Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Late, as usual...

Better late than never, right?? Seems that is how I roll...Anyhow, I decided that my mantle needed a little freshening up for the Fourth of July and the summer. I retired the big window and wreath for a while and brought out my scrapbook papered window. I added my star from Kindra, a barn star that I spraypainted and glittered, and a sap bucket filled with flowers and an aged flag. I made a scrappy garland with the kids and hung it up as well. This photo was taken very late at night so its not the greatest. Sometimes I am too impatient to wait for daylight!!

Here is a shot with the flash on.

Oh, and I already showed y'all the stuff I sent for my partner for Emilie's Americana swap, so here is my goodness from Jenny. Oh yes, her again!! LOVIN' the yo-yo flag!! The pillow is awesome as well and little Fisher had just about claimed it for his own, carrying it around. So cute!! I loved that star Jenny made and secretly hoped I would get one and I did!! That necklace is uber-fab and I have so many ideas stemming from that one!! Jenny also sent my birthday gift way early, and I will share that with y'all another time. It is AWESOME!! Thank you Jenny, for another fun, happy box!!
*** For the scrappy wreath I used an embroidery hoop for the base and just tied ribbons and ripped fabric on. You can find them at the thrift shop for next to nothing.

***Oh, my neighbor loved her pot and last Thursday I went over to her home to show her mom and sister how to make them!! And her mom taught me how to crochet. Now, I might have forgotten how, but now I have a needle/hook so I can mess around and maybe make something. Yay!!

9 comments:

Jill said...

Looks amazing!!! I *heart* that old window...sigh!

Amy R. said...

Your mantle looks great! I need to pull out my sap buckets again. I love your flag stuff too!
Amy

Jen~ Lipstick and Laundry said...

I like all of mantel goodies!

Jamie said...

It all looks great! The window is so nice on the mantle. Great swap goods too!

Rambling Girl said...

Lovin your mantel! Did you make your star? Looks like a old fold up ruller could be useful in making a star like the one you have...I love that star form...not the same as most are...

Thanks for the tip on the wreath...have them right under my nose and never even thought of that.

Thanks for the info on the mantel...now tell me where is this place your talking about...in Atlanta area or more north...you can email if you would rather.

Hey I didn't even put much out for the 4th anyway...your decor is good for all of July in my opinion...not just for the 4th...heck Labor Day will be here before we know it and I usually use Americana stuff for that also.

Lovin the fabric neckless also...I have material to make one for me and Lexi...those really are so cute and easy enough to make...for me that is...lol

Elise said...

Rambling Girl...I got the red star from Kindra. You can get to her link by clicking on her name in the post. She made it from tobacco lathe, I believe.

Carrie said...

your mantle looks great!

Ruth said...

I love your mantle. It looks great!! I love to crochet. I just finished a vintage satchel for my daughter. I put pictures on my blog. I was so happy with how it came out.
Ruth

DairyQueen said...

looks great!

i was just thinking i needed some of those hershey kiss pretzel m&m goodness. . .