Saturday, December 3, 2011

Christmas on my (Substitute) Mantel

I've been decorating for over a week but I don't think I quite hit the zone yet.  You know, when you feel like everything is in the right place and just the way you like it?  Yeah, I'm not feeling it just yet.  But I think I'm ok with my mantel (technically, mantel substitute, faux mantel, whatever you would like to call it.  And yes, I do realize it's a dresser).  Here it is:

Forgive the rumple-y slipcover, the cat sleeps all day on that ottoman and I didn't want to get her in a huff.

Here are the skates I got at the flea market a few weeks ago.  I added some glittery ribbon for laces.  I had intended to use them outside but realized that with no protection, they would get ruined if it rained.

Last week after I finished Big Frenchy, I put away all my paint supplies and cleaned up, vowing to wait until after Christmas to work on the table and chairs. 

I just can't leave well enough alone.  So while I should be spending my free time tweaking my Christmas decorations and shopping and baking cookies, I am making a mess instead.  Have a nice weekend!

Linking up to the Mantel Party at From My Front Porch to Yours.


Mel said...

Oh, it's beautiful! Next year, I'mma gonna get me a little tree like the one on your mantle, ah huh, I am.

I have the exact same table and chairs. I knew you couldn't stop! A kindred soul. I can't wait to see how it turns out. It's all going to come together phenomenally!

I was in the garage today, putting together the top of one table onto the base of another. Now, I have to get to painting it, can I have some of your energy please? ! LOL

Blondie's Journal said...

The dresser looks perfect. At the lake we have a stone fireplace and no mantel so I just decorate every surface I can!! lol! This looks so festive and pretty, I love the silver candlesticks and the skates are awesome!

I'm in the middle of some major organizing projects since my son moved out, but that is the sort of thing you love to put off! I am in love with your hutch!

Happy Holidays!!


Shelia said...

Tracy, it just looks so beautiful! :) Love your skates and how you've decorated your mantel!
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

I am sitting here drooling! This is soooo pretty. Love the dresser/mantel, and love, love, love the mirror with the wreath over it! Found you at FMFPTY mantel party, and I am your latest follower. Can't wait to see more of your blog!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...


Lakeshore Cottage Living said...

Ok..your kitty comment made me never want to upset the kitty that is for sure! lol

On to your "mantel"...everything is really just perfect. The them. The mirror with the wreath and the little birds and candle sticks..just beautiful. Sooooo pretty.

Thank you for the very sweet comment about my mantel. Have a very BLESSED Christmas!!! You have a lovely family (I clicked on your other blog through the google buttons). Kristine

Pamela said...

Tracy I love your faux mantel lady! It is beautiful! The color of your dresser is just amazing. Thanx force owing to party and Happy Holidays!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Well, I think it's beautiful Tracy. Great colors.

Britt said...

It looks beautiful! Love the skates and your dresser. Thanks for visiting me! Love your blog and all of your beautiful furniture!

Traci said...

I love your mantle substitute, especially the ribbon in the ice skates. Thanks for the inspiration.

Veronica said...

Hi Tracy. thanks for stopping by Tassels and you faux mantel is great....especially for me since it invloves and urn and I am officially an urn addict! I think its the shape that seduces me every time...


Barb said...

Your mantel is gorgeous! I love the skates and how you put in sparkly laces! Your home is beautiful!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Tracy, Your decorations are beautiful and I love the pretty blue chest with the skates. Gorgeous!!

Sharing Shadymont said...

I just love your home. Lovely decor.

Laurel said...

Perfect in every way :) Laurel

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I think it looks great Tracy, but I know what you mean. I am feeling that way about my mantel this year. We are in a new home this Christmas and the mantel is different than what I had {smaller} so I'm trying to rethink the decorating. I've decided it's staying the way it is at this point!

Tina said...

Your dresser/mantle looks wonderful!

Linking from: From My Front Porch to Yours

Steph said...

Oh, Mamba. After the table - no mas until after Christmas!!

Everything looks lovely, though.

heartfelt living said...

Hi Tracy,
Everything is just gorgeous!You have wonderful style.
Especially love the glitter laces on your skates!
Happy Holidays

Shelia said...

Oh, thank you, Tracy! I would love you to copy my wreath! You'd do a great job like you do with everything you do.
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Lisa @ akawest said...

Soooooo pretty!

Sophia's said...

Wow! I just love your style. It's so beautiful. I'm a new follower to your blog now.

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment!

Sophia's - Live Beautifully

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