So with Faded Charm's White Wednesday in the back of my mind, I was immediately drawn to this gorgeous little shabby mirror. I paid $8 for it - still has the $24 TJ Maxx sticker on the back. Then I found this chippy, shabby, creamy white, fabulously textured pot...or is it a vase? Who knows. It has part of a Target tag on the bottom and I paid $2 for it. No work needed - perfect AS IS!
I also picked up a whole mess (that equates to 4 in this case) of carved wood candle sticks! Love love love the detail on them. The large ones were $1.99 each and the small ones were $.99 each. I thought with a quick coat of creamy white spray paint and a quick once over with a little stain to bring out the carved detail that they would make a great grouping on the mantel at the cabin.
I have the cabin decorated in a country / Americana / red, white and blue scheme. Since it's a genuine log cabin, E.V.E.R.Y.T.H.I.N.G. is wood. Wood...wood...wood...oh and the stone fireplace. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE the wood, but it needs to be broken up a little bit!
Here's the mantel as it was when I last re-arranged it at the beginning of April. Boring!
In my defense...it's very narrow, so I can't get much depth going
. I have grand plans to top that mantel with a deeper, chunky, wood piece. Maybe black (again with the wood...everywhere...). It also doesn't help that it's split stone and there's not a flat spot to be found..so getting things to look straight is a bit of a challenge. The two pieces on the left are glass cylanders with a white swirl pattern. I'm not sure if they're vases or candle holders, but they each have a vanilla scented flameless candle in them now and I paid $2.49 for each on clearance at Ross years ago...when I thought they'd come in handy for wedding decorations. They were actually left over from the "winter" collection (which I admit was MUCH better than this pathetic bit and of course it doesn't appear as though I took a picture of it then). The mirrored stars are a fixture. For now. I love them...they had been in their original boxes under the bed in my guest room for two or three years before we bought the cabin. Finally found them a home!