Tuesday, April 6, 2010

White Wednesday, Mantel for Spring

I don't usually show our lower level family area very often.
It sort of lends itself to a more rustic feel.
A lot of dark wood and colors,
but still with a vintage feel.

The huge rustic mantel was needing to be lightened up for Spring.
So I decided I'd go with a simple theme;
white ironstone tureens and pitchers.

I change out my prints seasonally,
and this is one of my favorites.
I love the muted tones of the vintage landscape.

Books, baskets, birdhouse, and burlap wrapped topiaries
help break up the ironstone.

(I have a little addiction to white ironstone pitchers)
could you tell?

Bird's eye view from the stairway

It's a comfortable place for the family
 movie watching, games, pets, and conversation.

If you haven't entered
The Royal Treatment GiveAway
it's easy, just
to join in.

Be sure to see all the other
White Wednesday participants over at

Thank you, Kathleen!

Hope you're having a Wonderful Week!



  1. What a cozy room! I love that mantle and how you have it decorated:) Happy White Wednesday to you:)
    Blog: Capers of the vintage vixens

  2. hi debra...glad you love your sea treasures! yes..many blogerettes were intrigued with them. thank you for your very kind words! your family room is bee-u-tee-ful! i could easily spend an evening watching a movie there! hope you had a nice easter!

  3. Oh my...the white makes everything pop...so beautiful...and what a gorgeous room! I love it...you should show it off more often!

    Would you mind telling me where the topiaries are from? I am looking for some pretty faux ones and I love yours!


  4. Deb, you are so funny ("all my teeth")!!! I love your mantle--the ironstone looks perfect, and that room is beautiful!! I enjoy your blog so much, and thank you for visiting mine--I have been feverishly working on a whole new updated logo and blog whenever I am on the computer (creating one for Lakewood promoters as well) which leaves me so little time to comment lately, but I sure do appreciate you!!

  5. Debra
    I am such a lover of ironstone and what a beautiful collection. Your cozy family room is breathtaking. Thanks for sharing:) Have a very blessed week.


  6. Debra- this is really a wonderful, cozy room- just makes me want to curl up with the family and watch a movie! Great ironstone, too!

  7. Your room is gorgeous. It looks so cozy and comfortable. The perfect place to hang out. The mantel looks fabulous with the ironstone. So pretty. I really like the bookcases too. Such a beautiful place. Hugs, Marty

  8. Hi Debra,
    I really like your cozy room and I think that adding the white ironstone really brightened it up and made it feel even cozier. So pretty.

    You always show us such lovely things. YOu are such a creative woman, and I love visiting you.


  9. Hi Debra
    Your home is lovely and I love the spring display! It looks very roomy and comfy.
    Blessings to you this week

  10. Your furniture looks so comfy!! I love the ironestone~ it really POPS on the mantle and the topiaries were the perfect touch!!

  11. Oh how comfortable, can I please sit for a while! I love this room and your ironstone pitchers are just perfect! Hugs to you dear Debra! Have a sweet evening!

  12. What a great room! I love your vintage print over your fireplace. The ironstone looks lovely and I also like the addition of the books here.

  13. Hi Debra... what a nice cozy room! I love the ironstone pitchers esp the one with the leaves in the close-up.. gorgeous!
    Happy WW!

  14. Beautiful room, but I wouldn't expect any less from a beautiful woman. Love the green touches!

  15. I so love your gorgeous brick fireplace Debra....and the whites look so pretty against it. What a wonderfully cozy room!

  16. Love your white and the burlap covered topiaries too! Great look!

  17. HI Debra! I'm so glad you've shown this room - it's so lovely and cozy! I just love it. The mantel is gorgeous and the painting is perfect. Love how you've positioned your furniture. I would love a room like yours.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  18. Those are wonderful ironstone pitchers. I have just started collecting ironstone and I am so in love with it. (as my husband rolls his eyes)

  19. It looks so nice Debra-
    I love tureens, especially out of ironstone.
    And your photos of your girls were so pretty-


  20. Bonjour ~ I think your Family Room is gorgeous! The white on the mantle is the icing on the cake! Hope you have a beautiful week! ~ Rochele

  21. Beautiful room!! and I love that ironstone, it's simply gorgeous!!! Blessings... Daphne

  22. It all looks very cozy and comfy.
    I think I'm going to like living there.


  23. Your brick FP is gorgeous. The white pieces bring a breath of fresh Spring air to it.

    Be sure to drop by AtticMag this week and register for our Giveaway!


  24. I love your lower level. It looks so comfortable, perfect for the family to gather.
    The white ironstone is a wonderful addition to that beautiful mantel. You have some great pieces.

  25. I really like your fireplace. Such a cozy room to snuggle up in! And, of course I'm crazy about your header pic!

  26. Love this room and I really like your white pieces! Be blessed. Cindy

  27. Thanks for visiting, please come again, and happy white Wednesday. Love your cozy and comfy family room.

  28. Wow Debra you have a lovely collection of ironstone, I love how it stands out against the brickwork on the fireplace. It looks like the kind of room you'd like to spend time cozied up in!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier and becoming a follower! Happy WW.


  29. Hi Debra! That looks like the perfect family spot...and you topped it off with ironstone: my old time fave!!!! Have a happy WW!!

  30. Hi Debra!

    Love your warm and cozy room! And your hite ironstone looks wondeful. Love those soup tureens!

  31. Debra,

    The warmth that radiates from your home, especially it's heart the family room, is a reflection of the warmth you always share with others each week.


  32. Hi Debra, You have a nice collection of old ironstone And a great mantle full of goodies. Yes I am happy it has stopped shaking. Have a good day.. Julian

  33. absolutely charming! I love all those pitchers and tureens! Hope to see you back at my place. until later...

  34. Hey stranger! Your family room looks so inviting...Love the ironstone on that rustic mantle! Hope to be a member again of the bloggity world if I can keep this ol computer co-operating!! Iam trying to do a whole lot of catch up. Hope you are doing wonderful, Debra.
    My best

  35. Debra,
    I've been out of town & I'm just catching up with my blogging, so I missed some posts. Your header looks amazing! I mean IT! Beautiful! I just love those old Audubon prints. Your home is just wonderful, & your family...just as darling as their Mommy. Lisa

  36. Hi Debra!I loved seeing yet another beautiful space in your home, it looks like a wonderful place to live! The mantel looks fab. you have such an artists touch in your displays. Happy WW, Theresa

  37. Hi Debra! What a great room! I love all of that ironstone!

    Also, I really like your header!



  38. HI Debra ~ I love ironstone pitchers as well. I never pass one up. Fantastic room - I'll bring the popcorn, you start the movie :)

  39. The mantle pictures on their own looked dark, but the birds eye view was bright and beautiful. Love the colors you are using in the room. I would say that white ironstone pitchers is a very healthy addiction indeed. Hope you are having a wonderful day. :) Tammy

  40. Hi Debra,
    What a wonderful and cozy room you have! I can picture your all cuddled up with your pets, watching a movie. I love your mantle and how you change it out, it's so much fun to make a change with the seasons. I can relate to your pitcher addiction also. It would be hard to have too many ironstone pitchers!

    Have a wonderful spring day, I have to go check out what else I missed over here while I was spending the week with my family!

  41. HI Debra!!
    Thanks for entering the Pottery Barn Give~Away!!
    BEst of Luck!!!

  42. Lovely whites. Your room looks so warm and inviting.

  43. Hi Debra! This is the most beautiful room! I love the green and burgundy together, and how lovely it's furnished!...I just love Donna, and I'm so happy we got to meet through her wonderful blog!!! Have a fun filled day!
    xo Paulette ;)

  44. How ya doing? Just popping in...I don't recall seeing this room...oh so pretty. Love the finials and oversized comfy furniture. I bet you have great family memories in this room.

    My how your followers have grown, you are quite the popular one...but you have worked hard at it. You're amazing!!

  45. Debra, your house is just gorgeous! So enjoyed visiting on the phone with you. Hope you have a great Friday and weekend, T

  46. I love the pop of white against the brick!!!
    Sooooo prettteeeeeeee!!!!

  47. What a comfortable, cozy room! I too love white ironstone pitchers and have a small collection that I enjoy using in decorating; however, I had not thought of using them on my mantle. I will have to think on that since my ceilings are so high - not sure of the right composition. So if you have ideas, please let me know. But thank you for the inspiration.


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