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

  2. Pure gorgeousness! You inspire me with every post Debbie!


  3. 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!

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

  5. 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.

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

  7. 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

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

  9. 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! .

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

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



  12. 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.

  13. it all looks beautiful, i love it all!

  14. 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,

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

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

  17. 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,

  18. 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!!

  19. I love this, so fresh and beautiful, will you come do mine 🙂

  20. 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!

  21. 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!

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

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

  24. 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.

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