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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Whimsical Christmas Mantel 2013

It's that time of the year again! I hope you are all getting in the holiday spirit! I think I am by looking at this mantel! I decided to go with a whimsical theme this year. I used the garland I have been using on my mantle for several years over a mirror. I placed glittered trees and a beautiful Santa on the sides with Ho Ho Ho blocks in the middle. I added large flat metal decorative balls hanging from ribbons in front of the mirror and on the sides hanging down. They are attached to the garland. I used a wreath I made full of decorative ornaments on the fireplace screen and added decorative presents and the reindeer to create this whimsical look. It turned out very fun and festive!
 
 
I always get comments on my curtains every Christmas. They definitely seem to coordinate with my mantel décor!
 

 
 
 
I found the pillow at Pier 1 Imports.
 
The metal reindeer are from Sam's.
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Most of the pictures were taken by friend and photographer Venus Nickell. She got some beautiful close up shots! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
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Thursday, November 7, 2013

Christmas Lantern Swags

Those of you who follow me on Facebook know that I can't keep these lantern swags in my Etsy store for more than a few minutes! They go fast! Here are three that I have been remaking for customers.
 
A Snowman theme...
 
 A Santa theme...
 A Gingerbread theme...
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I'm a 42yr. old mother of 1. I've been married for 21years to a wonderful man, Kevin. We have one son together named Chase who is 14. We live in a small town in Arkansas and have a dog named Sassy, a cat named Coco and now a chinchilla, Tiki. My husband is a Database Administrator and I have my own business called Kristen's Creations where I make and sell a variety of crafts. I worked in a shop as a floral designer for 15 yrs. until it closed. My former boss decided to retire and lease out her building. I enjoy crafting, decorating, and hanging out with my family. E-mail me at Kristenscreations@hotmail.com

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