Friday, July 1, 2016

Decorative Scale on the Mantel

It feels like Christmas in July. I got a fun package in the mail today!

I have been admiring these decorative scales, but not willing to fork out a hundred bucks for one.

Happily, I get emails from Antique Farmhouse promoting their current sales.  I found this decorative scale  in the "Herbalist" sale for $40 (plus shipping).  Fun fact:  It's actually a fixed piece.  You could put a feather on one side and a rock on the other, they would still "balance."

When I opened the box, I was so excited that I grabbed some begonias from the patio to do this quick styling.  The joke was on me when I realized that I had brought a big toad into the house along with the begonias...

It will be so fun and easy to change this vignette out frequently.  However, I will check flower pots for jumping friends before bringing them inside from now on.

Have a wonderful Independence Day weekend!



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  1. Ellis this is such a great piece! I love that it stays balanced. That will give you so many styling options.
    PS I bet Mr. Toad was looking to be your design assistant.;-)

  2. You have the best mantel with the window frames up there! I love the way you've been changing it out for the seasons. Sharing on Facebook. :)

  3. Everything on the mantel looks great! The scales look so nice with the begonias. I saw some scales recently with succulents that looked nice, too. Thanks for sharing. Blessings, Janet

  4. I have wanted a scale too. I passed up one and have kicked myself ever since.

  5. Your mantel, Eilis, is so pretty! Would you consider sharing it and any other great projects you have at our link party, which is live now. I think our readers would love this!

    Blessings! :)

  6. Cute look! Thank you for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

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