Mantel #1 of 2012

I am ready for something green…

I am ready for something shiny…

I am ready for something fun…

I am ready for something inspiring…

I was ready to take the Christmas decorations down…

I don’t really know why…

I love the holidays…

 this year just seemed different…

I can’t put it in to words…

but I’m glad it’s a New Year.

(Book page idea from this Pin, The Nester)

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  1. 1
    Gina says:

    Oh Debbie, this is wonderful! It has all the elements that I love…burlap, chalkboard, mercury glass. The quote is perfect for the new year too.

  2. 2
    Gail says:

    Your mantel looks great Debbie! I LOVE the quote you have on your chalkboard!!!
    Hope you have a wonderful day, Gail

  3. 3
    Vicky says:

    I love the owl! Very cute :) Your mantel has a nice fresh look. Have a great day!

  4. 4

    I was on vacation and the moment I came back I wanted to take all the Christmas Decorations down. I now have a blank mantel that I am not sure what I want to do so thanks for sharing yours. Love the chalk board idea above the mantel. Happy New Year!

  5. 5
    Vanessa says:

    It’s beautiful Debbie! Serene and fresh and perfect for welcoming in the New Year. :-) I’m going to be tackling mine today so this was great inspiration!

  6. 6
    kristin says:

    I love this, so fresh and beautiful, will you come do mine :)

  7. 7
    Shannon Fox says:

    Pleese come do mine 😉 It’s back to the grind today and the mess I have made flipping storage and rooms. Ahhhh reality.

    It looks lovely, and you KNOW I am loving the frame and that little hootie. CUTE!!

  8. 8
    Helen says:

    Debbie, I’m loving your New Year mantle! Thanks for the info on the page flower. The quote is perfect!
    Thanks and Happy New Year,

  9. 9

    Oh! That is so pretty! Thank you so much for posting this! I love the book page flower! How much fun!

  10. 10

    Cute mantle! Love the chalkboard quote and the book page art!

  11. 11

    Hi Debbie,
    What a beautiful mantel, it is so fresh with the greenery!
    The little book flower is so unique, Love it…
    All the Best,

  12. 12
    tammy says:

    it all looks beautiful, i love it all!

  13. 13
    Casa de Luna says:

    I am always a bit sad when it is time to take down Christmas decorations. My house does not feel as festive. Your mantle looks great! Maybe I should try to mix things up.

  14. 14
    Marie says:

    Great blog! Visiting over from Coastal Charm and so glad I found it. Now following.



  15. 15
    bridget says:

    Your mantle is beautiful! I love the simple newsprint flower. Thanks for sharing.

  16. 16
    Pam says:

    Me too. I couldn’t change out my Christmas decor fast enough. I’m going to check out the bookpage flower further. It looks like a cute idea and something I could manage to make! .

  17. 17
    debbie says:

    Very cute Debbie. I love owls this year and I just think they add just a cute touch.

  18. 18

    I felt the same way, Debbie! Ready to get my home back to normal and declutter. You and I had the same ideas when it came too our mantels. Clean and white with a touch of garden green. :) Looks great, girlie!

    oxo laurie

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    Rosemary says:

    I love it Debbie. I love Christmas too, but the decor came down New Years Eve.

  20. 20
    Sharon says:

    Looks great! I’m working on restyling my mantel as we speak. It can be a challenge…glad I saw your mantel…very inspiring.


    you are always welcome to link up at my Show & Tell party on Wednesdays.

  21. 21
    Ginger says:

    Gorgeous! I love all the textures, and that quote is one of my favorites. Thanks for the visit over at my place!

  22. 22
    Beth Marohn says:

    What a wonderful quote! I have not seen that before and I think I may have to steal it for something… I also love the layers on your mantel! I have only had a mantel for almost a year and need to find things to decorate it with. I see some nice inspiration here!

  23. 23

    Pure gorgeousness! You inspire me with every post Debbie!


  24. 24
    Jo Ann says:

    Love it! You did a great job!Thanks for sharing,Joann

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