I’ve always thought of mantels as the quintessential space for Christmas decorating. When I didn’t have one, I pretended. I’ve never had one as big as our current one before, which has brought some challenges for decorating. It’s only our second Christmas in this house, so it’s both a work in progress and a learning curve, but I’m really happy with how our Christmas Mantel 2014 turned out!
I knew that I wanted a lot of white and gold, but I can’t live without my pops of color. I wanted something that my girls would enjoy, too. I had the white tree luminary from IKEA in a box that was uncovered when I went on my big basement cleaning binge a few weeks ago, and that was my starting point. My Winter Wonderland Hoop Art added in my first pops of color and was the perfect addition.
I wanted a bigger piece to catch the eye and absolutely love how my Christmas Canvas Art turned out. It’s just the look I was after.
The white candlesticks are from Target from a few years ago. The three trees are from the dollar bin this year. The moose is The Alfredo from White Faux Taxidermy (and oh my gosh, do I ever love him!). He needed a little something for Christmas, so I strung up a small felt ball garland. Finally, I added in the Glittered Wooden Letters for the final touch.
Our mantel is simple but fun, and a lot of love went into it. Our elf, Sparkly Hearts, spends a lot of time hanging out up there. I think it makes the room instantly comfortable and inviting for the Christmas season.
To continue with the Mantel theme, I joined with 14 top bloggers in the Christmas Mantel Blog Hop!
I hope you can take a minute to check out these beautiful Christmas Mantels!
very cute!! I’m loving those glitter letters, I need to make some!!
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What a fun mantel! I love the luminary and all your awesome details.
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I love it! Everything looks great. I so miss having a mantel.
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This is so fun how you put it all together! Cute, cute!
Liz @ Liz on call
I love the pops of color! I’ve got to have a little color too. That tree luminary is awesome!
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Rachel @ R & R Workshop
Wow your deer looks amazing! I want one now! 🙂 Love all the pops of color, too!! Thanks for joining in the blog hop, Albion!
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I love your mantel! The moose is so friendly — I want one!
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I’m loving all the glitter details on the letters and the moose. Looks great!
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Mrs major hoff
I love your moose and the hoop art is beyond darling!
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