Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Holiday Mantel

And it begins.  But looking at these pictures, I don't think I am done yet.
Here is one side of our fireplace and the mantel in the kitchen.
Yep, that is better.

I flocked some branches, hung red ornaments, and stuck them in a corrogated tin planter.

I love these little bottles. I think they came from old nebulizer treatments.  I would love to buy some if I could find them somewhere.  I stuck on some typewriter keys to spell joy.
And added some things on the other side to balance it out.  The nutcrackerer is one of the very first presents my children gave me when they had money to buy their own presents so it is very special to me.
I like the mix of things put together.  I am thinking about adding greens and a strand of white lights to 'fluff' it a bit.  I will probably be adding a few other objectss as I go through my Christmas things.

This is the other side of the fireplace and the living room mantel.  I am still enamored with French Nordic style so attempted to recreate that style here.
I really enjoy the warm glow of the candles in the evening.  I've gathered some of my silver, ironstone, and bits of nature. 

I am joining Kevin and Layla at the Lettered Cottage for their Holiday Home Linky Party.  No doubt there will be lots of inspired decorating to enjoy.  I also linked up to Blue Cricket Design.


  1. I am in love with the unique displays you have on both mantles...The feathers are such a unique touch....Very classic...

    Take care,

  2. It all looks soooo PRETTY...I did a twig tree too:)


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

  3. Hi Brenda,
    What a wonderful fireplace! I think you did a great job on both sides. I love the French Nordic display you put together.


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