Monday, January 31, 2011

My Winter Mantle

Now, I should have shown this off about a month ago, but my dear sweet husband decided to patch a few holes behind the mantle right after I finished it... before I had a chance to take pictures.  Now this may seem like a good thing but by "patch" I really mean "fill with putty and leave it for a month, but don't you dare try and paint it yourself Krystal because I have to prime and  fix the texture and you'll never get the texture right... I'm getting to it, jeez!"  So this is coming a little late.

My winter mantle!

Isn't it nice?

My mirror and subway art came back and I added "winter" touches by using blues and silvers.  The garland actually came off of my Christmas tree.  I paired it with a pretty mirrored vase and some "sugared" fruit I got for next to nothing during the after Christmas sales.

To add some height, I put some snowy branches (also scored after Christmas) into a glass vase with some blue beads on the other side.  More sugared fruit and a few pine cones tie both sides together.

So there you have it.  This is going to be my "basic" mantle till I'm ready to change it out for spring, but I will still add valentines and st. patty day touches to it.

I'll show you the first of my V-day touches in a few days.

Stay tuned!


Sarah @ The Bird's Papaya said...

I love it all SOOOO much! you are so talented!

The Loops said...

Where di you get this shelf? I love it and have been on the hunt for one for a while since I don't have a mantle.

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Very pretty! I love the branches and beads paired together. :)

Erin said...

Beautiful mantel. I love the colors you used...feels like winter for sure.

Crafty Housewife said...

I love this mantel and everything on it! Did you do the subway art yourself? I can't wait to move into our new house so I can put up a mantel like that!


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