Sunday, November 24, 2013

A Mantel in "Transition"


This may or may not fall under the category of
"What was I thinking".
I had reached my "orange" threshold last week,
so all the pumpkins went away. 
(all my white and green pumpkins were stolen from the front porch
2 days before Halloween...grrrr...)

My velvet ones are still in the Dining Room
but everything else had to go...
the squirrels will be having a yummy Thanksgiving feast.




So here is just a little of my transition mantel from Fall into Christmas.
I love dried Hydrangeas any time of the year;
 they seem to be my "go to" if I'm low on ideas.
I also love these twiggy topiaries I found a few years ago.
so presto chango...I combined the two.
Please don't tell me if you hate it.
I'm trying to be avant garde here.


I know it doesn't look very festive, but it was time for a change.
After Thanksgiving I'll be adding some Holly to the white ironstone pitchers
 and some more Chirstmas-y embellishments.
This is bare bones.


So here was the Thanksgiving Mantel, 
but I've lived with it for the month,
and I needed something easy to take me into Christmas.
My Johnson Bros. platter always makes an appearance.



The longer I blog, the more I realize I'm most comfortable with Nature Inspired decor, and I seem to be going a little more pared down this year...it's still early, so please don't hold me to that.



So these photos are for my photo archives
so I can look back next year and know what I did...
and maybe come up with something new.


Oh, how I love the Bittersweet.

And I did think the little turkeys were cute 
sitting in the silver sugar bowls...

Hope you're having a great weekend.
I have more transition peeks coming,

joining these wonderful parties:

Mod Vintage Life
A Stroll Thru Life
Coastal Charm
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Cedar Hill Farmhouse
Dwellings

xoxo,
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