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Mantel Decorating Idea For Any Season

Tell me what you think about this mantel decorating idea……..decorate your mantel for any season and be done for the year.

Hey Friends! Did you have a good weekend? Anyone have the day off today? I’m just working around the house. The JTS and I went to Arkansas for a few days to visit family and we just got back last night. If you’re a regular around here you know my mom has Alzheimer’s. College classes start back Wednesday and I wanted to see my parents before I got back into the school routine.

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I will give you guys an update on my mom another time. Today I want to talk about my latest mantel display and how I decorate with what I like and put it together in my own way. I’m not an interior decorator and I recently decided to just go with my gut when I put displays together.

White cabinet door from Nashville Flea Market and Petticoat Junktion
White cabinet door from Nashville Flea Market and Petticoat Junktion

If I like it….that’s good enough for me. I’m the one that has to look at it….and the JTS of course. He doesn’t criticize my decorating attempts very often.

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I started the display with my favorite Pink Flamingo painting and built from there. You can click here to see my Fall mantel and read the story of the pink flamingo. I left the amber lamp bases from my rustic Christmas mantel decor and filled them with a few sprigs of turquoise flowers.

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The green frame and the white and gold frame are new additions.

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I also added the rustic boot thingy on the right.

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The vintage turquoise clock and the metal scale on the left are items shopped from the house. Very seldom do I buy anything new just to decorate the mantel. I look for things I can pull from displays in the house or I dig through my junk treasure in the workshop.


I put my little diy button snowman in the mix on a whim. The pair of turquoise chairs from the Nashville Flea Market fit perfectly on either side of the fireplace insert. Of course one of those is now covered in faux fur and the metal frame is painted turquoise.

I’m getting together a post with the steps I use in decorating my mantel.

Do you go your own way when decorating? I challenge you to …. Showcase Your Decorating Style .

Have a great day!

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Kathy Owen founder of Petticoat Junktion
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Author: Kathy Owen
Kathy Owen is the founder of the home decor blog Petticoat Junktion where she shares tutorials on painting furniture and upcycling thrifty finds into unique home décor. Her DIY projects have been featured on the Home Depot Blog, Plaid Crafts, Behr Designer Series, and in numerous magazines. Kathy’s newest website is HappyHomeDIY.com

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  1. Shea, I’m glad you found me too! You’ve inspired me to take even more photos of even cooler stuff at the Nashville Flea Market. I”m glad I could make you smile. I smile when I look at the photos too. I love the junky stuff. You have a good weekend too neighbor 🙂

  2. I have officially struck the motherlode! This site is absolutely the best I have run across in a very long time. My tablet is slow today and I’m frustrated that I can’t sop up all your info fast enough. I wanted to be sure and give you a shout-out because I’m a homegirl just a bit up the road in Springfield, TN. Your post on the Nashville Flea Market was awesome and nearly brought me to tears because I have been unable to go for years. Walking difficulties. Your photos took me around to the booths with the very type items that interest me most and more importantly make me SMILE. I have been to the Nashville Flea Market without leaving the comfort of my chair. Now if I could only win the lottery and hire you as my personal shopper! LOL. So thank you for allowing me to live vicariously through your flea market adventures and all the other incredibly creative projects and ideas you share. I look forward to keeping up with you from now on. So happy to have found your site.(found you on Hometalk). Have a good weekend!



  3. I love all of the different pieces you used to create your mantel – and how you’re true to your style! Thanks for linking up with Merry Monday this week 😀

  4. Ha! You are right. It stands for “Junktion Technical Specialist”. I thought he would like that name better than Mr. Petticoat Junktion. I dubbed him that a couple of years ago when he started making appearances on the blog. Sometimes in a post I will explain what JTS stands for but not always. Thanks for the question. I’m glad you subscribed to Petticoat Junktion!

  5. Recently subscribed to your site. Just curious..what is a jts? I know it has something to do with your husband, but can’t figure what the letters stand for!!

  6. I thoroughly enjoy your decorating style! I firmly believe in the “Live with what you love” philosophy.