Tuesday, December 6, 2011

2011 Christmas Mantel, Snow Fun

I had so many ideas for my mantel this year, I had a hard time deciding what to do.

I had planned to use a painting done by a friend of my Mom, a painting of a vintage Santa Claus. I had purchased blue beads, a large bow, and wooden letters to spell "believe". I was all set.

That is until Thanksgiving evening.

As I was readying the house for decorating the next day, my husband said, "You know, that picture of that guy creeps me out."

That guy??? He's a vintage Santa Claus!

Friday morning, I got up to decorate having no idea what I was going to do with the mantel. I wouldn't want to hang "that creepy guy" and scar everyone for life!

Having no intentions of braving the crowds for something new on Black Friday, I decided to use what I already had on hand for my mantel.


I have amassed quite a collection over the years, although I don't always display them. This year, they got the royal treatment up on the mantel.

A few close ups...

I thought it only fitting to craft a snowball pom pom garland.

So there it is, my Snow Fun mantel!

Linking to:

My Uncommom Slice of Suburbia for the Christmas Blogger Block Party

I can't wait to see all the fabulous mantels that will be shared...I hope you join in on the fun!


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  1. Gina, your snowman collection is so cute.. The mantle turned out perfect.

  2. What a wonderful mantle. I love your collection of snowmen and the snowflakes and pom pom garland are the perfect touches. Well done!

  3. Gina I love your snowman themed mantel and that garland it just too cute!!

  4. Looks adorable Gina! Love the pom pom garland. I do want to see the creepy Santa though!

  5. Hi Gina,

    Your snowman mantel is adorable. I love the pom poms and snowmen.


  6. Cuuuute Gina! Your snowman collection looks great on your mantel!!!

    Too funny about your hubby's comment:) I have a cherub that gives my husband the willies.

  7. Gina...Your mantle is adorable! I LOVE LOVE LOVE your pom pom garland! We don't have a mantle...so I miss out. I do have something new planned for our stone "mantle~less" fireplace this year. I'll post about it next week!

  8. Oh my goodness!! It's a Snowman's world!! I love it!!

  9. I love snowmen and what a great way to display them. Funny story about the Santa. I had a large gorgeous Santa dressed in gold and it's face creeped Mr ALC out so I gave it away. hugs, Linda

  10. oh my gosh, love this mantle! so fun, and friendly, and seasonal...love that it's more than just an xmas display. what a great idea to group them together like this, and the pom pom garland just makes it pop!

  11. So much fun Gina! I love it. Now, question is, do you have snow down there. We are having a hard time holding on to any this year.

  12. Darling!

    Pom-pom garland is a great project for kids too.

    Joys to you,

    sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

  13. Well, what a charmer! I love those snowmen and I think it is just wonderful that it looks so HAPPY! Your whole mantle is just darling.

    Now..you MUST show us a picture of the CREEPY GUY Santa! You KNOW you have to do that-just so WE can judge for ourselves....pleeeeease? xo Diana

  14. That is so cute! I love snow people & have a collection, too. Love your idea of hanging the snowflakes and then the snowball garland -- adorable!

  15. Hi lovely lady.
    Your mantle with the collection of snowman are Gorgeous for the Christmas Holidays!! Thanks so much for your sweet Comments on my new Christmas at the park.
    XXOO Diane

  16. Your mantle is perfect...if I had a mantle I would want it to look like that

  17. Well, I have to say that I love the snowmen and I guess they may be a little friendlier looking than "that guy"...too funny!! Your mantel looks great Gina! I better get busy and get mine posted!! Have a great day!

  18. You do have a lot of snowmen! They look so cute featured on your mantel. Love that pompom garland that you made!

  19. What a wonderful snowman collection you have! They look so adorable displayed on your mantle! I love the pom pom garland!

  20. That is adorable! And it can stay up long past Christmas!
    I used to do the guest bathroom in snowmen. People would come out after counting them all and ask if I knew how many there were!:). Not doing it this year.
    I love your snowball garland!

  21. Gina, your mantel is AH-dorable. The garland makes it, though.

    Ricki Jill

  22. Oh Gina...Snowman, my favorite! You know I'm lovin' your mantel. Such a cute collection. Love the snow ball garland too. How fun.

    Much love,


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