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An antique mantel I found in the Trash

Posted by willowdecor (My Page) on
Fri, Feb 26, 10 at 18:27

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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RE: An antique mantel I found in the Trash

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!!


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The mantle was an amazing find and looks perfect behind the couch in your lovely home.
Kathy


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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 !


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LOVE the mantle and I love your decorating style!! Thanks for sharing with us.


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I should be so lucky! I love what you've done with it, too. Love your site! ;o)


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Thanks everyone - you are all so kind. I was really blessed to have such a lucky find.
xx-Willow


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Oh I'm jealous!!


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That mantel is perfect!! Your home is lovely! TFS


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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!
Alicia


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