I don't have a fireplace or a mantel in the house, but hubby has a fabulous vintage one in the barn. Go figure. In order to get my mantel fix for the holidays, I need to browse online. Luckily, there's a lot of faux mantel inspiration out there.
Just because you don't have a fireplace, it doesn't mean you can't have a mantel. Years ago, I might have snubbed my nose at them, but now I find their quirkiness very appealing. I even have a few ideas about how to make them useful. Maybe one day, I'll jump on the bandwagon!
|Faux Fireplaces as seen on Growers Daughter|
|Vignette Designs did a wonderful post on Decking the Halls with Fresh Greens and Flowers|
|from Happy to Design|
I've already posted once about the faux fireplace from Jaime on Caught in Grace. She now has it decorated for the holidays!
|I love Jaime's quirky chalkboard fire!|
|How pretty is this! Six old boards. Wow. - as seen on The Little Apartment|
She was inspired by this (me, too):
|from Dreamy Whites|
By the way, after browsing a bit on the Dreamy Whites blog, it was hard to get back to this post. I love the look she's created in her home. I love that it's not completely white. Bits of vintage looking color is everywhere.
Maybe a mantle isn't needed. A fabulous shelf can
be decked with holiday trimmings.
|Peg Rack - from Country Sampler Magazine|
I also write a blog for Rockin' B Antiques - the shop where I rent my booth. I have written a post with inspiration for decorating mantles for the holidays. There are LOTS of really pretty pictures there, so take a look!
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