My thrifted teal fireplace mantle

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Hey there! How about we chat thrifty faux fireplaces and other swanky second hand items today, yeah? If you've been by the blog of Instagram this past week, you'll have seen my "new" colorful fake fireplace set up in my dining room. I've always obsessed over the architectural detail and have been looking for a mantle and surround for years. It just so happened the weekend before I shared my living room and dining room in the Blogger Stylin' Home Tours, I found a perfect one!

We got it home the day before my son's 4th birthday party. And then I painted it up until minutes before guests arrived Saturday. And we got it attached to the wall Sunday. I work under pressure, y'all.


On the fireplace mantle I am using my collection of thrifted brass candlesticks and my eBay found cactus candles. The plant is in a thrifted basket. The brass planter is from Goodwill and the fringe plant stand I found through Craigslist and added the fringe. The wooden piece between the plants was passed down to me, it belonged to my great grandmother. The art (Hobson Sconce) and lamps (Hobson Sconce) are the only items that weren't second hand.

What do you think?

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  1. oh my goodness i LOVE jen's glassware!!! stunning collection. and your mantle- well it's famous.

  2. You know I love the blue! Mantles are such great architectural pieces they work anywhere with or without the fireplace. As long as we are talking blue I love Green Spruce's bottle collection so pretty, I think I may have found a new hunt...

  3. Your mantel is beautiful - love the color and can we talk about the fabulous art - wow!! Happy Thursday!

  4. That mantel is amazing! I most definitely DID miss everything this week (I blame unpacking brain)... I can't wait to catch up on your fabulous dining room! Absolutely loving all of it!


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