Christmas Mantle 2010


This year for the mantle, I used leftover branches from my DIY Flocked Christmas Tree as the base of the greenery.  Then, added fresh elements for scent and texture.



 I layered berries and bayleaves and shopped the front yard for evergreen clippings.

(Sorry, Honey about the incident involving the hedge clippers and your new LED lights).




To mix things up a bit, I opted for potted Amaryllis instead of the Paperwhites that I've used in the past.




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I can't wait to see what everyone else has created.

Christmas Blessings to you and yours.



18 comments:

  1. Looks lovely! I was thinking of shopping my yard for some things too.

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  2. Gorgeous! I ordered those stocking this year. I had been holding out for the last two years and finally did it! I love the amaryllis with the hurricanes. The zebra chair looks great with the red throw! It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at your house!
    Lacy

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  3. Beautiful! :) I think I will head outside and cut some branches . . . I'll watch out for the lights, though. ;)

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  4. Your mantel look so pretty - I love the bright and cheerful stockings. OOps about the lights!

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  5. Beautiful mantel and I also love the stockings!

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  6. I mostly fell in love with your artwork above the mantle!

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  7. This is SO fun and unique. I love the framed silouettes of your "loves" and the whimsical stockings! And the zebra chair is the perfect finishing touch, flanking your fireplace. LOVE it! :)

    Hope to have mine finished and pics up tomorrow. Have a blessed Christmas Season! <><

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  8. Beautiful! Just the right amount of fun and pretty. Love your stockings.

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  9. I love those Ballard stockings and how great they look with your artwork...the whole mantle is awesome!

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  10. The polka dot stockings are so fun! Perfect mix of red, green and black!
    Love it!

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  11. Seriously, I thought I was looking at a Pottery Barn inspired mantel. You did an amazing display! Love it!

    Happy Holidays!
    Michelle

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  12. Well...I've looked at a lot of great mantles but yours really speaks to me!! I love it. I love the symmetry and the colors combination. My kitchen is done in the same colors, guess I'm drawn to those wonderful bold colors. Also, their traditional Christmas colors, which I like.
    Great Job!!!
    Merry Christmas,
    Ann
    @
    The Tattered Tassel

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  13. Is your "LED light incident" similar to my "I'm sorry about the drip system" incident? I'm thinking they might be!

    I love how modern and yet traditional your mantle is. That last photo is magazine worthy!

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  14. Oh, I love your mantle! Very different, but cool and festive. Love the sign! And the stockings are way cool.
    Midge

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  15. That is so much fun! I love the whimsicality of the stockings too. Great job...

    Just wanted to say thank you for following my blog, too. :-) Have a great day!

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  16. Where did you get your stockings? I am looking for some EXACTLY like yours!! Could you email where you got them?

    Liannap@aol.com

    Thanks :)

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