Welcome to this month’s Pinterest Challenge where a group of us get together to share our take on fun decorating ideas found on Pinterest.
Cindy of County Road 407 is our fabulous host and she picked a gorgeous mantel to copy! Here it is below:
If you are coming over from Paula of Virginia Sweet Peaand are here for the first time, welcome! This month’s Pinterest Challenge mantel comes from Samantha who writes Little Bits of Home. Her mantel is all about the seaside and is bursting with charm and bright pops of yellow.
I am loving this mantel with its clear aquamarine glass in the candlesticks, sweet little medicine jars and vases. These cool pearly white vases with their yellow explosion of color bring another summery dimension to the mantel . The addition of the two white bound books repeat the color.
I looked through all of our goodies pulling out similarly shaped glass vases and greenware. I then looked through my stash of faux florals and found only one lone sunflower.
Altering my mantel to feature pops of pink instead of yellow is more in keeping with my style and this is what I came up with for my mantel recreation.
This French mirror was already in place and takes the place of the painted and carved mahogany mirror from the inspiration vignette. I thought about switching out this mirror for a white wooden framed mirror we have, but Mr. Ethereal needs to be home for this to happen! So, not this time. 😉
Gone are the lanterns and whimsical rabbit from last month’s Pinterest Challenge and the white capital has been brought up onto the mantel giving height to the green glass jars.
For height on the left side I brought in one of the altarsticks I made last fall. This balances the height of the hydrangea-filled jars on the opposite side of the mantel. The addition of a larger deep pink vase mimics the shape of the inspiration piece’s white vases.
My mantel is quite different from the mantelscape in the inspiration piece but I worked to keep the scale in mind. By bringing in glassware in aquamarine green and pinks with florals in deep pink hues, this mantel has an essence of the original without being an exact copy and that is what inspiration is all about.
How will you use this vignette to change up your
Thank you for stopping by and if you enjoyed this post, consider subscribing to French Ethereal. Thanks again, to Cindy for creating this month’s fun Pinterest challenge! Katie of Let’s Add Sprinkles is up next on the tour and I know you’ll love her bright and cheery mantel!
Katie’s sweet daisy-filled mantel!
All of the participants on today’s tour are linked here below making this an easy hop. Do stop by and see all of the other ladies on today’s Pinterest Challenge as part of your inspiration tour!
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