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Thursday, December 06, 2012

Christmas Mantel

For several years my mantel has been unchanged
 I don't consider myself very creative nor do I have a very keen eye for colors.
This year I decided to change it up for Christmas!
I was inspired by my friend Cheri, who has a lovely, ever-changing mantel
She recently blogged about her Christmas mantel

This week I made a trip to Champlin, Mn to visit my sister and her family,
My favorite stop is The Bear Den,  (ha, inside joke)  The Woods
It's a store full of crafty, nick-nacky kinds of things.
I brought along some "fun money"... and I used it  :)

Showcasing my mantel

(The coloring is kind of off in the before & after photo's...
different lighting/time of day

The mirror was purchased at a consignment store for $2.00
Lighted garland, from Hobby Lobby
Everything else was an assortment from the 
TheWoods, Pier One Imports and Target

It was a fun little project

 In the daylight

 All lit up

Upside down goblets, with bulbs inside and candles on top
courtesy of Pinterest 

Like my friend Cheri, I also am joining up with The Lettered Cottage Holiday home link party! 
You can click the link below to see all the creative idea's for Christmas mantels.
The Lettered Cottage


  1. VERY impressive friend! You ARE creative! It is absolutely lovely. Especially love that you found the mirror at a thrift store!

    1. Thanks Cheri, Yah I'm pretty proud of the Mirror :)

  2. It's beautiful, Jackie. I am so pleased that you are pleased with it.

    1. Yes Valerie, It's perfect and I even got it for 1/3 price :)

  3. What a transformation. Love it. I'm a huge fan of mirrors as they reflect light with such beauty and also make a small space seem larger.

    I especially like that idea of turning goblets upside down to hold bulbs and candles.

    You earn an A+ in creativity.

    1. Thanks Audrey, it was fun to put it all together!

  4. Ya, that Bear Den has some good stuff! Mantle looks awesome Jac'! I love it!

    1. Thanks Jodi, not bad for a novice :)

  5. So cute Jackie! Love the upside down glasses especially:)

    1. Thanks Jen.... it's sooooo Pinterest!

  6. It's so pretty Jackie! I love the wine glasses with ornaments and candles. It all looks so cozy and warm, perfect for a snowy day like today.