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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Decking the Mantle

I'm decking the halls, the tree, and of course the mantle.


This piece sort of reminded me of a tree so I tried it out on my mantle.  It is an antique candelabra.  If I can find some white short candles I may add them in.


This Holy family figure is new to me this year.  I love to always include the reason for the season among my Christmas decorating.  It is a reminder of love joy and peace as we wait for the coming of His birth.


This little brass angel candle holder is so special to our family.  When our children were little we would light the candles and the angels would "spin" with the heat from the lit candles.  Tiny little bells would ring as the angels spin around.








May you find JOY in the anticipation.

xo
Danielle

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30 comments:

LASH said...

Oh, I love the spinning angle candle holder! That is brilliant. It reminds me of Miracle on 34th Street where they talk about an angel receiving his wings everytime a bell rings!

laurie -magpie ethel said...

We had those same angel chimes growing up and can still hear the little "ting, ting" as they spun around and the dangling bars hit the bells. Love the mantle.

Elizabeth said...

I love it all!

GardenofDaisies said...

Danielle, that candelabra makes such a pretty and creative "tree" for your mantle! I'm always in awe of people like you who can think up new and unexpected uses for ordinary things. One of the reasons I love blogland so much. I also love those little decorations that spin in the heat from the flame of candles. One of my best friends has a wooden nativity similar to that.

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Lovely mantel Danielle! I love all your sweet touches! Love the candlebra with those vintage ornaments on it!! Your little angel is too sweet too! Happy decorating and creating! xo Holly

polkadotpeticoat said...

I love your Christmas decor and your tree....it all looks so festive and pretty!

Kathy said...

That candleabra is perfect and I will have my eye out for one. The tree I came up with for my pink ornaments last year was okay but still not right. Something like this would would be perfect, I think. And I needed another reason to visit the thrift stores. 8+)

NanaDiana said...

Danielle~It looks gorgeous. I love the candelabra turned "tree". it is wonderful. I think short white candles would look great. We had one of those brass angel things, too, when our kids were little-it was from my childhood- xo Diana

My Vintage Mending said...

Ha...we had those chimes as well and I must tell you how much my mother hated when we tried to spin them by hand...love love love that candelabra...smiles..Renee

Anne said...

Wow Danielle that is gorgeous!LOVE This idea and those ornaments are so pretty too!
xx
Anne

Helen and her Daughters said...

I love, love, love the candelabra! I had to pin it. What a fabulous idea!

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

I love the white candelabra as a tree! The colors you've chosen look so pretty together. The little angel is my favorite. Sweet!

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

WOW, you have A LOT of darling Christmas pins! Cool new banner!
Your mantle is awesome! Pretty colors.
Warmly,
deb

Trisha @ The Sweet Survival said...

What a fun and festive mantel I love the candleabra - it looks so perfect with the ornaments!

BECKY said...

So pretty, Danielle, and how clever to use this lovely piece as a tree! Love your vintage ornaments, too!
Thanks for linking up to Blissful Whites Wednesday!
Hugs,
Becky

vintage grey said...

Such gorgeous Christmas decorations!! The angel candle holder is so neat!! xo Heather

Into Vintage said...

Your chandelier tree is brilliant -- I love it! How pretty would that be in the evenings with candlelight reflecting off the ornaments? :-)

20 North Ora said...

Danielle, love the candelabra as a tree!, great idea.

I love everything you have done. Lots of pretties.

Judy

Mitzi said...

Oh, how delightful, Danielle! I love your "tree"! It's so original!

must love junk said...

I love how you turned the candelabra into a tree-so clever!
Susan

Sandy Camarda said...

I am loving your candelabra tree!!!

craftyles said...

The candelabra is lovely. It really showcases the vintage ornaments. I love the angel chime thing. I have the one from when I was a child. Brings back such memories. Everything looks so festive!

Annmarie Pipa said...

so very pretty and festive. You have the Christmas spirit!

Rose Garden Romantic said...

So pretty!! I love how you used the candelabra as a tree with vintage ornaments! The vintage angel is so sweet, too!
Michelle

Michele said...

Hi Danielle~

Oh so beautiful, your candelabra with the ornaments is perfect.

God Bless You,
Michele
Pearl 13.1

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Your mantel looks wonderful and I love your holiday header!

vivian said...

loving your decorations and the use of the candelabra as a tree is an awesome idea!
have a great day!!
xoxo
vivian

Finding Home said...


Danielle, I so love your candelabra - stunning - especially with all of the beautiful ornaments!

Take care, Laura

Barbara said...

I have very fond memories of angel chimes! Your mantle is beautiful, and the candleabra tree is really clever (and pretty)!

Tazas y Cuentos said...

All your Christmas deco is fabulous!
I can't stop visiting your posts, your vintage ornaments are wonderful.