Thursday, June 19, 2008

Mantel Mania


My friends Kari and Kijsa are having a mantel party and although I don't have a fireplace I purchased this large shelf to stand in until I do. The stockings get hung here and it is definately the focal point of my living room. (this shelf is huge!) This is the first place I decorate for the changing seasons and it now holds the first Senior picture of the family. So it's like a scrapbook of sorts. Hope you enjoy.

Paula

26 comments:

Hooked on Houses said...

What a great shelf! It actually looks like a mantel. -Julia

PAT said...

I love your "mantle"! It's decorated beautifully, Paula!

Pat

bj said...

oooo Paula...this is fabulous. I am searching high and low for a shelf just such as this to go over a large mirror...saw one on someone's blog.
I love how you have it decorated!!
It works just as well as any mantel I;ve ever seen!!
xo bj

Susie Harris said...

Oh my goodness Paula... That thing is beautiful! Who needs a mantel when you have something a pretty as that! Love it... Susie H~

Lorrie said...

Love the big mirror behind your display. It adds depth and light. Beautiful!

My Arts Desire said...

What a gorgeous mantel...I love the look of the old tin ceilings. It calls my name whenever I spot something of that genre. And it calls loud! Nice job of incorporating into your home!
xo
Sue

Rue said...

Gorgeous shelf! I love that clock too!!

Congrats on your graduate :)

rue

Chris is *Refining Life* said...

I agree with everyone ahead of me! That is one beautiful shelf and you've decorated it with wonderful style!

Chris

Beverly said...

Paula, this shelf is great and definitely serves the purpose of a mantel.

You have great things placed here, and the arrangement of each is so complimentary.

Abbreviated said...

Is that tin ceiling tile under the shelf ?

Kimba said...

That's a beautiful shelf! I love seeing pictures of everyone's mantels today. I'm getting so many great ideas. Thanks for sharing yours.

Kari & Kijsa said...

That shelf is incredible!!! Love the collections, and the design of mantel decor on a shelf- perfect inspiration!! Beautiful!!

blessings,
kari & kijsa

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hi, Paula, thanks for stopping by. I love those ceiling tin shelves, yours looks great. And congrats on finishing your pretty walkway. I've got a project similar in mind for our backyard.

Rhoda

aimee said...

Stopping by for the Mantle Party! I adore what you have done with your beautiful chunky shelf. It looks so warm. I totally love everything you do though!

Marina Capano said...

Hi! Nice to meet you! well, I love its, are so cute! warm regards

Heidi Ann said...

Paula, I think you have done a lovely job with the arranging of your shelf!....I love the various heights & interesting pieces! great job!...heidi :)

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

What a wonderful shelf and the decorating is so warm and friendly.

hautemommy said...

The shelf looks great!! And I love the photos on the "mantel"- always adds such a personal touch!! xo!

Lisa said...

Paula, I found your blog from K & Ks Mantel post, yours by far is one of my very favorites!! Thanks for showing it to us!!

Cote de Texas said...

you mantel looks great!

I got my zebra rug at Round Top. The lady is there twice a year- at Marburger.

Thanks for the comment.

Susie Harris said...

Thank you Paula! I never thought women could act so ugly. I started this blogging business because I enjoy decorating and all of the sweet people. I will keep my head up and my heart open. Thanks again, Susie H~

Susie Harris said...

You know Im your biggest fan... smile, many hugs to you!

Genny said...

That is gorgeous! I like your taste in decorating, and your blog.

Thanks so much for listing mine on your blogroll.

I'll be back. I could always use some good decorating tips.

Susie Harris said...

Oh Paula... if you only knew. Dinner was late, laundry is STILL on the sofa, my dog needs a bath, Im still in my pj's... I will stop now ... I will get it done one day... sunday wont be soon enough for Maddy though. She is so sweet when she wants to be. She came to me this morning and offered to help me with the house. her house. how sweet.. Hope you have a good weekend, Hugs back to you! Susie H

restyled home said...

What a great alternative to a mantel!! It affords you the same versatility and looks beautiful.

By the way, I LOVE that walkway!! I used to have one a few houses ago, and miss it terribly. Right now, we have ugly big gravel! ~~Sigh~~

Susie Harris said...

Hi Miss Paula... Miss you! Im going to do another K&K post with them tommorow. It's on flags. I painted it last night and my house still reaks of the fumes, ugh! It's so worth it though... Do yall have big plans for the 4th? Not us just another day to get things done around the house. Maybe bbq and a few fireworks. Take care , Susie H~