5.07.2010

Summer Fireplace

Our fireplace has always been a thorn in my side.  

It's an ode to electronics, namely a Texas-sized plasma TV...

...and the sub woofer thingie that MUST sit on the mantle in the center for optimal sound quality (all this according to Mr. FYN)



*SIGH*

I've tried decorating around it, but anything I do always seems to compete with the "technology".  So what's a girl to do?


Decorate under it!  We can't have a fire anyway, because it might melt his baby (Mr. FYN and his plasma always reminds me of Lord of the Rings....Gollum....."the precious"! )

So, I just filled the firebox with some of my favorite things.  It's like my own little "cabinet of curiousities"!  

In the process, I uncluttered the lamp table.  Here's what it looked like BEFORE...

Lots of "stuff"!

And here it is AFTER...
Simple....it can "breathe"....

And I made these little cuties...

The one in the center holds part of my sea glass collection.  I don't know what I'm going to do with them yet.  For now, they're hanging out on one side of the mantle.

Happy Friday everyone and have a wonderful weekend.  Don't forget to link up to "Shop The House Sunday" tomorrow!
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9 comments:

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

Love the new fireplace look!!! :) Great job!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

What a great solution to your plasma woes. ;) I imagine that if we had a fireplace and a large plasma, T would do the exact same thing. And it would probably be his "precious" too. :s

Love the seaglass in the mason jar!

Sherry said...

So pretty! Love the sea glass. I am going to get some of that when I go to FL this year.

Pamela said...

That is just too funnY! Love all the decor placement!

Aimee said...

I love the fact that you were still able to decorate the fireplace even with your husbands "precious" took over the mantle. You clever lady

Carrie said...

I hold a special place in my heart for those who share the pains of having a giant, black-framed piece of "art" above the fireplace. I guess misery loves company in this case... ;) You did a fabulous job making it work!

Megan said...

I love what you've done with your fireplace. It looks so beachy and summery (is that a word?)--I'm going to use it for inspiration for some of my own decorating. How funny that you have a fireplace you can't use!
I like the filled jars. Hang on to that sea glass--it is hard to find these days--we have mostly "sea plastic" here.

Leanne said...

What a great idea. It looks so Summery and fresh. I guess I'm lucky hubby hasn't pushed having the TV over the fireplace.

Pati @ A Crafty Escape said...

I am saving this for when my hubby finally joins the ranks of the plasma world... thanks!

P.S. Your seaglass collection is so awesome!

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