Many of us these days have TV’s over a mantel that is located in a family room
or in my case, what we call our media room.
A place where we retreat to when there are more than just the two of us watching TV.
Where there is very large sofa and chairs to accommodate a crowd.
Staging a mantel with a TV mounted over it can be a challenge.
Being careful that you do not obstruct or detract from the TV viewing.
So using some things that I already had and some vintage items I recently purchased,
I began to create a new “TV Mantelscape”
A couple months ago I found these great vintage Charles Dickens books
in one of my favorite antique malls in Pennsylvania.
The vintage white ceramic insulators were purchased from my favorite antique shop.
She had them displayed as bookends . . . thought it was a great idea!
While creating the mantelscape, I thought that I also needed to address the hearth.
I remembered that I had purchased an adorable child’s (or salesman’s sample) drop leaf table
while shopping with the owner of my favorite antique shop and my friend Merry.
We were at the Chartreuse Barn sale in Maryland.
I am not quite certain if this very small table is truly a child’s table
or possibly a salesman’s sample. I found it on a large table at the barn sale.
They were using it as a pretty lift as part of the tablescape. I got a great deal on it!!
I originally thought that I would paint it and use it for a plant stand.
However, I thought it would look great paired with my antique child’s rocker.
I originally had a plant on the table;
however, it made sense to gather some of my vintage games, perfect for this table
and just in time for summer . . . let the games begin.
I have my American vintage/antique pieces
that I have collected over the years, mainly in this room.
I think I accomplished creating a bit of interest to the mantel
without compromising the integrity of TV viewing. Trying to keep it simple.
Well as simple as I get!
Have a great day! . . . I am preparing my home for a Summer Tour coming in a couple of weeks.
I will be giving you lots of sneak peeks!