Monday, December 5, 2011

Opinions, please?

Is that a dangerous request? :)

I need help with a couple of things.  First, below are a couple of photos of some things I purchased recently.  The bird plates came from Tuesday Morning, and cost only $3.99 each!  Score!  I have a place for them, just need to get them put up. 

Here's a close up of the cute little bottles.  I purchased them from Nell Hill's a while back.  Not exactly sure where I'll be using them, but I do want them in this year's Christmas decor.

The one with the bow came with a sheet music scroll in side.  I'm wondering if I should fill the others with something?  If so, what would that be?  It would have to be small, since the openings are small.  I was thinking pearls or crystals.  Maybe tiny evergreens or berries would work? 

What do you think?  Yes, I really want to know.

Now for dilemma #2.  I am working on my mantel shelf (no fireplace).  I am not done yet, but I keep looking at it and something is wonky.  It might be the swag.  Is it not big enough?  I love the purple-reddish bow, but it might be too dark?  I have a more greenery, lights, a fabric banner (which I am still Sewing) to add to the bottom.  Just can't get past this point. 

Again, I want to know what you think.  I know all you creative gals are going to have some great ideas. Bring 'em on! Please...


  1. For some reason, the deer and squirrel look out of place to me. Other than that, I think it's lovely.

  2. I agree with Kid's Mom, the deer and squirrel do look a bit out of place, but I do think it all looks lovely. How lucky are you to be able to find such cute things as those plates and little bottles. How very wonderful!! I love your sense of style! So akin to my own! xxoo

  3. I love the all looks gorgeous to me...I guess I am no help. Filling the other jars sounds good...with any of those things you mention!!!


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