Sunday, January 8, 2012

Rustic Winter Mantel

I finally got the Christmas decorations put away!

How about you?

I usually DON’T decorate my mantel… EXCEPT for Christmas.

And normally…after Christmas…

I stick this huge single canvas painting up there until next Christmas.

BUT THIS YEAR…

I decided to have a little RUSTIC FUN with my mantel!

It took me a couple of tries to get it where I wanted it.

This was my FIRST attempt:

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BUT… NOPE…

it didn’t sit well with me.

Maybe a little too country?  I don’t know.

((Soooo))

Here’s the second attempt for my Rustic Winter Mantel… 

((with a little living room staging involved!))

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Recognize the Game Board?

(I borrowed the table top from my old crate table)

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I love texture…

so I tried to create texture in my display by combining

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woven placemats, old & new metal, old wood, twine and winter wheat.

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So… now for a little staging fun…

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This is a more of a simple look… I like it!

BUT…

I had to have a LITTLE more fun in my “play time”

by adding a few pieces!

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My cat has the right idea here!

Yeah… I could see myself cozying up to the fire with a

hot cup of coffee, a snuggly blanket and a good book!!

(SIGH)

So much fun to play around with d├ęcor… isn’t it?!! Smile

Well Folks…

there we have it… 

My Rustic Winter Mantel.

Thanks for Stopping By!!

Hope everyone had a safe New Years and will be greatly blessed in 2012!!

Now go get warm… it’s cold outside!!