12.05.2011

A Christmas Mantel

If you've been following along for a while, then you recognize the record artwork from last year . . . only I've added a new flashing wreath.  I'm in love with those old school big bulbs and was most pleased to find a few strands at the thrift store for $1 a piece.  Two small strands fit perfectly on the wire wreath I found at Carolina Pottery for only 5 bucks.




Even better . . . every morning that Ross and I come downstairs, her eyes light up and she screams, "Lights! Lights!"  It's nice to know that a one year old can appreciate decorating just as much as I do . . . *smile*


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26 comments:

  1. I absolutely love the idea of displaying Christmas covers from old LPs. What a treasure!

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  2. For the rest of my life I will be looking for old Christmas albums! What a great idea!!

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  3. Lawrence Welk....love it!

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  4. Awesome job on the stockings and mantle!! Your tree is adorable. I love the peace signs!

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  5. Well done! You did good! :)
    Corine :D

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  6. Hello Holly,
    I am your newest follower. I hopped over from Vicky’s blog hop with Mess For Less. The old Christmas records look amazing on display, such a creative idea.
    Smiles, Paula

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  7. I think *I* am actually your newest follower! ;) Love the album art piece. So much. As in I am now going to start my collection for next year.

    Beautiful blog!!

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  8. I absolutely love the record albums! what an awesome idea!

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  9. what an adorable idea. I totally have to steal some of my mom's albums now.

    megan
    craftycpa.blogspot.com

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  10. This is great! That wreath is perfect, it doesn't over power the records but adds the right about bling.
    Karah @ thespacebetweenblog

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  11. I love your colorful mantel and tree! I'm also a sucker for those old-fashioned bulbs!

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  12. That is the most creative I have seen, and it is SO cool and festive! I love it! Thanks for sharing and for linking up! xoxo shelli

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  13. What a great idea!!! This is by far the coolest thing I have seen. So impressed!
    I will share on the cSI Facebook page!

    Love it!

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  14. Very cool! Great way to use old albums :)

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  15. oh my gosh, those records are such a great idea, and i love the way you have the mantlescape stepped down with the shutters. love this idea!

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  16. Wow! You are a Christmas crafting genius! So glad I found your project via Centsational Girl.

    Please stop by for a visit to my blog. I am currently in the midst of a Gifts to Make series.

    Be Merry and Bright!

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  17. Come see what I did with some old record covers! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  18. Oh! How I wish that I'd thought of this, but very glad that I've seen your version.

    Thank-you so much for joining up to our Pin’Inspiration Thursday Party. Your creativity adds so much to the fun.

    Happy follower, would love if you popped by and grabbed a button :-)

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  19. Just stopping by from the tt&j linky party. Love the mantel. Especially those shutters :)

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  20. and...i just pinned this and shared it on my Facebook page

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Too-Much-Time-On-My-Hands/208200749201856?sk=wall

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  21. I love the idea of using Christmas album covers to decorate. So cool!

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  22. Found you via Too Much Time on My Hands. This is great...just the right balance of fun and funky - repurposed and recycled! I'm sharing it with my readers at Blue Velvet Chair...who eat up this kind of stuff.
    Michael

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  23. Found via deck the blogs... This is one of the coolest ideas I've ever seen! Thank you so much for sharing!

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  24. Stunning, thanks for sharing and Happy holidays from Bacon Time.

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