Monday, November 26, 2012

Fun little things, part 2 (which sounds vaguely pornographic, but there you have it.)

Some folks luck out. 

Some people "inherit" great landscaping. (Not me.)
Some people get some great plants, despite the fact that they have been overgrown with English ivy for the past fifteen years. (THAT would be me.)

And some people are keeping the mantle to a minimum this year.  (That would be me, too.)

So all I did was coerce DL into cutting some of the holly (we have an abundance) and put some white pottery and mercury glass on the mantle.  I used little glasses for inside the containers (I never trust the leakage quotient on vintage items) and filled them with holly. 

(I found this little mercury glass frog at a home decor shop for five bucks and I had the green beaded garland.)

I put my cracklie green balls into white pottery loving cups that I got on sale at the Tar-jhay.  (Realizing that this sounds like Shrek preparing for a football game.  Green balls...cup...get it?)  (Yes, in real life I AM a 14 year-old boy.)

Yep...keeping it simple.

...or lazy.  Whichever.

I'm over at Blog for Rent's Home for the Holidays!
and the mantle party! of The Holiday Link Party


The Witch's Kitchen said...

Those were the teachers I always loved the most. The ones that could relate to me and get down to my level.

And that's why I bet you're a fantastic teacher!

Tisha Clapp said...

I love the white and mercury glass! And you've got the real deal, not the homemade knockoff stuff. Simple yet stately? Lazy yet lovely? I dig it!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

how cute is that frog!!! love him!

Sweet Posy Dreams said...

I'm with Cassie -- the frog is my favorite part!

fiona anderson said...

I have been thinking alot about a little mercury glass owl, that I DIDN'T buy, and now I'm kicking myself, because your mantle and the frog especially, looks great.

Karah @ thespacebetweenblog said...

Ummmm, I totally just picked some red berries off of one of my neighbor's palm trees that look just like yours. Does it make sense that my thievery is now justified knowing they're going to look great! Love your green beads, too.

Bliss said...

In addition to your green cracklie balls, I spy some pallets.....


Linda @ it all started with paint said...

That's simple? For me simple is a single poinsettia ... and my 15 year old boy totally cracked up at the cracklie green balls put in a loving cup ...



Heidi @ Decor & More said...

You've got sparkle, greenery, and balls in a cup -- what more could a mantel need?? ;-)
xo Heidi

Marianne said...

Now I'm feeling guilty about killing my poinsettias last year.

Your mantle looks beautiful! I love the red/green/white color combo at Christmas. Well done.

Stacey said...

Lovely with all your natural touches!
Thanks for linking up to the Christmas Mantel Linky Party at Embracing Change!

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