Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Mantel Details

I wanted to talk about the items on my new fireplace mantel. Have I said how much I love my makeover to it?
Read about it here.

Almost everything on the mantel was thrifted. 
Two things were gifted.
Can you guess which are the gifts?
You know the clock is thrifted because I already talked about how I got it at Goodwill for $4.99.
It received a much needed makeover with white paint. 
The darling milk glass pitchers came from the thrift.

I doubt I paid more than $3.00 each  for them.

The square McCoy-ish planter was only 49 cents. It isn't marked but I think it is vintage ceramic's shop. These can be super good buys because they were glazed by hobby-ests. I love it's delicate charm. 

The velvet hydrangeas in the planter were only .29 cents. I got them in all the colors the store had.

The window frame came from the screen guy's salvage yard. 
It was a dollar. 
Read about it here. 
The wreath came from Arlington Resale. It was $3.99.
It looks real to me.

The darling vintage oil painting was also from that store. It was only $4.99.

The ice cream bucket turned wood holder came from a garage sale.
Mr. Bill used it in the garage to hold wood scraps. I confiscated it for a planter. It got the rust from one season on the porch.  Perfection.
So the two things that are gifted are the Pottery Barn lantern 
and the outdoor wall planter. 

They were both things I won at our family gift exchange for Christmas. Actually, the Pottery Barn lantern I brought to the gift exchange, nobody wanted it, so I took it back. Can you believe nobody wanted that? It is as cute as can be.

I don't know where I got the backwards books. 
Some of my old crusty books came from family and others came from yard sales.
So there you have it. My thrifty and cute mantel.
It was fun to realize that just about everything came from the junk stores. I only spent $36.00 on the new surround and about $20 on the accessories.
Those are the cheap thrills of the mantel. 
Sprinkled with junky finds,
Linking with,


  1. Love it! Isn't mantle decorating fun! I can't wait to move into my boyfriend's house and girl-i-fy his mantle! :)

    1. Congrats on the move. I am sure you will have fun decorating his. Thanks for stopping by.

  2. Katie Sue, I LIKE it very much. I know how good you feel about using Thrift items as I do too.
    Just looks great. Good job!
    Audrey Z.
    Timeless Treasures

    1. Thanks Audrey. How are things where you are? It was just too hot today. I'm ready for fall!

  3. Love your treasures, especially the clock, planter, and lantern.

    1. Thank you! I am thinking about how I can pumpkins to the planter.

  4. Your mantel is beautiful! What a wonderful collection of vintage finds!

    1. Thank you, Sharon. I had fun realizing they were all thrifted.