Friday, January 13, 2012

Paris Flea Market Mantel

Hi Everyone!

I'm still here. It's been one of those weeks. Uggg! Life sometimes just seems to get in the way...Anyway, I wasn't able to get to any of the projects I wanted to start this week...:-( But at least today I was able to get around to redecorating my mantel. Just wanted to share some pictures with you. Tell me what you think...

I'm calling it my
"Paris Flea Market Mantel".

Here's a closer look.

All the items, with the exception of two, I got at Le Thrift Store...Hee, hee, hee. Not exactly a Paris Flea Market, but the next best thing...I think :-)

The vintage french postcard and pearl garland were a giveaway I won from my friend Linda a while back...I think it goes perfectly here. And the really old books under the bust were given to me by my dad...Well just until he wants them back :-) It took me a while to convince him that they would look much better displayed in my petite cottage than stored away in a box in his house :-)

Oh no, wait, three things...The little birds where a gift from my cousin Irma.

Hope everyone had a wonderful week.
Enjoy your weekend!

Hugs and Kisses,


Marydon said...

It is gorgeous as always, Ana...but I LOVE those columns on the sides, where did you get them? Fabulous idea.

Have a beautiful weekend ~

Susan said...

It's all gorgeous - I really love the bust! I've been looking for one of them at my own local le flea market :)

Have a wonderful weekend, dear friend!

d e l i g h t said...

Hi Ana, it is beautiful and well put together and I love the theme!
So happy that you found a place for the postcard. It looks great under the glass. Have a wonderful weekend.

•♥ Ally ♥• said...

my friend, thanks for giving something beautiful to look at my eyes. all the details leave enchanted watching. I hope you have a happy and productive weekend

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Oh my heavens, Ana, I love this mantel! You did an amazing job. It is one of the prettiest ones I have ever seen. What an adorable theme for a mantel!

A Rose Without A Thorn said...

Love the mantle it looks so french and chic, perfect, Maureen

Gina said...

Oh Ana, it's lovely! You really did an excellent job. It's a perfect collection of pretty items.

LizlovesVintage said...

Oh, it reminds me of Paris! Well, I've never been but, would love to go one day. Beautiful mantle decor. Now, I'm itching to go to a market. eeek! How many months do I have to wait?
Have a great Saturday!
By the way. My Aunt is named: Irma ;)
Tell your Irma, Hola.
xoxo Liz

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

I love the little birds!! I have some sort of serious attraction to bird objects! beautiful job, Ana. blessings ~ tanna

Leslie said...

You have out done yourself again. Stunning.

The Hopeless Romantic said...

..........And all put together, they all make ur mantel sing.....I love it! Especially the old brick and the candle sticks........stop by and hi sometime...........Bonnie

Jacque said...

Good Morning Ana,

Well, you know me...ANYTHING French RElated is down my alley!! I love the new look!

Where do you find all your cloches? I never see them in thrift stores in my area!

I'm going to be WAY behind on my posts. I'm in AR with my children/grandchildren, fixing to celebrate Emma's 1st birthday!! I can't believe how fast time flies!!

Have a great Sunday and a wonderful productive week!

Cindy said...

Hello my sweet friend,
Your mantel looks beautiful! I love all of the pretty items, put together so artistically. And frugally! Thrift stores are the best!
Love and hugs, Cindy

Katherines Corner said...

Ana it's gorgeous! Truly lovely That swan is amazing too. Hugs!

Northwest Texas said...

The entire mantel is beautiful but I love the iron finials most of all. Such an artful display of cherished accents. You always do such a lovely job of display!

Red Rose Alley said...

Your Paris mantel is wonderful Ana. I love that statue. I think Paris decor is so romantic and elegant. I am really into birds lately too. Have a nice week.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Ana,
I like it...its very charming and creative a fun theme. Are your going to put candles in the candle sticks? I love how they look like columns.
Its so fun to re-purpose and decorate.
I hope this week goes better for you, I know how it goes sometimes our life just gets so busy and then we wonder where did the time go to.
Big hugs and have the sweetest of days, Elizabeth

chateau chic said...

Great thrifting and I love how you put it all together for a very Paris flea look!
Your newest follower, Mary Alice

Kerri said...

Hi Ana, I love your Paris Market Mantel. Its so pretty! I am crazy for all things French!! I just painted a pretty French label sign and posted it to my blog this morning. My first post in a month.LOL

I have missed you!

Hope you are having a blessed Sunday!