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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Whimsical Christmas Mantel 2013

It's that time of the year again! I hope you are all getting in the holiday spirit! I think I am by looking at this mantel! I decided to go with a whimsical theme this year. I used the garland I have been using on my mantle for several years over a mirror. I placed glittered trees and a beautiful Santa on the sides with Ho Ho Ho blocks in the middle. I added large flat metal decorative balls hanging from ribbons in front of the mirror and on the sides hanging down. They are attached to the garland. I used a wreath I made full of decorative ornaments on the fireplace screen and added decorative presents and the reindeer to create this whimsical look. It turned out very fun and festive!
 
 
I always get comments on my curtains every Christmas. They definitely seem to coordinate with my mantel décor!
 

 
 
 
I found the pillow at Pier 1 Imports.
 
The metal reindeer are from Sam's.
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Most of the pictures were taken by friend and photographer Venus Nickell. She got some beautiful close up shots! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
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17 comments:

NanaDiana said...

Oh- Kristen- That is just adorable. Full of color and whimsy. It just makes me smile. I love it- xo Diana

brentwoodnana1 said...

It is always so much fun to see what you do with your mantle and home for every seasons. As I have told you before you have a very special gift. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Beautiful, as always, Kristen! : ) I love how this looks and how you brought the colors and everything from the mantel down to the fire screen and hearth area. Love that garland. I'm glad to see you got to your house early. I remember that you do other people's decorations, too, and I'm sure it is either an early or late type of thing for yourself.

Mari said...

Omg it's gorgeous, I love it all, it's soooo festive and beautiful...

Smiles~
Mari

debbies said...

Fabulous! I would love to know if you used command hooks to keep the garland attached to the mirror!

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

You always do an amazing job on your mantle, this year it is FUN!!! I love it all and have gotten some inspiration. I did mine today but am now going to tweak it alittle:):) HO<HO<HO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mary said...

It is beautiful! You are truly talented! I love your mantel every year. You never disappoint!

Mary
From Virginia

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Gosh, Kristen, you have outdone yourself with this one! This is so fun and whimsical; and the colors are gorgeous! You always do such a beautiful job!

Anonymous said...

Bright, colorful, and FUN! Great job!!
Barbara Z of donothing_restafterward@aol.com

Melissa Betts said...

So where did you get those georgeous drapery?

Anonymous said...

Would love to know the paint color on your fireplace wall, please! Just found your blog and love the wire mesh tutorials.
Cindy

Glenda Manus said...

What a fun color combination for Christmas. Santa's going to love dropping down your chimney!

Juanita B said...

Absolutely STUNNING and mesmerizing!!! Your photos are great. TFS.

Anonymous said...

So pretty! I love your curtains, where did you ding them?

QPT said...

Merry Christmas!!!
JingleBells Jinglebells

maryland and dc moving companies said...

I love everything here, so well presented and made. Merry Christmas!

.Homemakers Tales said...

WOW WOW AND WOW a girl after my own heart xxKieren

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