Came up with a 'Pencil' Idea for Porch Table!

jeannespinesNovember 30, 2011

Yesterday I mentioned I only had to iron the porch t'cloth & the porch would be done...had a play day today shopping w/friends but this evening I got 'er done!

Here's my porch table & centerpc:

I used this plaid cotton t'cloth I purchased at Kohl's on clearance (it has a flaw in it) ...added a 'framed' long skinny mirror that I bought at an antique shop this summer:

I've added these 'pencil' snowmen(ladies) & Santa's ..a couple of them I've had for many yrs & then I picked up a few more at TS's & GS's for a $ or so ...& thought, ummmm...good collection, won't take up much space! LOL!

Thought the mirror needed a little more bling so I dug into my bead stash & added these clear glass & red seed beads:

As long as no one decides to 'blow' on them, it will be ok! LOL!

So here's the finished porch table corner ...ahhh, the porch is done & I'm lovin' it! (but wouldn't this mirror look even cuter with 1, 2, 3, maybe 4 more! LOL! TFLookin'! Jeanne S.

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Jeanne, your so clever! Cute pencil figurines and they lined up real sweet on the mirror. Your tc looks nice. Nothing wrong with a flaw when the price is right. Adding the beads was a great idea.


    Bookmark   November 30, 2011 at 12:59AM
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That is adorable. I can't believe you found a skinny mirror, which is so perfect, for your skinny pencil figures! How neat! Adding the beads was a great touch too.
That tablecloth gives everything a big punch/pop of color and really sets the scene on your porch!

hugs, Karen

    Bookmark   November 30, 2011 at 1:08AM
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How cute, perfect for your porch,
great place to sit with a cup of cocoa and watch for Santa and his reindeer!

    Bookmark   November 30, 2011 at 7:52AM
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Marlene Kindred

Another really cute idea! LOVE the tablecloth and your "pencil" snowman family is great. I think that is the skinniest mirror I've ever seen!

    Bookmark   November 30, 2011 at 5:13PM
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Thanks, Holiday-ers ... Ho! Ho! Ho!...I've got lots more decorating to go!!! Tomorrow is Dec. 1st! Time is flying by so quickly! Appreciate your comments! Jeanne S.

    Bookmark   November 30, 2011 at 5:43PM
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Ahh, Jeanne - "wouldn't this mirrorr look even cuter...." - a woman after my own heart! It looks great - love the seed bead accents - touch of a master!

    Bookmark   November 30, 2011 at 6:52PM
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While out taking care of the gr'kids at their place last wk while they were in school/preschool one day, we found a consignment shop...DH enabled me by finding two more pencil figurines...the angel caroler is a "Wang" 1993 (left side of mirror) & another 'Santa' (far right next to the tallest Santa) $3 each:

What fun! & you can pack these away in a shoebox! LOL! Jeanne S. (not the long mirror tho...I'll hang it!)

I attached a closer view of this angel from e-bay on link.

Here is a link that might be useful: 1993 Angel Pencil Figurine

    Bookmark   December 7, 2011 at 2:15PM
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How wonderful you found two more, and one an Angel. She is a terrific addition I think.

Long, long ago I had a small collection of pencil Santas but I guess they ended up donated at some point as I haven't seen them in about 15 years. You are sure right about how easy it is to store them! LOL.

Maybe in the future I should switch over to MINI Christmas decorations, and shoeboxes instead of bins!! Sounds like a plan, especially at this point in my current decorating.

hugs, Karen

    Bookmark   December 8, 2011 at 12:13AM
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