Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Whimsical Mantle

This is our first Christmas since we added a mantle to our fireplace...so you can imagine my excitement.  I am already thinking of how I will change it up next year... This year I wanted to use things I had so I only bought a few little things.  The dollar store provided the $2 wreaths and $1 reindeer and a $1 box of bells.  The "Hope" stocking holders were $14.96 at Walmart.  I would have preferred the word "Noel" but that was all they had.  Everything else I had, I just spray painted a couple of pots and candle sticks in heirloom white to create a more cohesive look.  I love my fake window which used to hold two plants, its so versatile and I can use it to decorate for any season.

I am linking to:
The Lettered Cottage


  1. So cheerful and fun! Love the white "window" in the background! Great job.

  2. Oh how wonderful you live in Ontario! We used to live in Ottawa (8 years). Love your mantel and the deer and white window frame are sweet. You pulled it all together very nicely. Want to come do mine?

  3. I love the bright reds - what a festive and fun mantle!

  4. Great old window and trio of wreaths. Very cheery and bright mantel!

    Happy Holidays!

  5. such cute snowmen! i need to stop by my dollar store and see what they've got. stopping over from layla's. so glad you linked your super cute mantel!


  6. Liisa I love your fireplace and I am in the midst of installing one in my living room. I hope to have it complete my the holidays :) Would you mind posting a picture of the full fireplace and mantle or consider emailing it to me. We want to use the ledgestone/stackstone on the body of the FP but I have some concerns with how to create a nice mantle - I want a white one like yours. Your advice or help with this would be greatly appreciated. I am also in Northern Ontario.
    Jody - jodylynnp@ntl.sympatico.ca

  7. love-it. Isn't it amazing the treasure we find at the Dollar Store. Can't wait to read more post!


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