Every year about this time I get a little nostalgic looking back and reviewing the ups and downs of the passing year.
Like most of you there were many good things and a few not so good thrown in here and there.
I decided that now is the time. . .to thank all of you that have inspired me over the years.
And to thank you wonderful people that leave such lovely comments that bring a smile to my face.
There are so many fabulous blogs and I am amazed that you still take the time to visit me!!
And inspiration, well I just marvel at so many of you. . .too many to mention in fact.
But today I am mentioning two because when I was contemplating what I wanted to do for my New Years mantel I remembered that I had pinned a couple of images last year that I loved.
So I combined the two and then added my own twist.
I picked up this large frame quite a while ago at a thrift shop. It had a gold frame. Not being a lover of gold, (I know that gold is hot right now), but still not a lover.
Anyhow, I painted it white and then sanded it for a touch of rustic charm.
I left the inside the natural wood because it says, Bull Durham at the top and Smoking Tobacco at the bottom. Granted, it’s hard to see; but still I thought it was kind of cool. Wondering if the frame once held old advertisement.
I printed some clock graphics from my Print Outs Pinterest board and had fun with German glass, bronze, and silver glitter.
Perfect addition for my New Years tree!
I hung a few snowflakes amongst the clock images.
I didn’t have any oasis to hold the branches up so they are just stuck in the urn. Thinking I might pick some up.
I pulled out my vintage clock collection and added this darling book with a snowflake. A gift from my friend, Dolly.
Oh, and of course we had to have a little bell to ring in the New Year. A recent thrift shop find.
This was a fun mantel to put together and it will hold me until I start pulling out Valentines décor.
Wishing you all a very Happy and Blessed New Year!