Vintage or Eclectic decorated mantel {1 mantel decorated 5 ways series}

Day #3 and mantel #3!

Vintage or Eclectic decorated mantel

Today is more of a collected look – one where you can showcase a few of your favorite things or pieces of your favorite collections.  And it has a vintage feel because of the old window, blue ball jars, old grapevine wreath, old Pepsi crate, and antique scale.

Vintage or Eclectic decorated mantel

I used my stool again on the hearth (I never knew I was going to LOVE this stool in my house as much as I do when I pulled it out of a dirty old shed at an estate sale.  I planned on actually using it on my deck, but it hasn’t made it outside yet!)  Topped that with a Pepsi crate filled with a pretty basket with a greenery stem in it and a lantern.  On the other side some vintage looking white pillows on top of a basket filled with magazines.

Vintage or Eclectic decorated mantel

On the mantel sits a vintage looking pitcher filled with faux yellow forsythia blooms, an old grapevine wreath, and a vintage scaled with a cute little bird on top.

Vintage or Eclectic decorated mantel

On this side I used a set of 3 white candlesticks, a rattan placemat with a white plate, finished with some vintage blue ball jars in front.

Vintage or Eclectic decorated mantel

The middle display is an old white window with no panes, and mirror with panes in front of that.  I hung my DIY J initial wreath on front of that for some texture and interest.  This mantel display probably incorporates more yard sale finds/secondhand finds than the other 2 I have showed you – check out the source list below.

Vintage or Eclectic decorated mantel

And just to show you a little different look – on the hearth here is a large basket filled with blankets and pillows and then the bench on the other side without the Pepsi crate.

Vintage or Eclectic decorated mantel

I could show you so many different possibilities – it really is endless! Smile  Which one is your favorite?

Source list:

  • white pitcher – gift from friend from IKEA
  • forsythia branch – Michael’s
  • grapevine wreath – yard sale
  • scale – antique store
  • little white bird – Michael’s
  • large window – Craigslist
  • mirrored window – yard sale
  • J moss wreath – DIY project – tutorial here
  • white candlesticks – yard sale
  • rattan placemat – BHG line at Walmart
  • white plate – BHG line at Walmart
  • blue Ball jars – yard sales
  • white bench on hearth – estate sale
  • Pepsi crate – antique store
  • lantern – IKEA
  • basket – thrift store
  • greenery – Hobby Lobby
  • basket – Michael’s
  • pillow – yard sales

I hope you are enjoying this series!  I know I am.  Back with mantel #4 tomorrow!


  1. Hey Christina,
    I am LOVING the mantel series this week! I especially like the one today with all of the vintage pieces. I love the large basket with the blanket & pillows, but I also loved the Pepsi crate…..hard to choose! I just found a Coke crate this past weekend and was thrilled! 🙂 I am looking forward to your other ideas, as well as your fall/seasonal mantels.

  2. LOVE this one!
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  3. I think this is my favorite so far! Love them all though. Beautiful and creative, friend!

  4. I love both, but I think my favorite is the crate on one side the pillows on the other. The arrangement on the shelf is just gorgeous!
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  5. Love it! Being here in Atlanta tho, it would have to be a Coke crate! Lol! Think I’ll try my hand at something similar tomorrow. Mine needs a little sprucing up!

  6. so fun!! love the pops of blue from the mason jars!
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