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Friday, January 6, 2012

Four Little Owls All in a Row Mantel

Whew - the Christmas decorations are back in their bins but my mantel was bare as a baby's bottom!  See the Christmas mantel here).  I didn't feel like digging in my basement for my Italian glass decanters so I had to think of something.  Around the house I went on a little shopping expedition to find the perfect things to dress up a naked mantel.

The huge old slate chalkboard was a $2 score at the thrift shop!  The back is green with Raggedy Ann & Andy and the alphabet - so cool!  It welcomed Santa (see here) on Christmas eve and now the big owl reigns supreme.
The two owls print is a $3 thrift store find.  Little Hootie the mercury glass owl came from Home Goods around Halloween but I like to keep him out all year.  My dad gave me the old leather books (in Spanish).
I just couldn't put away the snowy mason jar candles yet - still waiting for snow (not counting the freak October snow storm that left me without power for a week - yes, I am still bitter)!
The vintage silver trophy filled with dried hydrangeas that topped my Ladder Christmas Tree looks great on the mantel next to one of my girls' tarnished silver baby cups.
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