Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Parade of Homes: The Mantle...

I joined Layla's Mantle Party, so I thought I'd share the mantle Josh made for the Mabank ISD Christmas Tea and Mabank Parade of Homes. 

The tickets are ten dollars. The tour starts at 11:00, with brunch at the library...

Saturday the 4th...sure hope to see you there!


This was Josh's 2nd mantle. The first was made from an old scrap ping pong table as the base, but the cat knocked it over...and broke it, so he used a plywood base for this one, but the rest of the wood and paint are from left over wood and paint from around here.  The old stove was from our house and the mirror has been hanging around the school for years. Josh finished it to match.The darker piece is an antique piece of Beverly's. Josh  put some crown molding and trim on the mantle...need to get better pics...too tired now...longer post later describing the items Suzette used decorating the mantle. 


  Flowers made by Suzette!!!

Every inch... floor to ceiling is decked out.

decorated out...
Lez








The Lettered Cottage

15 comments:

Tamarah said...

Hey Lezlee....!

I hope you're well Lovey....!

This mantle is LOVELy & I ADORE how you've decorate it....LOTS of Christmas sparkle with the glass & glitter of the silver....!

I hope you're having a WONDERFUL week....!

Cheers for now,
Tamarah :o)

Cha Cha said...

So pretty, sorry to hear the first one broke- what s bummer.

Merry Christmas,

Cha Cha

Granny J said...

The mantle is beautiful. Josh is certainly a talented woodworker. I love the way he uses reclaimed items to make works of art.

trash talk said...

First let me say how wonderful it was to see you again, then second...YOWZA! I bet this will knock 'em dead in their tracks. Fab U Lous!!!
Debbie

Jan @ bobbypins boardwalk said...

It is so BEAUTIFUL!

glenda said...

that's really pretty...I love mantles.

Tete said...

This is so cool! Love all of the little details in it and it's up cycled! Oh, that's the best part!
I love all of the decorations!
Pretty.
Hugs- Tete

" SHABBY JUNK" said...

Great mantle. Love those crowns! judy

Pink Satin Sashes said...

You wanna send your son this way? the mantles are beautiful!

Robin said...

So many beautiful things to looks at. Love it.

kimmykats said...

What wonder talent! A beautiful mantle...Christmas must last a long time so you can enjoy it all.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

That mantel is just outstanding!
So pretty, so well done!

artteachergirl said...

Just...MY GOODNESS, MY GOODNESS!
When do y'all sleep?!!!
I love every thing!
And as I've said 100 times...wish I lived closer!
Job well done!

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

Hi Lezlee, girl, I wish I could have come to the Parade of Homes! That mantel is fantastic, so, so pretty. We had an old heater like that in our home until a few years ago, I hated to get rid of it until I had to have the Fire Dept. out at 2 a.m. for carbon monoxide! Love seeing all of your gorgeous stuff, and I hope you're having a wonderful holiday season!
Cheers, Andrea

nancy said...

Thank you for giving me a sneak peek on Thanksgiving. I was completely blown away, even though it wasn't finished.