Monday, December 5, 2011

My Christmas Mantel - 2011

Happy Monday!  I have been looking forward to seeing everyone's Christmas Mantel. The mantel is such a focal point in a room, which is why we are always changing and changing, trying to make it special for each season.  And this is the most special season of all...so here goes

My favorite thing is Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus.  The Mister and I where in HomeGoods rug shopping and once we saw it we knew it was coming home with us.  Here is a close up their sweet, serene faces.

On the left side of the Holy Family, I have my thrifted silver bucket filled with glass balls and a beautiful red bird perched on the rim.

Then on the end of the mantel I have another new purchase, this beautiful latern with images of  pinecones and berries on all four sides.


On the right side of the Holy Family, I have some red glass hurricanes with snowflake cut outs - looks so pretty at night.

Another new purchase anchors the right end, this gorgeous red and gold angle.


The garland is a mix of faux and fresh.  The red flocked pinecones really drew my eye, but I also really like how natural the "branches" and the snow look.

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6 comments:

Jo's This and That said...

Great Job! Thanks for sharing!

Jann Olson said...

Hi, I can see why you brought that Natvity home with you, just beautiful. Everything looks lovely together. I too love the red pinecones!

Debbie said...

It's a beautiful nativity. I like the way you did your whole mantel. Mine is like yours in construction in that it has white framed above and below it. I love the way the Christmas colors look with it.

Also, I thought I followed you a few days ago when I first stopped by here. I did everything that I usually do to follow, but it doesn't show me as a follower. Neither does it show you on my home page. I tried again this morning, and it still won't let me follow. I don't know whether the problem is on my end or bloggers. UGH. annoying!!

poppilinnstudios said...

Hi Toni,
Your mantel is just beautiful. The nativity is a lovely focal point. I just discovered your blog through the mantel party. I look forward to visiting again.
-Lynn

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Wow! You have a lot of pretty stuff there on your mantel!
I love the red pinecones and the Mary and Joseph, gorgeous!
Cindy

Celestial Charms said...

Such a lovely decorated mantel. I so wish that we had a fireplace in our home, just for the chance to constantly decorate it!
Maureen