Photobucket     Photobucket        

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Christmas Mantle 2012

Hello Everyone!
 
Can you believe Christmas is in less than a week? I sure can't. It has snuck up on me more than ever this year. I know some of you have been wondering what happened to me and I do apologize for being MIA here on my blog. The biggest reason I have not been around is because my business exploded! Pinterest and Facebook had alot to do with it. At times I had more business than I could  handle...but I did! lol...Thank goodness my mom and dad came over and helped me pack and ship my items or I don't know if I could have done it all. Don't get me wrong, I am beyond thrilled to have the business. I just know what I need to change for next year. I also decorate houses as alot of you know. Between the houses and business I had a lot going on. I hated not to keep my blog up, but every day was so busy I just could not seem to get a blog post together.  Things have slowed down for now so I will catch you up on pictures of my house. I still don't have my tree up and here it is Dec. 19! Oh My! I plan on putting it up tonight.
 
Here is my Christmas mantle. I left the mirror and lanterns I had up here for the fall. I used my garland from last year, made a wreath, and added lantern toppers with my Mark Roberts fairies.   
 
 I made the wreath out of all different colors and sizes of balls by gluing them onto the wreath. I added the lights after the wreath was done.  


 I love my little Mark Roberts fairies! They look so cute on top of the lanterns.

 Here is a shot at dusk...This is definitely the focal point in my living room.
 
I will post the kitchen and dining room very soon. Have a great night!

34 comments:

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Just beautiful, Kristen! Love the garland and wreath. Your fairies are a great touch to the lanterns with the ribbon. I'm glad you got to decorate your own house! : )

priscilla said...

Beautiful mantel ! Love all your decorating !

Patricia Reitz said...

I know I say it all the time, but oh how I wish you were a neighbor of mine. Stunning, stunning, stunning!!

Carol Z said...

I wish you were a neighbor, too. But the next best thing is knowing you in Blogland. Everything looks beautiful.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Beautiful and impeccable as everything you do girl..Hugs and smiles Gloria

Nonny said...

Absolutely love your mantle!!!

Merry Christmas!

Nonny
www.notionsfromnonny.blogsot.com

Lori said...

Beautiful!! Will you please share how you attach the garland to your mantle w/o damaging it? I always end up laying my garland on top of the mantle because I wasn't sure how to do it securely. Thanks!

Kristens Creations said...

Lori, You can use command hooks. They work really well. I used tiny nails though. Most people don't like to put holes in the mantle and I can understand that. The holes are in the back of the mantle and cannot be seen. You should see the holes in my walls! lol...

Stacey said...

Kristen, that is just beautiful!

NanaDiana said...

Gorgeous, Kristen...absolutely gorgeous. Okay- so did you glue the bulbs right onto the greenery with hot glue? It looks great that way. What a show stopper! I have Mark Robert's fairies, too, and just love them- xo Diana

Kristens Creations said...

Thank you guys! NanaDiana,Yes, I hot glued the balls in to the greenery and then added the lights by wrapping them in with the greenery of the wreath.

Cheryl said...

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Shelley Greenwood said...

LOVE!! I don't think I'd have the heart to take it all down if my mantel looked that beautiful! I hope you have a very Merry Christmas and Blessed New Year!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Kristen, as always, another beautiful mantel! I have so missed your posts! Glad to hear that your business is doing so well! I wish you and your family a Very Merry Christmas!!

Heidi said...

Oh my so pretty, I am loving all the projects with bulbs (wreaths, garland, jar fillers)- afraid next year they are going to double in price. I think that I am going to be purchasing alot after the holidays this year for future projects.

Shelia said...

Oh, Kristen, you home is so beautiful and your mantel - a masterpiece. Just love it. Hope you'll get a little time to rest before Christmas. I know you've been so busy! Merry Christmas to you and your sweet family.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Jeanette said...

It looks just beautiful Kristen! From the looks of things it doesn't look like your behind at all. I do feel the same however just all happened way to fast. Hopefully you can slow down to enjoy it. Glad your back:)

missylucas said...

This is absolutely beautiful, I wish I could come up with ideas like you do!!!

Pamela Larrabee said...

Well, I'm a bit relieved to know that I'm not the only one who hasn't finished decorating! The mantle is absolutely beautiful, as is everything else you do.

Designs By Pinky said...

We have all MISSED you but WOW, so happy your business is BOOMING!!!! Your mantle is gorgeous, as usual! I am hoping to do things VERY differnetly next year in this new house. Wishing you and your family a very merry and blessedn Christmas. XO, Pinky

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Your mantle is stunning!

Sometimes, you have to be careful what you wish for in the case of your business...

Congrats though on doing so well!

Hugs,
Debbie

Kisha said...

Kristen your home looks absolutely lovely. Thank you for sharing your inspriration with us - and congratulations on a business well earned! :)
Kisha

Marlene said...

Gorgeous! Congrats your business!

Patty said...

It's breath taking, all of it, as always. Missed your posts! Hope you have a wonderful and blessed Holiday with your family. Patty

Brooke said...

Beautiful! I just love it!

Mery Christmas!

Brooke

Jan said...

It is so beautiful, I could just look at it all day. Yes, definitely the highlight of your living room. And you got the proportions perfect, too. It's not too overwhelming for the space or underwhelming. Fabulous job. I wish you lived around me, I would hire you to decorate my living room in a second! Happy Holidays.

Anonymous said...

Hey there! I simply would like to offer you a huge thumbs
up for your excellent information you've got right here on this post. I'll
be returning to your website for more soon.
Here is my webpage - acne repair

Anonymous said...

They, on the other hand, had no problem commenting on my status updates, or on the article links I routinely posted to my profile, either via the "comments" function on the site, or in person to me. http://officialcanadagoosesoutlet.ca For those professional hockey players who want a mask, they most often opt for a half shield, which only protects their eyes. A perfect score on IQEX is 100 and a passing score is 75. Belgrade Bog on Messalonskee Lake may possibly have the greatest marshbird diversity in Maine.
LIVESTRONG is a registered trademark of the Lance Armstrong Foundation. [url=http://www.icanadagooseca.com]canada goose chilliwack bomber[/url] Now, with the technological advances, it is possible to own faux fur! It looks and feels like original animal fur but is actually synthetically made with very fine acrylic fibers. http://officialcanadagoosesoutlet.ca
[url=http://flyballbags.com]canada goose online[/url] The Arabs are intending to take advantage of the youngsters and we will not sit still." Shaul Goldstein, mayor from the Gush Etzion settlement bloc south of Bethlehem, expects the concentrate using the coming days to "move from hypothetical troubles in ny to useful Christian Louboutin Sneakers Pony Men Leopard terror right here in Judaea and Samaria [the biblical phrase using the West Bank]". [url=http://www.onlinebeatsbydreoutlet.com]beats pro detox oem[/url]

Anonymous said...

Follow this advice to identify a jacket's quality from its appearance.Bosideng, the biggest boss regarding [URL=http://www.northfacetriclimate.org/#560]north face triclimate[/URL] in China, will be engaged while in the development and also management on the combination of [URL=http://www.northfacetriclimate.org/#990]north face outlet[/URL] brands. Like the research, style development, material purchase, providing, marketing and saling.

Anonymous said...

I wish with all my heart she would have stopped and picked him up, but she said she couldn't-she was taking her Dad to the doctor and just couldn't do it.. [url=http://www.2012canadagoosepascher.fr]Doudoune Canada Goose[/url] Spot - Warning: This is a tourist trap. The supreme challenge of the Christmas season is to find the rare, the unexpected, the most appropriate gift. Determine whether you want to spend money on top-of-the-line gear or if you would rather purchase basic equipment suitable for the beginner.
Even better? Night-vision binoculars are no longer limited to those employed in secretive government ops. [url=http://www.icanadagooseca.com]canada goose toronto[/url] Liturgical dance wear can be used for praise dancing. [url=http://officialcanadagoosesoutlet.ca]canada goose parka sale[/url]
[url=http://flyballbags.com]canada goose toronto factory[/url] "Be blocked, lucky car also and several car tracing cauda." Three police station, nearly 20 a police and the street of the crowd a stalking horse alongside him, afternoon 1 40 points made, two vehicles in the soil near the post office door was forced to stop, and the driver lotus lake by the public security police control. [url=http://www.onlinebeatsbydreoutlet.com]20 off beats by dre[/url]

Pamela Larrabee said...

Kristen, I hope you don't get bored of hearing how beautiful your home is!

Anonymous said...

1qBhe ghd hair straighteners
dLos michael kors outlet
jImj ghd hair straighteners
5wGwx ugg uk
9qHwl ghd sale uk

Anonymous said...

dZtw coach outlet online
tUhy ugg boots
uKvd michael kors bags
3lJfv cheap uggs
1kSpw chi iron
0qIre michael kors purses
3nIjg nike nfl jerseys
7vEfc coach outlet
3sDtm north face outlet
9dIip ugg australia
9iBcv ghd gold
7sMss michael kors purse
9jTae nfl shop canada
9aNjv ghd
4kFbs ugg store

cheatwole said...

Hi, I love your curtains. Where did you find them? Tx!

Featured in Country Woman Magazine fall 2012 for kitchen and crafts

My Photo
I'm a 40yr. old mother of 1. I've been married for 19 years to a wonderful man, Kevin. We have one son together named Chase who is 14. We live in a small town in Arkansas and have a dog named Sassy, a cat named Coco and now a chinchilla, Tiki. My husband is a Database Administrator and I have my own business called Kristen's Creations where I make and sell a variety of crafts. I worked in a shop as a floral designer for 15 yrs. until it closed. My former boss decided to retire and lease out her building. I enjoy crafting, decorating, and hanging out with my family. E-mail me at Kristenscreations@hotmail.com

To subscribe through email, add your email address below.

You are welcome to pin anything from my blog

Follow Me on Pinterest

Total Pageviews



The tip junkie featured my snowman mesh wreath!

homemade crafts

Popular Posts

BlogCatalog

Decorating Blogs - BlogCatalog Blog Directory

Sassy Girl

Sassy Girl

Cock a doodle doo!!

Cock a doodle doo!!

Wish we were here!

Wish we were here!

blog ranking

Lifestyle Blogs - Blog Rankings

Blog List

  • Hello, Dear Ones! Well, I have served my jury duty as it ended today - a hung jury. I've been going to the court house since Monday of last week! I'm tired...
    6 hours ago
  • you HAVE to go to Hershey! It is an amazing place! Lots of fun, lots of chocolate. I mean, like more than you want to eat! The street lights are ...
    6 hours ago
  • [image: Miss Mustard Seed-9693] I have to admit that this purchase was a total impulse buy. A few weeks ago, I was looking through Furniture Feature Frid...
    8 hours ago
  • If you've been following along, then you know that I have been on a brass/gold kick "big time". I have brass all over the house and I have been spray pain...
    8 hours ago
  • [image: Duct Tape Key Chains] *The Life of a Craft Crazed Mom posted over at The Crafty Blog Stalker* about these gorgeous key chain wristlets she mad...
    9 hours ago
  • Late at night when I'm trying to sleep, I plan kitchen storage. My pantry (above and below) is narrow but wonderfully functional. White dishes and Ironst...
    10 hours ago
  • [image: Nautical Beach Table Setting Tablescape With Lobster and Crab Plates]Are you a Pinterest fan? Yep, me too! I’ve been noticing lately, folks are alr...
    11 hours ago
  • Hello there! First of all, thank you all for the suggestions on the kitchen post last week – I’m still reading through all of them but have a few ideas i...
    14 hours ago
  • I know what you’re thinking. “Fashion? Huh?” Yup. I may do a lot of DIY around here, but I also wear clothes. I started a fashion board on Pinterest, and I...
    15 hours ago
  • [image: Outdoor Supper] I don’t know about the rest of you, but our temperatures this week are so much more pleasant than what we are accustomed to in J...
    18 hours ago
  • We all know that desks usually mean homework and studying, however these 15+ kids desks will not be making you feel that way. They are colorful, fun, sim...
    19 hours ago
  • Greetings, sweet friends! The boxes are being unpacked and our house is finally beginning to feel like home! Of course, we have a WAYS to go, but, at leas...
    20 hours ago
  • Welcome to Wow Us Wednesdays! I'm so glad you are here. I hope your week is going well. Can y'all believe it will be August in a couple days? Wow, where di...
    20 hours ago
  • *Several years ago my cousin and her family hosted a French foreign exchange student. Over the years they have continued to correspond and visit one anot...
    20 hours ago
  • With school starting soon, I thought it would be fun to make a couple free printables that can inspire our kids and ourselves with a couple positive mess...
    1 day ago
  • We were on the phone the other day doing that thing that sisters do where we are able to talk about approximately 1,763 topics in the course of 30 minute...
    1 day ago
  • Hi there friends... Hope you all had a great weekend! ~~~ My collection of demijohns has grown rapidly and I just picked up two more for a steal! This wa...
    1 day ago
  • *Heal my heart and make it clean* *Open up my eyes to the things unseen* *Show me how to love like you have loved me* *Break my heart for what breaks your...
    1 day ago
  • Hello friends, today it’s the weekly update on the remodel, and I have some absolutely thrilling pictures for you, images of a lot of white walls!! Okay ...
    1 day ago
  • *Is your room feeling tired and old?* *It might just be the color combinations you are using.* There are certain colors that can make a room look old, an...
    1 day ago
  • Before the month totally gets away from me, I wanted to run a Christmas in July special in my Etsy shop. You can get the code below. [image: Expressi...
    1 day ago
  • [image: blue-topaz-ring_thumb.jpg] What woman doesn’t love the real thing? Fine jewelry that is! I have always loved jewelry even though I don’t have a lot...
    1 day ago
  • Well, I'm almost there..but..not quite. However, the seller is another story! I have had this pretty set of dishes in mind for a very long time. I love ...
    2 days ago
  • Hi everyone! It's time for another edition of The Scoop! Here, it's been a busy week since lots of rain has kept me inside to work on my projects. I shar...
    2 days ago
  • My goodness it's been a wonderful summer around here. I didn't mean to take a blogging break but one day it just hit me...and I did. :) We just celebrate...
    2 days ago
  • *Summer is always busy with* *weddings and showers and* *fun celebrations.* *I made these cookies for* *a wedding shower for * *my dear friend Rylie. I...
    2 days ago
  • Happy Birthday to Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, born this day in 1929. Here a few of my favorite photos of America's Queen. 1951, Vogue Magazine, Dou...
    2 days ago
  • Joe has wanted to do stone on the base of the bar since he built it. But, it is a summer job because he had to use a wet saw and wanted to be able to do it...
    2 days ago
  • [image: Tequila Mojito] Every now and then I like to enjoy a good cocktail. Years ago I found a recipe for a Tequila Mojito and have made this cocktail at...
    2 days ago
  • Last week I showed the renovation of Charlotte Moss’ East Hampton weekend house – the Before and After photographs. Charlotte was sweet and tweeted m...
    3 days ago
  • “Master Bathroom Makeover”… on a Budget! I think with any home renovation project, you look back with a few doubts and a few more “I should have’s.” I ...
    3 days ago
  • [image: 5 Ways to Make a Bulletin Board] I don't know about you, but my summer is flying by at break-neck speed! The kids will be starting school soon, a...
    4 days ago
  • Happy Show & Tell Saturday!! I hope you are enjoying your last weekend of July! (What!?!? I know! That is crazy that July is over!) Have you gone back...
    5 days ago
  • Welcome to this week's edition of Frugal Friday! The 24th of July is Pioneer Day here in Utah, so I've been celebrating with family! But I did have time t...
    6 days ago
  • I have been keeping a secret for a few months... and it has been hard not to give it away! Thank goodness I can finally tell you today!!! After 4 1/2 y...
    6 days ago
  • Steve grew up on the water and he loves boats, especially sail boats. We have owned several, but none since the last one ended up twenty feet in someon...
    1 week ago
  • I can’t believe that it has been almost two months since my last blog post. Where has the time gone? Hopefully, I will get back on track and start sh...
    1 week ago
  • This past weekend, family and friends gathered around my sister's home ... We celebrated this sweet girl. She is my niece Brittany. She and her husband...
    1 week ago
  • Summer has decided to return in full force here in the Midwest. Last week the temperatures felt more Fall like to me. Windows were open fresh breezes blew ...
    1 week ago
  • [image: Copy_of_001] WELCOME! I am so glad you stopped by today. I love Friday’s…it is the start of the weekend…and…Friday is a BIG day for us here at To...
    1 week ago
  • Hello everyone! Here it is! Our new home in Florida is ready for me to decorate. Can't wait to share it with you. We start the moving process soon so I wil...
    1 month ago
  • Balsamic Roasted Turnips with Thyme - ButterYum
    1 month ago
  • Hello Lovlies, You are cordially invited to join me at my new blog, Larkspur Interiors. WHEN: Now! WHERE: www.larkspurinteriors.com R.S.V.P.: Not necessa...
    4 months ago
  • *Today, I want to share my dining area/family room. This is the side of the house that we spend the most time in. Join me as I take you on the tour.* *Here ...
    4 months ago
  • Hey there everyone!! THANK YOU so much to everyone who responded to me after my post this weekend! Meant so much! But I wanted to do a 2nd little post t...
    6 months ago
  • *ALAT PEMBESAR PENIS* - Adalah Salah satu Penemuan spektakuler abad ini untuk terapi pembesaran penis tercepat, sudah banyak di buktikan oleh hampir 98% pr...
    6 months ago
  • On the twelve days of Christmas, My true Love gave to me..... *December 14, 2009* Dearest Dave, I went to the door today, and the post man delivered a par...
    7 months ago
  • I LOVE decorating and my favorite holiday to decorate for is Christmas. Last Christmas I created this sign.... I had so many people see mine and want one....
    8 months ago
  • *Hello!!!! Thank you for visiting!!! BPB has NEW PRETTY home! Click the link below my photo and you will be redirected to the new si...
    8 months ago
  • I've been busy creating very special MiMi Turkey tops for little girls - I decided that I wanted to create a Grandmother Turkey that is gray - so I could ...
    9 months ago
  • It's here, the day I haven't been looking forward to. The first day of middle school!! The end of our lazy summer, lazy year for that matter. Homeschooling...
    11 months ago
  • It's Friday once again. Can you believe it? And it's time for another great house tour. Today we're snooping around Jenna's home at Rain On A Tin Roof. ...
    11 months ago
  • *A day filled with frustration, a scary day beyond belief.* *No way I can possibly answer each one of you but your words and prayers have literally kept us...
    1 year ago
  • I’ll be honest…it wasn’t intentional, but it WAS fantastic. Am I done for good? I don’t know, but I suspect I am. In the mean time, I’ll be busy doing this...
    1 year ago
  • Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "Oscar Pick": *Why make fun of someone you do not even know. It is sad when you try so hard to be someone you...
    1 year ago
  • *This blog has been so neglected this year for many reasons, but mainly because LIFE JUST HAPPENS....I am sorry I did not fill it with more tree pictures. ...
    1 year ago
  • I have a secret....... And it's a dirty little one..... I have been living in shame for some time with something I dared not mention... For fear of being...
    1 year ago
  • The Finished Product Well, it's been awhile since I've been on here. Don't know why, just busy I guess. I went back to work full time so that doesn't lea...
    1 year ago
  • * * Hello my friends...I hope you're having a fabulous day! * Ohhh boy...I am having sooo much fun revisiting a few of my past autumn posts. I really do lov...
    1 year ago
  • Projects, projects, do they ever end? lol There is always something to add to the list, isn't there? I had wanted to add bead board to the ends of our ...
    1 year ago
  • Are you looking for a festive adult beverage to serve your guests for the 4th of July? [image: DSCN4230_281] This one will get some ohhhs and ahhhs and it...
    2 years ago
  • Seems I have the hardest time getting this house all decorated the way I want….or do I….sometimes I just really feel CONTENT and really don’t feel the ne...
    2 years ago
  • Wow, how time flies?!?! This time of year is busy for everyone, that I know, but this year has been an even more busy and hectic (and let’s add “flat ou...
    2 years ago
  • [image: DSC00081] [image: DSC00082] [image: DSC00083] I found the antique book at one of my favorite stores in McKinney, Texas called SMITTEN! I have...
    3 years ago
  • Why does the confining upgrade grade the disorder?
    3 years ago

Designed By: