DECORATING TENNIS GIRL



I'M SO GLAD YOU'RE HERE!!! COME ON IN AND VISIT FOR A BIT...

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I hope you enjoy seeing photos of the Cape house, as much as I do living here :)





Sunday, December 5, 2010

Fireplace Mantel

Good Evening All,
Doing alittle post this evening on my fireplace. The temperature dropped alot today in Illinois, so it's time to start the fireplace! Mama's chair by the fire...
Greenery on the mantel and some poinsetta's in one of my Longaberger baskets...

Mr. Tennis' picture above the mantel. It came from a company he was part owner in, long ago...


My favorite clock in the house...
I am linking to my friend Kim's Boring to Better party, Sue over at Rednesday, Suzanne at Vintage Thingie Thursday, Christmas Vignettes at Southern Hospitality
The Lettered Cottage Mantel Party
The Tablescaper and Seasonal Sundays


38 comments:

  1. Robin, it is very pretty. I just love the warmth that your home exudes! Thanks so much for joining in this week.

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  2. Your mantel looks so sweet and perfect for your cozy room. I love the clock! I've always wanted one like that. Hint to Santa!! ;-D

    XO,
    Jane

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  3. Your house looks so inviting and festive. The fireplace is really nice!

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  4. This is my first stop by your blog and I just love your banner photo of your kitchen! Too cute! :)

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  5. Love the picture......hope when I am home next week we have some snow!!

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  6. I am with you at sitting by the fireplace. I have gas burning logs in my fireplace. In the winter sitting in front of them is my home.

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  7. The clock with the garland and lights is so beautiful. I love your husband's picture, too. It reminds me of the big skating canal in Ottawa. Hugs, Deb=^..^=x5

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  8. Oh, what a pretty mantel. I love all the elements you've used to pull it together! Beautiful!

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  9. It looks ever so charming Robin, I love that clock too!

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  10. So cheerful and cozy, all set for Christmas Eve! I really like your remodeled kitchen, it is beautiful, too.

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  11. It's so nice to see inside your cozy house. I simply love your kitchen...the shelf over the microwave is so nice and long and I just love the shelf tucked over your kitchen window, not to mention the window itself! Your blog looks very festive!

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  12. ummm...everything is looking so pretty.
    I am a little behind..I've been sick with a cold and sore throat and just today started a little decorating. Not much yet...gotta get to feeling much better first.
    Say a little prayer for me. :)
    love, bj

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  13. I'm feeling all warm and cozy right now! Wish I had a fire going today too!

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  14. Lovely, Robin...so cozy! I love the old clock!

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  15. Great mantle. I found you when reading through comments on another blog. I had to check your blog out with a name including tennis in it. I am a serious tennis player as well as a blogger now. Love your blog. Come check out mine if you get a chance as www.diybydesign.blogspot.com. Thanks.

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  16. Your banner is so beautiful, I love a Christmas Tree in the kitchen. Very special. Your mantel is lovely, your lights set everything off.
    Ann

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  17. Hi Robin! A perfectly charming Christmas mantel! We have to stoke up the fire here too. We received 6 inches of snow last night. A winter wonderland!!! David had to shovel the walk so Bentley could go walkies ~ too deep for him. I'll send some snow your way if you want!!

    Love,
    Susan and Bentley
    xxoo

    PS: I love the way you have framed your pics ~ like old Christmas cards, just lovely!!!

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  18. I'm in New York so indoor tennis is how I spend most of my playing time. :( I'm following you right back. Thanks.

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  19. It's beginning to look alot like Christmas at the Cape House! I had to enlarge the photo of Mr. Tennis's picture. What a charming scene! Is it snowing by you? It is here, but it's not sticking. Very pretty!
    Happy REDnesday!
    Carol

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  20. Everything is so charming, I love every bit! I adore the way you've done your photos too.

    Happy Rednesday,
    Sally

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  21. I so miss having a fireplace. This is our first house without one and we keep trying to figure out a way to put one in...but we have so few walls. It looks warm and cozy and your house. It certainly did get cold around here!

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  22. Robin,
    I could definitely snuggle up with a good book and a cup of tea right there in that wonderful spot!!

    Hugs,
    Debbie @ A Debbie-Dabble Christmas

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  23. Your mantle looks so rustic and charming! Happy to have found your lovely blog and can't wait to browse around more. I'm your newest follower and would be delighted to have you follow me back!
    Happy Holidays!
    www.beatricebanks.blogspot.com

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  24. fill me a mug of hot chocolate and let's sing a Christmas song together by the fire.

    it's truly lovely!!!!

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  25. How beautiful...I love your clock, too! Happy holidays! ♥

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  26. Sitting in front of my fireplace is my home for the winter.

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  27. I'm so sorry to be visiting so late, but life is just beyond busy these days.

    Your mantel looks so warm and inviting, but I truly love your kitchen as featured in your header.Thanks so much for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

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  28. The mantel and the clock are beautiful! Snuggle in next to the fire with some cocoa.
    Brenda

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  29. Your mantel looks wonderful! I love that picture! It is just perfect for this time of year.

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  30. That fireplace looks so inviting! I’m hosting a Christmas Open House on the 9th…would love to have you come by and join in on the fun!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  32. I want to cuddle up in the chair with a good book! Your mantle looks so pretty and I adore that clock!

    Happy weekend wishes!

    Nancy

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  33. Lovely pieces. I really miss having a fireplace, would love to curl up in front of one with a good book after being out with the dog in the freezing cold!

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  34. Hi! Your kitchen looks so great and cosy (the header)! I just want to bake sth looking at it! Have a great December weekend!

    Kristin :)

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  35. What a cozy place to sit and enjoy the warmth. I love the lights mixed with the greens. I also put my LB baskets to work every Christmas. Everybody has a job to do: hold the Christmas cards, hold the candy, serve the mini-muffins, etc. Beautiful mantel!

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  36. I love Mr. Tennis' picture. It is perfect for a winter vignette. I love how you've decorated your fireplace....

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  37. So warm and wonderful!!!

    Thanks so much for being a part of Seasonal Sundays!

    - The Tablescaper

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  38. I love Mr Tennis' picture over the fireplace ~ love ice skating!!!

    Lots of love from your sister,
    Susan and Bentley
    xxoo
    + hugs too

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