fireplace redo


Since the weather outside isn't cooperating, I thought I'd share a little bit of the inside of Lemon Lane Cottage.

The last house we lived in had much more of a mediterranean feel to it and when we moved in here I placed the large Italian countryside oil painting from our old place above the fireplace.  As a result I saw the fireplace and mantel as kind of whimpy.

I knew I wanted to lighten it up a bit, so I started collecting little vintage (thriftstore) oil paintings and mirrors.  I painted the frames of the oil paintings this pretty aqua blue and distressed them a bit and went with a cottage white for the small mirrors.

Then I started gathering white pitchers from around the house.

Instant cottage.  Now the fireplace and mantel really fit our little house, dont you think?

I'm joining these lovely linkies...

House in the roses for Show off Your Cottage Monday
Dittle Dattle for Amaze Me Monday
Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphis Monday


  1. hi
    lovely fireplace!!! wonderful deco!!!!!!
    i love the painted frame,it looks really gorgeous!
    have a wonderful week,
    love regina

  2. White pitchers are so versatile and yours are lovely. I really like the one with red striped.
    Have a great day!

  3. I love how you unified your theme with color!

  4. Frames, frames, and more frames. Gotta love frames.

  5. Love what you have done with the frames and pictures. Very lovely.

  6. Love this vignette and your art collection! I just love the name of your blog! Happy Memorial Monday to you and I hope you can join my giveaway.

  7. Really pretty vingette! I love the oil paintings in the aqua frames! Now I will be on the look out for some! LOL
    Visiting from Show Off Your Cottage Monday.

  8. I am so thrilled you came to visit me and so very pleased to make a visit to you! I love your blog, home and gardens! Your pictures are amazing too! I also live in CA! I live in Murrieta. Are we close? Anyhoo, I am your newest follower! :)


  9. Just gorgeous! I LOVE the aqua frames (my new favorite color btw).


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