Thursday, April 8, 2010

My "Mantel"

 

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Since I don't have a mantel( I almost bought one at an auction last year and my husband said don't bid on that thing.  So I didn't, it was a beautiful antique.)  But I digress huhhhh.

 

Anyway, where was I oh yea since I don't have a mantel I decorate the top of my TV armoire  instead.

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Everything up here has a special meaning to me.  This missal was my grandfather's and he used it to say his prayers everyday.  On top of it is a photo of him and my grandma.  Next to it is a picture of my oldest with me and our pastor at her First Communion.  Both pictures are in frames that I painted with heirloom white and then added vintage button.

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Next to this is a candle holder with a fleur de lis I painted (we have had two French exchange students) on top of this is a decorative ball that I made with the pages of a book.

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These are more decorative balls that  made with vintage sheet music, twine and shells.  I also used vintage sheet music to cover a taper candle.

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This is an other frame that I made, inside is my little boy who is now 5!!  The statue of the Sacred Heart belonged to my grandparents.

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The mirror I picked up at an aution that my husband and I attended last year at a mansion (we went there for a date) we paid $7.00 for the mirror.

How about you do you go on dates to different kids of places that are less conventional?

 

I am linking to the Nester's mantel party.

Permanent link to Mantel Party Time

13 comments:

  1. Yay! Someone else linked a Catholic mantel :-)

    I love ANYTHING covered in sheet music. I've had plans to cover my living room lamp shades in sheep music for about a year now. Lol!

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  2. I love the Catholic pieces too!

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  3. As a devoted Catholic girl, I love all your statues and mementos. I've always dreamed of finishing my attic and turning it into a little place for prayer. But unless I win the lottery, I'll have to keep going to my church's chapel for my adoration.

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  4. Love the music covered candle and the 4 balls in the jar...I just picked up some ugly green balls at the thrift store...I wasn't sure what to do with them to make them pretty...now I know! Come say hi.

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  5. Michelle,

    I have more pictures of my spring mantel under my Easter decor posts and the big egg tutorial is there too. Thanks for stopping by.

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  6. Love the button frames and how you used the sheet music! Too cute! I can't believe you got that mirror for 7 bucks! That's an awesome deal!

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  7. Thanks Jill, We wanted to say we bought something at the mansion(the mansion was valued at 8 million dollars and was also on the auction block)

    :) Michelle

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  8. First time visiting you. I agree with everything Jill said. You certainly have a knack of making good use of all the things you find and of personal momentos! Thank you for visiting me at http://vanillabeanbaker.wordpress.com and taking the time to leave a comment. I appreciate it.

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  9. Well, the girl in the green is cutesy! :)
    I have a 15 year old daughter and a 19 year old daughter - aren't teenage daughters awesome?!?!
    And I'm diggin' your red transferware!
    I have a collection, so I truly adore yours, too!
    Blessings on your day and your family!

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  10. Michelle, your "mantle" is lovely. Very personalized and interesting! That $7 mirror was a steal, and a mansion auction date? What a great idea!
    Thanks for the visit!
    :) Meredith

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  11. Wow! 7 children! You are blessed! Because we live in Norway we mostly speak norwegian, but we try to speak german at mealtimes. I hope your husband enjoyed his stay in Germany!

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  12. He so enjoyed his stay in Germany. We want to go back, badly.

    :) Michelle

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  13. I love your statues and your crafty frames! God Bless you!

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