Sunday, December 6, 2009

Christmas Mantle: The New Victorian











Our version of "Ye Olde Curiousity Shoppe": click to enlarge any of the photos above to find objects found  around the house or in a secondhand shop (old lantern, leather bound books, vintage camera, old pair of binoculars, painted  teacups and crystal ball on a stand.) They're set off by the layered contemporary mirror and old portrait in black frames and black candles in old sconces. Mixed in are some pine cones, gold balls, brass horns and  decorative cards and books in an old black tin. The greens were clipped from some evergreens in the yard, and the glittery fruit found in a thrift shop for $2....

Make up a story and have fun telling it through your decorating!

4 comments:

Trouvais said...

Hi Robin...I love your stories. Just watching a few "House of Mirth" clips on you tube...you read my genre/mind! It was absolutely freezing at the flea yesterday, hardly bought anything, but fun window shopping. Trish

The-Countrypolitan said...

Hi Robin... I've enjoyed reading about all your frugal decorating ideas... thanks for dropping by my blog... it is so nice to broaden my circle of blogger friends

Desde mi ventana said...

Muy bonito tu blog Robin,lleno de ideas y propuestas de decoración.Me gustan especialmente la fotos de interiores navideños

(IN)DECOROUS TASTE said...

Love the glittery fruit topping- it's like icing on a painting!