This year's Christmas mantel was inspired by the gorgeous arbor vitae of our next door neighbor's which happens to line the fence between our two yards. Last year she was kind enough to let me snip some for my dining room, this year I am going full hog on the living room mantel.
I started by filling two candle globes with springs of the luscious greens, and embellished some faux garland with more arbor vitae and a few large pine cones.
Then added a little bling to them using some glass Christmas balls.
An acorn wreath I made last year was hung on the mirror. To see how I created this wreath just click here.
Mercury glass candle holders are centered in front of the mirror with my handsome little silver deer out in front.
Still plugging away on my Christmas decorating, just a few more rooms to go including my back porch. Since the weather has been amazingly mild, I thought I may want to do a something festive outside for some winter entertaining.
If you are looking for more inspiration, please don't forget that this Monday, December 7th, kicks of a week of 30 home tours put together by my friend Marty of the wonderful blog A Stroll Thru Life.
The lineup is as follows!
Monday - Dec 7th
A Stroll Thru Life - Marty - http://www.astrollthrulife.net
Claire Brody Designs - Claire - http://clairebrodydesigns.com
Hymns & Verses - Doreen - http://www.hymnsandverses.com
Rain On A Tin Roof - Jenna - http://www.rainonatinroof.com
Making Home Base - Chelsea - http://www.makinghomebase.com
Snazzy Little Things - Jeanette - http://www.snazzylittlethings.com
Tue - Dec 8th
Bliss @ Home - Kristen - http://www.bliss-athome.com
Driven By Decor - Kris - http://www.drivenbydecor.com
(new) Refresh Restyle - Debbie - http://www.refreshrestyle.com
Our Southern Home - Christy -http://www.oursouthernhomesc.com
(new) Far Above Rubies - Anits - http://http://www.anitafaraboverubies.com
Life on Virginia Street - Sarah - http://www.lifeonvirginiastreet.com
Wed - Dec 9th
Burlap and Lace - Shannon - http://www.burlapandlaceblog.com
Simple Details - Pam - http://www.simpledetailsblog.blogspot.com
Decor To Adore - Laura - http://www.decortoadore.net
Thrifty and Chic - Alicia - http://www.thriftyandchic.com
21 Rosemary Lane - Barbara - http://www.21rosemarylane.com
Style Your Senses - Mallory - http://styleyoursenses.com
Thurs - Dec 10th
Simple Stylings - Summer - http://www.simplestylings.com
A Thoughtful Place - Courtney - http://www.athoughtfulplaceblog.com
Tidbits & Twine - Kim - http://www.tidbitsandtwine.com
Monica Wants It - Monica - http://www.monicawantsit.com
(new) Decorating Delirium - Jennifer - http://www.decoratingdelirium.com
No Minimalist Here - Sherry - http://www.nominimalisthere.com
Fri - Dec 11th
Life Love Larson - Andrea - http://www.lifelovelarson.com
Remodelando La Casa - Christina - http://www.remodelandolacasa.com
(new) It All Started With Paint - Linda - http://www.itallstartedwithpaint.com
Dimples & Tangles - Jennifer - http://www.dimplesandtangles.com
SG Style - Shavonda - http://www.sgstyleblog.com
See you there!!!
Have a great weekend!
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