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Merry Milk Glass Mantle

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.

Christmas Decoration Chaos @ BandBBuildALife.com

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?

2012 Christmas Milk Glass Mantle @ BandBBuildALife.com

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.

2012 Christmas Milk Glass Mantle

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.

2012 Christmas Milk Glass Mantle @ BandBBuildALife.com2012 Christmas Milk Glass Mantle @ BandBBuildALife.com

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!

2012 Christmas Milk Glass Mantle @ BandBBuildALife.com2012 Christmas Milk Glass Mantle @ BandBBuildALife.com2012 Christmas Milk Glass Mantle @ BandBBuildALife.com

2012 Christmas Milk Glass Mantle @ BandBBuildALife.com2012 Christmas Milk Glass Mantle @ BandBBuildALife.com

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

  1. 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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