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...
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