Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Christmas Mantel

Oh how I love Christmas! Layla is having a mantel party and thought I would join in. Make sure and head over to http://theletteredcottage.net/ to see all of the magic. Turquoise, red and silver were my choice of colors this year for my mantel.
I have this fetish with vintage ornaments and so decided to make that the focal point this year on my mantel.
Draping snowflakes and icicles....
A few red poinsettias centered in the middle....
Turquoise glittery swirlies placed randomly about....

This poinsettia tree was a gift from my Grandma 10 plus years ago and I cherish it. It is lighted and is beautiful when the color changes to turquoise as the accent color on the tree.
My s-i-l gave me these trees three years ago from Target. Love them even more being that they are from my sista!!! (Love ya Mindy)
This is my favorite ornament of the wise men in flocking. I pray I am not clumsy when I am putting this one away...which I tend to be.

Our t.v. is right above the mantle and all of the boxes that go with it adorn the mantel which is a sore subject in our house. I think I am gonna have to call Nate for this one and ask for a Nate's Crate to be delivered to my house to fix said boxes on the mantel. I know he would agree with me that they just don't belong there. (Oh and anyone out there knowing Nate, please tell him of my longing for a visit.:)
Hope you have enjoyed the visit. I am hosting a Christmas brunch this weekend for some sisters in Christ so I'll be back with more pics.
The Lettered Cottage
Make sure and stop by the lettered cottage. This beautiful lady and her hubby are amazing!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Christmas In The Air

Every Veterans day I begin the process of decorating for the upcoming Christmas season. My attic stores nothing but Christmas. Does that give you an inkling of how much we love the season?
Stay tuned.....

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Fall centerpiece

Style Sisters is having centerpiece wednesdays so I thought I would link up with my turquoise pumpkins.
This past weekend instead of cleaning, I painted mini pumpkins. Some I painted turquoise, some I painted pale robins egg blue, and the others were silver. Next year I will paint faux pumpkins cause I loved em that much!
This is my display of all three colors mixed in with leaves from our front yard. I love the combination of colors. We ended up using Martha Stewart glitter on a few and loved how they turned out! Oh thank you Martha for your glitter greatness!

Here they are painted with a coat of glaze in a charcoal color.

This is what they looked like freshly painted.

And here's the end result. Love my spray paint!
Make sure and head over to Style sisters at www.thestylesisters.blogspot.com and see more amazing centerpieces.