Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Our Christmas Mantel(s) 2011

Today I'm joining My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for the Mantel party, and tomorrow, Rhoda for her Mantel Party! This year, I had two mantels to decorate: one in the Great Room, and one in the Sunroom. These two mantels are actually part of the same fireplace, just on opposite sides of the wall.

Fist up is the Great Room mantel:

I went with a woodland type theme, with plenty of natural elements.  I used Pheasant feathers, pinecones and greenery.

I adore this icicle garland, I purchased last year at Chintz and Co. It is the perfect bit of sparkle to compliment the rustic elements.

I have a little more bling in the urns on top of the mantel.

We have small hooks on the board, used for hanging the stockings.  While I love our stockings, I actually prefer the look of the mantel without the stockings.  We don't hang them up until Christmas Eve.

And now for the Sunroom mantel:

I kept it very simple, in contrast to the more elaborate mantel on the other side.

I look forward to seeing all the wonderful mantel inspiration at the party!

Linking to my Favorite Parties!



Tammy @BeatriceBanks said...[Reply to comment]

Your mantels looks awesome! Love how you added the feathers and the bling in the living room. I really adore the simple mantel too. Perfect!

Cindy said...[Reply to comment]

They are both so pretty! Love the natural elements you tied in, really nice!!!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...[Reply to comment]

Your home is just so pretty all decked out. Love your mantels. Thanks in advance for joining Wow.

Blondie's Journal said...[Reply to comment]

Your first mantel looks so warm and rich in color and the side facing your sunroom is simple and pretty. Love the window! You did a beautiful job, Andrea!

Happy Holidays!


Jenny said...[Reply to comment]

I'm loving the peacock feathers - what a neat touch to an already gorgeous fireplace. I really love a nature inspired look, and yours is no exception!

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...[Reply to comment]

Looks so gorgeous! Love the feathers too!

Kelly said...[Reply to comment]

I just love your woodland decor on your family room mantel. I did the same thing on mine. I love the feathers and large pinecones on it. You're lucky to have two mantels to get to decorate. I wish I had two fireplaces.

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...[Reply to comment]

Ah, more peeks at these gorgeous rooms! Great natural mantel decor. Love the icy garland and the large cones.

Kellie Collis said...[Reply to comment]

These are gorgeous! Beautiful mantels! Enjoy the fabulous day, Kellie xx

Audrey said...[Reply to comment]

Very impressed. Love both the fireplaces. Audrey Z. at Timeless Treasures.

Kelly said...[Reply to comment]

Beautiful! That icicle garland is stunning, and I love the end result. I'm especially admiring your restraint in that simple mantle. It's just PERFECT!

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arrielle_p said...[Reply to comment]

Gorgeous! I'm lucky to have fireplace mantel in my home. They are so fun to decorate for this coming holiday.

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