Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Holiday Mantle

My Holiday Mantle 
A fresh wreath suspended under the carved arch
I found at Home Goods last year.
 It fits perfectly above my fireplace
 and makes quite a statement.
The wreath is flanked by iron and crystal sconces.
My walls are freshly painted in grey which
goes so nicely with silver details.
Snowflakes and crystal add shimmer.
A silvery sheer ribbon embossed with glittered snowflakes
holds this wreath in position.
The wreath is actually a candle ring that
I found at the supermarket
It has a strong metal base and so it's perfect for hanging.
Silver snowflakes and tiny white lights.
These pretty glittered snowflakes 
come in a box of 20 from Walmart for $3.
A glittery star or two
A length of greenery mixed with lights, stars, snowflake
and ribbon sit on a vintage crocheted mantel scarf.
Soft and wintery
Mantle with only the wreath~
simple and fresh, good enough...
but I wanted some glimmer and sparkle.
A romantic mantle for the holidays!

linking to:


Carmen @ Life with Sprinkles on Top said...

Beautiful!!! I am loving silver this year. It just adds that extra sparkle.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Very pretty. Love the white and green and the sparkle.

Sharon Wengel said...

Beautiful mantel , beautiful display !

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

It's beautiful!!

The Vintage Farmhouse said...

Looooove it! Absolutely gorgeous mantel!!!

Curtains In My Tree said...

Your mantle is just beautiful and breath taking


Secret Garden Cottage said...

What a beautiful mantle, Amy! I love that you showed two ways to decorate it for the holidays... they're both beautiful!
Have a great day!
~ Jo :)

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Ahhhh...this is so all the WHITE!!


I’m hosting a Christmas Open House on 12/9…would love to have you come by and join in on the fun!

Becca's Dirt said...


Kelly at I Dream of Decor said...

Your mantel is so stunning! I so wish my husband hadn't hung the tv above our mantel so I could do beautiful things like this...

Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

I think Romantic home magazine is going to come knocking! It's beautiful!

KATHY said...

Your mantel looks so gorgeous!!


Blondie's Journal said...

Beautiful, Amy...just stunning. You've given me a lot of inspiration!


Burlap Luxe said...

Way tooo! much beauty over here!
It finds me wishing it were a picture of a Christmas cover on a Hallmark card.

You know you should take a picture of it than photo shop words on it, and have them printed out for your Christmas card, this year or next :)


Sweet day of inspiration.

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

How beautiful, Amy! but I can't take my eyes off of that gorgeous piece over your mantel...breathtaking! I hope you are having a great week!...hugs...Debbie

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Gorgeous!!! I love it!

Fish Tail Cottage said...

Absolutely the most beautiful mantel i've ever seen! I love the architectural piece above - brings such a romantic feel to everything there!

Rebecca said...

What an amazing intricate mantle piece!!!

White Ironstone Cottage said...

Love all rhe white
Simply Beautiful
Thanks for sharing about the link for the lettered cottage cant wait to check it out

erin said...

so soooo pretty!!

Olivia said...

Hello my sweet friend! Oh, this is so pretty and understated! I so admire those that have the class to do simple! I however, have to overdo alot of stuff! I am trying to be more "simple", Your mantel is a breath of fresh air! Love it!

Michelle said...

Amy that carved arch is out of this WORLD!!! Oh wow, I need to find one of those... (note to self... look for carved arches!)... The pale grey is so perfect as a backdrop for the greenery of Christmas isn't it? I love what you've done, I even loved the simple one before you added the sparkle! I need to get decorating for the holidays but feel like I need to remove items before I can add new ones!


Simone @ Doberman's by the Sea said...

How cute! Great pictures, too.

Deb - Pink Pig said...

Hello Amy
Gave you an award today on my blog! Many thanks for all your inspiration.

Nancy said...

Breathtaking, Amy! Can't say how beautiful it is but it is VERY magazine worthy. I like it better with the addition of the garland and extra sparkle below the wreath. That arched piece is just amazing!



Vicki V @ said...

Stunning! That arch is to die for!

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

I love your mantel! Especially the ornate carved thing above...I know last time we saw it on your blog it was a darker color...I like it painted the lighter white. It's really amazing. If only we had Home Goods here...but we don't. Love all the white with a bit of the green. So fresh and romantic. So pretty. I'm still working on my dining room furniture!!!!

Neil....a Furnitologist said...

Amy........looking for e-mail and couldn't find. Sorry to post here. BUT....

We follow the same individual on twitter and she recommended I contact you.

I'm planning a social for Interior Designers amd Furntiure Makers during the NE Home Show.

Can we discuss this further? My e-mail is please use noteworthy subject.

Thank you.......Neil Lamens

Summerland Cottage Studio said...

Snowflakes, crystals, greenery with silver sparkles,
I LoVe your romantic mantle for the holidays!

Revamped French Maison said...

Hi Amy,

Your Christmas decor is gorgeous and that mantle is jaw dropping. Love it!

I'm giving you the Versatile Blogger Award because you're blog is amazing, fun, and so beautiful! You're an inspiration! Stop by my blog to pick up your award. :)


junkgarden said...

Very pretty!

French-Kissed said...

Your white themed mantle is gorgeous!


Bridget @ The Rehab Boutique said...

Looks so awesome!!! Did you say freshly painted walls? Oh my goodness, when's the last time you painted that room? Too funny. I was wondering where you found the small wreaths, great idea! I might have to get some of those decorations from walmart too!

Joan said...

oh boy, I am drooling over that carving! You installed this to create a visual abundance ABOVE the mantel. Crazy Cool.

You can do NO wrong on anything you use for display -- yet you are wise enough to keep a minimal balance. Nice Nice Nice.

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