oh, to have a mantle to decorate! this simple but beautiful mantle-scape from caroline’s home (found via abbey) is just too beautiful for words. i love the simplicity of the branches and photos against the soft green wall and decorative molding. and the pinecones? perfect for the holidays- i love winter decorations that feel woodsy and not too “red and green”.


  1. I agree. This is just stunning. Powerful. Sensual. Natural. Love it.

  2. lady coveted says:

    nice! but wouldn’t that be like teasing the fire?

  3. Uncle Beefy says:

    Now that is one spectacular surround! Delicious!

  4. susan says:

    so beautiful! i wish we had a mantle too! i love the woodland effects everywhere.

  5. kelly says:

    This is so lovely! It might also be nice on a wall behind a bed, or even over a sideboard as a natural sculptural element. Perfect for those of use without fireplaces! : ( I want one!

  6. Abbey says:

    I adore Caroline’s blog — she is an amazing photographer and her home is cozy and beautiful.

  7. Chris says:

    I’m down in Buenos Aires and it’s amazing how much this store “Rapsodia” reminds me of your style, the decor is wonderful and the clothes are quite nice too.

  8. Shannon says:

    We don’t have a fireplace either, but we do have a small gas heater attached to a wall, and we are going to build a shelf above it to kind of create a “mantle”! So then we can decorate it like one!

  9. jenna says:

    love it. but what type of wood branch is it> the tecture that it lends really sets the look. a plain pine branch would do it unjustice, wouldn’t you agree.


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