Tuesday, May 24, 2011

White Mantel and Spring Finds

Looking at so many beautiful whites at the 100th White Wednesday last week inspired me to really zone in on whites in my own home.  Here's a spring mantel makeover I did recently. 


After missing out on the Brimfield Flea Market this month, I took a trip to the White Elephant Shop outlet to make up for it.  I've written about the great bargains to be had there in this post.  The visit didn't disappoint! 
I found this salvaged white spindle (next to the candlestick) for just $1, as well as this HEAVY iron scrollwork piece:

I was excited to also find two ironstone pieces, one of which is this jug holding lilacs from our bushes:

This neat chippy drawer was only $5.  I plan to use it as an 'inspiration box', holding bits & pieces that I find compelling.  You'll see I've included my pretty French script gift box and star ornament from the giveaway I won from Karen


Lastly, here's a white wicker chair I rescued from my neighbor's curbside.  I captured a photo on one of our rare sunny days.  May hasn't felt much like spring, but here's hoping June is sunny and bright!


I'm sharing these with the 101st White Wednesday over at Faded Charm.  
Don't forget to enter my French Farmhouse Style giveaway, which ends May 29th!

19 comments:

High Street Cottage said...

Susan, such Wonderful Whites! I just love the softness of your rooms and accessories. I'm a real softie for wicker chairs, and I've rescued a few in my day. I love the way yours looks with the vintage grain sack cushion. xxx

Donna said...

What gorgeous treasures, Susan! I am in love with your chippy box, you will have so much fun with it! And the old spindle and iron piece are great finds, lucky you! Your mantel is just amazing, and totally magazine worthy:)

ozma of odds said...

...so, soooooo very pretty!!
~ and love your inspiration box too:)
xo, Rosemary

craftymarta said...

Thank you for stopping by. I was just going gaga over your beautiful blog and then you were here. Will follow, very exquisite and that blue shadow box...Blessings, Marta.

stefanie said...

just beautiful!!!!

Blondie's Journal said...

You did a wonderful job with the drawer...I never would have thought of this! It looks so pretty with all of your treasures inside! And the wicker chair, how could someone toss that aside?! Lucky you for finding it!! :-)

XO,
Jane

Heaven's Walk said...

I just love that photo of your wicker chair next to the potted flowers, Susan! Sooo pretty! :)
Happy WW to you!

xoxo laurie

FRENCH LAUNDRY said...

Beautiful Susan! Looks like you had some nice finds.

Hugs,
Judy

Anonymous said...

Some fun finds here! Love the way you are using the drawer. Very clever! Jacqueline @ Cabin & Cottage, http://getcottage.blogspot.com/

Roberta said...

Great finds from the white elephant and your curbside white wicker chair is perfect Susan. I see that your lilacs are in bloom as well. They look so pretty in ironstone! Horray! Our first warm, sunny day in ages! Happy Memorial Day weekend.
Roberta

Marie said...

What a beautiful collection of white Susan. And I adore your inspiration box! Very sweet indeed!
-Marie

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh wow, Susan! This is all so gorgeous!!
XO
Cindy

d e l i g h t said...

The mantel looks fabulous! You found some cool things. I have a piece of iron scroll work that looks like it could be the same as yours and it is heavy for sure.
Linda

A Cottage Muse said...

I love your photo of the pretty wicker chair with the flowers...and you captured some sun!!
You sure found some great new treasures!

Cozy Little House said...

Great finds here, and you display them so beautifully! Couldn't find your email address. Just wanted you to know that your blog has been featured over at my weekly Welcome Wagon Friday post. You should be receiving visitors shortly. A hearty and warm welcome to our little blogging neighborhood!
Brenda http://cozylittlehouse.com

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Well you maid up for your missed shopping! Your mantle is so pretty...I especially love the scrolly thing!! Have a great weekend.

Petite Michelle Louise said...

j'adore the mantle makeover mon amie! i love that pressed tin mirror! that chippy drawer makes the loveliest shadowbox as well. al soooooo gorgeous! happy day to you! :)

awal.ny said...

The mantel looks beautiful and so does your spring. Have a wonderful weekend.

Jeannie said...

everything looks so pretty and welcoming!

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