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Purple Hues and Me

Monday, December 10, 2012

Christmas Mantel


I finally finished decorating the tree and mantel in my greatroom.  They are very similar to what I did last year (maybe that's why I really wasn't into it this year)  The only problem I had was this year the garland on the mantel just wouldn't stay in place.  It kept coming down, breaking a lot of my treasured ornaments.  You would have thought I knew better, and just removed the ornaments, but nooooooo. I was determined to get that garland to stay, ornaments (what's left) and all.  I finally use duck tape to keep it in place.

I've had this white tree for a number of years.  Actually, it's a half tree.  One that you put against a wall because you don't have space for a "full" tree. I loved this tree in my old home because it took up less space. I had lots of junk  stuff.  Now I can't part with it.  I love a white tree - especially a purple and white tree!


All of the glass ornaments on the tree are teardrop shape .   .   .



                I believe these stockings are as old as my son who is thirty-two.
I said I would decorate them when I bought them, but I never did.
 
I placed ornaments on top of mercury candlesticks ( I did break a few of these too, trying to get them to stay in place) to add a bit of height to the arrangement.

 Here is what's left of the ornaments I hung on the garland
 They're in different shades of light and dark purple   .    .   . really very pretty.


           And at night  .   .   .




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8 comments:

  1. Just stunnning! Every time I see purple Christmas decorations, I think of you!

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  2. I love the way you decorated your fireplace mantel. White on white makes the purple ornaments pop.

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  3. So pretty and love the purple. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Gail, it's stunning! You really do love purple! I'm going to share this with my best friend whose favorite color is also purple.

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  5. Gail, I Love your purple. It's such a unique color and it is so elegant.
    Beautiful decor that I adore.

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  6. Your purple and white tree is beautiful! I love the statement it makes in your living room and I love that you have so many ornaments! I'm a fan of a tree with lots of bling.

    Thanks for linking up to Dare to DIY!

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  7. So pretty! Love th mantel too! Thanks for linking up!

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  8. Very pretty with the purples!
    Thanks for linking up to the Christmas Mantel Linky Party at Embracing Change!
    Stacey

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