Mantel decor

JANUARY – time, snow, snowmen

FEBRUARY – Love the scrabble tiles spelling LOVE & vintage cards and snow & birds and cages!  Ha!
http://bargainhuntingwithlaurie.blogspot.com/2013/01/the-last-of-valentine-cards-i-think.html

This would be great for any season – all the old stuff with bits of seasonal decor.  I think sprinkled with red hearts would be super cute!  http://neverrush.blogspot.com/2012/02/mantel.html

Love the birdhouses and painted twig
http://www.cathygreeninteriors.com/2011/12/merry-mantel/

Wedding photos & keepsakes would be nice

Red dishes, tea pot and cups

MARCH

St Pat’s – Green dishes, Irish print – large & pub sign We need to create some art – a sign with recycled materials?  Green glassware, moss natural greens  Love the church

http://cornerofplaidandpaisley.blogspot.com/2012/02/st-patricks-day-mantle.html

APRIL
Easter – display plastic eggs in glass bowls, containers http://www.thatswhatchesaid.net/2013/simple-easter-mantel/

Love the garland – simple jute string with eggs tied on! http://www.waittilyourfathergetshome.com/2013/03/13/easter-egg-garland-mantel/

This is cute with the egg ornaments hanging down at various lengths on the mantel.
http://1c6162ac207f6525cfd8-84665c880233094a565668f32cb79f8e.r10.cf2.rackcdn.com/2011/04/eggs-livelifelarson.jpg

MAY
Photographs of mothers paintings of mothers – whistler’s mother?  Shoes, sewing machine (toy), toy iron, aprons?

http://www.stylisheve.com/mothers-day-garlands-and-paper-decoration-ideas/

Like the vintage tray in back
http://www.createwithrebecca.com/2013/05/01/may-mantel-of-the-month-lovely-lady/#.U1Rcu_ldV8E

JUNE – 1st day summer
Beach, sailboats, lighthouses, shells
Summer theme, sunglasses
Father’s Day theme – guns & roses?
http://hoosierhomemade.com/summer-mantel-decorating/
http://www.craftberrybush.com/2012/06/my-summer-mantel.htmlhttp://houseofjoyfulnoise.com/our-summer-mantels-home-decorating-ideas/

JULY
Red, White, Blue – apple pie and baseball http://hoosierhomemade.com/fourth-of-july-mantle/

http://thefrugalhomemaker.com/2012/05/29/summer-begins-with-some-red-white-and-blue/

This blogger does Patriotic from mid May to July 4 to cover both Memorial Day and 4th of July!
http://thefrugalhomemaker.com/2013/06/03/patriotic-mantel-red-white-and-blue-mantel/

http://www.domestically-speaking.com/2012/06/countdown-to-summer-party-summer-mantel-2.html

AUGUST
LOVE LOVE this chalkboard, crayons, globe, vintage books – http://bargainhuntingwithlaurie.blogspot.com/search/label/BACK%20TO%20SCHOOL%20MANTEL

Love the gray bucket with the pencils!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/68345419@N02/7943876468/in/photostream/

http://thehappyhousie.com/back-to-school-mantel-and-a-diy-dictionary-page-bunting/

Tea Time Mantel
http://www.createwithrebecca.com/page/57/#.U1Re7_ldV8E

Am flag, poetry box, maps, candy jar filled with crayons

SEPTEMBER
FALL mantel, Grandparents Day mantel, Constitution mantel

OCTOBER
Pumpkins

NOVEMBER
Turn Jack-O-Lanterns around

DECEMBER 
Garland, Lights, angel in center, Stocking holders – large matching red stockings  Carolers

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