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Holiday Mantel 2012

Layla at the  The Letter Cottage is hosting a Holiday Mantel decorating link party and I’m popping over there to join the fun.  You should really take a peak or two.  I guarantee you will be shocked by all the creativity.  My mantel will never look like some of these because I have a large screen TV mounted to the wall above.  I admit, it did help when I painted the background black.

I do like to put a few things up to get us in the spirit of the holiday.

Mantel Full View

I forgot to mention that our front speakers and the the box in the middle, whatever it’s called, sit on the mantel also.  Anyhow, here’s what it looks like when you walk in.  I have a small tree and bookshelf on the right and a large built=in bookshelf on the left which I’ll share another time.  How about a closer look?

orn close up 1

Goblet with Ornaments

side angle

Keeping it simple, keeping it cheap, the goblets are from the Dollar store and filled with ornaments also from the Dollar store.  I have 2 of the glass Christmas trees, they change colors when turned on.   I bought them many, many years ago at Rite Aid.

sideview swag

Jewell swag 1

The jewel garland is knew and I’m loving it with a few ornaments in green.

Sitting at the floor of the fireplace are some items I’ve shared before…

Floor Orn Vases Pic 2Cinnamon Close Up

Check out:

ornaments and pinecones and cinnamon basket here.

Thanks for stopping by!  I really appreciate it….lots.  How’s your decorating coming along?


I’m also joining Ten June Mantel party, check it out!    http://www.tenjuneblog.com/2012/12/rustic-glam-christmas-mantel-mantel.html


Fall Decor: Mantel & Kitchen

Happy Monday everyone!  How was your weekend?  As I mentioned last Friday, I had two things I really wanted to  accomplish this weekend.  First, I needed to find a dress for my nieces upcoming wedding and second, I desperately needed to be put the garage back to some kind of order.  I’m happy to say I can check both off my list and bonus, I even competed two quick and simple DIY projects which I’ll  be sharing later this week.

Today I wanted to show you my Fall Mantel and the rest of the house decor I haven’t posted yet.  I don’t have any big garish decorations, just simple touches throughout the house.  And since my son is older now I don’t put up Halloween decor like witches, spiders,etc.

The mantel in the family room is always a challenge to decorate because the flat screen TV is directly above the fireplace and the speakers sit on the mantel shelf.  There’s really only a small amount of space on the left and right of the mantel so I try to use it correctly.

Front view

I found the vases at Michaels on clearance for $3.00 each and the pumpkins on a stick in the Albertsons grocery floral department.

Left Close Up R Close Up

Here’s the kitchen table.  It will continue to evolve as the flowers wilt and need to be tossed.

Full View

Kitchen Bouquet

Kitch Boquet Close Up 3

Kitchen Fall Collage

If you want to see what other Fall adds I’ve made so far you can click on the links below.

Fall Floral

Fall Porch

Have a wonderful Monday!