I have been finishing up our basement for Christmas and I thought I would share our shelf vignette.
The main focus point is our amazing N.H. Maple Syrup sign that my amazing Betty – Kathy, found for me a while back at the Brimfield antiques show. She called me from the show, told me what it was and what she had negotiated the price to. It was a very quick and enthusiastic yes!
My husband grew up on a dairy farm that makes maple syrup – in New Hampshire. We now make syrup in our neighborhood here in NY and it is one of the best times of the year for us – filled with lots of time with family and friends.
I have a thing for old tool boxes and this weathered green one is one of my favorites. I filed in with a garland folded up to fit inside and then I added a few pinecones to fill it up.
I made two stars from folding tape measures.
I used an old wagon wheel, a vintage fishing net, and a old small ladder to layer the back.
Finally I filled in the front with some more greenery, some vintage crystal door knobs, pine cones, another old folded tap measure, grapevine balls and some crystal snowflake stars.
I really like the contrast of it being on the modern lines of bracket less shelf. Our basement has a definite more modern feel to it, but still has a vintage and rustic mix to it as well.
I will share the rest of our Christmas basement soon.
I will be sharing this post at some of the link parties found here.
And even though it is not technically a mantel, I will be sharing at Rhoda’s Mantel party