Thursday, December 4, 2008

My Mantel

It's done....finished....completed.....well.........almost!! I still want to make a couple of new (old looking) stockings for my husband and me. I have stockings that I have had for years for the kids and their spouses but they will go in another place this year. I want to make a couple for the two of us that looks prim. Until I get them made...the mantle is finished. It is just as simple as it can be. I took the things that I already had and added some pine and magnolia leaves. I do have some white lights that run through the greenery and it's really pretty lit up. I don't know why I didn't have them plugged up for the picture. I had to make this standing way back so you could see the whole mantel so I'm going to show you close ups of each side.

This is a close up of the right side. I used a church birdhouse that I have had for years and the Merry Christmas sign.
On the left side I have one of my old oil lanterns and the ribbon with magnolia leaves. I still might add some pine cones, but other than that and the stockings....it is done!!!


20 comments:

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

I love the magnolia leaves they add so much! I can't wait to see what kind of old looking "new" stockings you come up with!
Thank you for the sweet comment you left on my blog~♥
Robin~♥

Kimberly said...

Love it Sue! Especially your Merry Christmas sign... it reminds me of mine.
Blessings, Kimberly

Lauren said...

Your mantle looks very pretty:) I love your sign..and the magnolia leaves are a neat touch. Can't wait to see your stockings too! <3Lauren

simple~needs said...

wow, i love the leaves up there!! everything looks great!! are you making stockings? i need to whip some up.. as soon as i find some time. lol

Janene said...

Your mantle looks wonderful!!
I can't wait to see the stockings that you are going to prim-up!
I have some that I would like to do that too, would like to see how yours turn out first!! LOL

April said...

Absolutely gorgeous...everything! You did well!!!

basketsnprims said...

Your mantle looks just wonderful, so simple but yet it makes quite a statement. I love the magnolia leaves, too.

blessings,
~ Pam

Linda said...

It is simply lovely. I live the greens and berries - they make our every day things seem so much more festive. The addition of the sign is just the right touch.

Gran said...

Simply beautiful. Just what I expected! I love cking your blog each day!

Holly

Laurin R. Kelly said...

Wow, that looks great! You've done a wonderful job!!

Screaming Meme said...

Looks great! I love Prim...Meme

Sharon said...

And it's done very well! Looks great. I especially like the old oil lantern. You have really done a nice job with all your Christmas decorating.

FourOf5zs said...

It turned out so well. Just beautiful!
Zaroga

Picket said...

Ohhhh pretty!!! I love the natural things and that old window frame and the church bird house..oh it is so pretty girl! Love ...love..love that gingham red ribbon!!! It is so you Sue! Have a great weekend sweetie!

Stephanie said...

That is beautiful! Merry Christmas to you!!

Darlene said...

I LOVE your mantle....it is so pretty!

Rambling Girl said...

Sue I am so loving all your decor....I have magnolias also and can't wait to get some around the house...I am doing my decorating this weekend after I get this place cleaned up..

StitchinByTheLake said...

I love to use magnolia leaves - they last so well during the season. The church is the perfect touch. blessings, marlene

YaYa's Funhouse said...

Nice job!! It is beautiful

Lea of Farmhouse Blessings said...

So pretty! I just love that simple white church and the greenery. Is that an old window frame, too? I really like it. Very nice.

Smiles,
Lea