While decking the halls and trimming the trees this weekend
I thought I would share my Christmas bedroom mantel from last year
again before revealing this years look.
(Apologies for the dark iphone photos from last year :-/ )
A mix of old and new...
shiny and chippy.
A favorite shabby crusty antique mirror that I found
in the basement of an abandoned antique store...
I wasn't sure the condition really, the lighting was bad
and it was covered in years of dirt and dust.
But underneath that crust,
I found an absolutely delightful forgotten antique piece.
Gorgeous chunky frame,
old original shabby peely paint and an absolutely wonderful
old mirror showing it's age and character.
I loved it immediately.
I dragged it upstairs (literally!) to the guy holding the sale and bought it.
I think I paid $3.00 for it.
For it's Holiday look
I draped it in fresh cut cedar branches and a white berry vines across the top,
a thrift store find leafy wreath
and laid more cedar branches & a bit of bling at the bottom *wink*
This is a tall mirror- probably near 5 feet tall-
it fits perfectly above the fireplace.
The antique candelabra's I found at a flea market flank the sides
and they are so charming draped in cedar branches and red frosted berries.
A Home Goods find Santos doll graces the center of the mantel.
Perfect for the holidays ~ Santos dolls are quite meaningful.
I love their soulful expressions and their simple beauty.
She wears her metal angel wings and holds
a bronze glass ball and glittered star.
Working on the bedroom mantel this weekend and sharing it's new look soon!
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