Wednesday, December 7, 2011


Wow it seems like Christmas gets here earlier and earlier every year.  Usually every year I have my house decorated  for Christmas by Thanksgiving but this year is a different story.  I have been so busy that everything has suffered. (Hence the lack of blogging)  I got in gear this past weekend and have almost everything done.  Thought I would show you my mantel today since that's the thing to look at all over blog land this week!!

In the past I have done traditional trees gold, green and red.  I wanted to go with a lighter look plus I bought some really cute woodsy ornaments at a craft show recently.

Even though I wanted to change my look up this year I had to do it on a budget.  I had tons of burlap ribbon left over from a party I had so I knew I wanted to go with a light earthy feel.  As you can see I re purposed my silver candlesticks, champagne bucket that I used in my fall mantel.  I had all of the ornaments threw some sticks, greenery , white roses, and some reindeer and I think it's my perfect woodsy mantel.

I've had this glitter sign for several years and I love it.  It's starting to tarnish which makes me love it more!!

Ya I know ya'll probably get tired of the old silver champagne bucket but yet here it it again!!  I added white roses and my glass birds, pine cones, sticks and anything else I could find.  Can't say enough about my little German glass glitter deer... these are new I purchased from Hobby Lobby. Love Love them!!

My mantel wouldn't be complete without Santa.  I bought him a couple of years ago from Cracker Barrel, who would have thought.  I've bought several cute things from there in the past  they always have there stuff marked half off a week or so before Christmas and I go in there and scoop up so really cute things.

I purchased these moss stars at a craft show this Spring and I wish I bought more the small ones were only a dollar and the large one was three.  They add a whimsical look.  The large one I added in the center with burlap streamers.  I think it kinda looks like Patrick off Sponge Bob though. lol  I normally add bows but don't know if I am this year I kinda like the cleaner look of it....well for me that is.  I also want to make some stockings to hang but if that happens I better get on it!!
I'm going to link up to some of the link parties... a little late... oh well better late than never!! Hope ya'll had fun looking!!

Linking to: Southern Hospitality Mantel Party
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  1. Your mantel looks lovely. I love the rustic with the bling. I eying those moss stars and wondering if I have time to make some.

  2. Your mantel looks gorgeous! So very well done.

  3. Hi There,
    Thanks for visiting today. Your mantel is SO elegant and warm. I love all the silver and white together.
    You mentioned my little blue angel. She is made by Larkspur Lane. If you google it, there's also a quilt pattern company with that name. Maybe use the work figurine???
    Happy Holidays,

  4. Happy New Year! New follower & fan here. Just loved what you did to your mantle for Christmas, especially those moss stars! Abundant Peace, Arlene