Wednesday, December 8, 2010

How about a "perpetual" mantel???

I know we change our our mantels out most every season but
I much as I love all of the different artwork we've collected around here,
why not treat it as a perpetual mantel?
Ever changing...and switch it out as the mood strikes, you know??
But I have to admit,
I love this gathering on the mantel right now....

I recently lost our nativity scene we'd had for over ten years in the move
but remembered this precious old and very small nativity
I found awhile back...
it has a small, sweetness about it, don't you think?

I have so many wonderful, creative friends here in blogland!!
I would love to share a precious friend's artwork
and Etsy store with you today ~

Dorthe of Den Lille Lade is a precious soul
and her artwork always reflects that!!!\
Dorthe lives on the coast of the Baltic Sea in Denmark and
creates beautiful dolls and art with the driftwood
she finds there on the beach.....
A sampling of her work is below:

Dorthe makes the most wonderful fairies, angels and so many gorgeous creations!!!

I hope you have a GREAT Wednesday this December 8th ~
hugs and love,


Debra@CommonGround said...

It Looks wonderful Dawn, I love to layer mirrors and prints! Makes it alot easier. I tend to change my prints out with the season. What you have now is perfect, and I love the little nativity.
And I'm fortunate to have one of Dorthe's beautiful driftwood creations. She's on my Christmas tree! Dorthe's so talented!

Anne Lorys said...

Your mantle looks gorgeous, Dawn!
I wish I had a mantle!!!

Isn't Dorthe just the sweetest, most talented gal? Such a doll.


Theresa said...

LOVE that mantle, it is perfect! Sweet creations by Dorthe:) Thanks for sharing her website! Have a blessed day! HUGS

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Hi Dawn,
I love the vintage pictures on your mantel, perfect!

Dorthe is so special and I believe that she is loved by everyone here in Blogland! I am so fortunate to own two of her sweet angels and I love them. How sweet of you to post about her and her website.


Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

Her work is darling & adorable. She' a talent alright.
Dawn, we too like to keep our mantel "stocked"...but we have a very unsual one..that does not have a wall above has a large open space leading into the dining anything I put up there in the way of artwork would have to be on easles.
Your artwork is vintage and antique.
We keep our Christmas village up all year round on the top of our kitchen cabinets with a long rope lite behind them..and at night, it makes a wonderful "nite lite" for watching TV.


Rose Garden Romantic said...

Your mantle display is so lovely, Dawn! I so wish I had a mantle. No fireplace in the place we are renting, but I would love to do the freestanding mantle thing if I can find a good price on a pretty old chippy one! I would be changing the display on it often, I'm sure. I do that with every part of my house! So fun! Thanks for sharing Dorthe's work with us!

Vee said...

Yes, Dorthe's work is delightful. I especially love the tree angel.

Your mantel looks terrific and the small nativity tucks in there beautifully.

Enjoy a beautiful day, Dawn!

Dorthe said...

Dearest sweet Dawn,
you are a beautifull friend, thanks for making this for me-I have alwayes felt your big heart, sweet friend,from my first blogging ever, you are a dear soul,THANKYOU.
Dawn I love your mantel, with this wonderfull old pictures lined up- in the beautifull gold,-and the sweet tiny nativity schene is wonderfull, and goes so well with the pictures .
--Wish you a wonderfull day, with warm hugs.
Love, Dorthe

Tanya said...

Your mantle looks beautiful. I always manage to lose something important in a move. How does it happen?
Your friends dolls are so detailed, it's amazing.

Lululiz said...

Dorthe is not just a very talented lady, but also one of the nicest people anyone could ever meet. A beautiful person and a wonderful artist. I love her dolls.
I think your little Nativity is just perfect.

Brenda Pruitt said...

I think the mantle looks quite lovely! I have a series of framed photos of my husband's ancestral Polish family on ours. Thanks for showing me these photos. I just told someone yesterday I wanted to find a fairy!

Claudia said...

I love Dorthe - she is talented and has such a generous spirit. How I wish we had a mantel! Yours is lovely.


Deb said...

I love your mantel....

Myrna said...

Love your idea of a perpetual the sound of it!! :-) BTW~Donny and Marie were on the View today..they're performing a Christmas special on Broadway..remember it's Donny's birthday tomorrow!!
Seeing Donny and Marie in Vegas is on my bucket list! ;-)


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