Ever since I finished re-arranging the entertainment center vignette in the great room two weeks ago, I’ve felt that the rest of the room needed a little more tweaking. I did some furniture moving first off , then tackled the arrangement on the fireplace mantel and on some of the tabletops. Additional artwork in the foyer got hung, as well. I’ll show you that and the rest of the great room in another post soon.
The great room has 18 foot ceilings and the fireplace wall is natural stone topped with a stained wood mantel. There is a lot of light streaming in from the adjacent windows, so the shot’s exposure is a bit off here. But you can tell that I have a lot of expanse to work with.
The leather bound clock stayed from the previous vignette, but I added the two moss mounded urns that were previously on the sofa table. The clock was salvaged from the junk pile at Mr. S’s store. It was originally a cocktail table, but the glass covering the clock face broke while in transit, so the manufacturer just sent out a completely new table. It was actually cheaper for the company to replace the entire piece rather than to send out a new piece of glass! Can I say, “Score one free gigantic clock for me?”
The thrifted china dogs made their way onto the mantel from a bookshelf in the study and a cut glass candy dish and a silver plated oval box from a re-sale shop were brought in to fill space.
I like the ribbing on this box and I’m not even planning on polishing it up.
Since I no longer had the two urns to work with on the sofa table, I had to come up with something else. I took a square woven basket and filled it with an assortment of things found throughout the house.
A bundle of twigs is nestled on top on a pair of resin antlers that are tucked underneath an elevated cloche. The cloche is filled with a concrete bird in a woven metal nest filled with meadow grass and speckled bird eggs.
I topped a stack of books with an old bell ringer and laid a bouquet of dried roses against them. I like to imagine that the bell once sat atop an old hotel desk and was used by clerks to summon a bellboy for his services.
To fill the remaining space, a metal finial leans it weight against the side of the basket and a decorative ball nestles between the antler horns.
To add some additional color to the side of the basket, I filled a crystal vase with three banana plant leaves.
Enjoy your start of the new week!
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