Sunday, November 24, 2013
Natural Christmas Mantel 2013
(Thank you to Cozy Little House, Common Ground, Have a Daily Cup of Mrs.Olsen and Dwellings for featuring this post!)
Hi, everyone! I know that it's not even Thanksgiving yet, but I admit that I've started decorating for Christmas. I must say that decorating at my shop (which you can see here and here) got me in the mood to begin at home!
I started with the easiest place and a focal point, my mantel.
As always, my goal was to keep it simple, but visually pleasing.
I left the chippy door as a 'backdrop' but turned it back around to its' whiter side. (To see my fall mantel go here.)
This year I decided to add more color (gasp) into my holiday decor while still using a lot of neutral, natural elements.
I thought this berry wreath was fun and gave a nice pop of color against the white, so I started by hanging it on the door...
Next I gathered 3 little tarnished sugar bowls from my collection and added a pinecone to each one...
Then I hung a small 'banner'...
It's just a little paper one stamped with 'NOEL' on a humble string, but I love its simplicity...
I finished everything off with an urn on either side of the door. My mom found these for me a couple years ago at a garage sale, and I love them!
They're filled with greenery, pinecones, berries and sticks......nature's finest!
So after marrying together some of my favorite elements and textures-chippy wood, tarnished silver, and gifts from nature-here's the final result...
I kept it very simple but (hopefully) interesting.
Hope you enjoyed seeing my mantel 'dressed up' for Christmas!
I always appreciate you stopping by! Have a Happy, Blessed Thanksgiving :)
I'm sharing at these wonderful blogs: i should be mopping the floor
Dwellings (Amaze Me Monday)
Coastal Charm (Nifty Thrifty Tuesday)
A Stroll Thru Life (Inspire Me Tuesday)
Cozy Little House (Tweak It Tuesday)
Knick of Time (Vintage Inspiration Party)
White Lace Cottage (The Scoop)
Savvy Southern Style (Wow Us Wednesdays)
Ivy and Elephants (What's It Wednesday)
Have a Daily Cup of Mrs.Olsen (Share Your Cup Thursday)
Common Ground (Be Inspired)
Shabby Art Boutique (Shabbilicious Friday)
From My Front Porch To Yours (Christmas Mantel Party)