Tuesday, November 11, 2014

I'll Be Home For Christmas Mantel

 Good Morning !
 I am back from a whirlwind trip to California to see our boy play football..Before I left last Thursday I got almost all of the house decorated for Christmas.. My first project was the mantel!Last years mantel was the White Christmas mantel.. This year I wanted some red added ..
I used my daughters flea market frame again and turned it longways. I painted the back of the chalkboard white and wrote the same I'll Be Home For Christmas , but I just wasn't liking it. I turned the board back over to the chalkboard side and doodled away .. and I love it !
 There are white pine garlands, pinecones,red berry garlands and metal glittery snowflake garlands.
 The houses all have red on them , and I took the battery lights out of the bottom and stuffed some of the white lights in each one.They all are from Homegoods.
 I spray painted branches white and added glitter so they sparkle for in back of the houses.

 All the cross stitched stockings are hanging up..with a white sparkly pine garland on the ribbon holding them ..Hopefully my son Hunters new stocking will be finished for next year !

 So much fun adding the colored chalk to the chalkboards this year !

Thanks so much for visiting ! Happy Veterans Day , and thank you to all the Veterans for their service !
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Linking to these fabulous parties !



Robin in Virginia said...

What a fabulous looking mantel and display. It is very festive.

Robin in Virginia

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh wow, this is stunning. I love your red and last year's white was fabulous too. Gorgeous. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me.

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

WOW You decorate early and beautifully. My Christmas decorations go up after Thanksgiving

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

I really love your mantel decorations, and I saw those same houses at HomeGoods! They are gorgeous and one was in my cart, but then I went in a different direction with my mantel. I'm working on it, but it's no where near finished! Each of your stockings is a work of art, as well!

Unknown said...

Hi Priscilla I thought I was the only one anxious to decorate for Christmas I really can't wait to be done with Fall as much as I love this season I can't wait for Christmas decorating. your mantel looks fabulous.Susie

Barb said...

Your mantel is just amazing! I just got all the Halloween things down! You are so far ahead of me, I could never catch up but I do love seeing all your wonderful decorating!

Kris said...

so pretty!!!! You are the Energizer bunny!!!
xo Kris

C M Designs said...

So pretty Priscilla.. I love the touches of red in your houses.. Your mantel is lovely. You share so many ideas and places to find pretty things with which to decorate.
I know you'll enjoy being able to just sit back and enjoy all of your creative ability..
Let me be the first to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas.
Charlotte in Virginia

The Charm of Home said...

Love it!

Linda O said...

Just perfect!!!!!
So much to look at and I love your colour scheme.
Your stockings are beautiful, wonderful family treasures.

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Really beautiful Priscilla! I love the touches of red. I have quite a few of those Home Good houses. I have put them on the top of my kitchen cabinets the last two years. This year I think I'm going to use them in my rustic cabinet in the entry. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

I love your festive mantel! I have been so wanting to decorate my mantel with my vintage finds but am holding off till after Thanksgiving. Not sure I will make it!

Jennelise said...

Gorgeous!! I love your chalkboard sign! Looking at your beautiful mantel makes me so ready for Christmas to come!

Linda said...

Great mantel! I don't have one but am thinking what you did woulld look wonderful on a long buffet with house. Thanks for sharing. Linda @bushelandapickle.com

Tea in the Library said...

Love love love it!

Cindy said...

Your mantel is absolutely gorgeous! I have long thought I would like to put my houses on the mantel, but I could not figure out how to make it work. Yours has given me all the inspiration that I will need. I may have to wait until next year now...unless I get inspired to change one of mine!
Thanks so much for sharing this!