Friday, January 22, 2010

Living Room Mantel

I love parties so here I am joining another one. This time it is the 3rd mantel party hosted by Beth at http://bethcrabtreehunter.blogspot.com/. Don't forget to visit her to see more wonderfully decorated mantels.
Last week, I showed you our mantel in the family room. Shown below is our mantel in the formal living room. We have 3 fireplaces in the house. The third one is in the kitchen and maybe I'll show that to you next week.
The painting above the fireplace is my childhood home in the Philippines.
We have a collection of Sevres urns and I placed some celeste blue ones here. In the center is a Waterford crystal clock that a friend gave me for Christmas. We were shopping at TJ Maxx and I saw it and told her I really like it but will think about it for a while and decide later if I will buy it or not. After a while, I went back to get it but it was gone. I was kicking myself for not buying it. Unbeknownst to me, she hurriedly bought and paid for it and had the cashier wrap it fast so I wouldn't see it. And then she surprised me and gave it to me for Christmas. Isn't that sweet?
Do you like the shell shaped urn? Or maybe it's not called an urn. Do yo know?


We bought the crystal finials from an antique shop. They came with a mirrored tray and 1 more for a total of 5 finials. The tray and 5th finial are sitting on the coffee table right now. Nothing is ever permanent in our house except for the heavy furniture that I cannot move, lol.

Thanks Beth, for hosting another mantel party and thank you all for coming for a visit.

19 comments:

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

That is one gorgeous mantle Christine! The blue's are so stunning and waterford crystal, oh my! Stunning! Cindy

bj said...

This is just beautiful, Christine. I am so in love with the vases AND that pretty clock.
Beautiful mantel.

Tardevil said...

We must be soul sistas b/c nothing is ever permanent in my house either! LOL! That was a sweet thing for your friend to do. Don't you just love surprises like that? The shell urn? is my favorite, but the others are gorgeous too. So cool that you have a picture of your childhood home. (My daughter says I shouldn't be saying cool anymore! :O) Have a great weekend!

Debbie said...

WOWZA! That is so pretty Christine, you have such beautiful things to display!!

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

What beautiful treasures you have on display Christine! I am honored to have you link up again :).

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Christine, your mantel is beautiful and elegant...just like you!

Barb ♥

lostpastremembered said...

What beautiful Sevres! It's a lovely mantle. So glad to have found you!

Shelia said...

Oh, my goodness, Christine! Your mantle is so beautiful! You have the prettiest things and just know how to put it all together! I think I've said that before, but I mean it. Your home is so lovely!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Just Breathe said...

It's beautiful. I love the picture.

Chari said...

Hi Christine...

What a sweet treat...to get to see your beautiful mantelscape in your living room! Ohhh...I love all those beautiful turquoise blues...just gorgeous, my friend! And...I noticed how the blues from the painting just pulled it all together so beautifully!!! Love all of your fabulous Sevres!!! Are the shell shaped Sevres new? Ohhh my...they are gorgeous!!! What a unique and beautiful shape! Now...for that pretty painting of your childhood home...it's so beautiful! Was wondering if you painted it? Christine, your childhood home is sooo pretty!!!

Well Darlin', thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us...and that gorgeous mantel! Such a treat!!!

Love ya,
Chari

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Beautiful mantel decor - Thanks for sharing with us. I would think the shell could be classified as an urn.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What a beautiful mantel! Even without all those gorgeous pieces!

Blondie's Journal said...

Your mantel is beautiful, Christine. Of course, I enlarged so I could get a better look at the painting of your childhood home. How pretty it is! Your mantel is pretty too, with the vases. I love that shade of blue. I love the story of the Waterford clock. The story and the clock are beautiful!!

Lovely mantel! I have sent you an email!!

xoxo
Janie

Stephanie Lynn said...

This is simply stunning! The urns are amazing...your home is gorgeous!

Self Sagacity said...

Those are some beautiful things on that mantel. :-) I like the blue urn set, it's very unique.

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Christine what gorgeous colors those urns are you have!! You have such exquisite things!

blessings
mary

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I've never seen anything like those shell shaped urns (or whatever) so unique. What a treasure to have the painting of your home above the fireplace. You have such beautiful things!

Sue

Grace @ Ruby Moon Designs said...

You did a wonderful job arranging your mantel...I love that blue color on the urns. It is lovely!

Blessings, Grace

Kathysue said...

Hi C, I just read your comment on my Quirk post and Debbie asked me the same thing. I move it when I am working it is only after I have cleaned and wiped the sink out and when I am done in the kitchen it has to be straight down the middle, I laughed so hard when I imagined water going every where, Don't worry I do move it to do dishes,hehe,Kathysue

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