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Friday, December 5

Here's a peek of my mantle..................




I just can't seem to get it right this year.The old buck sits up here all the time and I just scooted him back a little bit.I think it still needs something. I just remembered I have some pip berry garland. I might put it in there.And then again I might just jerk it down and throw it all in a bag and throw it out in the garage.Gee, do I sound like the grinch or what ? LOL .

29 comments:

Kathleen Grace said...

I think it looks great Theresa. Maybe just a bit more sparkle? Some tiny lights or silvery or glisteny accents?

jeanne said...

Theresa, get out of bed and come over. You are my winner from yesterday's give-a-way. You have two sets of ornaments to choose from. The tree is for the last day. Send me your address by e-mail soon.


Don't touch the mantel. I think it is beautiful. I adore the deer peeking out. He is so handsome. The star just sets it off.

Christmas hugs to you today...Jeanne

jeanne said...

I'm back to tell you your header is gorgeous. I noticed it yesterday and I forgot to tell you. So festive and the JOY sign is perfect.

Love...Jeanne

Smilingsal said...

You entire Christmas Blog is beautiful! I think your mantle is fine as is, but what do I know? Please come look at my inept decorating any time you feel like you do when you wrote this post. lol

BTW: I mentioned you on today's post.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Please don't give up, Theresa. I think it looks beautiful. I love how the "old buck" is sitting in front of the star and the greenery and fruit & flowers around.

J just walked by and I showed it to him. He likes it too!

Have a great weekend.

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

I think it looks very nice. I really like the natural feeling of it. How about tucking in some greenery flocked with snow. I think it would add a little more drama. Hugs, Terrie

Beverly said...

Theresa, it looks so festive over here. And, your mantel looks great. I'm not satisfied with mine yet either.

Congratulations of winning some of Jeanne's ornaments.

tardevil said...

Congrats on your win. I love those flowers on your mantel. That deer looks so real!

DayPhoto said...

Beautiful! Beautiful, beautiful!

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com/

Trying to Stay Calm! said...

L♥ve it :) ♥ Hugs!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Theresa, I like it, too! I like lots and lots of accents in a garland, and it looks like you're on your way, Tuck some gold balls in there or silver.. which ever looks best... for a pop of sparkle. I love the deer head and all the natural stuff in front. Looking good to me! :-)

XO,

Sheila

The Muse said...

I think you are well on your way! it is lovely...And I agree...don't give up!

Perhaps you need to get some more sprays interjected into the garland to play off the way the bucks antlers sprawl out?

I certainly believe decor, as I tell all my clients...is SO personal...you must be the final decision maker!

But I feel confident you can create a masterpiece!

Vanilla Lavender said...

Hello dear! How are you doing? Your mantel is looking great! Also your blog! Love the new background! Hugs! Vanessa

lvroftiques said...

Well I think it looks GREAT!! I know how hard mantlescaping can be! It's kind of like a good pie crust..looks simple...but is deceptively difficult to do well! I'm still just staring at mine and wondering what.. if ANYTHING will make it look OK? Lol! And Theresa we seem to love all the same things! I'm almost allergic to buying retail! Are you too?*winks* Vanna

Jan and Tom's Place said...

Hi Theresa...

I agree with the MUSE!!! Some springs that "stick out like the buck's antlers". Just don't give up!

~Blessings sweetie...
Jan

Sit A Spell said...

I've had fun visiting today. I just love east TN; it is so beautiful!

bless...shell

Carrie said...

Your mantel looks very attractive.

I just wanted to let you know that I've posted about my second holiday giveaway. Here's the link:
http://carolanativitygallery.blogspot.com/2008/12/second-holiday-giveaway.html
Carrie

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Theresa- I saw your blog link on Vanna's site and thought I would pop on over! The mantle looks fantastic to me and I loved looking at you flicker photos of your home. I will be back to read the rest of your blog as it looks wonderful!!!

blessings
mary

The Muse said...

Just checking back in to make sure you did not REALLY put all your beautiful work in a trash bag :)

The W.O.W. factor said...

How cozy and warm your mantle looks!
The buck is just peeking out to make sure there are no hunters around! :)
And I’d hardly call you a grinch Dear Theresa!! Quite the opposite!
~Hugs~
Barb

Picket said...

OHHHHH why so blue Pooh Bear! lol lol The mantle is beautiful...stop being so hard on yourself..have fun with you decorating girl...I love the deer in it and you could always throw in some colored balled clustered in threes...or slap some big old grapevine balls in there...ohhh even some pheasant feathers wind have candles high & low....and throw in some little lights and see there...you get me all flustered..now I gotta go look at my mantle! lol This is Christmas girl...be happy! Love ya girl ♥

Shelia said...

Hi Theresa! Oh, I think your mantle looks nice! I do believe mantles are hard to decorate. I never know quite what to do with me. Okay, hold your glass out and I'll pour you some lemonade! lol
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Hello Sweet Theresa,

Your home is looking beautiful for Christmas! I LOVE your decorations and your tree is darling! Your home is warm, cozy & cheerful!

Love ya!
Maryjane

Lynne said...

Oh I love the buck... Mantelscaping can be a challenget can't it? I've actually been putting mine off. lol I'm wondering if he was elevated some so we could see more of him.. I love all the fa-la-la you have going on... have a great w/k...
hugs ~lynne~

Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

Looking very festive. You just need some relaxing music playing now, lights dimmed a little, and some of your fireside coffee!
Valerie

Rue said...

Hi Theresa :)

Don't you dare touch that mantle! I love the way it looks and the buck is really sweet peeking over the top of the garland :)

I loved your thankful post. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving :)

hugs,
rue

Kathleen from Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Everything is so pretty and festive! Loved visiting your beautiful blog. blessings, Kathleen

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Hi and I agree with all the other gals...Your MANTLE Is GREAT...maybe you just had a bad moment...I also love your table top tree. Your home looks very nice. Love the blue balls in your cloche:)
Did you have a good weekend???
Take care and remember...the Grinch heart grew and grew:)
Merry Christmas with JOY...
Jesus
Only
You...
Deb

Charli and me said...

Theresa, Your mantel is so festive and lovely. Just beautiful!