Monday, November 28, 2011

My Home for the Holidays: Fireplace Mantel

Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend! And I also hope that you all got your Christmas shopping done :) Goodness knows I didn't. haha. Oh well. I did get my Christmas decorating done though!
First on the list was my fireplace mantel. Initially I wanted to do an all white mantel, kind of make a wintery wonderland, but the more I looked at my decor and things I had, I decided I wanted to add some brown into it.
I decided to something a little more natural this year also with the grapevine wreaths and pine cones. I usually put a garland on the mantel, so this look is a little new to me :) I keep looking for the lights to turn them on. haha. I'll get use to it.
These pine cones, which by the way are Gigantic, I found in a bag of cinnamon pine cones. I think there were only like two other pine cones in there besides these ones, they were that big. They added the perfect amount of texture and nature into the mantel....oh and the smell of cinnamon is a plus :)
And tradition has kept up this year. We put up (as in I put up) all the decorations on Thanksgiving night with the hubs only helping to bring up the tree :) Don't you love traditions? haha. JK. In reality....even if he tried to help, I would probably make him stop. I just like giving him a hard time :)

12 comments:

  1. Very nice and chic! I can't wait to do mine as well!
    Love, Olga

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  2. So beautiful! I love the simple, natural look. I really like the two wreaths hung one inside the other.

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  3. my hubs is the SAME way. Takes the tree out from storage and right-back-to-watch-football.

    love that you left the grapevine wreaths unadorned. it's so unexpected, but gorgeous.

    I tend to decorate my holidays like Betsey Johnson and Liberace mixed. So seeing this mantel makes me appreciate the simple...

    sharing this on pinterest...

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  4. wow..it looks nice and elegant..love white and rustic...

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  5. i love your wreath! And the pop of crisp white really looks great along side of the stockings. Well done :)

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  6. Love the rustic look. And I am addicted to those white bead things-I bought way too many of them at Hobby Lobby!

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  7. Love your mantel and all the decor!! Beautiful!

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  8. Mmm. The smell of cinnamon - that must add to the beautiful to look at mantle! I love your combo of white and brown. :)
    Shannon
    www.akadesign.ca

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  9. Oh this is beautiful and so peaceful! I took a deep breath and relaxed just looking at it. The two wreaths are a great idea.

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  10. 1st time visitor and oh em gee ur house is georgous!!!!!!! Prettier than a magazine.. I'm in lurve ;)

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  11. Nice blog... thanks for sharing with us..

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