A “Wintery” Mantel

I have been waiting for a friend to arrive before I take down my decorations….

She is special….so worth the wait!

…..but I went ahead and “dismantled” the living room mantel yesterday.

I hope that a picture of the Christmas Mantel will be OK for my guests…

It is amazing that it takes me more than a day to create the Christmas Mantel…

…..and less than an hour to take it all down!

I wanted a “wintery” look…

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I was able to purchase these pretty faux branches with icicles at an after Christmas 75% off sale…:)

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I added resin trees, two candlesticks with pinecone ornaments, and my Pottery Barn deer…

…..the Pottery Barn deer were last year’s items…and then added an evergreen garland.

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I added some berries for a pop of color…

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I love these trees….especially when they were $7.00 !! 🙂

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And here is another tree that I purchased at a cute shop while in Franklin, NC..

…..we were there taking our granddaughter to ride the Polar Express Train….

……….the entire store was on sale!

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Hey Kim…save those topiary forms..I figured out how we can make those trees!!

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So thank you all for your visit…as you can see…

…..I still have my Christmas decorations up..they go down this weekend…

And pardon the different fonts on the pics…I am experimenting with the fonts…

…..as Flickr (Aviary) is now offering the new fonts…FINALLY!

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And all the while I was taking these pics….

…..my granddaughter was playing the with new puppy and his brother …

……….our “neighbor dogs”…my hubby takes them out during the day for our neighbors…

He is the “Pied Piper” of kids and dogs…Aren’t they cute?..All of them!!..Especially the human!

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Have a wonderful day!!!

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