I hope that everyone is having a great week. Here in Oklahoma, we are experiencing a bit of a cold front. Our high yesterday was only 90, and the forecast for the next several days shows the highs being in the mid 80s. I’m thinking Fall may be right around the corner.
Today’s blog is about adding drama to a small mantel. No one has the perfect home. There is always some little something that we wish we could change. My house has a very small mantel which can sometimes make accessorizing it a challenge. It is only 4 and 1/2 feet long. However, I’m fortunate because I do have built in bookcases flanking both sides. This helps to create interest and is great for displaying my collection of blue and white pottery and books. I recently invested in a new piece of artwork that I absolutely love. It has made such a difference in my room.
I chose a tall painting because my ceilings are 10 feet tall. I also selected a painting that would reflect the colors of the room, and if you look really close, you can see there are blue and white pots with plants in the painting.
I flanked one side of the painting with a pair of graduated candlesticks.
To add balance to the other side of the mantel, I placed a large blue and white ginger jar upon a stack of books.
Instead of hanging the artwork, I decided to prop the painting on the mantel. I like the look it creates, and I didn’t want to drill holes in the Austin Stone.
Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope that you have a wonderful Wednesday, and I will see you tomorrow for tablescape Thursday!!!