I love mantles! I have always wanted one. I like the way they look and I always thought I would enjoy decorating one...especially at Christmas. All three of my children have one, but I'm not jealous at all...well, maybe a little bit! :-) A couple of weeks ago, I looked at the top of our TV stand and thought..."There's my mantle!" So, I started thinking about what I had and shopping for other things.
Sunday afternoon, I put it together and I'm pretty happy with it.
I had the pitcher and the plate. The plaque in front of the plate was a "hand me down" from my daughter. The birds and the book they are sitting on and the plate easel are from Michael's. The hydrangeas, bike, and the letter M (for our last name) are from Hobby Lobby. The M was plain paper mache. I dressed it up with paint, scrapbook paper, and mod podge.
Several of you have asked about pictures of our addition. Since I am re-purposing furniture, it is taking longer to get things in place. Until that happens, I can't really hang much on the walls. Also, the plantation shutters we ordered are in and the Hubby will be installing them soon. So, I said all that to say this...I would like to wait until it's all finished to post pictures. But I have been giving you some glimpses and I will continue to do that. I appreciate your interest and can't wait to share the really "finished product " with you!