Friday, December 3, 2010

Teacup Lane's Fireplace Mantel

Vintage red velvet deer!

It came with the glitter ears and tail.

Fresh white pine branches and holly branches added from our yard!
The framed Christmas forest view... lightly stuffed with batting, quilted, painted and beaded by moi (1991)!
I made the Greeting yarn rug years ago.

The basket I bought one Christmas for my MIL and filled it with Beanie Babies.

The Christmas Candle holder and vintage deer were passed down from my parents.

Forgot to mention the little wooden Bambi Deer (lower right) was cut out by my FIL and I painted it.

I hope you enjoyed taking a look at our Christmas Fireplace Mantel for 2010.  

The only thing I purchased for this mantel was the fake red berry garland.  Everything else I made or was passed down from our parents or given to us as gifts.

This is the first time I have used fresh branches from our yard...I think it is this won't be the last time.

You can tell I'm a RED and GREEN Christmas Gal!  

Almost everything I have is in those colors!  

Join Kevin & Layla at The Lettered Cottage for their Christmas Mantel party!

And Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday

Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday

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  1. Too cute... Getting a little frustrated that the KABOSH was put to my dragging all out this winter. But, the sun will feel good. Big storms to dump here this weekend. So lots of hooking time a foot.

    Have a relaxing one,

  2. Oh I love that large red velvet deer, now did you put the glitter on his rack and tail like Laurie did?

  3. Very pretty! It's going to make you feel so happy every time you look at it!

  4. Very festive fireplace mantel! The boughs are lovely! Thanks for sharing.


  5. Beautiful and I love that you made most of it! You will inspire many more to do the same.

  6. Beautiful!! the red deer immediately reminded me of my grandma! she has some really cool vintage Christmas decorations. I wonder if she would be willing to pass on some to me :o) I should ask!
    How lucky to have "Christmas" greens in your yard! There's none of those around here, so I have to resort to the fake ones. They look pretty, but it would be much better to have the "real deal".
    Lovely mantel Sandy. Very festive and very red and green!
    have a lovely weekend ahead!

  7. How pretty and festive. I could just picture sitting with a cup of tea and enjoying the sight.

  8. Lovely and festive Sandy, I particularly the Forest View you made!

  9. Beautiful and I love the exposed bricks on your fireplace.;))
    Have a lovely weekend dear Sandy,

  10. How lovely! very festive and jolly looking :-D

  11. What a beautiful decoration on your mantle!

  12. Lovely mantel and I adore that precious red deer.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  13. Hi..looking very Christmassy and cosy...need to dig out our decorations this week now the bedrooms are almost finished
    Glad you like them...been fun and all the moving boxes are now sorted too..another good thing lol
    Have a great week
    Hugs Suz x

  14. I love fresh greens on the mantle! Very pretty and such a cute deer!

  15. Beautiful Sandy! I love your festive mantle!