December 3, 2010

December Mantel ~ two styles

                                                              


Good Evening Curly Q's...Playing around with my holiday mantel this fine evening and the star of the show (besides Madonna of course) is my new/old Belguim crate shelf!  The postman just dropped it off and up it went!  In the knick of time too because I was desperately needing some inspiration for that Jeanne d'Arc French Nordic style that I adore.



Shall we go serene or add a bit of whimsy? I like them both!




Look at my snippet of vintage French monogrammed ribbon ~


As I was tying it on the pitcher, the lollipop that was reserved for a special little boy's package worked it's way up there!  His mama & papa will be happier this way.



So what do you think?  I'm leaning toward the lollipop look...

Hope all your days are merry & bright!
xo Roberta






18 comments:

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Sooo gorgeous Roberta... yes, by all means, the lollipop look... especially since it is for a special little boy... xoxo Julie Marie

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

Your mantel is again so pretty this month:) I get your 'Mantel of the month' but didn't realize that you had a blog. I am now your newest follower and will be back to say hello:) Thanks for the inspirations every month:)
~Debra
Capersofthevintagevixensblogspot.com

Petite Michelle Louise said...

wow..either way is STUNNING! J'adore! TFS!

Drawn to The Sea said...

Lollipop, absolutely. I guess it speaks to the child in me :-) Lovely arrangement, Roberta. You've sure got the knack.

Tracey said...

Oh my goodness Roberta, what a fabulous way to use the crate shelf!!! WOW, I love it...both looks! Very cool!

You're so creative!!!

Hugs ~

:) T

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Love it, Roberta!
xo~Tracie

Dona said...

Beautiful! Yes! Definitely the red & white needs to stay...coming from a Danish girl:) What a knack you have, so talented!

~~~Dona

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Either way is gorgeous, but I like the lollypop for pre-Christmas. The other way could go into post Christmas a little while. I always like a touch of whimsy in anything I do!

Bohemian said...

Both are beautiful but by a narrow margin I like the one with Whimsy and the extra candles.

Thanks for e-mailing me your Blog link, I'm loving it... especially the Bohemian Treasures in previous Posts! *swoon*

Dawn... The Bohemian

Prior said...

What great decor! I'm liking the lollipop whimsy, too! Lezlee

Barbara Jean said...

Roberta,
Love the last pic, but all wonderful!!
blessings
barbara jean

tales from an oc cottage said...

This just makes visions of sugarplums dance in my head! Magical!

m ^..^

Passionate for White said...

Just came to your blog via My Petite Maison and I'm SO glad to be here as a new follower. LOVE your taste!

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Roberta
What I am really in love with is the ex-voto!!! I've been coveting these for years and yet to obtain one.. so you've inspired me to look harder!!!

I always loved your mantels and the madonna is such a lovely addition at this time of the year.. but I can imagine the lollipop will appeal to your youngest admirer!! hehehe... and be high enough until time for the eating!! haha..

Have a lovely week.. ciao ciao xxx Julie

A Cottage Muse said...

Thanks so much for visiting! I remember visiting the mantel of the month long before I started my own blog! Your photos are very beautiful!!

kathee said...

Hi Roberta...What a gorgeous mantel! I too love the Nordic style, and the lollipop look is the perfect touch. Thanks for sharing girl!!

sandy said...

Both mantles look great! I agree with Sue having the lollipop one before Christmas and the more subtle one after Christmas. But wait a minute...WHERE DID YOU GET THAT CRATE? I LOVE IT!

MERRY CHRISTMAS

BELLE BLANC said...

I like the lollipop. The red and white stays for the US in this beautiful french inspired decoration.

Wish you a seren and beautiful christmas, xoxo Mira!