thanks for visiting and I’ll be back on Sunday for The Great Spring’tacular Party over at Debbie Doo’s.   My copy cat challenge has to do with this sweet little rocking horse. 

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Until then, enjoy your weekend.

Gail

Linking this post to:

Nutmeg Place for Showoff Saturday

Classy Clutter for Saturday Spotlight

Under The Table and Dreaming for Sunday Showcase

Coastal Charms for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday

Fox Hollow Cottage for Spring Mantel Link Party

Grits and Glamour for Mantelscape Party

The Lettered Cottage for Spring Mantel

31 comments:

  1. ADORABLE!!! I love your mantle, fireplace or not! And the changes you made to the sitting area is fantastic and so inviting. I'd love for you to come by and help me! he he he!

    Have a wonderful weekend! Spring is coming? I do hope so!!

    Blessings,
    Donna

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  2. This entire vignette and corner are just delightful Gail!

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  3. Hi Gail,
    I love it when you show this pretty corner of your room. It's so pretty and the changes that you made says spring and summer months ahead. Love your mantle, it always looks pretty. That little pig is so cute.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  4. That shelf is a great idea for a mantle.
    I have no mantles to decorate or a shelf.
    Yours is decorated just like a mantle should be.
    Cute little piggy as well.

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  5. Gail, do you know you really have a knack for putting stuff together? Some of us struggle to get it right. I'm gonna start saying WWGD when I try to arrange my stuff. What Would Gail Do?

    ~Bliss~

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  6. I love your little pig...second one I have seen this week. Thanks for the encouragement and I hope you will share how to make the burlap topper...it would be perfect in our new place. Is the burlap wide enough to do with out a seam? cuz I don't see one in yours. lencar@cox.net
    Ceekay

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  7. You definitely nailed the look you were going for, Gail! I love everything you do on this mantel shelf ~ it's such a great piece! Love the slips you made and the pillows you got, too. It's got a nice airy, light feel for the warmer weather.

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  8. Hi Gail! Oh, your mantel shelf always looks wonderful and I really love your springed up look! The chair covers are so pretty with the little ruffle and the pillows are just perfect. Now that is one cute little winged piggy! :)
    Thanks for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  9. Hi Gail,

    Your mantel shelf has a vintage feel to it. It looks wonderful. The flying pig is cute. I love the burlap on your table.

    Dee

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  10. Love how you made yourself a mantel! I have my son's rocky horse just like that one, 23 yrs ago.

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  11. Gail,

    I just found your blog and I truly love your sense of style. I love how you put everything together. Great idea for a burlap topper.

    Have a wonderful day!

    blessings,
    karianne

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  12. Two words.... Magazine Material.

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  13. The Rocking Horse is Adorable!! The Pig with Wings Is Such A Cutie!! Thanks for the Inspiration!!

    Happy Day!! Love Me XOXO

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  14. Aw, that little flying pig is just TOO cute!!

    Thanks for sharing on Show Off Saturday!

    XO

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  15. LOVE your stylish corner! Such a beautiful combination, and what a talented seamstress you are! Your little pig is beyond cute! :)

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  16. Gail, I swear you are a master at the vignette. So gorgeous. Every time!
    So glad you could link up for the party =)

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  17. Your mantel shelf if amazing! Such a pretty vignette. I love your flying pig too.

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  18. Beautiful mantel. I really like those pictures underneath it too. Love the overall look! Stopping by from Fox Hollow Cottage's Spring Mantel party.

    Shasta

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  19. Gorgeous! I love that pig with wings--sweet whimsey. (I want your mantel too;)

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  20. Always so beautiful, Gail! I love the rustic feel ... the galvanized tins are such a great touch to have added! And, what a cute pig! Your vignettes are always so inspiring.

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  21. I love your Spring mantel Gail. The wreaths in the galvanized tins look so beautiful! Stopping by from the Lettered Cottage.

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  22. Gail, I LOOOOOOOOOVE this!! SO pretty! The clock and topiaries and tins! Just gorgeous!

    I also love that pig!!! I am going to check out our Kirkland's and see if they have any left!

    This is fabulous!

    Lou Cinda :)

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  23. Gail, what an awesome mantelscape! I love the galvanized tins with the topiaries!! And your sitting area just draws us in! Everything looks so pretty!! You are truly ready for Spring!!

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  24. Gail - do you even know how talented you are? Your vignettes are amazing and you have such a knack for putting together a room. Absolute perfection.
    xoxo,
    Kim

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  25. Hi, sorry, I'm a little late to the game here - I just stumbled on your blog via Pinterest, and I'm gathering that you MADE this mantle shelf?? If so, can you please give me exact directions or else make me one? Haha! I've been looking for a mantle shelf for a while - we don't have a mantle over our fireplace, and I NEEEEEEED one! I just haven't found one that I'm in love with until right this minute! I love love love it!!! LOVE!
    And you are such a great decorator too! That pig is calling my name...
    lauradab88@hotmail.com

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  26. Hi, sorry, I'm a little late to the game here - I just stumbled on your blog via Pinterest, and I'm gathering that you MADE this mantle shelf?? If so, can you please give me exact directions or else make me one? Haha! I've been looking for a mantle shelf for a while - we don't have a mantle over our fireplace, and I NEEEEEEED one! I just haven't found one that I'm in love with until right this minute! I love love love it!!! LOVE!
    And you are such a great decorator too! That pig is calling my name...
    lauradab88@hotmail.com

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  27. You are a master at Vignettes, my friend. I too came across your blog via Pinterest. I love the flying pig, but am in Absolute love with your mantle shelf, and clock. I am going to try duplicating yours. Measurements would be wonderful if you could share.I have been all thru your posts and have yet to find any tutorial on how you made it.I do realize this is now July and not March.LOL

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  28. I love this vignette. It has such a wonderful vintage feel to it.

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