Christmas Mantel

Christmas Decor Mantel Mantle Decorating

For my mantel this year I used the following: Paper Mache Deer Fresh Greenery Faux Florals Pine Cones Vintage Silver Pieces Hymnal Banner I love the traditional colors of Christmas. The reds and greens just say Merry to me. One thing I tried this year was to add a little lime green and blue sparkle to the mantel.  Two colors that I … [Read more...]

Fall Mantel

Fall Mantel

I changed out the mirror from this to: I've had it since June, but like everything else around here, it's just been sitting around. I knew that I wanted to use these three things. The hydrangeas have dried, they are the ones from my fall table, here. Instead of candles I put my blue mason jars in the lantern. I added a few sticks to … [Read more...]

Spring Mantel

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  It  all started with my newly painted mirror.  Added an old wine bottle, I would love a real antique bottle.  I used a galvanized bucket and live plant on the right, elevated with books.  perfect pink flowers with the bunnies ears I don't think that I've decorated with pink before. I wrapped raffia around the top of the wine … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

Mantel Extension


Just in time for Christmas decorating!   While I was taking down my fall mantel decor, I remembered that we enlarged our mantel a few years ago and wanted to share what we did. We added three inches to each side and the front by cutting a 2"x 8" piece of lumber to fit over our existing mantel.  I would have gone a little larger, but we … [Read more...]