Thursday, January 21, 2010

Mantle Party


I love mantles but have never had many ideas on how to decorate mine. If you are like me and need help with ideas, hurry over to "The Stories of A to Z" for a Mantle Party. Every Friday you will see dozens of ideas to help you "rev" up your mantle.

I am also participating in Show and Tell Friday at Cindy's My Romantic Home. 

Please visit these sights for some wonderful decorating ideas.

After the Christmas holidays, I decided that I would like a sleek no fru fru mantle. And I wanted to keep a touch of winter out. What is better this time of year than deer, trees, candlelight, and snowflakes?


Our fireplace extends about 15 feet to the ceiling. It is all rock from floor to ceiling.


I started with a tree from my Christmas decorations and used a few snowflakes and scented pinecones for accents.



I added a set of deer from Home Interiors & Gifts, Inc. I have had these for over 15 years ago. (I do not throw anything away unless it breaks beyond repair.)


I needed an accent to cover a outlet that extends about 1/2 inch below the picture. I turned around and this book was sitting on another tabletop display. I moved it over to the mantle and was amazed at how well the colors on the book cover match the picture.


These candles were purchased at a local flower shop when on sale for 40% off.  Once again I added snowflakes for a touch of winter.




Until next time . . .

Take Care and God Bless.

15 comments:

Cristin said...

beautiful mantel!

Mo said...

I love your deer family! They are so sweet. Have a wonderful weekend!

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Love the book! With everything else it adds just the right amount of warmth.

Treasia Stepp said...

Beautiful mantel. Those candle sticks are gorgeous.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I think it looks warm and inviting, love the deer, perfect for winter and the tree is so cute in burlap. Cindy

Hootin' Anni said...

Very decorative!!

My show n tell is nothing but January Clearance items that I found if you'd like to view them....

HERE

Would really enjoy your company today if you have time to stop by.

bj said...

This looks very nice. I like the burlap tree...:)

Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

Your burlap tree is adorable and my boys would go crazy for your deer family! Thanks so much for linking to the party.

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Vivian, Your mantel is delightful. Love the rock on your fireplace.

Barb

my home sanctuary said...

Oh I love your mantel. I don't have a fireplace anymore I really miss mine. I would love to have even a faux mantle. I am definately going to visit the others.
Thanks for sharing your ideas.
Have a Blessed Day,
Sherry

Grace @ Ruby Moon Designs said...

I love the stone work on the wall. Lovely mantle.

Blessings, Grace

Chari said...

Hello Vivian...

What a beautiful fireplace and mantel, my friend! I love the look of a stone fireplace! WOW...love your big, beautiful art piece! I've never seen a painting where the picture itself was extended out onto the frame...it's gorgeous! It sure makes a grand statement for your fireplace! Love the little tree and snowflakes but I must tell you...it was those adorable deer that stole my heart! They look right at home and so perfect with the stone! Ohh...and those gorgeous candleholders...divine!!! Thank you for sharing your beautiful home and fireplace with us today!

Warmest winter wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Blondie's Journal said...

You did a fabulous job with your mantel, Vivian! I adore that burlap wrapped tree!! And the deer are precious!! Fantastic deal on the candles!! :-)

xoxo
Jane

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

love your big beautiful mantle, it is wonderful with the tree andl the deer family, so nice to have a mantle big enough to handle those wonderful things....Phyllis

Linda Q said...

Looks so appropriate and pretty for Winter, nice!
Linda

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