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Tuesday, November 30, 2010
A Jeanne d'Arc Living Inspired Mantle~French Laundry Style
Round 1 of Christmas decorating was doing up my mantle. I love Jeanne d'Arc Living magazine and their books, but my taste runs a bit more fancy. What's a girl to do? Well, I am a firm believer that if you love different things, somehow you will make them work together. I combined my new mercury glass candle pedestal and votive holders from Pottery Barn with my antique mercury glass vases and candlestick. I added a JDL madonna with antique crown and some repro silver candlesticks that I had previously dolled up with new crystal bobeches (which had to be dolled up some more with antique crystal chandelier drops). I had a new silverplate mint julep cup that I got at a thrift store which seemed a bit shiny, so I added a pretty torn muslin ribbon, vintage paper, and button as well as a sprig of greenery. Pottery Barn had some magnificent sheet music candles which were sold out (as well as very expensive), so I used a deckle edge scissors and cut my own vintage sheet music and tied it on to the Hobby Lobby candle (half price-a bargain at $4.50) with more twine and another sprig of greenery. What do you think? I'm pleased , so I guess that's all that really matters, but I would like your input because you guys are an amazing bunch of decorating mavens.
Until next time,