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February 12, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

This last week I made it my goal to decorate our "fireplace" mantle. At our last house this was our entertainment center so we put the TV on the top and the consoles below it. But when we bought our house (woohoo!) it already had a fireplace.; now our fake fireplace is purely decoration. It's taken me a couple of months to figure out how exactly to decorate it, but I finally sketched out my vision, and then made it happen as I found sales. I'm a sucker for a good sale! I like the challenge of being picky, finding exactly what I want, and buying it at a super great price!

So here is our mantle at the moment. It is still in progress, but I am LOVING it so far. 
I continue to add more bright and sparkly things to it as I find them.

I ordered a monogram to go on the wall above this. 20% off of everything in the store!! I'll post that picture once they arrive and are up.
 

Here's a closer look at it:

The vase was from flowers I received for my birthday last month.
All of the hydrangeas and other flowers are from Michael's. They were 40% off and I had a 20% off total purchase coupon on top of that!!
The stack of books is from Half Priced Books and was $10 for the set. They're full of amazing poems. 
The bird is filled with yummy potpourri and it was about $3 at Ross. 

 

The candles are all flameless and are remote controlled- from Costco.
This frame and the dove were a gift for my birthday. I love them!!
Yesterday I purchased a round sparkly frame from Home Goods for $6. (sorry it's not posted)
The burlap is from Joann Fabrics. It was 40% off and I had another 20% off total purchase coupon. I also bought white and plain tan.

 

The short mason jars were also from Joann's and I used a 40% off coupon for that set.
The pint jars were $0.99 at Michael's. 
The stack of books was $20. I was unsure if I really wanted to spend that much, but this describes us so well that I justified it. My husband and I love sports, and this is a vintage set of sports stories. Plus I liked the colors. 
The small "book" on the side held an eiffel tower note pad.

My friend got us coupons to paint 4" hearts at Cafe Art. I made these and cannot wait to see them finished and glossy. These will be added to the display above and will serve as coasters once I glue cork on the bottom of them. 

 

And that's our mantle! I haven't quite figured out what to do with the old console area. If you have any ideas, please feel free to let me know!!

 

Lastly, I wanted to show you the lamps on our night stands. The deal on these made me giddy all day!!

I had this exact lamp in my mind's eye but couldn't find it anywhere within my price range. One day I decided to just check and see if Target had them on sale. They had these in small, medium and large. There were two smalls left and they both came with light bulbs. I held onto those and chose the two shades they had left that sparkle (told you I love sparkly things). You can't see the sparkle very well in this shot, but it's there, and I love it. I pulled out my Cartwheel app (thank you, ToniAnn, for introducing me to it!) and scanned my items to see if they were on sale. It just so happened that each piece was 15% off, plus I received another 5% off with my Target Red Card. Woohoo!!!
I was concerned the lamps wouldn't be tall enough, so I stopped at Michael's to see if I could come up with a solution....
Then I found these small "books" for 40% off! SCORE!! And, of course, I had another coupon to use on top of that.

This picture is of my husband's side. His books are one that says "Explore" and the other says "Italy" since his family is Italian. My books are a gray one that says "Paris" because my family is French, and the other is a blue-ish book with hydrangeas on it because that was our wedding flower. I love how personalized I was able to make everything. I came home and set up the lamps and was seriously on cloud nine! 

 


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