Monday, November 29, 2010

Mantel Mania....Christmas Style! Linky Party fun!

Hey guys!
I'll be linking up with the following ladies on different
Christmas themed linky parties Nov 30- Dec 9th!

Today's linky party is Christmas Mantels with Layla over
so lets start!

 (and before you scold my spelling of mantel, it's proper to spell it both ways, I looked it up! lol)

I took this first picture after stripping off all my fall decorations, so it's VERY nakie!

For my Christmas Mantel, I pulled out the set
of cloches with stands my mom made for me...
for directions on how they were made, go here.

You can see it's pretty, but it's plain....


I filled them with gold toned ornaments!
I just turned the cloche upside down,
filled it with ornaments and put the base on it
and then carefully flipped it over...

Next on the mantel, I laid out a bed of green garland with lights first,
then layered in the cloches, large candle sticks with burgandy candles
that picks up on the mat color and also the color of the
poinsettias I placed in the garland.

As you can see, I also nestled in some burgandy colored beaded picks, and
glitter dipped pine cones....
they add some depth and also pick up on the cranberry color again.

To give the mantel a little sparkle, I added some
glitter covered gold ornaments along with some shiny gold ornaments in
different sizes to give it a little more interest.

When the lights are on, the mantel sparkles in the twinkling lights...
SO festive!

One last look and I hope you'll go to
The Lettered Cottage and
link up your Christmas Mantel too!

Have a great week!

Linking up to The Lettered Cottage  and


Jen said...

Oh my gosh - it look so beautiful Missy!!! I love all the red and gold!!!! Wonderful!
Hugs to you

Anonymous said...

Wow, it was pretty, before you decorated, but the result is BEAUTIFUL!

gail@My Repurposed Life said...

very nice job my dear! Looks like you're ready. Not me! hahaha But I will be before December 25th

Marilyn said...

Your place looks very festive!! I'm not sure about putting all my pretties up on my mantle because the CAT jumps up there and walks along the edge. She is just naughty!! So anything I put up must be unbreakable, needless to say. Thanks for the inspiration! ♥♫

Susan said...

Your decorations are gorgeous!! It amazes me how people are so creative with their decorations. I love all your decorations!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Beautiful, Missy! Very elegant and I love the symmetry, too!

Decor To Adore said...

I am ever so thankful that the first party is the mantle party. I have not decorated yet but since I don't have a mantle there is still time for the other parties.

Your decor is fabulous. I too have plans for a wee cloche full of ornies. Beautiful color. You have a gift.

Thank you from the bottom of my corsage making heart for your kind comments.

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

It all looks outstanding...your garland is very PRETTY!


I’m hosting an Christmas Open House on 12/9…would love to have you come by and join in on the fun!

Kristen said...

Oh your mantle is just beautiful! So rich looking and elegant!

Karena said...


I adore your mantle creation with the gilt filled cloches! I am not ready yet will look forward to getting out the decor!

I have a $200 Giveaway from Fifi Flowers!
Do come and enter!

Art by Karena

Anonymous said...

HI Missy! Your mantle is so beautiful! I love it and if I had two matching cloches I'd kinda borrow your idea! That's a gorgeous painting too.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Shirley said...

Of all I have looked at, yours is my pick. I love it! It really is beautiful!

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