Tuesday, November 30, 2010
My Christmas Mantle
I haven't been able to do much decorating (doctor's orders), but with the help of my kiddos I was able to get the Family Room mantle, which is my most favorite thing to decorate, all spiffed up for Christmas.
I got the wreath and swag from Sam's Club a few years ago, and it has dictated the color scheme in that room ever since. The brown and gold coordinate nicely with the adjacent kitchen.
The tin plaques were on clearance from Walmart a couple years ago, but they were a yucky green color before and didn't particularly go with anything in my house, so I always just put them back in the tote thinking I would eventually find a use for them. Well this year I decided to just spray paint them. A little Oil Rubbed Bronze s.p. did the trick. I then added some gold leaf Rub n' Buff to bring out the detail.
As you can see, the middle one also serves to hide the cord from the wreath.
I love using apothecary jars at the holidays filled with shiny ornaments.
This sign dangles from the garland. I got that while on vacation in Tennessee last Summer.
A close-up of the wreath.
On the floor I added a glittery box with some white lights for drama.
And a large gold glittery tree.
This picture is of the lamp that sits on the table next to my fireside chair. I dressed it up with a bow and tassel.
I'll be joining Marty's 41'st Tabletop Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life today for this post. Please stop by Marty's to see other great displays. And keep sweet Marty's family in prayer. They are dealing with a family emergency this week.
Also joining Layla's Christmas Mantle linky party at The Lettered Cottage. Thanks to Layla for hosting!
Up next, my Dining Room centerpiece display.
Thanks for stopping by!