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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

My Merry Mantle

Today Layla over at The Lettered Cottage is having a Christmas mantle party and I thought I'd join in since my mantle is decked out for the holidays. Well actually we don't technically have a "mantle" but I have a nice built-in buffet that works just the same without the fireplace. It's much prettier in person or in better lighting but this is all I could capture since the sun sets so darn early around here. In fact, today Chicago got their first snowflakes but luckily they aren't sticking yet. It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.......

Here's what I did to complete our Christmas mantel.
  • Fresh greenery along with pine cones sprinkled throughout to bring the outdoors in. We use an artificial tree but the greenery is real and brings that Christmas smell into the house without the fire hazard.
  • 2 green sparkly trees  and 2 red glitter candles from Crate & Barrel to add a bit of color and sparkle
  • 2 reindeer, 3 stockings, and a silver ornament garland from Pottery Barn
  • A large tall vase filled with artificial snow and filled with greenery, snow covered branches, and a pop of red flowers to add height and drama.
  • And last but not least, my pine cone wreath that I made over the weekend. You can read all about how I made it here.
 Another view of the entire mantle right next to our Christmas tree.

 A close-up of my pine cone wreath that I am oh so proud of.
Looking for more inspiration to "deck the halls " for the holidays? Visit the Holiday Home party over at the Lettered Cottage.

8 comments:

Michaela said...

I love all the shiny elements of you mantel. So festive and fun! The deer is adorable, and man is your tree stunning!!

Michaela said...

ps. I don't have a fireplace, so I decorated my credenza as well!

SherryRoseBella said...

Your Christmas decorations are so pretty. I especially love your pinecone wreath.

Megandvd@Beauty in the Attempt said...

I adore the ornaments on the bed of evergreen...so chic and fabulous for the holidays. Love the pinecone wreath too! I had mine up for fall. Are they not fabulous??

Cheers~
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jerriann said...

Love it! All of it! It simple and elegant and happy all at the same time for me. Love the pine cone wreath, love the grouping of silver ornaments on the evergreens.

Very nice. Merry Christmas.

Brian and Ashley said...

The ornament garland is such a great touch. And I am very impressed by the wreath! So pretty!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Lovin' that awesome pinecone wreath and your tree is just sooooo pretty!

Blessings,
Linda

I’m hosting an Christmas Open House on 12/9…would love to have you come by and join in on the fun!

Brooke G. said...

Ohhhh - it looks lovely!! I am sure it smells lovely too :D I love that ribbon - I am so glad I bought TWO rolls. I already used up one decorating for the holidays!