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Sunday, December 6, 2009

Vintage Christmas Monday Mantel

This old gold gesso frame fits perfectly around a canvas of an old Santa image...

and there are some old Christmas corsage parts tucked into the corner...
saved by my mother who received them
from her grade school students as gifts...
there are old hand made stockings with Christmas bells...

And a vintage Santa in his sleigh with reindeer...
together with some new "faux" vintage items...
which all make up my Christmas fireplace mantel decor for 2009...
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Please thank Joan for hosting!


  1. Your mantel looks soooo pretty...love the old corsage parts! Happy to see that you got SNOW in Houston...we were hoping for some here on the Alabama coast...but all we got was RAIN!!!! Hope you have a FUN week!


  2. OMG! That Santa Painting & frame are to die for!! Your mantel is sooo gorgeous!!

  3. I love the frame and picture of Santa...I too collect old frames. Your decorations are beautiful.

  4. Thank you for your sweet comment.
    I think I will put a tag on you too cause
    "Christmas is Here"!

  5. So very nice! I think the little corsage parts and so sweet and look great on the tree ~ We had some snow here in PA too helping more with the Christmas mood! Judi

  6. I love your mantle and I have added What Now? to my Texas blog roll. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment, too.

  7. How beautiful it all looks... my grandma always bought my sisters and me a Christmas corsage when we were little... they were 10 cents at Woolworths... Bisous... Julie Marie

  8. Oh, I am so loving your Santa portrait! I was just thinking yesterday I would love some real Christmas art to hang. I'd love to find somehting like that!

  9. Love your Santa print...and of course the santa in the sleigh!

  10. That frame! That painting! How beautiful!
    Happy VBM!

  11. Thanks for stopping by! I think you have as much snow in Texas as we have gotten here in Michigan! I love the Santa picture, I have a couple that I hang as well and the little corsage of your mothers is so sweet. ~ Theresa

  12. A lovely mantle with lovely elements beautifully put together. xo Joan, your hostess

  13. Hi Kitt, Oh your mantel looks so very beautiful!! How wonderful that you have the coursage pieces from your mother. They are special and look precious on your xmas tree!!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog, your lovely comment made me smile. :)
    Love & Hugs, Carol Anne

  14. Oh, such a pretty mantle! That Santa picture is just stunning! Have a sweet day!

  15. Hi Kitt, the photo header on my blog is the home of Joshua Houston. I visited the home on the tour this past week. It was pretty and I too loved the simplicity. Thanks for stopping by, Theresa

  16. Love that Santa, and the frame works wonderfully with it!

  17. Beautiful mantle, Kitt. I especially love the vintage corasages!

  18. I just wanted you to know that I featured you in my latest Vintage Christmas Monday recap. xo Joan, your hostess

  19. Your mantle looks great!!!!!! Wish I could have sold some of the pictures when they were in your shop. Oh well. Marg

  20. Thanks for letting me know about the santa picture I featured. I edited my post to just say santa picture. i am all for keeping it real. xo Joan, your hostess

  21. Love that Santa pic! Your house looks all warm and cozy ! A true Texan!
    Merry Christmas!