November 28, 2011

Joy to the World Mantel!


Thanksgiving is behind us and there's nothing (I mean nothing) standing in the way of Christmas now! Feel free to glitter everything in sight. All in the name of Christmas cheer, of course.


Had you asked me last month if I collected a particular Christmas item, I would have said no. That is until I unpacked my Christmas tubs and uncovered the (roughly) seven billion Christmas trees I've amassed through the years.

Turns out I collect Christmas trees.

Glittered trees. Mercury glass trees. Sparkly trees. I must really like Christmas trees, or something.






This silver tray turned chalkboard has got to be the most versatile piece I have in my home. You may have also seen it used here as a Thanksgiving centerpiece base, a platter for caramel apple cake pops and as a staging prop for a recent necklace I made from antique hankies. I got it from my mom, who got it from a store at Canton Trade Days called Girls Gone Junkin

In case you were itchin' to know. 



I got this old window from my mother-in-law and it tends to float around my house a bit. It's been on a mantel before (remember?), it's been in my guest room and it's spent some time in my family room. But, it's never shouted JOY like it is this week! I used my Silhouette SD to cut the letters out from fun, festive, red vinyl.


And there, dear friends, is my first Christmas mantel of the season! And, you can even see my Christmas tree in the reflection.

It's the most wonderful time of the year!

(someone should totally write a song about that sentiment)

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25 comments:

  1. oh man, i love this & immediately pinned it on pintrest! i have a huge antique french pane window, but i need one with bigger panes... hmmmm. ;)

    happy holidays!!

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  2. Em, these are amazing!! I just love it all and think I need to get some Christmas trees as I don't have any. I know, how crazy.

    I need some new ideas for a table centerpiece...anything up your sleeve? :)

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  3. Very fun! Me and all your readers are running to Michaels to buy a Silhouette now!!! That JOY stands out PERFECTLY!!! Featured you on my blog today! I LOVE your wrapping paper trees!!!

    Aimee from ItsOverflowing.com

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  4. you are so inspiring!! Post a picture of your christmas tree! curiosity is killing me!

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  5. love it! great job!
    Kate of a&a

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  6. So pretty! Would LOVE it if you would link this up at my turquoise lovin' party going on right now!! (and red during the holidays!) http://www.sweetlittlegals.com/2011/11/turquoise-lovin-15.html

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  7. This is beautiful!!! Right out of a magazine!!

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  8. I think I share your love for Christmas trees Em - lol. This is a gorgeous mantel.

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  9. Absolutely beautiful. Thanks for linking to Totally Tutorial Tuesdays :)

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  10. Makes me wish I had a mantle!

    I have a HUGE antique window sitting in my garage, just waiting to be repurposed.

    LOVE everything in your mantle!! :O)

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  11. Love your mantle! Makes me want to go find a window....and a chalkboard tray.....and christmas trees....and just let me have your whole darn mantle...LOL

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  12. ahhhh.. so jealous of your mantel! I need one ASAP!!! I want to be able to do super cute stuff like this.. waaaah (thats my throwing a fit toddler cry.. just fyi) I love love love love (get the point??) love love love this!! Cant wait to see your big treeee :)

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  13. How beautiful. I too wish I had a mantle.
    I would love for you to link up and share this on my mommy solution meme!

    http://www.crystalandcomp.com/2011/11/the-mommy-club-share-your-resources-and-solutions-20/

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  14. I think this is beautiful! Every Christmas I tell myself I'm going to build a mantel so I can attempt something like this and it just never happens. You've inspired me!

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  15. Hi there! I love this! I featured it today on my Friday Favorites. Come on over and check it out. Happy Friday to you. *grab a button if you'd like

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  16. This is amazing! I especially love the window. Such a wonderful mantel!

    Michaela @ coveredinmodpodge.blogspot.com

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  17. I LOVE this! My middle name is joy and I love a vintage window, so a double whammy! Very cute;)

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  18. Simple yet beautiful! I love the Joy to the World sentiment!

    Kim
    www.todayismysome-day.blogspot.com

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  19. I love the use of the window! Thanks for linking up last week toSew Woodsy!

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  20. I absolutely LOVE this! I have lots of trees too . . . but yours are way cuter than mine! I love the chalkboard. Such a darling mantel. :) Thanks for linking up to Strut Your Stuff Saturday! We hope that you will come back tomorrow and share more of you amazing ideas!
    Camille @
    SixSistersStuff

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  21. Beautiful! Love the old window and the tray turned chalkboard.

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  22. Your mantel is beautiful! The trees are so pretty and I love the window with JOY. Your silver chalkboard tray looks wonderful..

    Dee

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  23. I'm having a linky party right now on my blog! I would love it if you would link up your holiday stuff! So cute! Here is my link http://www.thesouthernproductqueen.com/2011/12/13/linky-party/ Thanks!

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