Updated 7/20/10: Linking to the mantel party over at The Stories of A to Z. I know that the 4th of July was a few weeks back. But I still love my patriotic mantel and wanted to share it again. Plus it is still what is on my mantel. I haven't gotten around to doing my summer take 2 beachy one yet. And who knows if I ever will. Stay tuned.
Have you gotten sick of my 4th of July decor? I hope not, as now you get to see what I did with my mantel.
I told you that stars & flags were my theme this year. But only because I have a lot of stars and flag stuff. So this is my Stars & Stripes mantel.
It's hard to remember where I got all the stars from. The red & white one in front was Target dollar spot last year. The iron blue one behind it I've had for years. I think it came from the Welcome Home store at some outlet mall. I miss that store. The larger stars & stripes one I can't remember. The red one on the right was from Terry's Village a few years back. The Uncle Sam box was from Michael's last year.
I love these Uncle Sam's. Especially the ones on the box. I didn't see ones on boxes this year. This year, I only found Uncle Sam on a stick.
The wood flag came from ABC Distributing online last year. I think I paid $5.00 for it. I know it was less than $10 or I wouldn't have bought it. I used my vintage wood measuring tape to make a star. Pretty good for my first attempt at doing this. I need to find me more of these.
The rusty star was a new purchase. I got it this past weekend at Tai Pan Trading. It was free to me as I had a gift card given to me from Tai Pan just for blogging about them. Got to love free money.
The 3 glass vases were a thrift store find a couple of weeks ago. I think they were like 50 cents a piece. I loved them as they have embossed stars at the top. I filled them with some broken shells of some kind that I got from Walmart last year. And placed a tea light candle on top.
I love how this turned out.
On the left side are more stars and another Uncle Sam box from Michael's (last year). The larger red star I got from a local grocery store last year for $2.00. Why did I only buy one? I must have been 1/2 asleep at that time. The white one is the 3rd one that came in a set from Terry's Village. And again, I don't remember where I got the small stars and stripes star. I guess it doesn't really matter since I've had it a few years.
I love how each Uncle Sam is just a little different. As well as the box he is standing on.
Well I hope that you have enjoyed my fireplace mantel. I still need to finish up a banner I am making for the mantel as well. Hopefully I will get it done so I can show you tomorrow.
I promise that will be my last patriotic post. Unless, I get a tablescape done. But I doubt it as I haven't been feeling it this year.