Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Christmas Mantel

Oh how I love Christmas! Layla is having a mantel party and thought I would join in. Make sure and head over to http://theletteredcottage.net/ to see all of the magic. Turquoise, red and silver were my choice of colors this year for my mantel.
I have this fetish with vintage ornaments and so decided to make that the focal point this year on my mantel.
Draping snowflakes and icicles....
A few red poinsettias centered in the middle....
Turquoise glittery swirlies placed randomly about....

This poinsettia tree was a gift from my Grandma 10 plus years ago and I cherish it. It is lighted and is beautiful when the color changes to turquoise as the accent color on the tree.
My s-i-l gave me these trees three years ago from Target. Love them even more being that they are from my sista!!! (Love ya Mindy)
This is my favorite ornament of the wise men in flocking. I pray I am not clumsy when I am putting this one away...which I tend to be.

Our t.v. is right above the mantle and all of the boxes that go with it adorn the mantel which is a sore subject in our house. I think I am gonna have to call Nate for this one and ask for a Nate's Crate to be delivered to my house to fix said boxes on the mantel. I know he would agree with me that they just don't belong there. (Oh and anyone out there knowing Nate, please tell him of my longing for a visit.:)
Hope you have enjoyed the visit. I am hosting a Christmas brunch this weekend for some sisters in Christ so I'll be back with more pics.
The Lettered Cottage
Make sure and stop by the lettered cottage. This beautiful lady and her hubby are amazing!


Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

I like the color combo. And I adore the vintage nativity ornament. It's fabulous. Your mantel looks great. Thanks for stopping by mine & for leaving a comment.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous mantel! I love the colors.

Elizabeth (blue clear sky) said...

A very pretty and festively coloured mantel. I especially like the stacking boxes.

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

What cool colors...love all your ideas...so thanks for sharing them!I'm a new follower:)


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

TanyaLea said...

So many fun elements in your design... I especially enjoy all fo the textures and color! Thanks for sharing! :)

I am a bit behind, but hope to have my photos up some time tomorrow.

This is my first time visiting via the linky at Layla's TLC. But your profile especially grabbed me, so I am looking forward to becoming a follower and perusing your blog a little more! ;)

Have a blessed Christmas! <><

~ Tanya

Jen said...

Very pretty!
Love the colors!

...more today than yesterday... said...

Love it! Ty and I are already planning a big after-Christmas trip to Walmart of all places; they have the BEST decorations this year of any place, and we can't wait to stock up. If you're around one, you should check them out - I think with your amazing creativity you could use a lot of the items and make them look like a million bucks! We're almost done decorating the new house, and it's been great to have the excitement of Christmas joy around. We'll have pics on our blog after this weekend. Love, K&T