Tuesday, December 8, 2009

My Christmas Mantle

Hello, Dear Ones! I'm decorating rather slowly around here but I've gotten my mantle done and wanted to show it to you.

I found these sweet little trees last year at Hobby Lobby and had to have them but didn't buy them immediately! Each time I went in I thought, "I don't want to pay that!" and walked away rather sadly. But I went the next week and these darling little trees were on sale for a great price. So what did I do? I swooped them up and brought them home. Oh, but I did pay for them first! :) Just in case you thought I was bad! No no Nannette! Not me! :)

I popped my little trees upon some crystal candlesticks to make them a bit higher and tied red bows around the candlesticks.

Don't you think these little trees look like Marzipan icing?

Then a little green sparkly reindeer hopped up here to be by the trees. He was lost in the garland and I couldn't see him. So I popped him upon an empty ribbon spool. Now I can see him - but poor thing - he can't see me! He has no eyes! But he can surely sparkle!

Then I've placed two icy green candles upon tall green candlesticks on each end of my mantle.

The the fun part...ribbon ribbon ribbon!! I love this stuff. Oh, did I say - wired ribbon!? :)

Then I hung a few soft green colored Christmas ornies and added a little red beaded garland.

Then I swagged! Don't you just love to swag? :)

You can tell I was playing with Christmas frames for my photos! Love these candy cane ones.

This is my Christmas mantle all sparkly and singing Christmas carols. Okay, Dear Ones, I took this picture only because I love you all. I actually got down on the floor! Yep, I got down there and laid down and snapped. Am I crazy! Yes, I think I am! But I sure have a lot of fun.

Hope you like my Christmas mantle.

Be a bunch of Christmas sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

We Need a Little Christmas

Haul out the holly,
Put up the tree before
My spirit falls again
Fill up the stocking,
I may be rushing things,
But deck the halls again now.

For we need a little Christmas,
Right this very minute,
Candles in the window,
Carols at the spinet,
Yes, we need a little Christmas,
Right this very minute,
It hasn't snowed a single flurry,
But Santa, dear, we're in a hurry.

So climb down the chimney,
Turn on the brightest string
Of lights I've ever seen,
Slice up the fruitcake,
It's time we hung some tinsel
On that evergreen bough.

For we need a little music,
Need a little laughter,
Need a little singing,
Ringing through the rafter,
And a little snappy
Happy ever after,
Need a little Christmas now.

For I've grown a little leaner,
Grown a little colder,
Grown a little sadder,
Grown a little older,
And I need a little angel
Sitting on my shoulder,
Need a little Christmas now.
~sung by my mantle


  1. Shelia dear, it is lovely. So glad I can post. Your comments box hasn't been coming up for me. Yikes!!!!!

    Big old hugs to you!
    Barb ♥

  2. Hi Shelia,

    It is a GORGEOUS Christmas mantle!! Love all the ribbons and sparkle. Yes, those little trees are just perfect!!!! Hope you are having a great Tuesday!♥

  3. Shelia, this mantle is stunning. How beautiful the trees are and the ribbon. Ribbon gives a finished look and yours is so pretty.

  4. All is Calm. All is Bright.

    I'm lovin' it. Girly...you are soo very talented. I'm inspired AND impressed.

    Don't you just love Hobby Lobby? Wonderfully blessed Christian Company that is Oklahoma based! Whoo Hoo!


  5. I love those trees! I use a lot of light greens in my Christmas decor too. Your mantle is fabulous and the ribbon gives it so much movement and drama. Wired ribbon is one of best inventions ever as far as I'm concerned!

  6. Dear Shelia,
    May you have a blessed Christmas Season! Sure hope you're regaining your strength and feeling so much better.

    You have beautiful decorations and I'm so glad you shared. I so enjoy seeing how others decorate and deck the Halls.

    God bless,

  7. It's a beautiful and festive mantle Shelia. I can tell you don't have a kitten (like Magic) with those lovely trees balanced on the crystal candle holders! That's a great way to give them height. I love that last photo that you snapped from the floor because I can see your pretty fire screen - which appears to be leaded glass - how very pretty & sparkly for Christmas! I surely am enjoying all your pretties.

  8. Oh Sheila, that mantle is so beautiful. Love the trees on the candlesticks. I'm so jealous, I don't have a mantle and I don't live near a Hobby Lobby. sniff sniff.


  9. Shelia, your mantle is so pretty. I love the trees and the sparkly little reindeer. It all looks so pretty up against that brick. Oh, and I love your leaded glass fireplace screen - it's gorgeous!

    I'm going to scan back and find pictures of your dining room. I remember that it's green and I really liked it. We want to redo our dining room and can't decide between a green or another shade of creamy yellow. My husband is tired of my yellows...he's voting for green. I'm stuck in a state of complete indecision. :) It's a fun process though.

  10. Oh Pickle, its just beautiful my friend...Love all the wire ribbon its so much fun to work with....now those trees you should just send them me me...Hey we don't have a Hobby Lobby here is Ca. so send them to me and no one gets hurt ha ha!! Sorry I haven't been around girl...all this snow didn't like my power line up here on my mountain top...Oh the joys of living in the woods ha ha!! May you have a great day Pickle and get up off the floor ha ha!! Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  11. Shelia.....you put a GREAT BIG SMILE on my face everytime I visit you!!!!! Your mantle is to DIE for, absolutely GORGEOUS!!!

    One of my Christmas wishes this year is to get to meet you.....you are always sooooo full of life and positive energy. I'm a very energetic and postivie person too, so if we ever do get together....look out!!!

    Have a FABULOUS day, sweetie!!!!!

  12. Of course you know it's gorgeous, chick! It truly is!!! Now, I need a song for a little birdie. Can you suggest one for me, sugar?

  13. very pretty! and you're right, those trees do look like marzipan!

  14. I can get down to snap pictures, but then I have to crawl to the nearest table to help get up. Your efforts are appreciated, as your mantle is beautiful - love everything you chose. Sally

  15. Yourt mantle is just gorgeous. Everything on it is beautiful. Wonderfully decorated

  16. Everthing looks so lovely. The mantle is just gorgeous! Wonderful job.

  17. Very festive and happy! Wonderful job.

  18. Love the mantle. Those trees are to die for! I love reading your blog. You are so cute!

  19. Shelia!! How wonderfully festive!! I love the color combo and yes, I probably came to Hobby Lobby 5 minutes after you for those trees!! Love them. And the wired ribbon and ornies...perfect!!

    I'll bet Chloe Dawn thought you got down on the floor to play!! Now, how did you get those frames? I seem to be under my rock and all of Blogland has pretty Christmas do~dads on their blogs!! lol!


  20. Gorgeous. Love your little green trees and you are right about the ribbon...it can forgive a lot of sins.

  21. O, what a beautiful mantel...the prettiest I've seen!! Love every thing about it...especially those little icing trees..
    The best photo of all ?....that one where you were lying on your tiny buttness....hee hee hee.....

  22. what a lovely job you have done here!!!love every detail, beautiful colors and beautiful pictures....happy holidays to you dear friend..
    be back later..xx

  23. Very pretty, Shelia! I can see why you loved those little trees. I so wish I had a Hobby Lobby here. The reindeer and ribbon are all so pretty.

  24. PERRRRRTY PERRRRRTY, you done good !

  25. So festive and pretty. Love the glittery reindeer. And love the 'marzipan' trees. I can see why you had to have them. Rosie

  26. You know what, Ms. Shelia? Those little trees look good enough to take a little bite out of ... just kidding! Everything looks great ...

  27. Hello Sheila! I'm singing right now! I love how you always end with a song! My mother loves, loves that movie with Lucille Ball! But I can't find that version anywhere! Haven't looked on the internet though! Just in the stores! I love your mantle! I saw those trees last year! Glad you got them because your mantle is beautiful! Just wanted you to know how much I personally appreciate you getting down on the floor and getting that shot! We just got back last night from San Antonio! First time to Texas for me! I loved it!!! Thought it would be a little warmer though! You take care and God Bless! Lauralu :)

  28. Shelia...Looks like you had fun decorating the mantle with your new Hob-Lob trees!!! Love the ribbon and the hanging ornaments...so pretty! Have a fun week, xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

  29. WOW...that is SO very beautiful...I love the trees and sitting up like that they look so pretty! Love that kind of ribbon too, so fun to work with! I think I'm going to leave lights on my mantle year round, love it! Come say hi :D

  30. Hi Sheila
    Your mantle looks stunning. I love your cute trees and glittery reindeer. Now I need you to come and do mine please?

  31. Oh Shelia, I've done the same crazy things for a picture. On the floor, on a ladder, etc. lol
    Your mantel is gorgeous. Love the pretty green trees, the deer and the candles.
    Can't wait to see more!

  32. Ooohhhhhhh.... this looks SO beautiful! Oh my goodness, how did you get the ribbon to look so perfectly gorgeous? And yes, those trees do look like marzipan!!!

    Thank you for getting on the floor for us. It's a great shot and your fireplace thingy (can't think of the name right now... hey, I've got a horrible ear infection!) is gorgeous!

    Justine :o )

  33. I suppose we'd probably all hang from the rafters to get that perfect snapshot! I would! I love your mantle, and those Hobby Lobby trees are precious. Too bad I didn't see them last year. This year I've vowed to spend no money. But after Xmas, I guess that I can go in there and look!

  34. Your mantel is just gorgeous. I love all the decorations, so beautifully done. Hugs, Marty

  35. I like your soft red and lime green mantle, Shelia.

  36. Sheila, Your mantel is fabulous!!! And I LOVE the Christmas trees! They resemble Wedgewood pieces to me! I can see why they spoke to you so! :) They would have had to come home with me, too! :) ~hugs, Rhonda

  37. Shelia....are you still on the floor? I just ask because you didn't mention getting up...which I realize is the difficult part!!
    Your mantle is lovely....I love those trees. Glad you got them!

  38. Your mantle is so pretty! Oh how I love those trees.

  39. Your mantle is beautiful...I love the shade of green in those little trees...by the way...that glass fireplace screen is beautiful!!!

  40. Dear Sheila, now who would think you didn't pay for those lovely little trees? Not me!! :o)
    It's all looking good. well done.

  41. Ohhhhh Pickle it is gorgeous!!! Loved every little detail and the fact that you even got on the floor to take that pic just for us..oh I feel the love girl! lol lol
    Hope you are doing better sweetie..and that the Christmas lights shine brightly at your home...love ya girl!~Picket~

  42. Those trees are so cute! I have never been to a Hobby Lobby store- only because we have none anywhere near.
    You have done a great job on your mantle.
    Take care,

  43. Very cute trees! Your mantle is gorgeous! I would love to have a Hobby Lobby here; maybe someday.


  44. Oh, Shelia, how pretty!! I love the mantle...your pretty trees and all!

    I've (we've) been so busy again, I won't be starting to decorate for Christmas til the weekend.

    Wanted to let you know that Benny's "Lump" is gone...the VET was right!!! Nothing to worry about! We're delighted.

    The STROLL is going GREAT on the blog...and the Give-Away is up to 20 items...stop by and comment...maybe you'll win!!

    It's snowing here...already about 2-3"...should get another inch or 2 by morning.


  45. This is beautiful Shelia!! I love those trees....gorgoeus. :)

  46. Your mantel is just gorgeous! Absolutely gorgeous!! And I love those darling little trees. I don't have a Hobby Lobby anywhere close by - but I do have a Tuesday Morning not far away so I'll have to check to see if they have the cloches like you found. What a good deal! Thanks for sharing - you've inspired me to get my decorating done! ~Adrienne~

  47. All soooo beautiful


    barbara jean

  48. Oh, Shelia! It is absolutely gorgeous, and yes, I love those litle "marzipan" trees, the way you elevated everything, the cute, sparkly reindeer, the garland (are those little hearts???), the ribbon, and the whole effect! Just beautiful. I also like how your mirror gives it extra play. You did well, dearest one. Very shiny, indeed! :-)



  49. This is ALL soooo beautiful!


  50. Oh Sheila, it is beautiful! Girl, I love love your sense of humor. You did a great job! Have a wonderful weekend, sweety!

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