One thing I have managed to get done is our mantel decoration. As you may recall, I decided to change our holiday decor color scheme to silver, green and white this year.
Last year I didn't do that much to the mantel. But this year I decided to go all out.
I hung a silver pine cone wreath over the mirrors that are always over our fireplace. Then I put a large silver urn I had on one side of the mantel, and put a big silver ornament in it that I used to hang in the living room . Next to that I put a large mercury glass candle holder from Home Goods, and one of the green hobnail goblets I showed you from one of my thrift store forages.
I sprayed some pine cones silver and tucked them into the garland placed along the mantel. I added a couple of my faux mercury pieces and some fancier pieces I picked up from Michaels.
On the other side I placed the large urn with a big glass jar I got from HomeGoods, (I got this on a "Blogger Blind Date" with Connie from Hartwood Roses. We realized we lived just an hour apart and decided to meet for brunch. Of course, a shopping trip was also on the agenda!).
I filled the jar with green and silver ornaments.
I added more mercury glass and the other green hobnail goblet-turned-candle holder to balance out this end.
Under the mantel I hung a silver bead garland and a white star.
Down below I added a couple of silver lanterns from Ikea that I've used outdoors, and a silk poinsettia to some candles that are usually there, and an urn that is usually in the foyer. The poinsettia is silk because we have dogs and cats. I read on someone else's blog (can't remember whose), that the idea that they were harmful to animals is a myth. However, according to the ASPCA and my vet they are toxic to cats, and will make dogs sick. So as much as I love the real ones, I don't keep them in our house.
I love the green and silver.
So that's it. Now on to the hundreds of other things I need to get done. Since Santa doesn't seem to be sending any elves my way, I'm thinking about seeing if I can train the dogs to put the ornaments on the trees. It's about time they started pulling their weight around here!
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