Dec 13, 2013

Rustic Woodsy Mantel and Christmas Tree

My Mantel and My tree are done!

Nothing like waiting to the last minute!

I tried to go a little more rustic-y this year

A last minute decision I might add...

I was all set to go with lots of red...
as usual...
right down to the red and white poka dot wrapping paper

then I suddenly decided to change it up a bit

and ran around here looking for things to go with my more rustic approach

I still had to add a bit of glitter...
and this little white glittery deer was just perfect!

the old window I have had for several years....
actually I have 4 of them. When I saw them at a flea market...I had to have 'em...I didn't know why...but I could not pass 'em up! After all...4 old matching windows with all of the glass still in them and at a great price! They have been stacked in my garage ever since...
I tend to do that alot...just ask my hubby...he is the one that has had to move them every time he's cleaned the garage...for the last 5 years!

the plain window by itself was....well plain
so I ran to my craft room and found some white fabric...again purchased at a yard sale
I attached it to the back of the window with packing it will be easily removed...
and then added a short strand of white icicle lights that I use to use inside my windows years almost 20 years ago!

I love how it turned out!

I really like how it all turned out except there are 2 things I would like to I can't...but I wish that pillow on the chair said Merry CHRISTMAS instead of Happy Holidays

the other being the star on the top of the tree...and that I can change! I didn't realize how bad it was until I uploaded the picture...but it will have to wait until tomorrow...cause I'm off to bed!

Good Night!

(a few short hours later)

Ok, I'm back...and I changed out the star on the tree

so much better...
and think I will sneak down to my husbands stash and grab a few more!

Have a great day...
I'm off to get some much needed shopping done!!


your're invited to a Christmas Party at:
french country cottage
embracing change
green willow pond
jann olso
diy by design


  1. Totally GORGEOUS, Sharon! That window is just the perfect finishing touch. Everything looks festive and beautiful-xo Diana

  2. Hi Sharon, loved seeing all your decorations, pinned too.

  3. Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for a Happy New Year!
    Bring you Good wishes of happiness.

    Sorry for greeting you earlier,, just don't want miss saying this.
    By the way, I'm clotee. It's my first time visiting your blog. I am blogger too, and now try my best luck to open an e-store. Nice to know you.


  4. Hi Sharon! Your mantel looks beautiful! I also love your tree! Thanks so much for stopping by our blog and leaving such a nice comment, we really appreciate it! I think you have done a wonderful job, it is so cozy! Merry Christmas!!

  5. Beautiful mantel and tree, Sharon! I was wondering how you got your window to glow without any visible lights. Very clever and pretty, too! I hope you got all your shopping done!

  6. Your did a fabulous job with everything, my darling! Love it- turned out perfectly!

    Have a blessed weekend, big hugs.

  7. Everything is just beautiful! I have a bit of an old window fetish. I have a stack of them in variety of shapes and sizes. I too love using them on my mantel from time to time. I really like how you put the light behind it! The sparkly deer is gorgeous! Thanks for linking to Sugar and Spice Christmas party. Happy to be a new follower.

  8. Your natural decor looks beautiful. I'm glad I'm not the only one who changes her mind at the last minute. Love the window with the lights! Thank you for sharing it at to What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great week!


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