Hydrangea filled baskets for a fall mantel

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And a happy fall to you! Is it fall yet? I’m not entirely sure. It’s still super muggy out here and coats aren’t needed quite yet. But that hasn’t stopped me from playing around with hydrangea filled baskets for a fall mantel. Oh hello there Skye! Thank you for sitting still for a quick moment! […]

Coca Cola Christmas fireplace mantel – Day 2

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As you can see, I’m no minimalist when it comes to this Coca Cola Christmas fireplace mantel.   And this year is no exception. My Coca Cola star inspired design was a direct result of a lucky recent find. The black metal Cola Cola sign had just come home from a recent trip at Granny […]

Spring fireplace mantel decorating ~ that never wilts

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Spring is here! Well… soon. 🙂 But I couldn’t wait another moment. I wanted to freshen up the fireplace mantel with some spring decorating. Remember my last junk styled mantel?  It was time for a little update. I’ve been stealing elements off this one until there was virtually nothing left. So I decided to go […]

How to decorate a junk style mantel

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As soon as the Christmas mantel decorating came down this weekend, I was feeling the need for a trash to treasure mantel. What can I say… I was craving my rust and wood. 🙂 How to decorate a junk style mantel? Easy! Layer, stack, move around like minded clutter until it feels right and there […]

SNS 111 – mantels and stockings

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Welcome to Saturday Nite Special #111, the multi themed link party!  * Home Decor  * Crafts, / Sewing / Recipes * Theme of the week Every Fri 7pm  to Sunday 11 pm Pacific. This weekend’s theme – mantels and stockings Have you been taking in Jennifer Rizzo’s Holiday Homewalk this week? Oh my… here are […]

How to make it snow in your home… realistically!

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Snowy old window mantel Most of us dream of a white Christmas. But it’s not always possible where you live. Another snowy mantel When you live in balmy BC Canada, it’s quite by chance that snow actually materializes. So here’s how I made my own winter wonderland with my Christmas decorating. You’ll need: (this post […]

Fakin’ it with fake plants

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During the Copy Me Challenge, I noticed one poster mentioned she liked my use of plants and had wondered if I had real or fake. Allow me to answer… I’m fakin’ it with fake plants all the way. 🙂 It’s been years since I’ve had real plants in my home. I use to be quite […]

Creating an old gate for the (Christmas) fireplace mantel

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Creating an old gate for my over scaled fireplace mantel was the answer for so many reasons. The fireplace is challenging. While I love it, the scale is quite large, and the rock is dark.  I did however desire something new for the fireplace mantel this year to help brighten things up, so when I […]

Sat Nite Special #52 brings you ~ picture frames!

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  Welcome to Saturday Nite Special #52, the picture frame edition! If you’re new here, join in! There are three categories to link to. Home Decor as well as Crafts, Sewing, Recipes, plus the 3rd themed link up. Check below for this weekend’s theme. Party starts Fri night and ends Sunday 11pm pacific, so you have all weekend […]

Creating an old world cultured stone fireplace without massive destruction

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Creating an old world cultured stone fireplace, without massive destruction is possible. Here’s proof!   Once upon a time, the fireplace was your typical outdated brick variety with a teeny weeny little mantel. When my home underwent major renovations, my buddy Dan asked me what plans I had for the fireplace. I cringed, wishing I HAD […]