Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Icicle Day

Yesterday the town shut down because we had icicles everywhere.     I kid you not.     The 4 to 6 inches snow that was predicted never happened.      Instead we got icicles.    But that is ok.     I don’t mind having an Icicle Day off from work.      No complaints here.      I will share a few pictures of the icicles at my house since there are no tranquil, snow covered landscapes to show.

Here is the  holly bush in my front yard…you can see some of the red holly berries behind the ice.

A random icicle covered bush in the yard.

Even our cars had icicles on them.

Thank you for visiting my icicle covered igloo home today.    I am linking to All Things Inspired @ All Things Heart and Home.


Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Mantel Transformation

Happy New Year!!!   Welcome to my first blog of 2011.    I have a bad case of the after Christmas blues and hope that blogging again will get me out of the funk.

This is a quick post of my mantel transition from Christmas to after Christmas.    I have reused some of the elements from the holiday mantel because they work with my color scheme and because I really like them and just wasn’t ready to put them away.

Here is a before picture of the mantel decorated for Christmas.

And here is a pic of how it looks now.   I kept the same garland, added a transparent gold fabric with a red and green shimmer, moved the sisal tree to the left side of the mantel and added the glittery gold candle to the other end.

A close up of the sisal tree.

The glittery bronze twig-like garland with gold, silver and bronze berries.   It really glows when lights shine on it.

The bronze mercury glass onion shaped ornament was an after Christmas buy at Crate and Barrel.     I paid $1.50 for it.     They had two more and I have no idea why I didn’t buy them also.    Just wasn’t thinking.

The glittery gold candle in the candle holder I bought at a garage sale this past summer for $1.00.

That’s all I have got for today.    I hope you enjoyed looking at my mantel transformation and wish you a very happy new year.


I am linking to:

Boring to Better party at Savvy Southern Style 

Nifty Thrifty Tuesday @ Coastal Charm