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Friday, December 7, 2012

*Mantel of Music*

Hello everyone.
Wow! Life is sure busy at My Cozy Corner.  The church bazaar is Saturday and I h've been busy today making Pomegranate Jelly and Lavender Bath Salts.  What a combination!  My granddaughter was home from school because of breathing issues and she helped me with the Bath Salts...
~I love Granddaughters~ 
Between working the holiday season hours, decorating and making goodies for Saturday 
I'm exhausted. 
The blessings of the holiday season are keeping me in gratitude.
  The beautiful angels are dressed to parade on the mantel this year. 
To see 2011 mantel dressed up Go Here.
 In 1990, Sweetheart and I became Empty Nesters. Our last child was married and we needed a change in decor. We completely remodeled our home and I started collecting Christmas Angels for my Christmas tree and decor for the living room tables and mantel...  
 Now twenty-two years later I still enjoy opening the boxes each year and taking out the tall and not so tall angels and placing them around the living room.
The tallest one is this angel with a beautiful brocade dress and sequined wings. 
 The inspiration for this post was the musical instruments the angels are playing. 
I hadn't noticed until this year when I was designing this year's mantel that the angels were holding musical instruments.
A medieval guitar is played by this stunning beauty
 The harp and angels have always been symbolic during the Christmas season. 
Our new church has beautiful acoustics and in October we had a concert with a harpist playing the most beautiful harp music.
It was so angelic...
The wreath hanging over the mantel has the traditional orchestra instruments draping from the greenery.
I found the ornaments last year at the after Christmas clearance sale a TM. I have been saving them for twelve months. I love the way the violins and french horns sparkle at night on the lighted wreath.  
 Naturally horns play a huge part in the celebration of Christmas. I found this red horn at the same sale last year.  "Hunting and Gathering"  gives me such joy.   

 Just a snippet of angels enjoying their home for awhile. 
 We can't forget.
 The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that St Nicholas soon would be there. 

Thank you for visiting My Cozy Corner to have a look at the Mantel of Music. 
I'm reflecting everyday on what a Joyous Life I live and I'm so happy when you visit and leave a comment.
How about joining me as I partake in a few parties.
My Romantic Home for Show and Tell
Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday
The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home
Bernideen's Tea Time Blog for Open House Friday
How Sweet The Sound for Pink Saturday
Mockingbird Hill Cottage for Favorite Thing Saturday
The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sunday
The Little Red House for Mosaic Monday 
The Dedicated House for Make It Pretty 
Have a great weekend!
I'm off to price my bazaar items and take some photos.
See you soon.


  1. oh wow, those angels are just lovely. I have just one that is a tree topper, which is how it will stay because our fireplace is without a mantel. thank you for sharing such beauty. (The wreath is super-neat too!)

  2. Oh my goodness...what a beautiful Christmas sight. Your angel collection is to die for.Thanks for sharing with us.

  3. i have similar gold instrument ornaments! love em.

    hope you will find a moment to stop by and enter a giveaway i am hosting for followers (i hope you win!):

    happy weekend to you!


  4. Such a lovely mantel! I love your angels and all the instruments. Each angel is so beautiful!

    Thanks so much for joining in this week!


  5. The angels are perfect with the beautiful instruments. It's a lovely mantle.

  6. Your mantle of music is lovely. What a nice collection of angels. I am just entering the world of grandparenting next spring. It sounds great the way you speak of having your granddaughter around.

  7. I'm so enjoying seeing all the beautifully decorated mantles in blogland this week, yours is absolutely stunning.
    Your collection of angels is wonderful and makes your home look so very festive, lovely mosaic.

  8. Beautiful! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home and have a Merry Christmas!


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