Friday, January 24, 2014

How I Decorated My Mantle

Does that title remind anyone else of “How I Met Your Mother?” By the way, I just read that Monday’s episode is titled “How Your Mother Met Me”…does this mean Ted and the mother will finally meet?! I sure hope so; this season of HIMYM has been keeping us hanging for too long!

Ok, back to my mantle…last week I asked you all for your opinions on what should star on my redecorated mantle: the Target sunburst mirror, a vintage gold mirror, or a DIY abstract painting. I got the most votes for the painting but I also got some votes for the Target mirror and the vintage mirror. Well, I decided to go for…


The Target mirror! Although it wasn’t necessarily my first choice it was the easiest, and I’m all about easy these days. Plus, it happened to be on sale when I bought it so it only cost $36! (P.S. it’s still on sale if you want to get one of your own!)


In addition to the mirror I added a pink peony and ranunculus arrangement (also from Target), a lovely vintage Vogue cover (which was a wedding gift from my aunt), some books flanked by my new Jonathan Adler foo dog bookends that I’ve been wanting for a while (thanks to my mother-in-law for getting those for me for Christmas!) and a blue glass bottle from HomeGoods with some faux pussy willow stems.




I also picked up this Nate Berkus basket from Target a few weeks ago on clearance for only $10! I really love how it looks next to the fireplace.


The pink accents on the mantle go well with my new suzani pillows, don’t you think?



I paired the suzani pillows with some nice white and silver pillows from Target (wow, this post really is all about Target today isn’t it!).

What do you think? I’d still like to try my hand at a DIY abstract painting but it can be an accent piece, not the centerpiece of the mantle.

1 comment:

  1. love the color of your walls and the mirror is fabulous