Friday, November 19, 2010

My Christmas mantel

My mantel is finished!

Although it took more time to think about what to do then to actually do it.

I went much simpler this year. I decided that I wanted to put a little more focus on the reason we celebrate Christmas.

Here she is all Christmafied.


Hum, after posting this picture...I noticed I really need to wash my mirror.

Since I am so short I can't actually look into the mirror, so from way down here. It looks clean.

Sorry guys!

Anyways, back to the mantel.

I have found a new love this season...GLITTER GLASS!

I just love my glitter letters!


I didn't put our stockings on the mantel this year because I thought it took away from the words.


Once I am done with my tree, I will show you that too. I made glitter glass letters with the names of God that mean the most to me. They are so special.


So now for my new venture.

When I told some of my friends here that I was planning on making the names of God in glitter letters they told me I should sell them... So I am going to see how it goes.

So people I will try to get the names of God glitter letter up tomorrow so you can see how they look.

But I will be selling the big letters (the ones on the mantel) for $2 a letter and the smaller letters (you will see tomorrow) for $1 a letter.

You will have your choice between red and silver glitter.

Shipping will depend on where you are.

Just email me your order at impatientlypraying (at) gmail (dot) com with the title of the email being order and I can get to it promptly.

Since I will be going out of town this weekend I won't be able to ship any out til after Thanksgiving.

But that is still plenty of time to decorate your house!

Remember I am the rare weird one that is already decorated.

I am posting to these parties.




The Lettered Cottage

49 comments:

Susan said...

Katie your letters are gorgeous
!! If I was not in this small condo this year and was at my big house, I would certainly order some from you
!!

Tanya said...

How very lovely, and appropriate!

Crystal said...

Very beautiful! I love that you emphasize the "true" meaning of christmas. All to often lost in the hustle and bustle! Lovely and I hear you about the mirror thing. I snapped a pic the other day of my kids and got a glimpse of my front window dirt! lol

Amiko said...

so beautiful... thank you for sharing.

Laura @ Just For Love said...

OOoh I love the mantel, Katie! Can't wait to see your new glass glitter letters. I just added a bunch of new petal pins to my etsy shop today and I'm hoping they do well. I hope your letters do well too! Lots of love to you, friend.
~ Laura

SugarberrySensations said...

Your mantle is beautiful!
I'm so jealous you are already done decorating!

♥Lori

Meredith said...

What a beautiful mantel! It's so simple and yet just perfect. :) I love your red trees and the letters are awesome!

The Autocrat: Haley said...

So classic and fancy looking! The letters are sooo super snazzy! I like how you hung just the letter.

Kristen @ ladybug-blessings.com said...

this is absolutely beautiful! If I had a mantle or control I would definitely do that! (I live at home with my parents :) If you have a chance I'd love for you to come link up to Ladybug Blessings Handmade Tuesdays. www.ladybug-blessings.com

Erin @ Crafts and Sutch said...

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Attempting Aloha said...

Beautiful job! I'm excited to see your tree now! :)

Aloha and Mele Kalikimaka,

Charlie

Serendipity Chic Decor said...

I love the festivity of the decor....

Take care,
Lisa

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hi there~ I love how your mantle looks~ the red topiaries really ties in well with your darling words! Stopping by from MI4M! :)

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Your mantel looks wonderful! I love the bright red. Your banner is perfect!

HALLELUJAHS said...

Love the scripture banner...what a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

Blessings,
Holly
http://hallelujahsbyholly.blogspot.com

Custom Comforts said...

Your mantel is just beautiful and I love the word garland. Such a nice way to put the emphasis back on Christ for Christmas. Love it!
Cindy

southernscraps said...

Very pretty and thanks for the reminder of what CHRISTmas is about.

Nichelle @ Vintage Wanna Bee said...

I love it! I love how you are focusing the REAL meaning of CHRISTMAS! This is fabulous. I would love for you to link this up on my Talent Tuesday Party tomorrow!

http://vintagewannabee.blogspot.com

mucho love
Nichelle

p.s. I'm your newest follower. :)

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

Really pretty mantel. Love the red lettering with all the greenery!

DANA said...

What a great post! I would love for you to link this up to my linky party! http://danajeanward.blogspot.com/2010/11/link-up-giveaway-and-winner.html

Your Frugal Friend, Niki said...

Oooh la lettering! Love those glittering letters!

I made a PB knockoff Christmas wreath..come check it out.

http://www.free2befrugal.com/2010/11/very-dollar-store-pottery-bar-christmas.html

Susan said...

Oh that is just spectacular!! Love all the glitter and the sentiment is perfect. :)

Debbie said...

Simple yet very elegant and well done!

Kristen Mintz said...

This is such a gorgeous mantel! I love the idea of making all of the names of God, too. Fabulous.

Cha Cha said...

Glad to see that you are celebrating the real meaning. I love your mantel, it is just beautiful.

God Bless,
Cha Cha

Beth@The Stories of A2Z said...

I love it! Looks fantastic!

Courtney said...

very pretty! i am pretty anti making it all about Jesus and not because I am not a christian but because i think it really has nothing to do with him and people go overboard on keeping it called christmas when we should rejoice about him everyday just like it were christmas BUT this is so beautiful and really a nice little statement!

Brook said...

Lovely! Love the glitter letters!

The Mulberry Girl said...

It looks so great, I love the wording you have up. Good luck selling your letters!

Trisha @ The Sweet Survival said...

Love the passage on the garland.

Becca said...

So stunning! I'll be featuring this on Friday for my mantel linking party!

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

Just Beautiful! Love the glitter letters! Just what this season is really ALL about!

Natasha said...

Your mantel looks festive and contains a beautiful message-great job!

Best wishes,
Natasha.

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Beautiful...the best part, the reason for the season, "For Unto Us a Child is Born" garland is just absolutely the BEST

My Show n Tell is a Holiday post. Something my Husband made and I painted; Last Year! Here is the Link for you. Do stop by if you get a chance.

Madigan at madiganmade said...

Beautiful! And the phrase is striking. (I agree, stockings would distract from the words) great job!

Lauren Bird said...

Saw your link on "Show and Tell Saturday" I love simple and this is beautiful!


www.theelephantstrunk42.blogspot.com

Susie at Not So Shabby said...

what is glitter glass? They look beautiful? I might order, just need to know what they are :)

rebecca @ older and wisor said...

Stunning!

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

I love your letter garland. So pretty. You certainly are getting the message across and still it's very cheerful! Love it.

Courtney {a thoughtful place} said...

Oh I just love this. I love the red and I see a splash of it on your tree as well. Beautiful.

Chandy said...

Wow, I love that mantle!

Amy Kinser said...

I love your banner. Just perfect!

Chrystie said...

Wowie! I love, love LOVE your glitter words on your mantel!! Beautiful! I just became your newest follower! :) Glad I found your blog, very nice!

Crystal said...

This is so beautiful. I hope you don't mind me featuring it on Sunday.
www.crystalscraftspot.blogspot.com

Susie at Not So Shabby said...

i'm about to hang my lettering, i'll send you a picture when i'm done
where did you get the cute boxes on the LH side of your fireplace?

Crystal @ Ordinary Days said...

Oh I love this. So simple and so pretty. Looks like a magazine. :)

Crystal @ Ordinary Days said...

Oh I love this. So simple and so pretty. Looks like a magazine. :)

Crystal @ Ordinary Days said...

Oh I love this. So simple and so pretty. Looks like a magazine. :)

Crystal @ Ordinary Days said...

Oh I love this. So simple and so pretty. Looks like a magazine. :)