Monday, October 12, 2009

Mantle Evolution

One of the many wonders of blogging is being able to look back at photos to see how my style has evolved. In 2007 I was trying to work up the nerve to start a blog. Halloween was the first holiday with my new digital camera so I documented my decorations. Even though I used pretty much the same items to decorate with in the last three years, there are still subtle differences. I like that! I like to feel that my decorating style is constantly evolving---if only slightly.
I thought it might be fun to share photos of my family room mantle with you from the past three years.
Halloween 2007Halloween 2008Halloween 2009
This year I added the haunted castle that I bought at the thrift store months ago for two dollars. But now that I've looked at the last two years decorations, I remember using those branchy looking things. I think I need to go into my "inventory room" and find where I put those. Aren't old photos wonderful?
A good photo is better than
a good memory any day!

16 comments:

Jessica said...

Your mantle looks so pretty-I mean scary! :D

Darlene said...

Each year the mantle has looked WONDERFUL! It is fun to look back and see how we decorate differently each year. Hope you are having a great Monday.♥

Mercy Otis/The Stone House said...

I love the little gates! It looks very festive! ♥

Victoria said...

Love the mantle!!!! Hmmm...now I am thinking I have a scary house somewhere that I bought to put with my Halloween decor.

I would love to have a peek at your inventory room sometime and how you organize it!

Love the Decor! said...

Love the look but I really love your wall color.Do you remember the name and brand I would love to know!!

Paige said...

Love your decor on the mantle! Thanks for sharing your Halloween past photos as well.

lanakae said...

I think your mantle is so cool! I love visiting your blog. I actually used your previous tutorial for my "Activity Days" lesson and instead of writing down spooky words I had the girls write down their blessings. Now it is displayed in their home as a reminder of how blessed they are. You are so inspiring! Thanks! For that reason, I have passed on the Blog De Oro award to your blog. You can check out the post on my blog: http://lanalulucreations.blogspot.com/2009/10/my-first-blog-award.html. To accept the award, just copy the image, paste it in a blog post, and select the 10 blogs you think should receive it next. Thanks for your inspiration! Keep it up!

Arlene said...

My decorating has really evolved over the years. Now instead of just pumpkins and leaves I am actually using scary things to. I just bought a haunted house and a crow. I love your mantle ever year. Great inspiration.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love your mantle displays!

Sherri S said...

Love all the additions and the slight changes over the years. Neat blog posting with different year photos!

Annie Rose said...

Your Mantle looks great - I love the haunted houses. Im envious that you have photos to keep track of what you do. That is a big tip for me- THANKS!

Joy said...

MY FAMILY ROOM PAINT WAS ACTUALLY TWO MISTINTS FROM HOME DEPOT THAT I MIXED TOGETHER.
BEHR'S SLY FOX(S-H-160)IS A VERY CLOSE LIKENESS TO THE COLOR. IT'S A BROWNISH RED, BOLD BUT NOT OVERPOWERING.

tardevil said...

I like 2007's the best. I don't know what those things are on the wall, but they are awesome, as is your paint color...very inviting!

Sandy Toes said...

I love the lights~
such a great added touch!
sandy toe

ohiofarmgirl said...

I do love the wall color and the mantle is creative but too scary for me...lol. Have a great day. Dianntha

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

The mantle is such a wonderful piece to decorate, it is so large and just beautiful...what a great job..I am a new follower and i will return again..come visit

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