I’m kind of sad Christmas is over because I absolutely love the Christmas season. However, here in blogland, it’s move on to the next holiday. Also in grocery stores it’s move on to Valentines Day. By December 26th they had already replaced the Christmas aisle with Valentine stuff. Sometimes things just move too fast before we really get a chance to enjoy it. I definitely feel that way about the Christmas holidays. Lots of work and the time just flew by. The good thing with being a catholic is that in the church the season has just begun. So yes, I am leaving my decorations up until around January 9th. Gasp, I know.
But with this post I’m keeping pace with blogland and bringing you our New Year’s Day Mantle.
This was a quick change yesterday, taking all the Christmas stuff off it, piling it on the desk until I store it away, and putting this up for pictures. However, it’s staying up. So now we have a mix of Christmas and New Year’s going on in this room. The desk is so full now that I hope bill paying holds off until I pack up the Christmas decorations. Hopefully all those who send me bill statements are reading this and will feel my cluttered pain and hold off. Ummm… NOT.
I decided to make it all about the clock at midnight in the traditional black and silver. From clock faces, to clocks, to pocket watches. Here are some closer looks with a little details on what I used.
That amazing trophy is what I bought from Mary of Urban Farmgirl when we went to The Chapel Market. The glitter feathers were from Michael’s Christmas stuff. Something about them just drew me in and I had to have them. The mini top hat was a Christmas headband deal I found at the grocery store. I just took it apart from the headband, took off the Christmas stuff, and transformed it to New Years. I made the prize ribbon and put it on there to balance out the hat. The mini Martinelli’s are from Dollar Tree. The large silver clock is a metal one G bought at Tractor Supply on sale before Christmas. It’s going outside this summer.
The other side of this shelf looks like this with a vintage time card holder I picked up at a Junque In The Trunk.
The bottom shelf contains a sentimental pocket watch from my great grandfather. It is the one under the cloche. It has a great patina, and shows lots of wear. All of which equals awesome! The larger silver pocket watch and clock faces were bought at flea markets. The 2014 numbers are those chipboard ones at Hobby Lobby that I just painted silver. The Happy New Year and Kiss Me At Midnight garlands were made from letters out of Target’s dollar bins and some bakers twine.
I hope this inspires you to ring in the New Year with a little decorations at your house. I’ll probably keep mine up for most of January. Then it’s on to Valentines Day. Heck at this rate it will be Christmas again before we know it!
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