Monday, August 3, 2015

My Summer Mantle by Melanie

Those of you who follow Uptown Acorn on instagram (@theuptownacorn) noticed that a guest "designer" recently visited and spruced up my lower mantle in the parlor. Here is the pic I shared.... {a work in progress}.

Melanie is one talented lady and shopped various areas in the house to set-up the perfect end-of-summer (BOO-WHOOOOO!) vignette.

I love how she even incorporated a 1920s box camera that I scored at Thea's Vintage on my recent visit to Portland in the Pearl District.

Here is her finished design:


Apothecary Bottle: Timothy DeClue, Seattle
Urchin shells: Dunn & Sonnier, New Orleans
Camera: Thea's Vintage Living, Portland
Grilling oysters: Oysteria, New Orleans
Double pan scale: AKA Stella Gray, New Orleans

Thanks so much Melanie. I miss our decorating visits.

End-of-summer mantle, y'all!


  1. Great job, Melanie. It's fun to have someone else come in and change things up a bit. A friend of mine did that recently for me. New perspective!

  2. The talent runs in the family for sure!! Okay, Melanie...time for a blog of your own girlfriend. Especially with that gorgeous new home on Tybee!!

  3. That looks great Ron- Melanie has the touch! End of summer? No way- not 'til September., I take it you mean school is back in session? You guys start way too early in the south!

  4. Good morning, Ron! Love what Melanie did to the mantle--she is one talented lady! When do you start back at school? Have a great day! xoxo

  5. I KNOW HER (from Dixie Delights)! Amanda has us all waiting on the edge of our seats for Melanie's home tour as we drool over the little snippets we get here and there! The mantle looks gorgeous! It's amazing how a fresh eye can breathe new life into our existing accessories. You both have amazing talent and I always love seeing your latest updates!

  6. That looks great! I love looking at all the different goodies that you've collected over the years all put together.

  7. Gorgeous!!! I love all the shells and that amber bottle is TDF!!!!

  8. It looks GREAT, Ron. She did a really good job. I expect the formaldehyde is for errant students? lol Just popping in to say Hi and hope you are doing well. xo Diana


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