Friday, June 20, 2008

Mantle 101





Hi Blogging Buddies~

While perusing my blog roll, I noticed Kari and Kijsa , of Ask Kari and Kijsa are having a "Mantle 101" party. All are invited and here are a few pictures of my own mantles at different times. Take a stroll over and see what is going on........Such creativity and inspiration!

xxxooo Ruth

37 comments:

Jannie Sue "Funster" said...

Cute! And a nice idea.

Kari & Kijsa said...

Love all your decor!! Your mantel is beautiful, and inspiring to see great ideas in changing it seasonally!!
Beautiful!!

blessings,
kari & kijsa

Charm & Grace said...

Hello Ruth, I have been given the 5 Blogs that Make My Day award which I am passing on to you. Don't feel any pressure to participate if you don't wish to (I know some bloggers just don't "do" awards). However, I just wanted you to know that yours is one of my favorites.

Blessings,
Christi

Charm & Grace said...

P.S. I love the pictures of your mantels!

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Couture de Papier said...

wow love the seashells and mantel gorgeous display!

Suzy said...

Great ideas and I love the idea of seasonal decor, always so interesting.

wish you a nice day! suzy

Couture de Papier said...

Hi Holly yes I have an etsy shop thank you for inspiring me to do something with my shell collection!
My shop is http://www.couturedepapier.etsy.com
Thank you for lovely comments!
Denise Nantasket Beach Mass.

Hope said...

Hi Ruth,
I'm trying to catch up today so I wanted to stop by and say hello. I've missed all my friends in Blogland!

Love your mantles, especially the Christmas one! Beautiful!

Love and Hugs,
Hope

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Your house looks so festive at Halloween!

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

Just getting around to viewing all of the mantel posts...and yours is fabulous!!! :) ~Rhonda

Jen r. said...

I love all of your mantels they look great !Jen R

Mandie said...

I love your mantle ideas!!! Very pretty. Great blog!

Jill said...

These are so beautiful,I am inspired,but I don't have a mantle!!!Sigh...We have a wood burning stove,not a good idea to decorate!

Susie Q said...

No that is so beautiful it is awesome! You know I am a huge fan right? : )

Love,
Sue

Rue said...

Hi Holly :)

Everything you touch is magic and your mantel decor is no different.

I love your little cottage in the post below. Dreamy...

hugs,
rue

3CHEERS4MOM said...

I just love your decor! You design the cutest mantels. We are throwing 2 parties this year, Halloween and Christmas. You have given me some great ideas.
-Cheers, Amy

montacoo said...

Hi, So your mantles are Adorable...Love them..Can't wait to try some of your ideas out!!

Toodles and God Bless
Monta

Chrissy said...

Wow... thats all I can say about that first shot...wow, beautiful, we have very similar tastes and your blog is lovely!!! Chrissy (vintagerhapsody-chrissy.blogspot.com)

Chrissy said...

Oh, my goodness, I was just going through your blog...and I saw a photo of "MY"chairs from r.m.s. and I realized who you were...hollyhock....small world I am so glad I found this, take care, SEACLIFF

celestina marie said...

Hi Ruth, I know I am late at seeing your mantel pics but oh so gorgeous each and every design. Love it. You are so talented and I always enjoy my visit.
Hope you are having a nice 4th of July weekend.
hugs, Celestina
la rea rose

Lena said...

I love the mantel with the lights and shells. its better than candle light.

Bella Casa said...

Hi Ruth...Your mantel is Lovely as is your blog !!!I have a surprise for you over at my blog...Please take appk !xox Palmer

My Maine Cottage said...

Ruth-

What gorgeous seasonal displays. While I do not have a mantle of my own to decorate, I have really enjoyed seeing yours! :-)

CIELO said...

Just came by to say hello.... hope you're doing good....

cielo

Katherinellen said...

Beautiful mantel! Hope you are having a wonderful week.

vivian said...

hello! love those mantel shots! I especially love the halloween one, and the pumpkin with the sunflower eyes. did you make the three halloween dolls that sit above the mantel? I also recognized that sweet halloween candle that I loved.. I think I told you that I did find one and didnt buy it when I should have! of course it was gone when I went back for it!
On my flickr site, I have a set I think I called it faces of my mantel of something like that...
hugs
vivian

vivian said...

Hi ruth, a quick pass through here just to let you know that I'm passing on an award on to you for a great blog! stop by to get it!!
hugs
vivian

Allgrins said...

This is the first time that I have visited your blog. I found it on Gollums)I just love it! Your mantels are beautiful. I will have to post mine. I will come back and visit soon. Jamie (allgrins-rms)

Katherinellen said...

Holly,
When you have time...come on over to my post. You have been awarded. You have a great day! :) Smiles

Katherinellen said...

Holly,
Click on the Award picture and it will take you to a page...then you go to top left corner of The page. Go to Edit...click on and you will see copy and click on that. Then go to your blog to post a new post. Then you put the pointer on the post page...then click the mouse on right and you will see paste...click on that and it will be on your page. If you still having difficult please I will help you a gain. :) Smiles and Hugs...Hope you have a wonderful day.

Katherinellen said...

Holly,
I'm sorry...I don't know if I told you right....But there is another way.... Click on the Award Pic on my post. When it take you to a page and you will see the pictures. Click right side of your mouse and you will see Save pictures as...Click on that. Then it will take it to the file. You can put in your document file or My pictures files. Then when you go to post a new post...click on the picture icon and it will go to a page. Go to the left side...picture from my computer...and browse...go to the awared pics whereever you put the file and click on that to select. Or I can send you the picture to you through my e-mail...send me your e-mail. I don't mind helping I alway here for anyone to help...Sometime I have to get help from Rosemarie Sugarplum Cottage. I still learning too! Let me know if need me. :)

restyled home said...

Wow!! I thought these were from a magazine!!

Linda

MLI said...

Great ideas on the mantel! We may use some of the ideas for the shop displays.

Krissie said...

Hi,

Love all your mantels, they are beautifil and fun.

Smiles
Krissie

Erin said...

Love it! Next on my "to do" is making a new mantle, then decorating it of course :)

Lallee said...

Hi Ruth. Yes, it tis me, Lallee from Flickr. I had your blog address once before. Did you change the name at some point? I'm glad to find it again. I'm marking it for my Google reader and will put on my sidebar so I don't lose your blog again. I always love seeing your great decorating, and this post is a perfect example.