December 2, 2010

Christmas Mantels # 2

This mantel is from my husband's grandparent's farm house..We added the tile to it once we secured it to our wall...there is no fireplace in our front room...The cast iron summer cover came from a great place in Chicago called Urban Remains--check them out for really great finds....The candlesticks were purchased for ten cents and painted-The frame leaning behind the wreath I just LOVE-the detail is so delicate--i keep repositioning it in the house...
 I always buy Anna Lee Santa's after Christmas at a large discount.....
 Love this frame behind the wreath...It was one of my first attempts at painting frames and sanding....
Thanks for stopping...

I am linking up to Layla's Mantel Party--take a peek....

and Perfectly Imperfect 


  1. What a special keepsake to have from your husband's grandparents. Your mantel is full of Christmas cheer! Love all the lights!

    Happy Holidays!

  2. Stunning!! Absolutely beautiful and what a wonderful piece of history to keep in your family.

  3. Hi Chris, Your mantel from your family's farm house is so beautiful I love how you decorated you mantel, it is so festive and fun. The twinkle of the lights are perfect. Thank you for sharing.

  4. How wonderful to have the heirloom mantel and you have decorated it so pretty! BTW, I'm your latest friend and follower.

  5. This is so very pretty. Full of nostalgia...

  6. You must love lights like I do. I love how your mantel looks!

  7. Soooo pretty and glowing! My mom and I actually looked at your link last week and she loved yours the most!! It is really dreamy, and it's wonderful to preserve such a treasure for your family. Thanks so much for linking to the Christmas SFS! -shaunna :)

  8. Beautiful mantle & beautiful photos! Simply wonderful!

  9. I love your mantel, absolutely beautiful:)
    Greetings from Europe, Biljana

  10. Very beautiful! Gorgeous home! Beautiful mantel! I love it!



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