I cannot say that my house is either rustic or elegant.
However, I would like to feel that I have a bit of both.
Marrying the two elements to make an interesting vignette or feel of a room.
I removed the winter items from the mantel and added a few of my favorite pieces to create a rustic feel
with a bit of elegance.
I have a small collection of Copeland Spode Rosebud Chintz that I started years ago.
I was in my chintz phase and adored the designs of Mario Buatta and his fabulous rooms of chintz fabrics.
Mario Buatta has been referred to as the Prince of Chintz.
My inspiration for this mantel actually came from this pitcher that I purchased in France.
It has been in the master bedroom and I thought I would bring it out to the great room so that I could
enjoy it more.
Returned the two tall candlesticks that seem to be a staple on the mantel and love the simple,
rustically elegant look!. . . rustically . . . is that a word? 🙂
While I was de-winterizing the mantel, I decided to do the same to the coffee table.
Fresh flowers are always a bright spot in the room and even brighter in a vintage ironstone creamer.
Or maybe I should call it a small pitcher.
This cutie is definitely a creamer.
I added another ironstone piece and placed a pretty tropical plant in this tureen.
I loved that the combination of the colors of the plant goes so well in the room.
Love a touch of the outdoors on a cold winter’s day!
I plan to do a little more tweaking to the this room this week to bring it out of the winter mode and
to somewhere in-between winter and spring.
I wonder if there is a term for the time between winter and spring . . . the season of wishful thinking?!!
Have a wonderful day!!
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Between Naps on the Porch for Met Monday
From My Front Porch To Yours for Treasure Hunt Thursday
Katherine’s Corner Favorite Things Thursday Blog Hop