Friday, January 16, 2015

White Winter Mantel

We have some things to discuss.


Our tire saga is almost settled. 

The final repairs/replacements have been taken care of.

When we get the check - which has been promised - I'll let you know.


I did not steal any dressers.

We paid for those dressers but just couldn't get together to go pick them up.

Thus the last minute, early morning pickup.


I actually wrote a disclaimer regarding the "thievery" in the form of a P.S. and put it at the bottom of the post.

But. Alas. 

I put it at the bottom of the wrong post!

I didn't notice until just the other day.


My daughter reminded me that I had never showed you the pine cone Christmas trees that I painted white and glittered this year.


Here they are.

I showed you how to make them here.

This year I painted them white and glittered them.

The first ones I made were spray painted.


Sprayed with spray adhesive and sprinkled with white or silver glass glitter.

I liked the white glitter ones the best.

Then I made some more that I painted with a different paint.

Then sprinkled with a finer glitter that has little glow flakes in it.

I like them better.

In my opinion, it is not a good idea to spray adhesive over flocking,

It looks weird to me.

In fact, I skipped the whole flocking step on the second group of trees because I don't think it was necessary. It just didn't make them look better.

I used the flocking on the wreath as well.

And the white glass glitter.

I do like how the wreath turned out.

It's a keeper.

I love the little spots of red berries I glued in.

I'm thinking I should have tried the glitter blast.

And sixth.

I had a hard time deciding which pictures I liked best.


It seems that the end of the year or the beginning of the year is the time to say thanks.

Thanks for reading my blog.

I mean it.

Thank you so much.

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Little Miss Maggie said...

I love your trees, Karen. I glittered my first pinecones for our Christmas centerpiece this year using mod podge, but by New Year's I noticed the glitter was coming off in a big way. I think your way is much more permanent. Your mantle is beautiful.

Laura @ duke manor farm said...

8th- your welcome! I enjoy your quirkiness!

Curtains in My Tree said...

I always like the all white Christmas scene and your is gorgeous
I think i'll continue my white scene into the new year by decorating with my white ironstone again

Colleen said...

Your mantel is gorgeous. Love the wintery scene; something that can be left up during the winter months and not just for Christmas.
Your trees and wreath are stunning.
Enjoy your weekend

Danni@SiloHillFarm said...

I always enjoy reading your blog. Your mantel is beautiful. I'm ready for spring!

stephanie said...

1. I'm so glad you're going to get paid for all your tire trouble.
2. That is indeed a lovely, lovely mantle.
3. Fourth is spelled fourth. I know you'll want to take care of that right away.

Junkchiccottage said...

Love your mantel and trees very sweet and pretty.
Thank you for having such a fun blog to visit. Looking forward to many more posts in 2015.

mary scott said...

Beautiful, beautiful - I love your posts!

Bliss said...

Your trees just get better and better.

CoCo said...

Wow, Karen this mantle is stunning. It's just so beautiful. You are one talented lady. I love it all.

Unknown said...

Karen…your mantel is so serene and pretty! We love it all, especially those white trees :)

Vicki and Jennifer
2 Bees in a Pod
Something To Talk About Link Party

Unknown said...

Karen, you are a crack up. I was following along and don't know the back story on the tires or the dresser but I'll hunt around to find it. Anyway your mantel is beautiful and I know those pine cone trees took a long time to make let alone paint, glitter and glass so it's gorgeous. Thank you for linking up to the Something to Talk About Link Party too xo Lisa


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