Tuesday, December 6, 2011


There is an ever so slight chance of snow in Shreveport tomorrow…well, I’m not holding out for it to be anything but a tease. But it’s snowing INSIDE my house. Here’s my SNOWMANtel creation to go with my Snowman tree. Such fun to dream a mantel concept and then see it come to a reality…yes, I know, I’m sick dreaming of how to design a mantel. But that’s what I do. I envision a concept, something I want to create and many times it’s in my dreams. Then I have to get up the next day and pull it together before I forget it.


I started with a Christmas arrangement I made to sell and so happy no one bought it.  This little snowman tree topper ended up in a flower pot with snow branch arms and a lime green glitter bow.  I got the tree topper at Big Lots and I think the pot came from Ross. 

Mr. Snowman The “S-N-O-W” wood letters came from Hobby Lobby and happy they were 1/2 price. I robbed the mirror from my bedroom just for the holidays…the letters are stuck on with the ticky-tacky stuff. Add a few snowflakes, white garland that I ran some led lights through and then I added snow elements to the clear jars, a couple of lime green trees to pull out the color in Mr. Snowman’s bow tie…there you go…a SNOWMANtel of my dreams to go with my Snowman tree.

Snowman tree 2011

My hectic house/tree decorating for clients has kept me from finishing my own decor. This season we’ve had one thing after another from a mouse jumping out of a Christmas storage bag to my dear friend Teresa (who I decorate with) falling in the house of a client (who happens to be an orthopedic surgeon). She’s got an extremely BAD sprained ankle. Today all her elves are meeting at her house to get her ready for Christmas…poor thing hobbling all over the place. Lucky for us we’re at the end of our tree decorating season with only a few more appointments.

Merry Christmas to all…is it snowing where you are? Even so I’ll be dreaming of a white Christmas…or will it be another mantel idea, or Christmas tree idea?  Who knows…my creations come while my cluttered mind is asleep.