I had planned to use a painting done by a friend of my Mom, a painting of a vintage Santa Claus. I had purchased blue beads, a large bow, and wooden letters to spell "believe". I was all set.
That is until Thanksgiving evening.
As I was readying the house for decorating the next day, my husband said, "You know, that picture of that guy creeps me out."
That guy??? He's a vintage Santa Claus!
Friday morning, I got up to decorate having no idea what I was going to do with the mantel. I wouldn't want to hang "that creepy guy" and scar everyone for life!
Having no intentions of braving the crowds for something new on Black Friday, I decided to use what I already had on hand for my mantel.
I have amassed quite a collection over the years, although I don't always display them. This year, they got the royal treatment up on the mantel.
A few close ups...
I thought it only fitting to craft a
So there it is, my Snow Fun mantel!
My Uncommom Slice of Suburbia for the Christmas Blogger Block Party
I can't wait to see all the fabulous mantels that will be shared...I hope you join in on the fun!