(note: sorry this is being published so early - I have to go to the airport to pick up my sweet hubby!)
Welcome to this month's What's On Your Wall Wednesday!
This fun event allows you to showcase your Wallscapes...
Wallnettes (nope that's not a new kind of nut - it's a Wall Vignette) lol....and anything that "hangs" or is party of a wall.
This week - I am showcasing my Family Room Fireplace/Mantle and the print which is hanging above it.
Our Family Room has been a project in the making for about two years. It was a room addition, and the building process was so tramatic - I think we were just happy to get it done. But, I couldn't take it anymore. I insisted we order new furniture, and even though I allowed Mr Grits the leadway on the design. (I know - it was kinda scary)
The room features a large, custom built bar - or pub as my husband so fondly calls it. (I will showcase that area next week for Met Monday) So the style inevidently leaned towards English.
On my very last "flea-venture" I took to England, I came across this dust covered carved mantle. I looked like the Beverly Hillbillies driving back across the English Channel (well, I didn't drive but I did take the Chunnel). I had this mantle strapped on top of my van.
We have always set up a "fireplace" no matter where we went. This mantle has been in my bedroom, in a sitting room, in a dining room - and now it resides in the our Family Room.
We used a sheet of faux-brick paneling to create a brick surround, and with the fireplace screen in front - it has fooled a lot of people.
I love the scenery print hanging above. It could be scenery from anywhere in the world, but it sure does remind me of the rolling hillsides in England.
The top of the mantle is decorated with ivy topiaries, candles, old leather-bound books and a pair of English Staffordshire dogs.
That's my Fireplace Wallnette for this week. I hope you enjoyed it.
So? What's On Your Wall?
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I look forward to seeing all of your Wallscapes, Wallnettes... or whatever they may be.