Sorry I have not been posting much but I have been BUSY with other things! I have just moved my blog from blogger to wordpress and that was very labor intensive, I’ve learned alot from the experience. I still have some tweaking to do but how do you like it so far?
I have also been very busy working on some home decorating projects and adding many new items to my website. For those of you who sell online, you know how much work that is in itself!
Today I would like to share with you my mantel for the winter season…..
I’ve kept the color pallette light with blues and whites with some added shimmer and glitter. I began by switching out the window mirror I have had up there forever with this large mirror. I picked it up a thrift shop for $10, painted it aqua blue and distressed it. I placed the mercury glass pillar candle holders my hubby got me for Christmas on either side of a vintage basket filled with pinecones.
The pillar candles on top are actually flameless candles I bought at a discount store. I embelished them with some rhinestones and button for added interest and glitz. These candles have been popping up all over and they are really made of wax. They run on batteries and are a great way to add candlelight without burning your house down. Being that the candles are so close to tha walls I thought this was a good idea PLUS there is no melted wax dripping all over!
I’ve also placed 2 star fish, a white pitcher, birdcage and some “snow” covered pinecones in various spots of the mantle. To get this look just add some spackle to the tips of an ordinary pinecone.
Don’t you just love the cute little white glittered “Snow” birds? I got the idea from a fellow blogger Confessions of a Plate Addict. If you haven’t been over to her blog yet you must check it out!
The birds are dollar tree finds and are actually tea light candle holders. I painted them white and added white glitter. Here is a “before” picture of my little feathered friends.
I think I like them better in the after stage all glittery. Don’t you?
Well, Thanks for stopping by today to take a peek at my fireplace mantle all dressed up winter!
And now for an announcement!
Calling All Creative Ladies!
Do you have a passion for decorating your home? Well here is you chance to showcase your work! In a few weeks I will begin hosting a Feature Friday Home Tour here on my blog. I will be featuring photos and descriptions of beautiful cottage inspired homes designed by ordinary women.
If you would like to have your home featured please email me good quality photos of your home, descriptions, your name, email and website/blog if you have one along with a little story about yourself and you decorating process. Include before and after pictures if you have them! Show off your whole house or just one room!
Email submissions to Lisa@LisasCreativeDesigns.com
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