Tuesday, October 26, 2010

What's On Your Mantle?

It's "What's On Your Mantle?" day.... at least here...
I love my new gourds!
It's also the first time I've used my white flowers from Pier One on the mantle.
They have been all over the house... but never there!
I do love them!
Isn't fall the best time for decorating!
See my little felted acorns below....
I love those, too!
And those gourds!
They photograph really well!
...oh but wait...
there's something there that shouldn't be...
Could it be........
Christmas trees?
Surely not!
It's still October!!!!!!!!!!!
I believe it is!
Gasp!
A vicious Halloween trick, I suspect!
...or maybe it's some of those trees that were lightly bleached
a few posts back...
and they are ready to be packaged up in a
Christmas Inspiration Matchbox Swap?
Yes, that's it!

I added music ribbon to empty wooden spools,

cut circles for the tops of the spools,

and glued the trees in the spools (after removing the tree bases).

I also sprinkled glitter over them (of course)!

What's on YOUR mantle?

12 comments:

Lorrie said...

Not much is on my mantel just now. But I do have plans.
Your trees are adorable - I just sent my matchboxes off yesterday.

~*~Patty S said...

no mantle here .... Love yours even with a little Christmas going on ... you just HAD to go there ... didn't you! fingers in ears LA LA LA LA LA ;)
oxo
p.s. have entertained thoughts of a faux mantle ... need a bigger house LOL

Anonymous said...

I like my mantle a lot this month. Have a good amount of Halloween decorations. In the middle is positioned a sign that states "Halloween" each letter shaped something different (ie. H is a haunted house). Well hanging from that I have the black Halloween paper decoration you made me a few yrs ago; looks cute. I had to hang it high so Henry wouldn’t eat it  Also, the scary figurine you got us that screams when you push its stomach is sitting up there. - Kacee

Dogwood said...

OK...too cute. I love all you mantle decorations. Thanks for sharing your sweet ideas. I love the felted acorns. Did you make them? Dogwood

Margaret said...

If I had a Mantle I would decorate it just like yours! What a lovely display space, now you just have to make some more of your glitter houses to go with the trees!! it's only October, you havetime!! hee hee...

La Dolce Vita said...

uh my mantle clock is on the mantle, made in Italy of course! lol! these are darling!!

Nathalie Thompson said...

The white flowered branches DO look pretty. Adorable christmas trees.

I have THREE mantles (only one fireplace is real) and all contain clutter and dust. heehee

Jeanie said...

I have a gourd on my mantle, too! And lots of copper pots and wheat. No Christmas trees yet, but that's a reminder to get some of those little guys and fast!

YOur mantle looks absolutely fabulous! Oh, I have one felted acorn I bought -- did you make yours? Nice!

Sue@MyArtsDesire said...

My mantle ain't worth talking about at the moment! But yours is! Love that framed art you have hanging above the mantle. Beautiful job of decorating and those Christmas trees are just adorable! Xo, Sue

Crafty Gal Linda said...

My mantel has a little bit on it right now but nothing to right home about. hee hee Your's is pretty!

natalea said...

LOVE those little trees! xo nat

Sandy Michelle said...

Your mantle is lovely! Tomorrow I am stripping my mantle away from all the Halloween figurines and candy corn lights.

Sandy