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Decorating a Landing

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Our second floor landing is such an odd shape.  It's only about 5 feet around and all the bedrooms shoot off of that landing.  There's no hallway, no window, it's dark and there's only one wall large enough to decorate.  It's always been an irritation to me because it's such a narrow spot and the studs in the wall aren't in places where I want to hang things.

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So I was delighted when we found this mantle.  Actually I've used a mantle here before but I still had a blank wall above the mantle.  The difference is that this one is narrow and it's all one piece and the top half is a mirror so it helps light up the landing.
Mr. Blessing was not quite as delighted as I was about hauling a HUGE one piece mantle.

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It only has one shelf so I may have to make one for the other side.
(Love this little French book)

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But for now, I'm ok with putting tall items on that side to hide the difference.

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The best part is that I can change the decor everyday if I want.

Linking up with: White Wednesday, French Inspiration, Vintage Inspiration

30 comments:

  1. You did a great job with the space! Love it!
    XXX Ido

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  2. Beautiful mantle! A perfect spot for it, too! Love how you have it decorated!

    Happy WW Hugs!
    Lori

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  3. That is just perfectly beautiful.

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  4. I think it looks like it "belongs" there!
    Warmly,
    deb

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  5. Everything looks just beautiful!!
    I need one for my bedroom :))
    LOVE FROM TEXAS!!!
    ~~Michella~~
    www.michellamarie.com

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  6. That is just so Beautiful!!
    Thanks for the visual cool breeze

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  7. Everything you put your hands to turns out simply gorgeous. LOVE IT!!! ~Blessings~~Shine

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  8. pretty.pretty.pretty.
    love the paper garland! xoxooxo

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  9. I'd love to have your landing!

    xoxo
    Kathleen

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  10. I just recently discovered your blog and am so glad that I did. I enjoy the beautiful ideas and love the devotions at the end. You add spice to life and feed the soul, thanks.

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  11. I love your use of burlap and the spool or ribbon, perfect!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Michele

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  12. You mantel is stunning, and I like the assemetrical look and the ability to put something tall on one side like you have it.

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  13. A wonderful display!!!!! Love all the shabby,chippy loveliness. the vintage bookpage garland is grand too. thanks for sharing!
    gerri

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  14. Hello...

    Love, love, LOVE your mantle! What a great idea...to place it in this small landing of yours! I bet you smile everytime you walk by it! I love how you've decorated it as well! Such beauty!!! Thank you so much for sharing it with us today!

    Warmest summery wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

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  15. Lovely solution, and the lace in the opening is beautiful!
    :)
    ~Becca~

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  16. What a wondferful solution in a small space! And so soft and romantic too! Vanna

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  17. You have an informative blog. I’ve learned something from it. I do have mine too www.claire-fernandez.blogspot.com... Thanks

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  18. This was really a good idea I love what you did with it and like you said you can change it everyday if you want to.

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  19. What a creative way to use the space. I love how you strung the book pages.
    ox~Cathleen

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  20. You have the midas touch! Everything you touch turns to gold and looks beautiful! xo

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  21. Wow, what a fantastic vignette. Love that mantel. Hreat idea!
    We're so glad you came by rgw Etsy Cottage Style Cottage Colors Party

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  22. What a great idea and it looks beautiful, bet it lightens up the space well too.
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  23. I love your mantel! And I'm saving up for some ruffled leggings!! (Just discovered your blog) Love, Linda

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  24. I love your mantle and how you decorated it...just beautiful!!!!
    I love your blog and have become a follower!
    Jil
    xo

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  25. That garland is so pretty--and it is just paper!

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  26. Polly,
    I've been meaning to thank you soooo much for your so sweet blog entry about the market and my shop!! It was so great to see you and your family at Kane county! Loved your booth!! Hope you sold tons. XO Traci

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  27. Bonjour!
    Very beautiful blog. Such lovely photos too!
    Looking forward to your future posts.
    Check us out! http://www.etsy.com/shop/chezjolly
    Talk to you soon..

    -Jessica & Holly

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