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.



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  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.


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