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Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Christmas Mantle

This is the first year I've decked out a mantle. We had a really great wooden mantle at the old house, but somehow I never really did much with it. I wasn't reading blogs back then, and I'm sure that's a giant correlation. I found this post on the Nester's mantle garland and decided to see if I could pull off something beautiful.

I found all this stuff in my basement. Seriously, I didn't buy a single thing. All I can say is that before we had kids, one of our budget categories said "Joann Fabrics".

There are 2 strands of the cheesy evergreen garland.
One strand of red beads
One strand of fake ivy
One strand of lights
One strand of white flowers (saved from my wedding)
Some random flowers tucked in.

Check out the links over at the Nester's blog for more garland inspiration!



Mom in High Heels said...

It's so pretty! Good job.

Gina @ Six in the Country said...

You did a wonderful job! I love that window on the mantle!

Debbie @ said...

Beautiful! You did a wonderful job. Everything looks so pretty! I really like the old window!

The Nester said...

I love that you already had everything! Way to use what you have and save $$!

Love the fireplace!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Your garland is so lush and lovely. Absolutely adorable!

ceekay said...

Beautiful garland...I loved the JoAnn's being in your budget. Life changes doesn't it when those precious babies come along!

Judy @ In His Grip said...

Don't you just love it when you can make something so beautiful with stuff you already have?

Holly said...

That looks beautiful! The whole thing, garland, fireplace, love the window.

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

I right-clicked on the top photo to see an enlarged version of your garland. WOW!! So unique with the little white flowers and red berries lining the whole bottom of the garland. BEAUTIFUL!!!

Neabear said...

You did a awesome job with the garland. I love how it looks.

Kathy said...

You definitely "Pulled Off Something Beautiful!" Your garland is AMAZING! What's even better is that you made if from everything you already had! PERFECT!

Lisa said...

I love that ever changing mantle of yours. I had not seen in in some time.


Kristin said...

When you have a sec, could you please drop by our house and add that to our mantle? Oh, and before you do that, could you build us a mantle?!? Thanks, Amy Jo! Knowing your crafty skills, you'd be home by lunchtime. :)

Traci said...

Amy, so so gorgeous!!

Little Sweethearts said...

I like it! Especially with the lights on!



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