December starts tomorrow. I think it’s ok to break out the Christmas decorations now. Only that usually means starting with a mess like this.
Sadly that was about halfway through me dragging everything out and deciding what I’d use. Most of it is a collection of hand-me-downs, save for the tube of ornaments (target dollar spot last year) and the silver and teal ornament package ($5 target this year). Oh and my new Christmas pet, Reindeer. He was only $3 at the ReStore. AWESOME.
But what else do I have that is not traditionally christmassy? Oh, yes, an epic Milk Glass collection that you haven’t even begun to see around these parts. So, I decided to shove some miss-matched red tapers into a few taller vases. What do you think?
Instead of using standard candle holders, the vases added a neat layer of texture and an unexpected use.
I also included a golden Santa Sleigh under the tree that goes with the golden church from my Winter Cloche.
The obvious color theme is red, gold and white. I actually got the white swirly glass ornaments from the ReStore too, and they add just the perfect balance of white to the tree. They remind me of snowballs!
To create some interest at the bottom of the fireplace, I added my Reindeer friend I mentioned above, as well as a vase with some leftover silver ornaments spilling out.
All together it creates a warm glow in my livingroom here in DC. Can’t wait to share it with Bill this weekend when he visits!
Are you decking the halls yet? I’m not done in DC just yet, and we have the Pittsburgh apartment still to decorate, so stay tuned for more!
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7 thoughts on “Merry Milk Glass Mantle”
We absolutely love the mantle! It looks great! We love looking at your blog and all of your amazing ideas! -The Six Sisters
Thanks! I felt the same way when I first stumbled on your blog! Thanks for stopping by!
love the way you incorporated the milkglass-i have quite a collection going, too. never would have thought to put candles in the vases-i may just have to use this idea! thanks for the inspiration!
ok, i don’t know if my other comment is going to publish, so if not….
love this idea! thanks for the inspiration with the milk glass-would have never thought to use the candles in the vases!
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