Mantel Remix

I rearranged the mantel a bit. Not a major change—just enough to keep things from feeling stagnant around here. I decided to move my dirt collection to the mantel since I love it, and it was previously tucked away in the guest room. I also wanted to display the burned horsehair vase Daniel got me at the fair. Hopefully my plants will grow and drape down over the bricks. Maybe I’ll dump some fish fertilizer on them and see what happens. Have you guys tried that stuff? It smells terrible, so it must be great for plants.

newly rearranged mantel:

brick fireplace mantel arrangement

old mantel arrangement:

brick fireplace mantel arrangement

The zombies print is from Yee-Haw Industries which sadly closed, but you can still get one from this kickstarter campaign—thanks to Kristen for the tip!


    1. Amanda (wit & whistle) Post author

      That’s my dirt collection. I collect a bit here and there when we travel to bring home. Cheapest souvenirs ever!

  1. Nicole

    love the new arrangement! i always have a great time rearranging too :) little changes here and there are always nice.

  2. Sarah

    I love your dirt collection! Such a great idea–all of my collected sand samples are just in Ziploc bags. What do you use for the labels?

    1. Amanda (wit & whistle) Post author

      I got some little round metal medallions for jewelry making. I print labels out (because I can’t write small enough) and mod podge them onto the metal tags. Then I tie the tags on with baker’s twine.

  3. Kristen

    Thanks Amanda for the mention! :-) I really love the re-done mantle – I especially love the empty frame bronze frame. It’s so pretty! Oh and that Kickstarter project is funded (so it’s happening) – but you can still get t-shirts. And of course I’m doing that – what’s better than wearing a PSA on your shirt about zombies, right?! :-)

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