December 4, 2012

Christmas Mantel 2012

 
Well here we are again, another Christmas season with all of its beauty and grander. I love Christmas because I am a fanatic about decorating for this wonderful holiday. This year I really want to stick to a natural theme, using as many items as possible from our yard to create a cozy home feel. I decided to start with my Christmas mantel.
 
 
 
I used all greens from the yard and placed them in 3 plastic containers of which I filled with blocks of floral foam.
 
 
 
 
I had some sprayed white twigs from an arrangement I created last year, so I added them for contrast and interest. I also used some faux berries and hydrangea. 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
I finished off the mantel with some white lights and hurricane globes over two silver candle holders. The kids were so excited to see their stockings hanging with care, waiting for dear old St. Nick to fill them. To tell you the truth I was a wee bit excited too!!!
 
Is your mantel dressed for the holidays??? What do you do to make it sparkle??
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20 comments:

  1. Lovely mantel. I like all the red and green. Happy Holidays.

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  2. Barbara, this is so pretty...as I knew it would be! I love all of the fresh greens and that pop of red. It looks so festive!! Love it!

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  3. I love the traditional Christmas and your mantel is just wonderful! I am hoping to work on the mantel this evening. I have the front porch done. Trying to keep it to one project at a time. The tree will be last!

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  4. Very pretty, Barbara! Are you a floral designer by chance?! The fresh greenery is just beautiful and I love your hurricanes! It's so festive! :)

    XO,
    Jane

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  5. Barbara, your mantel is so pretty. The wreath is gorgeou and all of the other greenery is lovely!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

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  6. Fresh greens.... I am feeling very inspired to head to the yard for some cuttings.... think you can came and assemble it all for me? Your's is beautiful!
    dee dee

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  7. Your mantel is beautiful! Mine is done now and I kept it pretty traditional.
    -Shelley

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  8. I've been using fresh green out of my yard too. Smells better and a whole lot cheaper! Your mantel is very pretty.

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  9. My gosh! Your mantle is just gorgeous, Barbara! That backdrop with the mirror is amazing! xo Diana

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  10. I love this. Wonderful traditional colors and very similar to mine.

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  11. Hi Barbara: Looking beautiful. How nice to have the natural greens from your yard. I bet your house smells devine and I love the red and white stockings..Happy Tuesday..Judy

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  12. You mantle is GORGOUS! I love how lush and thick and full of detail your greens are. Stunning in ever way!

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  13. I always enjoy looking at your decorations..looks so lovingly done..it gets two thumbs up..give ya more,,but I only have these two..lol

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  14. Barbara, I love your home and decor....Happy Holiday's! I am following you, now,so I can see what else you have done.

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  15. I love that you used natural elements from your own yard! Very beautiful.

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  16. It's so beautiful! I would be gazing at it all night! :)

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  17. Your mantle is gorgeous, Barbara! Thanks for linking to the Open House party and check this week for your mantle being featured. Happy Holidays. Hugs, Sherry

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