Wednesday, December 12, 2012

The Merriment Chain ~ Day 16: The Mantel

On Day 16 of the Merriment Chain co-hostessed by Miss Misi
and Miss Robyn, I'm finishing up our fireplace mantel (running behinder than ever this year!)

No wonderful colonial mantelscape here, I'm afraid....(one of these days I'll get "there.") Just a few things I love.



 

This guy is one of my all time favorites....
Made by the talented Eve from Lee Hill Primitives.


Old bulbs.  
(Maybe it's a crow's predilection for all things shiny and bright that makes that Colonial simplicity so elusive???)


 And a little bit of whimsy....
Just because.

Off to find some stockings that need hanging!

Be ye merry!


14 comments:

prims by olde lady morgan said...

Delightful ms. cranky!!! I love the jars!!! I so want to do simple, but I just can't... so many things would remain hiden, and how do I choose? Did the lights work? OLM

bettyj said...

I really like your mantle, colonial or not. It is different and I like different. It looks wonderful.
BTW are the lights still in the mailbox?

Jan - Life on Buttermilk Hill said...

Love the Santas too---and I recognize some of those pretty vintage ornies as ones mom and dad had!! You have to let us know....light strings...in the house or in the mailbox!?!? We need to know!! :) Jan

Primitive Stars said...

Evening Robin, lovev what you did with the mantle, wondeful prim Santas and the jars of vintage ornies, I did the same in some large Ball jars, hey, great minds think alike, LOL.......Hope you got the lights out.......Hugs Francine.

TheRustyThimble said...

Lights?? mailbox??? did you get em out?? LOL

when I seen your post in my blog roll I had to come running

Beautiful, Yep you and your decor!!
Brenda

jennifer768 said...

I am with Brenda,did you rescue the lights?? LOL! Lovely collections!I love the Santas ,each so different and special.Hugs,Jen

Bittersweetfolkart said...

Loving that mantel display

thanks for sharing ..

mandy

Prims By The Water said...

Love me some shiny and bright in my decor too! Your Santas have wonderful personalities. Take care, Janice

annie said...

no one should be cranky with this mantle! love the bulbs & Eve's father!

Linda said...

Wonderful!! Your merriment amazes me every time I visit!!

Cindi said...

EVERYONE is wondering about the lights, including me...no update? How ruuuudddeeee. (in my best Stephanie Tanner from Full House voice) LOL I need to go to bed, I am punchy. Anyway I love your mantle!
Be blessed,
Cindi

Mugwump Woolies said...

Great ole' Santa...and the little lantern is so wonderful! I'm with you, Miss Cranky, gotta have a little glitz at Christmas!
Lights? In or out?
Robyn

frontporchprims said...

Your Santa's are to die for. They are so neat. I see you hang things with push pin. My absolute favorites!!! I have push pins all over my house and in places people shouldn't be looking. I love the way they sound when they are all together and you shake the box. Anyway, now you know I am crazy. Your bulbs are very pretty in the glass containers. -Steph-

Beckyjean said...

So wishin I had a mantel to display things on. Your mantel is beautiful.

Have a wonderful evening~Becky