Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Another Look for My Mantel

Most of you liked the star I showed yesterday and some of you gave great suggestions. I took the window, star, and white plates down and put my old, faithful bunny picture that I've had for close to 10 years back up there to see if I liked it better than the star. I also added 2 toile plates out of my dining room. I still want opinions. Y'all have such great taste and I like to hear what others think, as long as you're nice about it and of course all of you always are! Is this more me? I know it's really symmetrical, but I have trouble doing anything but the same on each side.



51 comments:

Mrs. Trixi said...

Oh, now I really love this look.

Sandy Toes said...

OH..I just love it! The bunny picture is so cute and those dishes are wonderful!
-sandy toe

Rachel said...

I think it looks so fresh, it's fabulous!! I say it's a keeper.

:)Rachel

Stacey said...

I love, love, love it the way it is today. :)

Katie said...

I love this, and I would love to have that picture. Where did you get that?? I love rabbits and that is just the picture I would love to have. I like the star but I like this better. Katie

Jess said...

Oh, this looks really nice! I like the way the plates pop against the red!
No wonder you've kept that picture for so long. It is really cute!

Jodi said...

I think this is the first time I've posted on your blog. I really love the bunny picture and the plates! It's just a great look all together.

Betsy said...

I think I like this better...so traditional and sometimes the barn stars remind me a little too much of country. Probably because I am from Texas and they are ususally accompanied with boots and spurs.

Heather said...

I like this better, but I'm a little obsessed with anything toile at the moment!

Laurie - Decorating Fanatic said...

Oh I love the bunny picture! The star on the window was cute too but I am partial to things that looked aged & antique! Very different looks but that just means you can swap them out when the mood strikes! Love all your valentine decor too. Think I will need to put some out this year to give the Hubby a hint that "sweethearts day" is coming. haa! sending him a subconcious message! :) ~ Laurie

Bugzmommy said...

I am quite partial to this look!

Darlene said...

I'm with everyone else...LOVE the bunny picture, plates and lamps. It makes the mantle look so warm and inviting. You can use the star somewhere else.♥

MindyMac said...

I'm kind of torn...they are both great! Just really different looks. That star is so unique, but the bunny picture is very pretty and brings more color. You have 2 great options there!

mishebe said...

Ok, I have that picture. lol. This looks better, it is more you. Love the plates too. Honestly liked the star but This looks more French country and i am all about that. lol. mishelle

Our Back Porch said...

This is the bunny picture I have been looking for. I almost bought it years ago but didn't. I have regretted that decision. Can you tell me the name of the bunny picture?

Hugs,
Rebecca

Tracey said...

I'm no help....I love both looks!
:) Tracey

Sharon said...

The star, the star! Seriously, I am new to your blog-which is great by the way. I like both-but like the star the best.

Sharon said...

I love the bunnies!!! They seem to "fit" better to me but I certainly can't decorate as well as you. Use what you like best but if you don't use the bunnies would you send them to me? ♥Sharon♥

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

Well, I was going to say the star, but everyone else loves the bunny picture...man, and here I thought for sure the star by far. :)

janie said...

I may not be any helper either.. I love animal print and toile! lol, I'm torn! This look is very classy!

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

I really like the symmetry. Something about it is very soothing. Keep it that way!
Carrie

Mimi Sue said...

Great look. How do you hide the lamp wires? LOVE those dishes. Mimi

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Beautiful! Love that picture and those dishes. I also like a symmetrical look. laurie

Krista QQ said...

It's really nice!

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

I love it! I know what you mean about needing things symmetrical~ and it looks really nice that way how you put it together. I love, LOVE the plates~ they are so beautiful, and add such a nice element to the whole look! :) And oh, the bunnies picture is adorable~ so sweet. It all looks wonderful. :)

Sheryl said...

Ilove the current look, but I also loved yesterday's look.

krissa reann said...

I really like this option better...even though I absolutely love that star...but i think this option is more welcoming and warming....
I like the symmetry as well....but I do wonder what it would be like to throw that symmetry off....

Kristens Creations said...

I like both of them.....I'm a sucker for bunnies! Hmmmmm....Which one do you like the best? That's what matters. Kristen

Hadley Coble said...

I love them both! I would be proud to have either on my mantel!

Shannon said...

I love this look. That bunny picture is such a classic! The plates look great with it too!

CindyLou said...

Gotta vote for the Star mantle! It is my favorite!

Bobbi Jo said...

LOVE the great picture and plates. SO pretty! Hugs, Bobbi Jo

Hello Mary Lou said...

I love the bunny picture.

linda said...

This look is beautiful...I love it!

Susie Harris said...

I think the star looks nice but I LOVE that bunny picture!

An Accomplished Woman said...

How pretty. I have the same bunny print in my dining room.

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

Okay, I've got to say, I love the mantel this way! I love your bunny picture...have since the first time I saw it on your blog, and the plates are beautiful. The other look was great too, but I think this one is even better. :-)

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Wow! I haven't been by for awhile...mistake...you have such a lovely blog with wonderful inspriation!
Thanks for sharing the info on the two vintage books from Michaels.

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

I like all the mantel/scapes you have done. I absolutely love that rabbit picture, but I also like the star and the white plates. You really have a gift for putting it all together....I like the window too! How do you decide? Your home is beautiful!
blessings,
Debbie

mishebe said...

Hi, you have been tagged. check my blog at 5:00pm. tonite. mishelle

Tricia Anne said...

Oh my, I guess I will be standing alone on this choice ... smile! I personally like the star. :o) Not that I don't like the bunny picture (you and I share the same bunny love) it is precious, but I am partial to white on red. I don't know what it is. :o) Both ways are lovely though!
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

Erin said...

Angie I love this too. Completely different looks. This one is defiantly softer. I love how you are always changing things up. So fun. Sorry I haven't been around for a while, I have had a totally crazy week. I am going to do better next week! Hope you have a great weekend.

The Southern Housewife said...

Gosh, I'm sorry to say, but I love this one better than the last one. It just fits better in your home. And I totally understand about the symmetrical stuff. Somehow I managed to get my mantel asymmetrical but it wasn't without putting up and interal fight. Ahhh, the curses of loving interior design! ;) I say keep this one! LOVE IT!

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

I really like both looks for your mantle! And if you just naturally gravitate/feel more comfortable with using symmetry, I say that you should do just that! :) And those plates today....lovely!!

Jen r. said...

I love your mantel! It's such a classic look! I really like the plates and the picture together!

Wendy said...

I like this look better. I am a very balanced person, so I like it a lot!

JudyBug said...

Love the mantel! I too have to have things symmetrical. I always think of "Monk" and OCD and have to admit...I like things "balanced".

shannon said...

I have really enjoyed visiting your blog. You have some wonderful decorating ideas! Thanks for sharing---Shannon

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

I agree with everyone - the looks is great. I also LOVE your dishes.
-Laurel

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

Hi Angie! You asked about the glitter on my hearts...It's Martha Stewart glitter...arctic white fine. I got it at Michaels. I got the distressing ink there as well. It's Tea Dye by Ranger. Hope this helps.
Wendy

tardevil said...

For me, I like this look better b/c I like rabbits, and I like brown & white transferware. I liked the window, but didn't much care for the plain plates. The star was ok. Just my opinion.