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Saturday, February 5, 2011

on the mantle

i have been wanting to rearrange the mantle a bit
[notice i said rearrange since i don't plan to buy anything to add].
so, i looked around the house and
got some inspiration from mandipidy's recent mantle post 
[thank you, mandy!] and i got right to work. 

i came up with  the following items to include:
- a framed crocheted name plate
-an old framed family photo
-our mini globe 
- felt, yarn & fabric scraps
- old school glass coke bottle

i cut out a piece of fabric to fit into the frame with our 
crocheted name plate [to make it 'pop' more]

then i set to work, making my own bunting banner wall art.
i used felt for the backing, then glued fabric triangles into place,
added the yarn and arranged the letters.

i had kind of a hard time figuring out what i wanted it to read,
but eventually got over the 'thanksgiving feel'
i thought the words 'give thanks' had.

i also de-constructed a bouquet
[my favorite way to enjoy flowers, a cluster of vases]
and used the coke bottle for one kind of flower
[the rest of the flowers in vases are not pictured, sorry].

finished product
i didn't sew like mandy, but used fabric glue & iron-on letters

i was happy to highlight my word of the year
and the globe has special meaning this year, 
as i am traveling to guatemala and ireland.
[and i fly to guatemala one month from today!]
i'm going here!
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  1. Looks good and super cool.that you are going to Guatemala!

    Happy Saturday!

  2. That turned out sooooo cute! And take me to Guatemala too, won't you?! :)

  3. Simply cute! What a nifty neat idea. Please share your creativity with my followers, link to my blog bash K.I.S.S. Happy to be a new follower too. :) Enjoy your travels and bring back lots of great ideas to share.

  4. Love it! Colors are great!

    found you blog hopping:)

    marian @

  5. Thank you so much for linking to my blog bash K.I.S.S., your creativity is much appreciated. Please be sure and link up more inspiration on Sunday. :)


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