Thursday, December 29, 2011

A Year in Mantels

It's almost January 1st 2012!  Can you believe that?  This year went fast.  So I was taking a tour in blog land and I got some new ideas for a year-end wrap up post.  I'm going to show you a year's worth of mantels.  I often get comments when I post these ideas.  :) I will link the original posts so you can visit or reread older posts for specifics on how I created the look. Welcome to some of my new followers!  Please stay with me as I will be trying to update my blog a little at a time to make it easier for you to read and find things.

Let's start with last Winter.  I 'll be posting another new Winter one soon.

February Mantel

Spring Mantel

Summer Mantel

Pottery Barn Knock-Off 

Late Summer


Christmas 2011

I hope you have enjoyed a tour of my mantels.  I also wish you Peace, Joy and Happy New Year!



  1. I love your mantel decor! I see that I need to get creative, I don't change mine too much, during the year....Thanks for the inspiration!
    I hope you have a New Year!

    Bear Hugs & Blessings~Karen

  2. Hi Carey, if you go to picnik you see the option of collage on their main page. I just played around with that and set it to the right size according to my template and bam there it is. I think I have a tutorial under my header on that as well.

  3. I just found you and am becoming your latest follower. You did a fabulous job on your mantel for each season.

    Happy New Year!

  4. Carey,
    THese are all lovely! The Sunflowers have me swooning!I usually do a gingerbread theme at Christmas...adorable red & white with peppermint for Christmas, dear friend! Thanks for sharing!

  5. How did I miss your Christmas mantel?? I love all the touches of peppermint. :) What a fun post to see your mantel through the past year. Each so lovely!

    I have Netflix, so I'm going to search through and see if they have any Pilates videos. I know they have Yoga, which I have tried. I haven't tried Pilates. My chiropractor told me that I need to work on my core and that it probably why I pulled a muscle and pinched a nerve so easily. Going to check it out today. :) thanks!

    And for a bleach alternative to your sink, I would definitely try the Shaklee Scour Off. It's an all natural paste made from cherries. A little goes a long way and it smells yummy. Here's the link to it.