Sunday, August 3, 2014

Eclectic Summer "Mantle"

The cabinet in my living room I use as my "mantle" has been a bit neglected and cluttered all summer, so I worked to change that and made it pretty. I have been digging the eclectic look lately and gathered things throughout my home for a natural collected look. I am now seriously in love!

 I had this Wagner bust in my booth for awhile, but I just had to bring him home. He belongs here!

 I know you would have been shocked if I hadn't incorporated feathers in here somewhere. ;)

I usually don't like shells and anything really beachy in my decor, but lately I think they look great mixed in with other natural items. The colors of the shells are lovely too.

I would like to find some fun washi tape for the feathers on the mirror, but scotch tape will have to work for now.

Any new styles you've been liking lately?

I'm linking to the parties listed HERE and to:


  1. I absolutely adore how you have everything displayed. It is so interesting and I love all the neutrals!!!

    Angela @ Number Fifty-Three

  2. Love it! I am the same about beachy decor but I included shells in my mantel too and it worked! I love how you pulled this all together and included all of the natural elements. Perfection! I think I have an almost exact same collection of bottles and ink bottles...we are so alike :) I LOVE how you put them in the box. And where did you find that concrete planter? I have been wanting some for my succulents!

    1. Thank you Alice!!!! I agree, we are so much alike! Why do you have to live so far away?!!? ;) I got the concrete planter with the fake succulents at Goodwill, but it originally came from Target.

  3. Love the nature theme you have going on here, Melissa!

  4. It's all so pretty! Love all the textures. I love random shells added around the house. I love putting them under cloches, in glass covered dishes and on vintage plates and vintage silver platters. New follower here!

  5. I have been so drawn to cotton bouquets recently...I so want one for myself! I love the natural look you have going here.

  6. This is a lovely post. I'm glad I found your blog - I really enjoy your aesthetic. Great photos, as well. Love the bottles and the bust on the books. Nice mix of patinas.


  7. Love all your nature collections and very nice photography too!

  8. I love this look! The varied items come together so beautifully as they are all natural elements. The soft muted colors calm and soothe as well. Beautiful and classic.
    We'd love to have you share at WIW, hope to see you there!

  9. I absolutely love the way you decorated your mantle such unique pieces in such a great arrangement.

    @Seeking Lavender Lane

  10. Beautiful! I love the raw cotton and feathers, and the way you added neutral colors and different textures. Just pinned to the Fridays Unfolded Link Board and thanks for sharing at the party!


  11. Very nice, I especially like the feathers taped on the mirror!!


  12. adore this, melissa! the wagner bust is awesome!!!!

  13. Melissa,
    Thank you for sharing your beautiful mantel at my that bust! You will be featured at the party on Monday.


  14. This is all pretty goreous! Love your styling. The detailed photos are wonderful!

  15. You could use that weird sticky taper candle wax stuff for your feathers........just for the quill part, don't get it on the feathers. They'd stick, It's what we use to keep little doll house miniatures in place.

    Love your decor designs, nice natural neutral pallet is what I love best.

    Have a happy weekend.


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