Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Winter Mantle

After doing a Fall mantle and a Christmas mantle, what I had to put back up there felt too summery so I came up with this for the next month or so.  Everything here came from nature or a yard sale/thrift store.  I found several different varieties of pine cones this year by asking my local facebook friends.  Free is always nice, right? 

Pine cones are perched on the trio of thrift store candle holders and those are paper stars ornaments that my husband's aunt made years ago.  I found these instructions for making similar stars- I don't think I'll be trying it :)

I hung some pine cones and magnolia pods from string.  I just taped the string on the back of the mirror frame with frog tape.

 I took two clear glass snowflake ornaments and attached them to a rustic block of wood with two small nails.  So easy!

I took the red berries out of the pine and LED set in the white pitcher and love that I can still have that pretty light up here past Christmas.

What did you go back to after you took down Christmas decorations? Something different or the tried and true you had before?

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Monday, December 30, 2013

Adding Rustic Wire to a Frame

What a find, at what a price, $4.00!  I shop and donate lots at one particular thrift store and I think and hope I get great prices because of that.  Why else would this be $4.00?

 I decided to hang it the hall as a place to showcase some of the kids' pictures and art that I can change up quickly.  I simply used a staple gun and stapled rusty wire to the back in a zig zag pattern.  I hung things with mini clothes pins I found at Hobby Lobby and a local dollar store. 

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Sunday, December 29, 2013

Plates in a Toolbox

I found a great beat up tool box at a thrift store and because of  The Funky Junk Queen at Funky Junk Interiors, I scooped it up and imagined it filled with lots of hydrangeas.  

I was happy as could be with it and they dried well, but I change things up a lot around here and decided I needed a new place to display some of my dishes. 

Perfect!  I might change out the plates for seasonal decorating but I am a blue and white plate person so I might just leave them.

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Friday, December 6, 2013

Deck the Halls 2013

Deck the Halls 2013

I took an 8 x 10 frame and wrapped some cedar branches around and secured it with florist wire, then I went back around the frame with baker's twine and hung my homemade Joy sign.  I'll do this again for sure!

I bought an artificial tree at the thrift store for $5.00 thinking I would make ornaments to sell in my booth, well that didn't happen so it ended up here in my bay window.  I had a cheap collection of small white pitchers, teacups etc and a few small picture frames.  If it wasn't white to start with, then I just spray painted it.  

I have 2 cute little baskets on there too. I just hung 
everything with twine.

 Here you can see one of the frames, I also added berries, poinsettias, and faux red fruit because it is what I had on mind.  

I love my mantle this year. Red, silver and rustic.  I had the old gate and collected my silvery finds and this is what I came up with.  So many thrift store treasures up there.  I placed a freezer basket full of evergreen and stars on the hearth.

 I love this cake stand I bought for just a few dollars at a thrift store recently.  I've not seen one like it.  I love this look, easy and cheap!

Here's the top of my piano and its very hard to photograph!

 I filled my lanterns with some vase filler and called it done!

I have this on my dining room table. I love my tree and deer and those white tipped pine cones are prefect!

 And last for today is my entry.  The big Santa is actually a tree topper/hugger but this year I put him in a red frame.  

I'll be back on another day soon with porch decor, the china cabinet decorated, and maybe the tree. I hope you have a very Merry Christmas season!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Painted Owls

I've painted my fair share of thrift store owls.  They were selling really well for me. They still do, but I don't find them like I once did.  So here are some of my painted owls to give you inspiration to go paint some ugly outdated ceramics!