The first thing I did when I got back from vacation was to take down my Christmas mantel and work on a New Year's mantel.
I spent all day yesterday cleaning, moving things and moving them again.
I wanted to use clocks on the mantel, but I only have 1 real clock, a little clock plate and a clock face I made from a cd.
I put the mantel together, but something was missing.
I was shopping today for some gifts for my sister and found this great little clock at one of my favorite shops.
Had I planned to go out shopping specifically for a clock, I would never have found one so I couldn't believe my luck.
Afterwards, I decided there was enough time for a quick trip to TJ Maxx.
I couldn't believe that my luck was holding out.
I found this clock and grabbed it.
I looked around to see what other needless things I could pick up.
I found these wooden letter/number blocks and the giant key on a ring.
I will definitely use the blocks in a vignette.
I have no idea what I will do with the key, but I love the color and whenever I debate on an item and don't buy it, I usually regret it.
Back at home, I played around with different ideas for the mantel.
I used an old family treasure - my grandmother's school slate - to write 2013.
I have letters in all shapes and sizes and I couldn't decide how to spell out New Year.
I wanted to use my ceramic balls, but I don't have a Y.
I have some metal blocks, but the set only came with 26 blocks so I only have 1 E.
I remembered these wooden letters I bought on sale at Michael's.
They have a little magnet on the back so I found an old magnetic board I wasn't using and attached the letters.
I finished it off with some of my hands to hold the signs.
I am excited to have 2 new clocks to use in vignettes.
Steve's only complaint is that none of the clocks are set.