Monday, December 3, 2012

Christmas Mantel


Hi there! I'm so glad you stopped by.

I'd like to show you my Christmas Mantel.




My starting point, the window I used in my fall mantel. 

This is another one of my "dumpster rescues"! As I told you in a previous post, I work for a remodeler and all the carpenters know what kind of things I dig out of the dumpster. So, when they have something from a job site that they think I will like, they bring it back to the office for me. This window was one of them.

I made the wreath last year, for a boutique. It didn't sell, so I decided to use it this year.  

It is not what I would normally use, but I really like the colors, so I decided to decorate around it.



Have you ever made your own wreath? It is SO simple. 

I went to Michael's, bought a plain wreath and a group of holly and berries in a bunch.  I cut them apart, hot glued them on to the wreath and added some red and gold bulbs. If I can do this, anybody can!



The lamp was also from my fall mantel.  I love the ambiance of it and thought it would be perfect for the Christmas mantel.  I added a poinsettia, some bulbs, a pine branch and a gold pick I had.



On the other side, I added this little Christmas tree and decorated it.




I added a few brass candlesticks with red candles, some more poinsettias and bulbs.  Super easy!



Turn on the fire, sit back and relax!

There is a lot more decorating to do, so the relax part is coming.....soon I hope!

Thank you so much for stopping by.  It means the world to me.

Kelly

9 comments:

  1. This is just gorgeous Kelly... thank you for sharing a small part of your home with us.

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    1. Thank you so much, Leah! I'm so glad you stopped by.

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  2. Very pretty! It looks great against all that brick!

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    1. Thank you so much, Jen! I truly appreciate you stopping by and commenting.

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  3. Love your decorating ideas. I wish I were as talented as you.

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    1. Thank you so much! Thank you also, for becoming a follower. It means so much to me!

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  4. The wreath on the window is my favorite! Beautiful!!

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  5. Thanks, Tiffany. That is my favorite too!

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  6. Hi, hopped over from Fishtail Cottage Natural Christmas. The wreath is a beautiful focal point for your mantel. How lucky to have all those guys looking out for treasures to bring to you. Now a new follower.
    Hugs,
    Jann

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