Monday, March 23, 2009

2nd Time Around Tuesday: Oak Mantel

Welcome to 2nd Time Around! This is a great place to show off your antiques, heirlooms, thrift store, flea market, or garage sale finds! Just create a post, and add the link to Mr. Linky below to your post.

This week I'm featuring our fireplace mantel. It was painted white when we bought it but is tiger oak like so many of my other antique pieces. My son Jonathan helped me locate it, and we had it refinished. If you want to view the before pictures of the mantel, click here.

My son thinks I have too much oak, but I just can't help it...I love the look of the oak and the warmth of the color. Check out this small hall tree I found last week in an antique store in Brooklyn! I really fell for this one-especially the round mirror. No, I didn't buy it, but if money had been no object I might have! The owner was so nice, and said me would ship it to Mississippi!

Thanks for coming by today! I look forward to seeing all of your 2nd Time Around Treasures!


24 comments:

bj said...

Hi, Diane...I can't believe I am first on the list and first to leave a comment on your BEAUTIFUL mantel...It is just wonderful.
You have such a lovely home....
Thanks for hosting this fun time.
xo bj

xinex said...

Hi Diane! The hall tree is very unusual and I love your mantel! It's gorgeous and it looks so warm!...Christine

The Berry's Patch said...

My Aunt also loves the warmth of antique's. She has them all over her house. You would love her!

The blog of MBW said...

I love your mantel-it's a high quality solid wood.

Thanks for hosting Diane. Have a nice day!

Southern Lady said...

Hi, Diane ...

I have always loved your mantel. The oak looks so rich and warm and complements any style decor.

I like your new header pictures, too!

Sandy Toes said...

Oh so pretty.
sandy toe

Bo said...

Hi Diane...I think your mantel looks wonderful...it is an antique so it should be without paint I think...that halltree/chair is magnificent! Are you sure you can't squeeze several hundred $$$ out of the grocery budget for it?
LOL ;-) Bo

Smilingsal said...

I've never heard of a hall tree, but I can see it'd be an excellent idea to have a mirror and a place to sit down in a hallway--perhaps by the door.

jeanne said...

Good morning Diane. Your mantel is gorgeous. I would not like it painted white. I still struggle with fine antiques painted white. Tiger oak is so beautiful. I do love the hall tree. It is different than most.

Have a wonderful day.

Hugs...Jeanne

pammiejo said...

Too much oak - no such thing! I'm a fan of oak too - it has such warmth! I absolutely love that mantle - beautiful wood and design! PAM

April said...

I love your mantel...in my book, you can NEVER have too much oak!

Darlene said...

Your mantle is just beautiful! Hope you are having a great day!♥

ann said...

What a difference,i love it...Ann

Brenda@View From The Pines said...

You cannot have too much oak in my opinion!
Brenda

Steve Buser said...

What a difference that made to the room -- looks cozy and inviting.

sunnymama said...

I found your site and wanted to join in as we buy nearly everything we own secondhand, so I've added a link this week. Our secondhand finds are not usually antiques or even very valuable but they are still treasures to us. I hope it's ok to join 2nd Time Around Tuesday. Love your fireplace mantel!

Picket said...

Mantel is just gorgeous girl and I have never seen a hall tree like that..ohhhh weee that thing is pretty...hope you are enjoying this weather!

bj said...

Thanks again, Diane, for hosting.
Just keep at it and the numbers will grow.
It was fun today!!

Happy To Be said...

Oh Diane I love this mantle...I also just love old oak its so warm and mellow and Heavy also...I never can move mine anyomre who knows what lives behind it now ha ha!! love that hall tree first one I seen with a round mirror...thanks for sharing...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Diane, I love your mantle, and I think that hall tree is really neat. I like oak. Our floors are oak, and I love them.

XO,

Sheila :-)

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

I am in LOVE with that hall tree! Oh MY...I'm tempted to hop on the subway and strap it to my back...

And as far as I'm concerned...Never too much wood. :-)

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Holy mantle makeover!! I just clicked through...wow...WOW!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I remember your mantle post and I've always loved it. I think oak is such a nice rich wood.

That hall tree was so unusual! It's a good thing I don't have an inch of room for it or I would be tempted to go to Atlantic Ave and buy it :-)

Hugs, Pat

Barb said...

Diane,
I just saw your before and after Mantle pictures.
Is that the same wall? Same fireplace?
I mean it looks so incredibly great i thought i was in a whole different house!!
Wonderful find, and re-do

Blessings,
Barbara Jean