11/22/11

Christmas Mantel

 Sometimes it can take me forever to decide on how to decorate my mantle. The problem for me is that the mantel is rather narrow so I am limited as far as what I can put on it. My plan is that at some point Mr. Rosemary Lane will replace it with a much more substantial one, but as of today this is what I have to work with. Using items I already had in the house...here is what I came up with for Christmas 2011!!!











Since the mantle is narrow I placed all my decorations with the exception of the Christmas balls, on the mantle first. Then with fresh greens I snipped from the trees in my yard, I carefully layered them on to the mantle. Then I wired the Christmas balls to a few of the larger branches to keep them secure. I used all silver on the mantel itself and then I put a gold wreath above and gold beads below as accents.

I am pretty happy with this year's arrangement...it looks so lovely in the evening with the fireplace going and the candles lit. We will definitely enjoy spending time in our living room watching all those Christmas specials and movies this season!
 
Merry Christmas!

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44 comments:

  1. We were definitely on the same page:D Love the way your looks!

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  2. I think it looks beautiful as well as very warm and welcoming. I love the silver and gold ~ two of my favorites together.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Pat

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  3. Beautiful! Simply Beautiful! You nailed it, Barbara!!

    Happy Thanksgiving,

    Cynthia

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  4. your mantel is looking gorgeous! I love all the silver you used.

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  5. Barbara, your mantle is lovely! You can not tell that it is narrow. What an inviting space with the fire and the sparkling mantel! I would love for you to share this at my party! http://theshadyporch.blogspot.com

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  6. What a gorgeous mantel! Great job!! Your newest fan!!

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  7. Your mantel is gorgeous! Love it.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  8. The mantle is beautiful! I love the way you draped the garland! Happy Thanksgiving from your newest follower!

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  9. Love your mantle Barbara! I'm a Jersey Girl too. What part are you from? I live in S. Jersey in Sicklerville.
    Happy Thanksgiving! I'm a new follower.
    xoxo,
    Kim

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  10. Barbara your mantel looks stunning!! Stopped by from Potpourri Friday. Martina

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  11. Your mantel is gorgeous! It's so elegant with the silver!

    Thank you for linking this lovely post at Potpourri Friday!

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  12. Hi Jersey Girl / Barbara!

    I love your decorated mantel.

    Dee
    Your new follower from Jersey

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  13. Love your mantel. I struggle with mine too, and it takes me forever as well. Thanks for sharing with my newbie party.

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  14. Love the gold beads swag!! Your creation looks great! Gave me some good ideas. :)

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  15. I love your mantle - very elegant! I just popped over from Debbie Doo's. I'm your newest follower!
    ~ Wendi ~

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  16. I really love your use of the silver platters in the mantel. I am a little bit addicted to silver! Great job.

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  17. Your mantel looks so beautiful!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  18. This is stunning. I love the mix of elements you chose here. Thank you for sharing this on Motivated Monday at BeColorful
    Pam

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  19. Great job on your mantle. I know what you mean, I have a narrow mantle also.

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  20. I so know how you feel I change my mantel constantly when I'm decorating it, love the silver you used! I'm your newest follower BTW!

    Rondell

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  21. Your mantle is gorgeous...so beautiful and elegant! I'm a new follower, please drop by for a visit when you can.

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  22. Barbara, what a stunning mantel! Very warm and inviting...I love all of the silver! Thanks for sharing!

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  23. love the silver and gold -lovely photos-looks so warm and inviting with the fire and lights.

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  24. What a fabulously shiny mantle. I love it.

    Visiting from the Newbie Party @ Debbiedoos.

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  25. Wow! Your mantle is absolutely beautiful! I love your mirror, wreath, silver and greenery...so well, everything about it! lol I'm a new follower! Please stop by my blog if you get a chance... It's bellanest.blogspot.com! Thank you!

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  26. I love the greenry and the silver. It is really pretty!

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  27. Very pretty! I love all the silver and greenery.

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  28. Oh... How pretty!! Love the silver trays!!

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  29. This is very pretty! I love all the silver and your mirror is beautiful! Coming to you from Newbie Monday. Hope you'll stop by sometime!

    All the best,
    Rachel :)

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  30. Beautiful! I love it! Silver is my favorite!! And greenery....so pretty!

    Lou Cinda

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  31. Barbara , your mantle is gorgeous...I need a mantle, don't have one:((

    Veronica
    Tassels Twigs and Tastebuds

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  32. Hi Barbara!

    It always warms my heart to visit a blog for the first time and notice someone from New Jersey like me. We even have the same house number :)

    I have had a great time perusing your lovely blog here and getting to know you a bit.

    Your mantle is beautiful!

    Fun stopping by!
    Kindly, Lorraine

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  33. You did a great job on your mantel...Oh how I would love fresh greens from my yard! Thank you for sharing your mantel with us ... I loved seeing all your photographs!

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  34. Your Christmas mantel is absolutely beautiful. Unusual and elegant!

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  35. Your mantle is beautiful, I love the use of the silver. I'm a new follower.

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  36. I don't know...I think your mantle is just right! You have decorated it so beautifully that I can't imagine it being any prettier. The mirror adds such a nice touch with its reflection of light.

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  37. Just saw you featured at 2805......such a beautiful mantel you have created. Love all of the silver. And it's always nice to find another fellow Jersey Girl!
    Marianne :)

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  38. Hi Barbara, your mantle is absolutely adorable. I have an apartment with no mantle, but I have just redone my little Christmas tree in silver and turquoise and it looks so cute. Thanks for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

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  39. Barbara, your mantel is lovely. All the reflections make it really special. So pretty!

    Barb

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  40. love the bling the mirror and the trays bring-great idea to add to the shimmer and shine!

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  41. Thanks so much for sharing with us at "What's It Wednesday". Your gorgeous post has been featured. Please feel free to grab a button.
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  42. This is BEAUTIFUL and INVITING! I mean, seriously, you're talented Barbara!!! Love the warmth through the silver mixed with natural touches! Thanks for the inspiration!

    Thanks for linking up to my party!!!
    XO, Aimee from ItsOverflowing.com

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