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Dec 6, 2009

MOSAIC MONDAY - METAMORPHOSIS MONDAY - DECK THE HALLS -IS IT CHRISTMAS YET

I am combining two memes today because I wanted to do both. I know, I 'm a rebel but that is just how I roll. 
First we have Mosaic Monday. This is hosted by Mary @ Little Red House and then Metamorphosis Monday hosted by Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch. Oh I forgot about Deck the Halls with Susan @ Thoughts From Over the Rainbow. 

 


You will love all the different blogs out there that participate in these themes. Join in. Everyone is welcome, but please leave a comment here before you move on. 


Click on any of the photos to enlarge them.

I forgot to take a photo of the mantle before it was decorated so I am using this one from our friends surprise party last month.

Off came the Fall wreath and up went the fabric and ribbon. On top of that are the evergreen branches. A mix of ornaments, candles and topped with a pre-lit wreath and there is the metamorphosis. 




 


Then on to the tree. It is about 7 feet tall and artificial because I leave it up for over a month. 

I use white lights and a mix of ornaments all in shades of burgundy, copper, gold and cream. I use a minimal amount of thick gold tinsel. Just enough to make the tree shimmer. My lights have many settings but I keep them on fade where they fade in and out randomly again giving the tree some life. Looks great in person but is a pain to photograph.

 
Glad you stopped by. Make sure to visit the host blogs and all of the other participants. Oh ya, join in. Don't know how? Ask any of us because we are all happy to help.

46 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful Christmas decorations and ornaments. I love how you decorated your mantle it looks lovely.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Beautiful metamorphosis and mosaic!

Lenore said...

Your mantle is very lovely and Christmasy....as is your tree and the ornament mosaic.
Thanks for the peek!

Lavender Cottage said...

Your Christmas decorations are really nice, I especially liked the mantle.

Jeanne said...

Beautiful! Neat idea with the lights. Love your color choices too.

Shelia said...

Your mantle is decorated so beautifully!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Sandy said...

Beautiful tree and mantel. I love how you the placed the tree close to the mantel. Food for thought, for next year. Great colors, makes the room look warm and cozy.
Sandy

Shirley said...

Your mosaics are so very Christmassy and wonderful. I love your mantle. My fireplace is much like yours (big rocks) but I have no mantle. I'm thinking I may try to string garland across with lights on a wreath above and on the garland. Maybe it will "fool the eye"! I love how you grouped the glass ornaments on the mantle. Really petty.

Mimi said...

Beautiful mantle...♥♥♥ your candle holders.

Millie said...

Very beautiful...

storyteller said...

Lovely mosaic and FESTIVE decorations in your photos today!
Hugs and blessings,

Foley said...

Your mantle turned out beautiful - love the mosaic with the snowflake border!
7' tree is big - I would leave it up longer too as long as it is so gorgeous looking!

nannykim/spindlecottage said...

mmm, your tree looks big and gorgeous! I also like the velvety looking swag thing on the mantle!

katillacshack.com said...

Lovely mosaic and mantel! Great blog!

Stop by...

love, kelee

Carol said...

Wow! So impressive!

Sandy said...

Lori,
What a beautiful room! And you are right, we are total opposites, but that doesn't mean we cannot appreciate each other's styles! I LOVE the little bird in the sweater and earmuffs! I have a cousin that would love that ornament! Your room looks so inviting....mind if I stop by???? :)

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

I really enjoy the upclose shots.

YOu did a beautiful job.

Stop by if you are into Sweet Christmas Short stories.

TTFN~~ Claudia ♥ ♥

Lou said...

Wow that mantel looks fantasic Lori - you're incredibly creative and have excellent taste. Love the tree too.

hummer said...

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment on my blog.
I love your wreath and the tree is beautiful.
Hope your family loved it playing out in the snow in the cold. BRRR. We will get our first real snow here tomorrow. ; )

Vickie's Michigan Garden (my backyard) said...

Could you come decorate for me -so pretty. You mosiac was beautiful surrounded by the snow.
vickie

Maggie B said...

Hi Lori,
Your mantle is just gorgeous, I love all the different elements that you have used, a labour of love. The tree is splendid too.
Thanks for stopping by in Normandy and have a great week.
Maggie

Patti said...

I love the red candlesticks on your mantle....everything looks so festive

MiMi said...

That mantle is gorgeous!!!! : )

claudie said...

Hi Lori
Yes I was in Vancouver. I had 4 days...didn't even get to see my FIL...bad bad girl I am. We were stranded in Calgary for 4 hours, Friday. The storm was unbelievable! I got home at 5:30 AM and had to attend the birthday parties the next day after the book signing. So now I am concentrating on Colt's birthday and Xmas. Haven't even decorated yet.
Your deco looks fabulous Lori.
Yes next time when I have a little more breathing time we will meet, I promise.
As for the cookies...not...as for the Irving case... I'm sickened to say the least. My poor sister had her license removed because she suffered a very little TIA (stroke). She might not be able to drive for a year!!!!!! Something is very very wrong.
Love the Crossbill bird feeding.
Happy Blue Monday Lori
Love Claudie
xoxoxox

Patti said...

i Lori...thanks for visiting Pandora's Box....My pics are coming up for me...so please try again as my dining room tree is so pretty!! I'll be back here to visit, too

Patti said...

i Lori...thanks for visiting Pandora's Box....My pics are coming up for me...so please try again as my dining room tree is so pretty!! I'll be back here to visit, too

bBchronicles said...

Beautiful photos of your mosaic and mantel - you're ready for the holidays!

Renee said...

oh my God Lori the tree and the mantle are just beautiful.

Do you feel like coming over and doing mine (although I don't have a mantle).

Thank you for telling me about the blood orange, I want one now.

Love Renee xoxoxo

susan said...

Lori-I see you and I do both like the gold! Your mantel is gorgeous--love the burgundy! I wish you had really been a rebel and made it a triple post for Deck the Halls--not too late :) Just left Blondies--I think you are right about the egg not :)

Kathleen said...

That is really beautiful! You did a great job!
You mean we aren't supposed to combine memes??? I took my lead from Pat..and I like to stop in at everyone's party!
That's about as rebellious as I get! :)

Maureen said...

Beautiful Lori. Your mantle looks phenomenal!

A Stitch In Thyme said...

I LOVE your wreath!! So very pretty all lit up. Your tree is nothing to sneeze at either!! Well done Lori, very pretty. I could squeel with glee with all the lights this time of year. Hugs. Tammy

Florida Sue said...

What a beautiful job Lucy. I love your colours and your tree looks magnificent. I covet that sweet little bird ornament. I chuckled at the photo with armoire, because I have the same piece. Dragged it all the way here and painted it black. Hope you are having a great day...

XOLucy.

Kammy said...

Hiya Lori ~
Lovin that mantle - so Posh and Glam....Your tree looks mighty fine too.....I loved the pictures of your friends....that isn't beer bottles they are holding ?? I hope it is Rootbeer....LOL !
Yes, you are just like Kathleen...doing so many parties - you are just a Party Queen !
Kammy

karen said...

Hi Lori,
Your mantle is just lovely! What a wonderful job decorating it and your tree is beauitful. Everything looks so cozy. I love it all lit up!
Have a great Tuesday,
Karen

Ali said...

In a word, gorgeous!

Ali

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Your tree and mantel both are very pretty!!

Tamara Jansen said...

Your place is lookin' pretty gussied up for christmas! I'd better get cracking. Haven't even started yet :(

Mari said...

Hi Lori,
Thanks for stopping by my blog.
I love your mantle. It turned out just gorgeous! We don't have a fireplace and I have some serious envy going on right now!

Sandra said...

Beautiful photos, mantel and tree! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a little note...

Tardevil said...

Your mantel & tree are gorgeous. Love those candleholders. They're really pretty and festive.

Mary said...

Lori, your mantel looks BEAUTIFUL! Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful decorations at MM. :)

Sue said...

Lori, Your tree and mantel look devine and I love your color scheme. I've never used burgundy for holiday decorating except in our garland ribbon on the stairs. I've since changed it to brown/gold. You should not have closet envy, my friend! I don't have a basement, so the house has extra large closets everywhere. I use the study closet to hold 2 trees and assorted other stuff. I miss a darn basement in this house, but sacrificed it because I liked most everything else. Next move will definitely include a subterrainian room! LOL
Hope all is well w/you at this crazy hectic time.
hugs, Ethel

Sharon said...

Beautiful captures! Great mosaics.

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

That mantel is gorgeous. I love how it is all plush and elegant. I think it is the fabric that adds the extra wow factor.

Room to Inspire said...

I really like the addition of the lite up wreath. I love that the mantel has lights from top to bottom.

Chelsea

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