Thursday, December 6, 2012

Woodland Christmas Mantel & a Fun Announcement

As with my other seasonal decorations I like to keep it simple and just add in little touches throughout my home.
 
This year, my Christmas mantel is casually decorated in shades of white, green and gray/silver.
 
 
A clearanced gray vase from IKEA is filled with glistening, snow covered stems with white berries snatched out of my Mom's tag sale pile. (It's awesome having a Mom with a great decorating sense that I can take borrow from!)
 
The owl plate and mercury glass candle holder are West Elm, the books are vintage and the bottle brush tree I've had for years from a local store.

 
 



Adding the bottle brush tree into the mercury glass candle holder adds another level of vintage sparkle.




One of my favorite things to use in décor are birch branches and I love the mix of nature with the tarnished silver pitcher from my collection.  I have little bits of pine throughout my house this year and I love the subtle Christmas feeling it gives.  The metal wish star is covered in glitter and adds more sparkle.




I think this antique type tray I recently purchased for $10 was a fantastic buy and I know I will be using it all over my home.  The beaded wreath was a gift.




I love the mix of new and old, the mix of natural elements with sparkle and the soft, muted colors.




Also, I am so beyond excited because I will be participating in an awesome holiday link party, which will be starting this weekend.  I have just been in awe over the amazing Christmas decorations I have been seeing on all of my favorite blogs lately and I know I will be blown away by the creativity of the wonderful ladies hosting this party.



The first stop will be at Embracing Change on December 8th for a Christmas Mantel link party.

Hope to see you there!











Linking to: DIY Show OffUndertheTableandDreamingMod Vintage Life My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia52 MantelsBeyond The Picket FencePhotobucket A Delightsome Life Rooted In Thymevif187Liz Marie Bloghttp://www.jenniferrizzo.com/Funky Junk's Sat Nite Special A Delightsome LifeBoogieboard Cottage”FallFridays Unfolded A Diamond in the Stuff
The Lettered Cottage

25 comments:

  1. Pretty! The brass and pewter shades together are unusual, but I really like how they look! :)

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  2. I've gotta get moving if I'm going to have a mantel ready!

    Bliss

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  3. Love that West Elm owl plate and it looks great on your mantel! Visiting from Craftberry Bush

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  4. Hi Angela,

    Your mantel looks lovely! There is so much talent in blogland and I'm enjoying it all so much!

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  5. This looks just lovely. I love mercury glass. I have it everywhere.

    Cynthia

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  6. so lovely!

    hope you will find a moment to stop by and enter a giveaway i am hosting for followers (i hope you win!):
    http://hellolovelyinc.blogspot.com/2012/12/personalized-lovely-giveaway.html

    happy weekend to you!

    michele

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  7. Loving your mantle! Than for joining the holiday mantel party!

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  8. mr. owl and the bottle brush tree are my favs!

    if you haven't already stopped by, hope you'll have a moment to enter the giveaway on my blog!

    http://hellolovelyinc.blogspot.com/2012/12/personalized-lovely-giveaway.html

    happy december to you!

    michele

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  9. Very pretty! Lovin the bottle brush tree!

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  10. Very cute mantel! Thank you for the inspiration and have a wonderful week

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  11. that owl plate is too cute! i love everything owl:)

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  12. Your mantel is gorgeous but my favorite is the bottle brush tree in the mercury glass candle holder. I love it and I've saved it to my idea file! It's all the little things that inspire me most. :) Happy Holidays!

    Karen

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  13. Thanks so much for sharing your woodland Christmas mantel on Simple & Sweet Fridays. It's beautiful!

    Jody

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  14. Your mantle is lovely, Angela. I love all the various textures that you used. The beaded wreath is adorable in front of your type tray. I need to keep my eye out for one of those! Thank you so much for linking up to the Better Late Than Never Christmas Inspirations bloghop.

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  15. Love the wreath over the printers tray!!...Your mantel is beautiful...and thanks for joining the Better Late Than Never Party!!

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  16. Beautiful Mantle! I shared your post on my fb tonight. Thanks for linking to Cowgirl Up! :) Samantha @Crafty Texas Girls
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Crafty-Texas-Girls/140299076008437?ref=hl

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  17. Thanks so much for linking to Make the Scene Monday @ Alderberry Hill. You are being featured later this evening!
    Have a fantastic week ahead!

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  18. Your mantel is stunning! A bottle brush tree?? Genius!
    Love it all!
    So happy to be hosting with you as well!
    Thanks for linking up to the Christmas Mantel Linky Party at Embracing Change!
    Stacey

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  19. Hello Angela, it is marvelous that your mother has terrific decorating sense and you're able to glean from her. I am in awe of my daughter's decorating and crafting - I am sure your mother feels the same about you. Your mantel is terrific - I saw a lot of owl ornaments out there - adorable. I look forward to seeing and participating in the holiday blog parties - I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday. I have moved my blog - you can find me at http://adelightsomelife.com

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  20. I Love your mantel decorations. I was in the look for nice and DIY Christmas table decorations and stumbled here. That was a fantastic decorating for holiday :)

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