An antique mantel I found in the Trash

willowdecorFebruary 26, 2010

I found the antique mantel behind my couch in the trash - I still can't believe how lucky I was to drive by that old house on trash day!! There it sat leaning against the old washing machine. I hung it over my couch in my family room.

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Here is a link that might be useful: Antique mantel

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Beautiful mantel!! Love how you've changed your home! Better than most I've seen professionally done! Your china is so beautiful. Johnson Bros made some wonderful stuff. I a couple of pieces of pink & blue. I've never seen the green before!! It matches my carpet!!

    Bookmark   February 28, 2010 at 12:10AM
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The mantle was an amazing find and looks perfect behind the couch in your lovely home.

    Bookmark   February 28, 2010 at 3:04PM
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It's just so unbelievable what people consider junk amd throw away. I'm happy you gave it a good home - looks like your house was made for it !

    Bookmark   March 2, 2010 at 2:49PM
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LOVE the mantle and I love your decorating style!! Thanks for sharing with us.

    Bookmark   March 11, 2010 at 2:50PM
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I should be so lucky! I love what you've done with it, too. Love your site! ;o)

    Bookmark   March 11, 2010 at 3:16PM
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Thanks everyone - you are all so kind. I was really blessed to have such a lucky find.

    Bookmark   March 13, 2010 at 11:52AM
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Oh I'm jealous!!

    Bookmark   October 10, 2010 at 8:22PM
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That mantel is perfect!! Your home is lovely! TFS

    Bookmark   October 12, 2010 at 7:26PM
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lady_alicia Zone 5/6 PA

What a gorgeous home(!!), and that mantel was a spectacular find. Wish I'd find something like that in the trash. I found a nice table one time, but that's about it so far. I wasn't looking for it, so maybe that's the key! :)

Great decorating you've done. I love how you mix and match things. I do the same thing. When I tell people what we've done with certain "trash" finds, they don't seem to understand how well it can look in a home until they see it. They just think it still is trash. But once they see it, they're "wowed" by it.

Thanks for sharing your pictures!

    Bookmark   November 2, 2010 at 7:34PM
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