Monday, December 23, 2013

A Tour of the Mantel

How did the Eve of Christmas Eve get here so quickly?  It seems like just yesterday was Thanksgiving.

Usually I don’t have a clue how I want to decorate the mantel for Christmas but this year I knew I wanted to go with a natural theme. 

Pine cones  are sprinkled through out the garland.


Sparkly ice crystals and snowy red berries add a pop of color.


A big eyed owl keeps watch to make sure no creatures are stirring, not even a mouse.


Meanwhile visions of sugarplums are dancing through the deers’ heads.


Thank you for visiting.   I wish you all a Merry Merry Christmas!


I am linking to Nifty Thrifty Tuesday @ Coastal Charm.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Who knew Santa could be so cute?

I hope each and every one of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving !  Mine was fantastic with family coming to our home for the big feast.

To work off that turkey and trimmings,  my husband and I painted our dining room.    There is not a lot of natural light in the room and I wanted a lighter color on the walls to brighten it up.   He painted and I taped so we got it knocked out in one day.  I ♥ the new look!


This is the only before picture I could find of the room.    Terra Cotta was the former color and I loved it for years but it was time for a change.


On my way home from picking up the paint, I saw a yard sale and of course had to stop.  I bought three trees, a  blue bottle, a heavy iron Santa candle holder, and the mirror below them.    All for $7.00.  The exact same Santa was listed on EBay for $55.00 so I am fairly certain I got a great deal on him.   He was so cute I had to bring him home with me.


Santa and the little red tree are currently at home in this basket.


Thank you so much for dropping by.  Have a good week!!



The cute Santa and I will be partying with Linda at Coastal Charm.  Won’t you join us?