November has arrived, and with it comes the holiday season and the time to bring out your holiday mantel decor as well.
We celebrate so many holidays in the coming weeks from Thanksgiving to Hannukah, and Christmas through New Year's Eve. It’s tradition to embellish the home with twinkle lights, evergreens, and ribbons, and also add a few elements that sparkle and shine.
Over the next few weeks I will share five different approaches to decorating your holiday mantel! Today I will focus on:
The traditional colors of Christmas are red and green, using them in a mantel display is a classic approach. Even with traditional colors, mantel decorating feels fresh with lighted fir garland and simple decorative elements found in the tartan fabrics and linen stockings.
Also great to add to your holiday mantel are some of my paperclay figures all handcrafted. These figures would be great nestled amongst the garland and fir. Some of the bases are chalkboard so you can personalize it with your favorite holiday saying. Just sweet and simple accent pieces.
Congratulations to the Cleveland Cavaliers and 2016 NBA Championship.
Continue in helping me celebrate this weekend at
Ravenna Creates - Art On Main
Saturday, June 25th
161 East Main Street
From 10:00a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
ArtCraft Open Studio Show
The 28th annual ArtCraft Studio Open Studio Show
Largest collection of fine art & craft by local artists during the holiday season !
Saturday, December 5, 2015, from 10am to 7pm.
Sunday, December 6, 2015, from 11am to 5pm.
The ArtCraft Building, 2570 Superior Avenue, Cleveland 44114
Studios on the 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th and 6th floors.
Free Parking available. Elevator access.
Visit our website for a complete list of participating artists and images of their work:
Nina Vivian Huryn
Melinda Placko & Kurt Hallsman (N)
Lisa Yanofsky & Jake Hochendoner
Annie Becker and Rhona Moreland (N)
Clothing & accessories
Mary Urbas & Christina Selvey Urbas
Cleveland Recycles, Laura Jackson (N)
Hand-crafted confectioneries & soap
Better Bit of Butter Cookies
Barbara Bloom Soaps
Shane McBride, Blistering Pig Farms (N)
Sweet Bean Candies, Kristin & Bob Barnes (N)
David & Roberta Williamson
Laurie Reydman (N)
Zenia Lis (N)
Earl James & Linda Zmina
Wood & Furniture
Jeff Balazs – Beer Gear/Beverage Totes(N)
Michael Ensminger (N)
2570 OPEN STUDIOS
Cleveland Print Room (Saturday Only)
Featured exhibition: Annual Members' Show
Jim Baron & Jason Miller with Zenia Lis
2530 OPEN STUDIOS
Michaelangelo’s Photography and guests artists
Society for Photographic Education
Featured exhibition: Sonja Thomsen