Thursday, January 24, 2013

My January Shelf / Mantel

After taking down my nativity scene I needed to put something back up on my shelf. I actually did not go back to how I first decorated my shelf, even though I loved that too. And I'm quite proud of what I came up with considering what I have available.

(I've been a big fan on posting from my phone lately- hope the pictures are okay!)
My grandma gave us those candle sticks as a housewarming present. Eventually I'll get matching candles to put on them!

And that frame was actually from my grandma too. It was just an old one she was going to get rid of but thought I might like it. I was planning on painting it, but decided to use it before I got around it it. I surprised myself, but i think it looks pretty cool just the way it is. Anyway, that frame sat empty for a couple of weeks. I finally decided to add something to it a couple of days ago.

I had printed that quote a while back (it's no longer available - sorry!) and added some glitter to it. In order to hang it in the frame. I added some bakers twine to the back of the frame and hung up the print with a binder clip (it's what I had available!) I covered the binder clip with a ribbon to hopefully make it not look so out of place!
Not too bad, right? I'm just proud that I've switched it up 3 times already! :)


  1. Looks good! I love that quote. I still haven't done anything with my mantle since I took down my Christmas decorations...I should probably get on that!

  2. I think it looks great! Love those candle sticks :) I like to rotate decorations to keep things fresh. It's easy when you have a shelf and can swap things out!

    I wanted to invite you to stop by our weekly Meet & Greet Blog Hop! It runs Friday night till the end of Monday. Come link up this weekend if you have time!

  3. Your mantel looks great. The items from your Grandma will be cherished for a lifetime. Luv that quote.. A new follower from the Meet and Greet Blog Hop. Would luv if you could stop by my blog as well.

    Anne Marie

  4. Hi Brie!! Your shelf looks great!! I'm terrible at putting stuff like that together :) Thanks for stopping by and linking up with my NO RULES Weekend Blog Party and for the follow! I'm your newest GFC follower :)


  5. I like it! I especially like the small picture in between the two larger frames. It rounds it out nicely. =0)
    New GFC follower here, following back from Meet & Greet [finally].

  6. Hi Brie! new follower. Congrats on being this weeks featured guest!

  7. Hello, new follower from the meet and greet. Your mantel looks great!

  8. Hello, came here from the Meet and Greet blog hop. Your mantel looks great :)
    Sasha from


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