Monday, December 31, 2012

~ Happy New Year - Mantel Decorations

Although I don't fancy a long list of resolutions which are unlikely to be kept, nonetheless, it feels good to re-focus and think about what is really important. For that reason maybe, there is a decorated mantel for New Year's celebration. 

Because I love Mercury glass so much, it is a part of the decor, along with the pretty MacKenzie Childs' star.  Black & white with sliver is perfect for New Years or just about anytime. 

In the midst of all the mess of packing up the Christmas decorations, I took some extra time to actually organize all of the decorations better. Each year, I think I'm doing that, and maybe next year it will still need more organizing, but for now it feels like something got done.

When everything was carefully packed away, I made a whimsical little garland saying Happy New Year simply printed on white paper and strung with black ribbon.

The "clock" was made from a few different graphics and added to a round mirror.

The DIY - Handmade Items in this Post:
  • Antique Books Covered in Simple White Paper for the Black & White Look
  • Happy New Year Garland - Banner Made from White Paper & Black Ribbon, Letter Designs by me, printed on my printer, cut, holes in the top corners, strung on the ribbon.
  • Clock Face Design made from a few graphics, printed on paper, cut out circle and double-face taped to a round mirror. Set for a few minutes to midnight.

To all of you have come by to visit over the years, 
and to those who find their way here 
for the first time as well.
 I wish you
 a very Happy New Year 
filled with Peace - Light - Love - Joy.

See Y'All Soon~

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Thank You ~


  1. Happy New Year to you, too. Your mantle looks very festive- xo Diana

  2. always gorgeous, Donna, Happy Happy New Year!!

  3. С Новым годом!
    Пусть он принесет только свет, добро и радость)
    Всего - всего самого желанного!!!

    Пусть в Новом году каждый день будет самым-самым! Задание поняли? Выполнить на все 100%)
    С Новым Годом)))

  4. Happy New Year Donna!
    Your mantel is gorgeous.
    I love black, don't you? And MacKenzie Childs is always perfect.

    White Spray Paint

  5. Your mantel looks beautiful, Donna! I love the black and white pieces mixed in with the mercury glass. It's perfect for welcoming in the new year!

    Happy New Year! : )

  6. Helena's translation (as best as I could!)

    Happy New Year!
    Let it bring only light, goodness and joy
    and all of your wishes.

    Let every day of the New Year be the best ever.
    Happy New Year!

    The Best to You, too Helena.

  7. Diana, Debra, Laura, Kathy, thank your for stopping by.
    Wishing you the Very Best in the New Year!

  8. Donna,
    This New Year's Eve mantle is exquisite!!! I adore the black and mercury silver combinations!!!
    Have a Happy New Year filled with health & prosperity, dear friend!!!
    I look forward to following you in 2013!

  9. Happy New Year! You are so talented and thank you for sharing.

  10. Wishing You All The Very Best in the
    New Year!!

  11. Happy New Year Donna! The B & W mantle is fabulously
    festive! Love the garland & clock. Wishing you great
    things in 2013!

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  13. Too darn cute Ayfer! Makes me want to sing and play in snow.

  14. Donna that's a beautiful mantel! I love the Mackenzie Childs star and the banner you made!

    Happy New Year!

  15. I love the garland, what a beautiful display, never thought about doing one for New Years!


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