Christmas Mantle 2011

I thought that this would be a fun time to reveal the Christmas mantle! Our bellies are all full of turkey…the holiday spirit is in the air…(is that what I smell…or something else;) anywho…I wanted to show you what I have done to our fireplace and mantle….

Some fun sparkly garland ( I used this last year in the Dining room..) I wanted to go with the color scheme of all white and silver. I haven’t done that before and I love how it turned out!

The wrought iron fence part has been apart of mantle scenes before…and I really wanted to bring it back. I love this fence part. It is original and vintage and I love it! I decided to use my old ice skates and secure them to the fence. I also placed some more fun sparkly garland and white lights. Can I use the word sparkly one more time…yes, sparkly….
I found these 2 large vases at Homegoods and they are perfect to fill up with some silver ornaments and “snow”…..On the base of the mantle I places white lights and extra sparkle garland. The skates have a special tulle bow!
But I think the most fun I had with this was putting these small mirrors up with some sticky tack. Just a little bit on the back and they stick up there until I want to take them down. Love it! I used one package of mirrors (Michaels) They all shimmer at night…ohhhh ahhhhhh ohhhhh ahhhhh (it doesn’t take much to completely make my day!)
And you are remembering correctly…the fireplace wall got a fresh coat of white paint. I had been toying with painting that wall white ever since I white washed the brick. It really looks so fresh now! Everything on the mantle just pops!!

“Walkin in a winter wonderland…”
More Christmas decorating ideas coming next week! Enjoy your holiday weekend!!!
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Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog Cleverlyinspired.com she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes...all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Country Living, CNN living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge.

Comments

  1. I love it! So beautiful – great job! That garland is gorgeous. The whole look really is very 'winter wonderland'. way to go!

  2. The Old Block House says:

    The silver and white is wonderful. I really like the garland. Now I'm also wishing I hadn't sold my ice skates.

  3. What a pretty mantle! Great job!!

  4. The Girl Creative says:

    That is gorgeous! Love the ice skates on the fence. :)

  5. Pieced Pastimes says:

    Very pretty! Love how you hung the skates. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Wow- this is absolutely beautiful! Almost whimsical! I love it. We would love to have you stop by and share this at our link party:
    http://sixsistersstuff.blogspot.com/2011/11/strut-your-stuff-saturday-week-21.html
    Have a great weekend!
    Camille @
    SixSistersStuff.com

  7. Kim @ Sand and Sisal says:

    Love the glitzy garland! May I ask what the paint color is on the wall & ceiling. Is it a gray or a blue-gray? Very pretty!

  8. BailiwickStudio says:

    Gorgeous! I love white, and you've done it so well. ::Jill

  9. Sawdust and Paperscraps says:

    I love all white decor! The gate and ice skates is such a unique and cool idea. Love it all!

  10. I love the white and the ice skates!! Great Job.