BLACK & WHITE ON MY MANTEL

A couple days ago, I got an idea to re-accessorize our mantel.
After taking down the Christmas decorations,
I hadn't done anything with it and it was looking pretty blah.


I wanted to see how this black wire basket would look and I 
liked it so that was my starting point.


Then I just pulled things from around the house or from my little
 stash that were black and white as well as a little greenery.


After playing around for awhile, I came up with an arrangement
that I'm pretty happy with.
I used a cloth napkin with black stripes to soften the hard
lines of the mantel.


I like how the colors tie in with the black and white of the fireplace.
I think I'll be happy with this for a little while . . . wink, wink!


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Comments

  1. Your mantel vignette looks great!:)

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  2. I LOVE it! I've started using a bit of black here and there in my living to off-set the big, black TV on the entertainment center and I'm finding that I really do enjoy adding it to my decor. Your basket with the number just gave me a wonderful idea! I bought two wire baskets at my neighbor's garage sale. They have round pieces where something was glued on and had been taken off. I've thought a lot about what I want to paint on there and didn't have a clue - until I saw your basket. I think a number would be a great idea. Thanks for inspiring me. You always do!
    ~Adrienne~

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  3. Well I just love that! The plant inside the basket is such a cute idea. You've got fun colors and texture up there.

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  4. I like it! It looks clean and peaceful. Very pretty.

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  5. Your mantel looks amazing. I love using black and white this time of the year too. The pop of green is very refreshing.

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  6. Love the vignette on your mantel.!! I have both of those baskets too.
    ~Cindy

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  7. What a pretty fireplace! Love the mantel vignette.
    Brenda

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  8. love the colors and the mix of decorations.

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  9. It looks very Spring-y!

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  10. Love this - every room needs a little black and white!!

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  11. Our mantle is still blah after Christmas... thanks for the inspiration!

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  12. I love how you used greenery in your black and white decor. It brings a nice touch, maybe hinting at spring!

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  13. very pretty! I love the simplicity~~~i need to do something with mine too! Blessings~~~Roxie

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  14. I love touches of black for decorating. It helps to make everything else pop out. You did a great job!
    Blessings, Diane (Visiting from Imparting Grace)

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  15. looks great....so glad to find you...now following along...I'm really liking how you placed the basket on its side...please come by and check out my blog...have a great day, Mariaelena

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