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Saturday, August 18, 2007

A little section of my mantle ~


Can you tell that I love old things? My mantle has no rhyme or reason, but holds a collection of treasures that I have gathered over the years. Some are gifts, found items and some things I've even found in our own store!

Isn't it amazing that as you bring these items into your home and group them on a shelf, a table or mantle ~ they look as though they belong together. Mismatched, yes. Imperfect, yes. But now that they are here, together on my mantle . . . they are home.

19 comments:

madrekarin said...

Dawn- I do not know what it is about your photos, but they draw me in every time. I am sure that the color has something to do with it. Anything earthy, old, sepia toned or tattered seems to pull at something in me.(I know- "tattered" is not a color. But tattered things have a commonality about them, a "feel" that is like a color.) Ok. I'm wierd.
I love your mantelpiece display. Just beautiful. Once again. :)

wisteriagirl said...

Sweet Angel Girl...you have just got that touch!! Absolutely beautiful. Wish you could come to my house and give it your touch. Hugs, Cindy

Decor4U said...

I like your blog &I'll be glad you visit mine,I love decorating:)waiting forward to see your comment,have nice day

Utah Grammie said...

Love it, love it, love it! Especially the dog - just darling! You do have a "touch" - and it looks amazing - just my style!

Daisy said...

Wow Dawn, I do so wish that I could set photo's up that way... I guess the thing is, they aint set up are they, you relly do live in that magical world. That little dogs face is to die for.
xxx

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Dawn, everything you show us is so beautiful. You have the best eye, and know just how to arrange vignettes. :)
Lidy

HopHopJingleBoo said...

oh i love how you do all your designs,and decorating,answer to your questionabout the swap, i'm asking if people want to do a paper collage or figures .. guess so far leaning to the 'anything goes', as long as its stays in the theme of a cat and/or pumpkin!

Leigh said...

This looks beautiful! I agree, put the things you love together and it will work and look great!

EVA AGNES said...

They are such wonderful items you have grouped on your matle.
But, I think the grouping is important to make it look like yours do.
It depends on how you put them together.
That is something you have done perfectly.
Love Eva Agnes

Dixie Redmond said...

Dawn, I bet I could send you a box of odds and ends from my basement and you could arrange the items into a visual invitation to rest and meditate. Beautiful.

Lee W. said...

very pretty. I love things that look kind of thrown together.

Brenda said...

That's really cute, I like collecting old things that mean a lot to me and have to remind me of other times.
It's what makes a home a home.

:) Bren

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Jen @ The Cottage Nest said...

Your mantle looks beautiful and I adore you little dog!

wanderlustNpixiedust said...

I discovered your blog a little while back and love your postings. I too love & appreciate the beauty and history of older things. Friends and family don't always get it. One friend actually looked around my home for the first time and asked "You're not scared surrounded by so many old things?" It's nice to be able to check in now and then with a kindred spirit.

Wendy said...

oooh Dawn, I love all your vintage treasures! I would love to take a stroll through your home and see all your 'old things'! :)

Heather ~ Pretty Petals said...

I love this picture!! the tatted lace is gorgoeus mixed in!

Heather

Amy Wagner said...

So beautiful!!
I think anytime you group things together that somehow speak to you...they speak volumes!!
Amy

annie lockhart said...

hey dawn...your little nook on the mantle looks so inviting...a story to be told.

Lori said...

imperfect.....no way..... i say:exceptionally perfect!!! this is beautiful!!!

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