Mantle Masterpiece

I found this mantle a month or so ago at my favorite antique store. I've had a love affair with this piece. Its price tag was a little on the high side. However, after multiple visits to the store this piece kept staring me down. I finally had to have it. I brought it home, bolted it to the stud in the wall and I was set! Now for the real challenge, how to decorate it!!?!?

I was on a mission to only use things I had around the house. Luckily I have a lot of cool treasures around here. I love these vintage windows. I have a whole stash of them! All shapes and sizes, different colors and finishes. The shutters were a $3 steal! the black lantern was an Ikea purchase. Add in a mish mosh of Mercury Glass, some pillar candle holders, a scalloped chalk board and a pretty H I made and you'll have........

the finished project!

love love love!