My Mantel

Slowly, I have been decorating our home since we moved in last September. I have so many organizing and decorating projects planned, it just takes time to make it happen. My most recent project was adding a bit of life to my mantel. Before it was just empty.

I wanted to add a 4th color into my living room color scheme to give all the other colors a little more flavor, so I’ll slowly be adding a few peachy touches. These flowers are my first peach addition and I love them.

The fake-fresh flowers were easy to make. I found the silk flowers I wanted first and then found the vase. I got a package of “simulated water” from the craft store. I mixed up the “water” in a disposable container and poured it into the vase. After that, I arranged the flowers the way I wanted and let the simulated water harden and cure for 8-10 hours. The bubbles float to the top as it cures.

I like my decor functional and beautiful if possible, though beauty can be reason enough. This trunk will hold all of our little family mementos we gather, like sand dollars from a beach trip or ticket stubs from plays.

This clock has been around our whole marriage and I still love it. And the pear, what can I say – I have a thing with pears now.

Here is the top of my entertainment center. See what I mean about pears?

Happy Decorating!


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14 thoughts on “My Mantel

  1. Hi Mary! Stopping by from Kelly’s. I really like your mantle and the colors you’ve used. The “fake” real flowers look great! Blessings, Dani

  2. I love your pears. They’re adorable. That little touch of water really makes those flowers look real–I’ll have to look for that at Hobby Lobby.
    Thanks for linking up at Making Space Mondays. I hope we see you there next week! -Tabitha

  3. Love the pears and the mantel, but I kept staring at your curtains…soooooo pretty! Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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