Sunday, August 1, 2010


When we purchased our home I knew instantly that the fireplace in our living room would be the focal point. It just begged for something new to bring it back to life (please no offense to the family portrait).

I just didn't figure a large photograph of Hubs and I hanging over the fireplace would be the design direction I wanted to take.

But ... there was no denying that this could look very beautiful as I adored all the ornate detail. I started searching for the perfect mirror to hang above the mantel.

I already owned this metal mirror so it was used temporarily until I could find what I would describe as the 'perfect union'.

After searching yard sales, flea markets and antique shows, who would have thought that I would find this mirror at, of all places, HomeSense?

Have I ever had fun decorating this mantel for the past 7 months!

CHRISTMAS - with my putz inspired houses that I collect.

VALENTINE'S DAY - with my vintage chalkware cherubs.

My precious Easter putz inspired house.

And now my latest summer mantelscape! (I do hope that is a word)

It consists of garden statuary, sweet birdie tealights, some dried flowers, a decorative metal grate and an antique window frame.

With each changing season and holiday I will continue to enjoy refreshing my focal point.

I'm linking to Funk Junk Interiors Saturday Night Special.

Funky Junk's Saturday Nite Special

Cheers - Lisa


  1. Great mantle! Love the mirror! Thanks for your comment too! Thanks for sharing!

  2. You are absolutely right! That mirror was made for your mantle. But at HomeSense??? Sometimes that store truly amazes me. I know where I can get a mirror like that, but it is bare (without the fine carving). I wonder if I could add wood appliques.
    Great Post!

  3. Lisa,

    I love the mirror, it suits it so well!!! Well done, girlfriend!!! If you have any brass on the front of the grill still, my advice would be to spray paint it out, flat black. Love the Christmas mantel! Gorgeous!!!!!!


  4. Lisa,

    That is very funny! My hubby had a chuckle!!! Thanks for your nice comments!


  5. Oh the mirror makes all the difference. I thought it was a vintage mirror from a dresser....can't believe it's new. What a great find.

  6. Hi blog friend,
    The mantel is gorgeous! Love the Christmas scene! Beautiful for all seasons!
    ~ Julie

  7. Hi Lisa! I LOVED looking at your seasonal changes on your mantel! Beautiful! You have a knack for displaying treasures, friend! :) Just beautiful!

    In response to your question about all those items in that little coffee shop -- yup! They were all for sale. I wanted to take everything home with me, but couldn't figure out how to take it all on the plane with me! lol!

    xoxo laurie@heavens-walk

  8. I love love love your mantel! Great inspiration! I, too, love Putz houses! I'm glad to find your blog! Thanks for stopping by!

  9. Your mantelscapes are gorgeous. And your incredible HomeSense mirror is the perfect backdrop. With each post I've read, I'm more in awe of all the lovely details of the woodwork in your home.

    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage


Many thanks for your comments!