Tuesday, December 2, 2008

My Snowmen and Mantle

It is time to start showing the Christmas decorations. Here are my cute snowmen....they are twins to the ones here. They are standing in front of my fireplace right now.

Here is the mantle. The pictures really don't do it justice. I think it looks really pretty. My new header is a close up of the left side.
I'll be posting pictures of my decorations throughout the week so stay tuned.

52 comments:

April said...

Love it all, Darlene! Your mantle is gorgeous! You did an awesome job!

CatHerder said...

Your snowmen are so cute! Theyre my choice when decorating for the holiday..i have a big basket of rag snowmen...hope your hubby had a nice birthday!

Lorrie said...

Your snowmen are very cute and your mantle is just beautiful Darlene. I hope you can sit in the evenings and just enjoy looking at how pretty it is.

How's Midnight doing?

Dawn said...

Your mantle is very lovely! I noticed your header and am quite impressed by how beautiful it looks!

Your snowmen are very cute. We are still working on getting all of our decorations up!

I am looking forward to seeing what you have to share throughout the upcoming weeks.

take care,
Dawn

Rambling Girl said...

Love em all! Ready to see more this week!

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Good morning sweet one...your snowmen are just wonderful, I love it. Everything is starting to look like Christmas. Love the snowy effect on the snowmen. I like your header too!
Blessings,
Debbie

Bella Casa said...

HI Darlene, it all looks so festive and ready for the Big Guy to come down and plop right there in your family room ;)

I know what you mean about photographing Christmas displays and trees, they just never give them justice for some reason!

I love your fireplace and your snowmen, too, you did wonderful!

Bella

Cheryl said...

I love your mantle. You did a great job! Those snowmen are so cute. Love you Christmas look!

Sandy Toes said...

Very cute snowmen! I love the glitter!
-sandy toes

Michelle said...

can't wait to see the rest....Love the snowmen and mantle!

Bo said...

Hi Darlene...I know what you mean about photos not doing rooms justice...Your mantle does look pretty, but I'll bet it's even prettier in reality... ;-) Bo

Smilingsal said...

I think snowmen are so nice. I have some too. It's the BEST kind of snow!

duchess said...

It's looking beautiful.
I saw those snowmen yesterday at HL & really wanted them.

I'm still decking the halls & will post pics soon.
Have a great Tuesday.

Kitty Scraps said...

Good Morning Miz Darlene,
I think your snowmen are adorable! And your mantel is lovely, you've done such a great job decorating it. Mantels can be tough, atleast for me they are! lol
Still feeling bad here, even called in sick today which is extrememly rare for me, thankful I have enough strength to sit infront of the monitor and visit everyone's blogs so I won't be feeling lonely *smiles*

Songbirdtiff said...

I love the snowmen! I'm a little envious, I wish I had a fireplace and a mantle. Someday...

Nancy said...

Hi Darlene, Beautiful mantel, and cute snowmen! Love the stocking too! Nancy

The Berry's Patch said...

Your snowmen are darling! I wish I had a mantle to hang our stockings. :-)

Michelle said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog Darlene, nice to 'meet' you! You are ahead of me on the Christmas decorations. I don't even have any Christmas spirit yet... :(

Neabear said...

I love the glittery snowmen. So cute. And your mantle is beautiful! You are doing great so far. I need to get started on my decor for Christmas.

Sue said...

LOVE your mantle. I'm having such a hard time deciding about mine. This gives me some ideas....that's what I LOVE about blogland. Have a great day!

Liz said...

It all looks so pretty!

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

It's beginning to look alot like Christmas! Everything looks GREAT!
Robin~♥

The Muse said...

Winter Greetings!
I had to stop and give a heartfelt thank you for your recent comment on my Christmas Poem, The Unexpected Gift :) Each word, I will treasure and except them humbly and with sincere gratitude.

I hope to visit your blog often and I have opted to become a Follower :) (ooo LOL if that is ok? )

Why your mantle is so nice :) I believe you have done the Christmas season quite proud!
And I agree with the other sentiments, the header is Lovely!

Jules from "The Roost" said...

I just love those boys! ;) Your mantle looks so pretty too! Keep the pictures coming!

nikkicrumpet said...

Are you covered in glitter? I started putting up some of my decorations today...and I'm all sparkly lol. I love the glittery shiney things in all the stores...and now it shows all over my hair, shirt, and carpet!

nikkicrumpet said...

Oh...duh...and I think your mantel looks really pretty. It's hard to get a good photo of something like that...but the closeup really shows it off well!

Jill Scott said...

I love your snowmen. They are so cute with all their glittery snow.

Nola @ the Alamo said...

Love the new banner. Nothing says "Christmas" like a fireplace and stockings hanging from the mantle.

Shelia said...

VEry lovely Darlene! I like your little snowmen. You've been a busy girl!! I'm so behind. I haven't done anything yet!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Caren said...

Looks great Darlene! Thanks for your sweet comment(s) over at my blog. You're so faithful unlike the rest of 'em. ha ha!

I know what you mean about the camera not being able to do justice to the decorations, I think it just can't capture the glitter properly or something. Mine always look so much prettier in person.

I look forward to seeing more. I'm still working, and working, and working...

Shannon said...

Your mantel looks great! I love those huge gold glitter stars!

Rebel said...

Hi Darlene, I found your blog over at the Muse and you have a great blog. Your mantle is very festive. I love the pictures of your cat, Midnight, especially the one in the dishwasher and Christmas tree. I'm glad I found you and will be back often.

Laurin R. Kelly said...

so so pretty!!! I love snow men they are my favorite!!! (Decoration of course!) Thanks for commenting on my blog! Its nice to meet another Oklahoma Girl! Woot! Woot!

Erin said...

I love your snowmen. Your mantel is so beautiful and I love the stars in the garland! It is so much fun seeing everybody's things!

Ashlie said...

Oh, I love those snowmen! They are so cute and sparkly! Can't wait to see more decorations. I need to get in gear and start my decorating!

Lisa & Gerald said...

Oh I just love your great decorating Idea's
I love visiting you and seeing what you been doing!

Stephanie said...

Love your blog! I found you through The Muse. I love your snowmen and can't wait to see the rest of your decorations. This is my favorite time of the year.

Have a Beautiful Day!

Carrie said...

Love your snowmen! Your mantle looks great!

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Darlene,
Your snowmen are adorable! I love the way your mantel looks too!
diane

Nichole said...

Your mantle is beautiful! I know what you mean about pictures just not doing things justice. I tried to take a picture of our Christmas tree and it just won't turn out right.

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

So cute...I am working on mine right now and having a hard time figuring out what to put on top now that I have a beautiful Nester type garland (nothing fits):)

Life with Kaishon said...

I LOVE your new header! It looks great! I LOVE the mantle too. So pretty. I have to get one of those garlands ASAP!

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Ooh...those snowmen are out of control CUTE!! First glitter ones I've seen.
I clicked on your mantle picture so I could see all the detail. I LOVE all those huge gold and silver stars with the red beads and garland. Great job. Also, those are very beautiful needlepoint stockings.

My New 30 said...

That is very classy! Beautiful.

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Cute I love the snomen! I collect them. cherry

"Hello... It's Me Again..." said...

It looks like you had a wonderful tme with your family at the Trans-Siberian concert. I've never been to one of their performances, but have heard a lot of their music and enjoy it. I really enjoy reading your blog!

Please go to my blog and pick up an award I am presenting to you for having Christmas Spirit!

Daphine said...

Love your decorations! Can't wait to see more this week!

Lisa Ann said...

Love the snowmen! The mantle is beautiful.

Joy said...

Darling little snowmen!
Your home is looking ready for the holiday. I can't wait to see more!

Gretchen said...

Darlene,

I love you glitter snowmen. I've never been much of a glitter person but maybe I'm coming around.

Hugs,

Gretchen

Katie said...

Darlene,
Your blog is so Christmasfied now. Love the snow.. Looks so cute.

Empty Nest Full Life said...

Such pretty decorations! Love those little snowmen. Jackie