Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Ideas for your Christmas Mantel…

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photo: chiccoastalliving

Have you decorated your mantel for the holidays? I’m actually in the process of doing my Christmas decorating today (I know, I’m running late this year) and I’ve been looking for that ONE bit of visual inspiration to get me started. In the process I’ve come across some photos that might offer you some fresh ideas.

By the way, don’t you love the browns and tans in the photo above? The simplicity of the burlap ribbon looks perfect next to those checkered pillows. Last night I was surprised to see wide burlap ribbon at our local Michael’s Crafts Store. 


Mirror, Mirror on the wall….

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photos:, google images, homedesign.collected info, pottery barn

Do you have a mirror you could place on your mantel to reflect the greenery and shine from your  objects?


No mirror? What about placing something unique on your mantel this year?


photo: google images


photo: organize & decorate everything

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photo:country living

Or keep it simple and use a wreath as the center attraction…


Maybe a few…

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photo: apartment therapy

Feeling stressed over it all? Grab a few tall items, a pretty wreath, and one interesting garden piece.


photos above: BHG, google images


How about a row of candles, greenery and berries?


Or find a picture that you love and be a copy cat. Who cares?


photo: BHG

This is my latest favorite photo… only I don’t have most of the items in this picture. Now what?

Decisions, decisions…

Now, back to my boxes. Let’s enjoy the process and remember, whatever your mantel looks like at the end of the day….make sure that it makes you feel cheerful. Because you deserve to be surrounded by loveliness.

Check back for more Christmas ideas. Bye friends!



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