My Summer Mantel

Summer Mantel 7 - Embracing Change

Time for a change up!  I have so much fun decorating my mantel.  I change it up every season.  This was my spring mantel: But with summer around the corner, I needed to change it up! I hand-painted, distressed and then waxed this summer subway sign. I adorned crocheted pillows with cheerful chevron ribbons. Soft felt handmade flowers on rough burlap - gotta love textures! Found a great … [Read more...]

Christmas Mantel

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My fireplace is awesome! It must be the best thing about our home.  It is big and beautiful and it is the one saving grace of this cold, snowy season.  I look forward to using it throughout the year and now it is TIME!  I realized the other day that I still had fall decorations on the mantel and quickly came up with an idea for the Christmas holiday.  I am loving the result:Love that chippy old … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Day Linky Party!

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For some cool ideas for your Valentine's Day fireplace mantel, go to this link to see my mantel and others:The Stories of A 2 ZSuch pretty ways to enjoy this sweet holiday!copyright 2010 Embracing Change at yourblogname.blogspot.com … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Day Fireplace Mantel

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          Normally Valentine's Day is just another day, but this year is a bit different - Chris and I will be celebrating the holiday!  This will make for a wonderful celebration of our love and nearly 10 years of wedded bliss.  That makes me so happy!  To celebrate this excellent occassion, I give you my Valentine's Day mantel:Red is a favorite color of mine???? This is a sampler that belonged … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Day Fireplace Mantel

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          Normally Valentine's Day is just another day, but this year is a bit different - Chris and I will be celebrating the holiday!  This will make for a wonderful celebration of our love and nearly 10 years of wedded bliss.  That makes me so happy!  To celebrate this excellent occassion, I give you my Valentine's Day mantel:Red is a favorite color of mine???? This is a sampler that belonged … [Read more...]

A Winter Mantelscape

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After Christmas is a great time to rework your fireplace mantel theme...I wanted to go black and white with some  silver/red...just for something different.  The santas are officially packed away unilt next year.  Why not enjoy January?  Spring is on the way after all!  There is nothing like a warm fire on a cold winter's night to inspire you!Incorporating the kids artwork - homemade paper … [Read more...]