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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!

35 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!

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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.

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