When I created my Christmas Mantel, I kept in mind that I want to be able to easily transition
it to Winter by making a few adjustments.
By doing this, this certainly created less work and a great segue into Winter.
I purposely chose a flocked garland embellished with pine cones so that I could continue to use
this garland on the mantel.
Two snowy winter birds were added to the mantel to accompany the owls.
Along with crystal snowflakes that hang from the mantel . . .
And my most favorite snowflakes . . . the crocheted snowflakes that my mom made for me.
Years ago I had asked her if she would make me a few crocheted snowflakes . . .
She then proceeded to make many, giving each of her children a fair amount of them for their trees.
I guess nothing says Winter more than snowflakes! . . .
Well, to many of us that is.
The lanterns and owls remained on the mantel.
I removed the trees that I created from some evergreen faux sprays and stems and they landed
on the hearth.
So love these faux evergreen stems as they look so very real.
I am not sure if I have ever featured this green transferware urn before.
You may have seen it in the background somewhere.
I purchased the transferware urn at my favorite antique shop in Florida that is unfortunately
no longer in business.
The shop owner was unpacking the items from a buying trip that they had just come back from.
I visited this shop at least once a week . . . and she would call me when there was a new shipment.
I spied the green transferware urn right away . . . she said it wasn’t in the best of condition.
It had a little chip on the rim . . so she said because of that I can have it for $12.00.
Sold! . . . I miss that shop and the adorable couple that owned it and the beautiful Victorian home
that the shop was in.
Years ago, I saw so many wonderful small antique shops go out of business due to the popularity of
eBay and other internet resources. However, I am seeing more and more coming back.
For me, it is the thrill of the hunt . . . the ability to actually see and touch each treasure.
Etsy shops are such a great resource for those things you cannot find (or make) in your area and I
have purchased many an item through these shops. However, are you like me? . . .
Do you love the thrill of the hunt too?
Wishing you a most wonderful day “making your own kind of music and singing your own special song!”
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