I Love Tea Cups

I Love Tea Cups

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Winter Re-Do~Before and After

Hello Everyone,
February has arrived and things are going swimming @ My Cozy Corner. I've had the Winter mantel up for awhile and I've been working in the garden the past few weeks.  During the month of January I was busy posting my Blue and White showcase. We are planning to remodel the kitchen and dining room so I'm packing all the dishes away in tubs. We are going to start the project a couple of weeks...
The Blue and White dishes are all packed and now the Pink and White are next to pack. 
Where did 2012 go? I look back at the three mantels in this mosaic and can't believe how time flies. 
They say as you get older time goes faster.  Well I think I have been in a jet liner.
I'm joining: 
Between Naps On The Porch for Met Monday
Thrifty Decor Chick for Before and After 
Little Red House for Mosaic Monday
A Stroll Thru Life for Table Top Tuesday
Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday
Sharing my Winter Re-Do
 My favorite cloche is always center stage. A cloche within a cloche.
 After Christmas and the decorations were packed away. Sweetheart and I decided to make more room for folks to walk around and sit on the sofa. We removed the large~long coffee table and replaced it with a vintage tea table I was using as a night stand in the guest bedroom.
 It rolls and easily moved if we have guests and more room to put wood into the fireplace on these cold Wintry nights. 
 On the Tea Table I have a vintage basket that my mother used for buttons and a bowl of healthy mixed nuts. The wood carved duck was a gift from our son. He carved it in 8th grade as a school project.  The books are from my  father's library.  And the throw is for anyone to cuddle up by the fireplace and stay warm. As you can see I have a few throws around. Everyone wants a throw!!! 
The inspiration for this Winter mantel came from a photo in the Pottery Barn magazine. 
I had all the elements around the house and garden for the mantel, so it was fun and easy to put together. 
I painted the GW birds white. They were multi-colored and I love the crisp white look of them now.
I used a couple of cloches for birds and pine cones.  
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A few twigs and pine cones from the garden and a mercury glass vase from TM.
Yes---I painted my brass candle holders black. A couple of years ago. 
White craft paint is just amazing. It covers so well and dries fast. I love my white birds.
I was thrilled to find 'The Arabian Nights' and 'Admiral Hornblower in the West Indies' in my dad's library.
Another find was The Complete Short Stories and Famous Essays of MARK TWAIN. 
I also found a original publisher's red cloth complete in one volume with tanning pages of  'Les Miserables' by Victor Hugo, translated from the original french by Lascelles Wraxall and additions by Charles E Wilbour. Complete in one volume.   


A big thank you to my new followers. 
I hope you have enjoyed your visit. 
xo
Betty @ My Cozy Corner





6 comments:

  1. Oh, I love everything you've done! With all of your sweet cloches, you're ready for Marty's winter cloche party.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  2. G'day Maam Betty,
    Thank you so much for dropping by at D'Box. I am so thrilled & thankful that a great blogger came and visit my blog.

    You cakestand give me än idea com I have the same one. TY för the inspirations and surely bringa me back home.

    Hopen to seende you4 in Stockholm once again.

    Enjoy3 you day.
    /CC girl

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  3. P.S for the typo. I am using my new Samsung tab.

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  5. YOur room is so lovely and the mantel is gorgeous. Your vignette is stunning. The mercury glass and the black is so pretty together and I love the cloche of course. Fabulous. Thanks tons for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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