December 2, 2010

Christmas Mantels

It's the most wonderful time of the year...........

I always bring out every piece of my decor from their containers and lay them out to start the process. Every year is a bit different..This mantel is very simple and clean...needed for my small family room.

Thought the mantel needed a little boost-so I added a sewing box drawer I had painted and sanded a few months back and started playing with is what I came up with.....
 The poinsettias are from the dollar store-and the burlap bag was something the United Way gave me in Ambassador training!  I knew once I saw the burlap it would be reinvented.... I still need to add a ribbon to it and fluff and play with it a bit...My stools are dollar finds from auctions painted and stenciled...The trick there--go to the tools part of an auction--i always seem to find cool boxes and stools that the men are not interested in!
The little mittens were on a package a few years back and I keep reinventing them each year.....Enjoy....I am linking up to Layla's Mantel Party
Take a peek at all the mantels there......


  1. I really like the drawer with the berries!! Such an original and fun display. Thanks so much for linking up at the Christmas SFS! -shaunna :)

  2. Very simple & very nicely done. Even though it's simple - it is still very warm & inviting.

    I like this a lot!


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