Decorating@Nibs- Fireplace Mantels

I thought it would be a fun challenge to do a collection of posts on decorating. Not whole room renovations mind you, but rather smaller, more manageable projects. First up will be a bunch of ideas for decorating fireplace mantels. So…check back as I’ll be posting a new mantel arrangement each week. I hope these will provide lots of inspiration.

Fireplace Mantel Idea #7- In The Pink

Pink, long associated with a little girl’s bedroom, makes a surprising and vibrant backdrop for a few, select items on this fireplace mantel.

1. Pink wall covering is bordered in Micheal’s Craft Store ribbon (brown with pink stitches)

2. Paper lantern from Pier 1 Imports

3. White craft paper attached to the shelf edge

4. Nest

5. Vintage drawing c. 1900

6. Old frame has carved leaves in the corners

7. Book & pink framed reading glasses

8. Faux bois vase by artist Sherry Olsen

9. Gun metal bird feet

The antique wood table holds a stack of my favorite magazine- The World of Interiors.

A peek at next week’s mantel!

(Styling & photos- Martha B.)

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1. White ceramic egg crate– Crate & Barrel

2. Blue egg crate/serving plate– Antrhopologie (also available in white)

3. Crate for nine eggs– West Elm

Note- Any of these would be great to use on your Easter table.

(Top photos of Hope & crate- Martha B.)

Update 7/13/2011– Small ceramic egg crate holds two eggs…actually they’re salt & pepper shakers!

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Happy Easter!

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