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Monday, November 24, 2014

Christmas Mantle

Hello again from The French Hen's Nest

The Nest is a buzz of Christmas activity! I want to show you my 2012 fireplace mantle decorations.

I wanted to do things differently this year than in years past.  I picked up the glass domes (cloches?) from Goodwill during the year.  They were the domes over cheap anniversary clocksI paid about $3.00 for each.  Inside I have place little bottle brush trees with Epsom salts for snow.

My favorite things on the mantle are the two artificial amaryllis I have centered in front of the blue transferware plates.  I picked these up at Belk Dept Store last week for 50% off- $8.00 each!

The silver candlesticks I also bought during the year at Goodwill for $4.00 each.  They were black when I bought them but I knew they were shiny underneath.


I completely changed the wreath from last year after seeing the beautiful ornament wreaths on so many blogs. The wreath  I originally hung had gold fruit and a gold bow but you could hardly see it against the gold framed mirror.  I took it down and stripped it and added the ornaments and the gold bow.  

I hung the wreath over the mirror but it didn't look right so I removed the mirror.  Then I realized I like the mirror alone without the wreath so I took the wreath down and re-hung the mirror. 


My garland is artificial and I have twisted two together to make it thicker.  I used the trimmings from the bottom of our Christmas tree and other greenery from the yard to tuck in here and there for added  realism and scent.  I have white miniature lights running through the garland and it is very beautiful lit up after dark.

Just wanted to show you some acorns I painted gold and silver and am displaying in silver candy dishes on my coffee table.  Aren't they pretty?  

Well, that is my mantle and I am pleased with it for now.  I never leave things alone in the weeks before Christmas, do you?

I would love to hear what you think about my Christmas mantle.

Thank you for visiting the French Hens and have a beautiful day!

Be blessed,

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