Sunday, December 9, 2012

Christmas Mantel 2012

Welsh Dresser Mantel 

Something I look forward to each year, dressing my welsh 'mantel'. Shopped the house; angel collection, favorite fragile decorations, bag of cones, vintage red grain trailer, two pretty doilies, grapevine wreath, old red cover books, little red bench, silverplate candle holders, goblet & water jug, red wooden tote with railroad spikes, and  'Merry Christmas' Scrabble tiles. 


Picked up the J O Y banner at the OldeFarmhouseMarket in early December (yes it called my name) - only new addition this year. You can just see the FAMILY letters .
Tweaked and done.


Snapshot of my Paperwhites and Amaryllis.




42 comments:

  1. Love your holiday collection. Wow, your bloomed bulbs are amazing!! Following your blog. Follow me too. I posted http://www.sewsweetvintage.com/2012/12/upcycled-denim-christmas-stocking.html to the creative girl party!

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  2. Lovely vignette, so glad you got the JOY banner. Love the paperwhites, was going to do them this year but chickened out, still finding my way around gardening and things of that sort. Thanks for sharing! Mary

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  3. Your mantle is very festive looking.

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  4. Love a great banner and that JOY one is terrific. Your mantel looks wonderfully Christmasy.

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  5. Oh I love your paperwhites. My have been in the point one week and nothing yet. I am so hoping they make it in time. Any tips. Mine are on the window sill hope they are warm enough.
    QMM

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  6. Gorgeous bulbs, a taste of summer in the winter. It is looking very festive on the mantle.

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  7. Everything looks great, your banner, the scrabble "Merry Christmas," and your flowers! Boy have they grown. Nice blooms!
    Karen

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  8. your decor on the mantle is very festive as are the bulbs. Valerie

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  9. How pretty. I enjoy seeing so many touches of blue.

    Happy Blue Monday, Joy.

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  10. Your JOY banner is cute! And your bulbs are looking beautiful. Very festive, have a wonderful week ahead.

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  11. You did a wonderful job shopping your home for the mantle. The JOY banner would have called my name, too! What fun you had! Everything says Happy Holidays!!!!

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  12. Wow your hutch looks amazing! Love all your decorations and the Joy banner is beautiful! I love amaryllis and paperwhites! Pretty and I bet smells so good! Merry Christmas!
    Miss Bloomers

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  13. So beautiful! Let there be "JOY" in every person's heart! :)

    Visiting from Blue Monday- hope you can stop by:

    http://www.cassandrasminicorner.com/2012/12/270-classic-cartoons-to-watch.html

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  14. Everything looks so pretty and festive. Love that banner.

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  15. It appears that you are ready for Christmas. Lucky you.

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  16. I enjoyed visiting and seeing all your pretties. I love flowers and yours are lovely.

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  17. Love every lil detail!! I always tell myself that 1 yr. I will force bulbs and give them to all my neighbors...teachers...friends in thrifted and collected containers.

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  18. I've seen a lot of banners - this is really pretty!

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  19. You have styled your Welsh dresser to perfection! It is just filled with the "joy" of Christmas! I could spend all day picking out each little treasure and detail. I love it!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  20. What a lovely way to display all the treasures you've collected over the years. I used to have a lot of 'things' but gave most away when we moved. Now I'm sorry because I could have done something like you. Love the little angel and the joy banner! Joan

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  21. your decorations are just lovely and I love the Joy banner. I haven't put out a single Christmas item and you've inspired me to pull out my holiday boxes. Thank you!

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  22. Very pretty, I love the scrabble tiles!
    http://amrsandamama.wordpress.com/

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  23. Darling as ever. I love the grain wagon filled with ornaments and your bunting banner is quite fitting. Thanks for linking up at the Cabin this week:)

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  24. that banner is great - as is everything else... Shopping the house is the best!

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  25. Great photos! Thanks for sharing!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  26. You put joy back into the holidays. Nice job, well done.

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  27. Your treasures are wonderful. I love the JOY banner!

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  28. Hi Joy, Love your mantel decorations, so charming! And it was so much fun to get to see last years - so very different from this years - you are so creative. Adore them both.

    Merry Christmas!

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  29. That is so much Christmas goodness I can barely stand it!

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  30. Everything looks wonderful. Such happy Christmas vignettes! Thank you for sharing at TTF. Have a terrific day!

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  31. How lovely!

    I know it's Friday already but I don't want to miss the BLUE entries so here I am.

    Hope you can also comment on my my BLUE post

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  32. Very pretty and the banner is super cute!
    Thanks for linking up to the Christmas Mantel Linky Party at Embracing Change!
    Stacey

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  33. Joy, Thanks for sharing your Christmas mantel at Simple & Sweet Fridays. All your Christmas decorations look perfect! Have a fantastic week!

    Jody

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  34. So YOU!!!! Merry Christmas and thank you for the JOY you bring to others through your blog!

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  35. Love it Joy! The little cart full of ornaments is my fav. And yes, that banner was certainly calling your name. How could you pass it up? Thanks so much for sharing with 'Creating Christmas'
    Hugs,
    Jann

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  36. It looks so festive! What an appropriate banner :) Thank you for sharing this at Rustic Restorations Weekend!

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  37. Joy,
    I love all of your decorations. Thanks so much for sharing at Wednesday's Adorned From Above Blog Hop.
    This weeks party is live. Here is the link to the party
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/12/5-fun-posts-and-wednesdays-adorned-from.html
    Debi @ Adorned From Above
    Joye and Myrna @ The Busy Bee’s
    Linda @ With A Blast

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Thanks for visiting. I read and appreciate all your comments. Joy

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