Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Rustic-Natural Christmas Mantel

First off, I'd like to thank Cindy at Dwellings for featuring my Christmas Inspiration post at her Amaze Me Monday blog party. I'm honoured to have been chosen from so many talented entries!
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Secondly...Whew! Now that the multiple emptied bins from my Christmas decorations have been put away and the many glitter particles sparkling on my face have been scrubbed off, I'm ready to share some of my 2013 decorating ideas with you.  

 
 
For now, I thought I'd start with my mantel and fireplace.
 
 
This year, I went with more of a rustic-natural look with maybe a touch of glam.

 
  
Two bronze coloured reindeer and three crystal trees take center stage.
 
 
Tall candleholders for votives and pillars are placed in amongst the pine cone garland.
 
 
 
Two pine cones with snowflakes hang in the center of the round mirror.

 
 
 
Below the mantel, a curtain rod holds the stockings. Mr. Delight thought of everything when he did our fireplace makeover!
 
 
 
 
 
When the fire is lit, the stockings can easily be pushed to the side as shown below.


The view towards the dining room. 
 
How is your decorating coming along?
 
 
Thanks for visiting!
 For my American friends - Happy Thanksgiving!
 
I will be linking this post to these fabulous blog parties:
Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch
Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings
Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
Fall into Fall at DIY by Design
Wow us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
Tutorials & Tips at Home Stories A to Z
The Scoop at Stone Gable
Show & Tell Friday at My Romantic Home
Be Inspired Friday at Common Ground
Inspiration Gallery at Craftberry Bush
Seasonal Sunday at The Tablescaper
Showcase Sunday at Under the Table and Dreaming 


12 comments:

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

What a great idea to use the curtain rod under the mantel to hang the stockings. I'll have to show Mr. Mountain Breaths. ;o)

bj said...

Your mantel is just beautiful...and the curtain rod idea is genius...
I just linked to follow your thru Google Friends connect...hope you will visit sometime.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

It's just so fabulous..what a great job, pinning it now!
Cindy

The Tablescaper said...

Such a celebration of the season. Wonderful to have you Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Luisa Chandler said...

I think you did a very good job achieving the rustic glam look. So very pretty with just the right amount of sparkle. Visiting from Tutes and Tips!

Judy K said...

Your mantel is absolutely gorgeous. I will be featuring this tonight at my Fall into Fall party that opens at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks. http://diybydesign.blogspot.com

Diane Jordan said...

Hi lovely lady.
Your Christmas mantel is Gorgeous for the holidays. I hope you have a wonderful week with your family.
xxoo
Diane

Orange Blossom said...

The curtain rod is so clever... It's so nice to push the stockings out of the heat so they don't catch on fire (or melt the chocolate that always fills mine!)

Stacey said...

Your mantel is so pretty! I love seeing the fire..it makes me think of cozy and happy. :)

Debra Oliver said...

gorgeous, love that round mirror!!

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Just beautiful, love your mantel from the round mirror to those tiny crystal Christmas trees, your lighting is perfect.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh wow, this is really beautiful. I love your lighted garland, so lovely. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty