Tuesday, March 30, 2010

The Mantel In The Roger Raglin Room

Catchy title, eh?

I'm linking this post up with Beth's (The Stories of A to Z) Vingette Party! I have a whole folder saved on my computer of vingettes I've found around blogland that I love so I can't wait to check out the party!

 Hi friends! Can you believe this month is almost over? We're experiencing awesome weather here and have been for a few weeks now. It's so unheard of for our area in Northern Ontario to not be buried under snow but I was just outside repotting some flowers into larger containers. I was wearing flip flops and a tee shirt and it felt so wonderful to have the sunshine on my arms. I'm so anxious for the summer to be here!

This past weekend was spent working at the artesinal craft show that my hubby and I help work twice a year. Even now, a couple of days later, we are still unwinding from the show. It's so much work - but it's great to see the different vendors each show. My hubby, his sister and I all work the show doing various jobs so it's fun to all get to work together. Plus most of the vendors give a few perks so we usually walk away with discounted products and some freebies. Can't beat that!

I'm busy finishing up "my project". I've got some spray paint drying as we speak. Until I can post about it, I wanted to share with you my mantel in the Roger Raglin Room. It's a MAJOR work in progress as there are a number of things about the fireplace area itself that bother me - but I sort of am enjoying the placement of things on the mantel right now.

See how the fireplace blends in with the brick? Debating on painting the fireplace but am just not that sure. It's electric. Any advice?

I think my Ikea enamal pitcher needs some blooms in it!

I'm off to go see if my spray paint has dried. Then off to see my hubby about using the drill. See you soon!


Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

Hey, add my link and link this beauty up to my party!!!

Elizabeth (blue clear sky) said...

Very pretty. Lots of my favourite items too, aqua canning jars, stars and white pitchers.

Carmen said...

I think it looks nice. I like the combination of all the items. I love the star wreath reflected in the mirror. I've commented on that before I think. :)

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Richella said...

This is a great looking mantelscape! And isn't it cool how having the mirror there gives you the bonus of seeing the things across the room? I really like that!

Embellished Bayou said...

Very pretty, I love how you've incorporated different textures & colors. Good job!

Marianne@Songbird said...

I love the top of your mantel! And you probably have thought about it, but instead of painting the mantel you could consider painting the brick.
And yes, do get yourselves some blooms for that pitcher, you deserve them.

Debra from Bungalow said...

I love how you used different textures. It addds tons of interest...very nice!
You can't go wrong with a beautiful white pitcher!

Blondie's Journal said...

How pretty! I love the mirror, they always look great on a mantel. And I agree with Marianne that maybe you could paint the brick. I love the white pitcher and the canning jars. Nicely done!

Hope you get to enjoy more of that sunshine, Mandi!! :-)


Libbyloulou said...

It looks nice!
My understanding is that this is to be a more masculine room. You mentioned adding blooms to the pitcher - I'd like to recommend branches or pussywillows. This is a great time of year for pussywillows and they will keep for ages. OR maybe wheat?

Slumber Designs said...

Don't forget the pictures girl! Maybe tomorrow? ;-)

Heather@PixieDust said...

love what you have going on! I agree get the paint out - black or white would be great :) I am so loving your pitcher - I am obsessed with tulips in white pitchers - nothing looks better.

Erin said...

Mandi, thanks for the label resource! I'll have to check them out. I used Mommy Labels when Addison was a newborn, but then switched to inchbug...they are my absolute favorite for bottles, sippy cups, etc.! Thanks again!

Real Life Reslers said...

I love it!

Steve and Alli said...

I stumbled across your blog a few weeks ago and really enjoy your thoughts and projects. For what it's worth, I think you should paint the brick and I had that thought before I noticed you had said anything about it!


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