First inspired armoire top,
(for me, that is)
I'm joining in on the fun over at
I was not intending to do this today.
You know how it goes...
you're grabbing boxes of tree lights and ornaments and pine cones, running too and fro to check your Facebook and gmail...
then you see this
You don't want to look because you know, deep in your soul, it will put a kink in your decorating plans.
(I never have plans, but I might.)
So I go over to Miss Mustard Seed's place and look.
Bad. Very bad.
(in a good way)
I already had this in my life,
Just for the record I had NO INTENTION of doing this mantle thing today.
(I'm not blaming anyone, ok)
I got inspired.
In our crawl space in the basement, I came across the antique chair that my husband used to have in his apartment many moons ago.
We loved that little chair.
It started to lose it's strength and we couldn't get rid of it. So it's been sitting down there for years.
I have NEVER looked at it with any inspiration before.
NEVER, I tell ya.
What have you done to me?
What did I let you do to me?
Here are the photos.
rusty metal numbers
iron candle holder
large vase from GW
our antique chair, resting on top of the armoire
threw in some real branches with the faux greenery
drapery panel underneath it all
spray painted twig "snow flakes" dangling about
(the boys and I made these the other day)
(large ones are bean pods from our garden)
this armoire sits in the middle of our life
(when the doors are open, that is!)
Well, girls, it looks like I'll be decorating this holiday season!
Thank you Kevin and Layla for having the party!