Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Mantel 2013 - Pops of Red



My 2013 Christmas mantel is similar to last year's, but there are a few changes that help make an impact. The primary focus is the predominant red that pops from the berries in the garland, to the large red star.

The red, metal star is dramatic as a focal point and by placing it in front of the old window, it stands out even more.

This large red metal house anchors the end and ties in with the metal star well.

The anchor on the other end is this sweet lighted tree in a red metal bucket. Whether wrapped in a garland or like this, on a tree, lighting on a mantel makes a lovely statement.

To fill in and create layers of height, there are candles in a variety of styles and holders as well as a few of my treasured snow globes. The candles will add even more to the overall look, when lit in the evening.

Some dramatic new changes, but the red color continues to be the focal point.

Happy decorating!


{Linking with these friends}

Lil Luna

A Stroll Thru Life

House of Rose

Diana Rambles

Savvy Southern Style

The Charm of Home

Have A Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson

Serenity Now

Funky Junk Interiors

Between Naps on the Porch

Alderberry Hill

The Dedicated House

Cozy Little House

a bowl full of lemons

Kathe with an E

Life on Lakeshore Drive

Craftberry Bush

Live Laugh Rowe

A Delightsome Life

Cedar Hill Ranch

Skip To My Lou

Rooted in Thyme

The Tablescaper

Jennifer Rizzo

DIY by Design

Common Ground

Coastal Charm





  1. Your mantle looks wonderful. I love your pops of red. So festive!

  2. My favorite color. Beautiful mantle.

    I seldom get to blog these days but I just wanted to stop by to tell you Merry Christmas.


  3. Oooh......I love the red star on the window!

  4. Beautiful. I have the same red house on our entry table.

  5. Lovely mantle..Red is so Christmassy..

  6. What other color nods to Christmas as much as red? I use it alot all through the year. Your mantel is beautiful! Love that star!!!

    Merry Christmas!

  7. Love your big red star. Happy Christmas

    1. Hi Vicki,
      That is a very striking mantle. I love the red...my favorite color you know. Just beautiful.

  8. The red really warms up the fireplace -- looks nice and cheery!

  9. Love all the red, Vicki. That star is gorgeous!!

  10. Beautiful! I'd love if you'd link up to The DIY'ers - and don't forget to enter my giveaway for a free chandelier! http://homecomingmn.blogspot.com/2013/12/the-diyers-42.html

  11. If it is red, then I love it. That big star is wonderful.

  12. Your red star and lantern are gorgeous. Beautiful mantel. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  13. Vicki, this looks beautiful! I do love the pops of red! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  14. Very pretty mantel. Love the red against the white.

  15. Vicki, your mantel is very pretty! Thank you for sharing! You are one of the fan favorites today at the Sunday Showcase from the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Pop on over to check out your feature. Here is the link to the Showcase. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2013/12/sunday-showcase-from-make-it-pretty_22.html Hope to see your prettiness again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  16. Wish we could see whole thing together end to end

  17. Wish we could see whole thing together end to end


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