Today, I am sharing our Christmas Mantel 2012 edition.
As the saying goes, you come a long way baby.
I say that with a true sense of humor.
I do firmly believe that blogging has helped me create a better looking mantel through the years.
I warn you now…my color scheme this year is not traditional.
It’s interesting if nothing else.
This was Last year’s (2011 Christmas mantel)
It was simple, with Dollar tree Snow flakes and again, vintage and nature decor.
Now onto this years.
There is however, some vintage, splashed with whimsy.
These Christmas cards were sent by dear Linda from Coastal Charm.
I had the hardest time finding vintage cards last year.
She sent me a gorgeous variety last year and I saved them to use this year.
Thank you Linda.
I never use my rustic chicken feeder..for chicken food.
well, why would I?
I don’t have live chickens.
The whole color scheme started with these
purple vintage bottles.
I LOVED them, had to have them
they were a little pricey ranging from $5.00 and up.
I went with all the lower prices, and splurged the $10.00 for the large one.
( I cut some of Alex’s music sheet music and used it on the balls)
The story I got on these is that, the purple oxidation is a natural process over the years.
They start off clear, and over time, they oxidize to this purple color.
Not sure if I believe that???
but I love them regardless.
So here you can see the color combos…
But very pretty on the eye.
Of course my vintage ice skates were thrown in the mix this year.
Old black urns recently came from an antique shop for $11.00 each.
I finally found the right something to balance the clock...
that my husband loves, and I don’t!
I added some Christmas window clings to the marble of the fireplace.
The large blue snowflakes came from the Dollar tree.
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And here you can see how my Happy accident of a Christmas wreath all happened too.
I am super busy with company again, and feel so behind with everything.
We are having a blast though,and making more fun memories along the way.
WAIT til you see some of the vintage goodies my FIL brought this year.
WOWZA, fun, fun, fun stuff.
I asked him if he could build me a basement.
I got no answer on that one:(