Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Christmas Mantel Inspiration




My Christmas mantel has undergone a transformation this year and I couldn't be more pleased with how it turned out. In the past years, and especially last year, I have gone very bold with big pops of red. I used a big, red metal star as the focal piece. Everything changed when I saw this neutral, carved snowflake. I decided to hang it from the window frame and take a different direction; softer and maybe even add a little sparkle.


These large silver and gold toned trees anchor one end and compliment the neutral tones of the centerpiece snowflake beautifully. They add the sparkle I was looking for and give added height.



The other end is anchored by a tall candlestick with a birchbark candle. Scattered throughout are a few of my favorite snow globes; adding subtle hints of red and pretty reflections from the string of lights nestled in the simple pine bough garland.

One new piece, like the simple wooden snowflake, can lead you in a totally different direction and as I plug in the lights each night and enjoy the subtlety of this mantel, I'm happy with the change.

Happy Tuesday!


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  1. Your mantel is lovely! It has a beautiful calming feel that's perfect for winter. That snowflake led you in the right direction!!

  2. Love your mantel:) Have a blessed and festive day! HUGS!

  3. Love the subtle beauty of your mantel, and the hint of sparkle!

  4. Your mantel is lovely, Vicki..Looks like you're well along in the decorating department..

  5. It looks great! Can you come over and do mine? Have a great day!

  6. Love your mantle, Vicki. It is very festive. xo Laura

  7. Your mantel is wonderful,very calm and peaceful! Love that snow globe with the tree in the back of the old truck.

  8. You mantle is gorgeous!! It was last year, too, but how lovely with the neutrals!!

  9. Gorgeous! I love the use of the window and star.

  10. I luv your snowflake...it's gorgeous...your whole mantel is beautiful and now I am inspired to go in the living room and add mini lights to MY mantel...(and I thought I was through..HA )
    THANKS for the inspiration....and if you'll let me, I want to feature your mantel on MY blog...ok?
    xo bj

  11. I will show just one photo, link to your blog so that everyone will come over to see and leave comments. :) ok?

  12. Love the new star! And like your idea of adding it to the window. I'm all for a neutral decor.

  13. Love the window on your mantel. It's really pretty this year.
    Have a wonderful week ahead.

  14. The finished product is gorgeous! I think my favorite is the birch bark candle. So different - seasonal, rustic and beautiful!

  15. Very pretty, Vicki! I really like those silver and gold trees.

  16. I love your Christmas mantle. I am stopping over from Kelly's Korner. If you get a chance, stop by #36.

  17. I love your inspiration snowflake.

  18. Everything looks lovely.

    I started out with a different mantel and then removed a lot of what was there. I decided that it is okay to make changes throughout the weeks of Christmas.

    Happy Christmas - enjoy each day!

  19. Beautiful sparkly mantel! Thank you for joining HSH! Have a very Merry Christmas!


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