Sunday, November 23, 2008

My "Mantel"


I began a little decorating today. I wanted to give Nester's Mantel Garland a try. I don't have a fireplace or a mantel so I used my old cabinet that my tv is on as my mantel. I wired together two strands of my wimpy old garland (I now wish I had added about 2 more) and then I added some red berry garland in. Added lights, lots of tiny white starfish, some ornaments here and there.


I added bows to the corners and tucked in some goldish antique looking roses.
I even added a few birdnests for good measure. Plus Nester would do the same thing and I like how she does things.


Well, this will be my mantel this year. I really wanted to put the tv in this cabinet, put a mirror above and have some nice things on the mantel, but the tv will not fit in the cabinet. :-(
Now that I am looking at my photographs, my garland needs some more weight to it. I will work on it again this week and make it fuller.

Be Inspired! Karol :0)

21 comments:

Kasey Hunt said...

It turned out really nice. I like the star fish.

Stacey said...

It's gorgeous! What a good idea. :) You girls are all inspiring me to get with it.

kari and kijsa said...

Your mantel looks fabulous!!

great job!
blessings,
kari & kijsa

brenda said...

It's all very beautiful! I love decorating Mantels! We have the same Christmas ornament!
"Deck The Halls" check it out!
deckthehalls-christmas.blogspot.com
Thank you for your beautiful inspiration!

Lynn said...

I'm liking it - a LOT! You know I LOVE the coastal touch! :)

Kristi said...

It is all so beautiful and so shabby chic. Christmas blessings to you and your family!

Mom in High Heels said...

It's beautiful! I love the starfish. The cabinet itself is gorgeous.

Emily said...

It's beautiful!

The cabinet looks lovely with the decor.

Karen said...

ooh, love th bows and the little signs. SO cute!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Your garland is so lush and pretty. I absolutely adore it!

Erika said...

Love your garland, the plaid bow and "Deck the Halls" signage!!

Bonita said...

Wow! Pretty, pretty, pretty!

coco said...

So pretty...love that plaid ribbon!

The Nester said...

Love, love , love it.

Did I mention that I love it?

ceekay said...

I love that Deck the Halls sign...precious.

Stephanie said...

Wow! I love the shabby chic look you created, and the starfish - after my own heart. I love this. Wait - did I already say that?

Kim@foreverwherever.com said...

I love the starfish in your garland! I have them in mine too!!
Merry Christmas!
-Kim

LuLu & Co said...

I just love it, and the I love the cabinet it's on!!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

This is very, very cute! Loved what you did!

XO,

Sheila

Half of the Style Sisters said...

Very pretty. Love the starfish..very creative

Andrea @ Big Creek Cottage said...

This is so pretty....perfection.

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