Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Winter Mantel

I love TJ Maxx and always find the coolest home accessories there.
A few of my Christmas presents came from there this year and helped me redo my mantel for the winter.
mantel 1
mantel 4
You know my love for words. 
mantel 5
mantel 2
The Thyme box and the three basket lanterns all came from TJ Maxx.  They look great and they were all so very affordable, which I loved.
My mantel can easily be changed up for the spring by just changing up the wreath and the little flowers.
Heading over to Kathleen’s at Faded charm for White Wednesday and Beth's at Stories of A to Z for her mantel party.
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52 comments:

Missouri Gal Nicole said...

I love TJ Maxx too and your mantel looks great!

Allyson Pecilunas said...

TJ Maxx is such a fun store one of my favorites! Your winter mantle looks good very light and airy which is nice after Christmas. I just started a blog come check me out if you get a chance.

~Allyson~

Mary Lou said...

pretty, pretty! I lovebthe Thyme for courage box. I'm going to see if our store has one..

Jacqueline, Cabin and Cottage said...

I didn't know you could get such cool stuff there! Your mantel is sweet! I love leaving up the wintery stuff! Beautiful!

Laura Sennot said...

I love it! And I have put myself on a no spending restriction! This is going to take everything within me to not go down the street and buy those at Home Goods! I love it!!!

judi said...

amy,
i too love shopping at tjmaxx...such great bargains found there!
your mantel looks wonderful...love the simplicity and the textures.

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

Your mantel looks beautiful Amy. I just got all of my Christmas stuff put away, and I've been trying to figure out what I want to do with mine. You've given me a lot of inspiration here :-)
Blessings,
Marcia

Robin said...

Your winter mantel is so pretty. I just love the basket lanterns and the little white shoes are adorable!

Lindy said...

Amy, your winter mantel is beautiful. I love the subtle colors and the arrangement is just perfect! I've got to get my Christmas mantel down, now, and do something different...you've inspired me.

VINTAGE said...

Dear Amy,

It looks so great. I love your mantel with this fantastic decoration. If I see the lace under, I remember, that I have a lot of things for ironing ;)

Thank you very, very much for your mail - I was pleased huge!!!!

When I see your photos, I'm sure, that this year will be fantastic for you and your family.

Love hugs

Tine

sissie said...

Hi Amy,
Sometimes I'm afraid to go into TJ's because I usually spend too much!

I do love your mantel, it looks very pretty. I'm in love with the wooden box and the wreath inside and of course, your blackboard.

hugs
Sissie

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

Love everything!!

Tiffini said...

You never disappoint girl! beautiful as usual:)
xo

Debbie said...

As usual, I really do love yours. Funny... this is the second post that I have read this morning about changing up a mantel. And just as funny... when I took my Christmas stuff off of mine, I decided that it needed a little oomph.

I'm still staring and thinking and dinking and trying, but I'm not going to do what is the typical default in Debbie Land and just put the old back up there.

I LOVE that thyme box and can't believe you found it at TJMaxx. It looks vintage.

Kim said...

Beautiful! I'm a big fan of decorated with old books. Love them and the baby shoes. Saw you over at Faded Charm.

Laurel said...

Looks great Amy...fun finds :) Laurel

Samantha said...

That Thyme box is adorable! For some reason, I never head into TJMaxx. I think I should start!

Serendipity Chic Design said...

Hi Amy...I love the height, depth, and objects you have used in this vignette....

Thanks for stopping by my blog...

Take care,
Lisa

Creative Ambitions said...

I love the mantel Amy! Great finds at TJM... looks great!! Happy New Year!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

So pretty. I love the look of nature. The baby shoes are so precious. You've created a really beautiful vignette. Hugs, Marty

cecelia said...

Im not a Bloger, but you are one of a few I check often for dec. ideas. I just have to say that the music on your blog blesses my soul every time. I turn the sound up snd let it fill me up. I's a great way to start my day. Thank you and keep up the great work!!

Here On Crow Creek said...

Amy! Your gonna laugh at me. I wanted that box so bad but I didnt know what to do with that hook thingy! "light bulb"!! I had no idea you could do that! That looks pretty with the wreath in it. duh! Thank goodness I am following smart people like you to help this poor country girl along the way. lol.. btw I love the mantel and huge fan of tjmaxx myself.

Amy Kinser said...

Hi Cecelia,

I hope you see this. You made my day this morning reading your comment. I love that my music touches your heart. Music ministers to me in an incredible way and I pray that it does so with others who read my blog. It's all about Jesus!!! Home decor is just a fun thing to do!!!

Secret Garden Cottage said...

Love your winter mantel, Amy! Everything looks so pretty! Love the vintage books and chalkboard!
Happy WW!
~ Jo :)

Okie Chic said...

I need to go to TJMax. I love that box!!! Problem is when I go I spend way tooo much!!!! Oh well. Have a great week!!

Marilyn Holeman said...

I love your box, Amy! It does look vintage. Thanks for sharing!

Sarah @ Cozy.Cottage.Cute. said...

Very pretty!

Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures/Treasured Moments said...

I have picked up that Thyme box so many times and didn't buy it because I couldn't think of what to do with it. I love it on your mantel and all of your other pretties.

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

I own the thyme box and the gray basket lantern too! great minds shop alike, ha, ha!! Your mantel looks beautiful. It's a perfect vintage style vignette!

Heaven's Walk - said...

Amy ..... I think everyone's going to be headed to TJ Maxx's tomorrow! I luv that thyme box! You did a great job decorating your mantel. It looks so cozy and vintagey! I'm your newest follower now - and looking forward to more inspiration from you! Happy WW!

xoxo laurie

saltbox treasures said...

Pretty mantel! I also posted my winter mantel on White Wednesday! Have a great week!
~ Julie

Cassie said...

Love your mantel! And I too love me some TJ Maxx! I just saw those planter boxes there too...wish I had grabbed them!

vintage vine said...

I have a trip planned for there tomorrow, I need a new lamp and they have a great selection....you found some great stuff, thanks for the inspiration!!!!

Amy said...

No way those baskets totally fooled me of being vintage finds!!!
Your mantel is so soft and beautiful even though it has so many textures going on. Great eye for decorating.
This is my first time stopping by, I will have to see your other posts for inspiration
Amy

cindy-stitches-n-stuff.blogspot.com said...

Thanks for your sweet visit to my blog Amy. I want to tell you that I am very inspired with your wonderful mantal. I'm going to TJ Max right now and I'm going to redo my family room mantal. We must be kindered spirits, I LOVE WORDS TOO. And I love to make chalk boards. I'm going to be visiting you often girl.

cindy@stitches

A Cottage Muse said...

Love your mantel! You know I will be off to TJ's tomorrow! Your blog is great, so happy I stopped by!

Kolein said...

Love the mantle and its goodies, Amy! I would like a mantle some day!

Yep, Cecelia! That's would got me hooked here too!

"I am washed by the water!"

xo
~Kolein

Beth@The Stories of A2Z said...

It's Beautiful! Love it!

Beth@The Stories of A2Z said...

I'm having a mantel linky party and would be honored if you linked up!

Petie@inspirednesting.com said...

The mantel looks great...I got the whole set of 'herb boxes' from TJ Maxx, love them. Your lanterns are very cool too. Great mantel, tks for sharing :)

Kristen said...

I LOVE that chalkboard! It looks so neat!

His girl said...

Your mantel looks beautiful!

Lori said...

Love everything about it. I had to make myself drive past TJMaxx yesterday. Sometimes on the weekends it is just way to crowded. Plus my wallet is much better for it today.

Kristen said...

I love TJMaxx as well. It's fun to go and be inspired! Your mantel is beautiful. I love all the different textures!

Stephenie from Decorating Addiction said...

Love your mantel. It looks great!

Jennifer said...

Oh my...I just love your mantel. Especially the Thyme box. Found you from A-Z...

Katherine ( Katie) Corrigan said...

oh love this!

Blondie's Journal said...

You did a fabulous job with your mantel, Amy...I love the THYME box with the wreath and the cute wicker candle holders. I haven't shopped since Christmas and now you've inspired me to go to TJ MXX! Love everything! Did you make your chalkboard?

XO,
Jane

Kim @ Cheap Chic Home said...

Hi, Amy, I'm stopping by from A-Z. My TJ Maxx has not had those cool lanterns or thyme box. I'm stamping my foot, now! Your mantel is wonderful. Hugs, Kim

Deb said...

Beautiful mantel Amy...it looks so pretty! ~Deb~

Pamela said...

I just gave in and ordered a set of those herb crates! Now watch I will find them for far less. I thought $45 with shipping was not bad and I did wait an entire year before giving in. Love your new mantle!

CSI girl said...

I would love for you to come link this up at the CSI Project. The challenge this week is winter crafts and decor. You could take home the top prize or win the giveaway. The link party starts at midnight(MST) on Wednesday. We have tutorials all week too.
www.thecsiproject.com

Hope to see you there!!!
Dee, the CSI Girl