Sunday, December 23, 2012

Christmas Mantlescape

I really love the 'bones' of this 1928 farm house. There is just something about the way these old houses are put together that really appeals to me. One of my favorite features of our home is the west wall of the living room. The entire length of it is filled with a great mantle flanked by built-in book cases. I love being able to change this area of my home out seasonally. This year I decided to go with a silver/white/cream theme. I have a collection of mercury glass and I knew that I wanted to build my display incorporating a few of those pieces.

I started by moving a mirror that I had on another wall over the mantle. It's my $5 Goodwill find that I painted a great aged cream. It was the perfect starting point.

I had a large rusty star that I thought would look great in the middle of the mirror, but the color was wrong. A can of silver leaf spray paint took care of that. Add some subway art in one of my grandmothers old ornate metal frames, some $1 store ornaments, prancing reindeer and some silver glitter and I have this.....







I just love the way it turned out. So pretty. Now off to decorate the rest of the house and get ready for Christmas Eve...

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