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Thursday, December 1, 2011

A Glam Mantle...

You say mantle, I say mantel. I am embarrassed to share how much time I spent researching the correct spelling, only to find out that both spellings are correct. I'm going to go with "mantle".  If you are a "mantel" person, be patient. 


We are going on our annual tree hunt & chop this weekend.  Once the tree is trimmed, I will add greenery to every mantle, table, child and window in the house! 


Here is a lookiloo at my pre-greenery mantle:







And then...THE SUN ACTUALLY CAME OUT!





I had a burst of domestic energy while pregnant with my 4th and made these stockings...yes, I did.

Do you do a themed mantle or just go wild and throw in everything you can fit?




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Sunday Snapshot

Holiday

43 comments:

  1. I'm amazed by these pictures! They're so good! Oh, and the mantel is pretty too. lol Looks good without any greenery, so I'm anxious to see it with.

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  2. I love you mantel! Very glam! I'm trying to stay with a theme...I just go little crazy! Excellent job!

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  3. I love everything about winter whites! Thank you for sharing!

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  4. Super cool the way it looks so different with the sunlight. It looks great now and I'm sure will be even prettier with a few pine boughs. We don't do anything themed for our Christmas decorations. This year, we put Advent candles and two nativities on the mantle.

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  5. Love it!
    The stockings are perfection!

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  6. It's ALREADY so beautiful. Love it. And hurray for you for using a fresh tree. I haven't done it in years & I'm too chicken to go back now!

    Warmly, Michelle

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  7. Luv it - we have two live trees - his & mine! Mine very simple - only white lights and glass icicles -his multi lights and all different ornaments !!! Main floor of house simple w/lots of white lights including mantle. Lower level all sorts of colors. Everyone is happy oh yea, I'm not allowed to touch his tree!!!

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  8. Great mantle! I love that you show how to decorate a mantle WITHOUT greenery.

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  9. GORGEOUS!!!!! Can you come over and do mine?

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  10. So pretty! Amazing what the sun does to pictures, huh? Visiting from Serenity Now.

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  11. I am so traditional it's sickening -- a lot of family heirlooms. Every ornament has some personal meaning so I just do a rearrangement of the same old every year;)

    Only the tree with lights is up so far since we are very busy with our Christmas choir, rehearsing and now our first concert tonight.

    You'd love my walls -- sand cherry wine and deep green walls -- dark wood everywhere -- naturally Christmassy :)

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  12. Oops1 I Forgot to complement your photography -- great closeups -- and a lovely mantel arrangement as well.
    All my blog photos are mine too, I love taking pics.

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  13. Simple and elegant and I love it. I always have trouble spelling mantle/mantel,too!

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  14. So pretty! I love it. I love the mercury glass ornaments. I'm a new follower! I hope you'll follow me back!

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  15. Beautiful mantel and simplistic as well...combined with elegance. Not sure the correct spelling either...mantle...mantel.
    Oh well, I am your newest follower. Stop by and visit and I hope follow. Linda

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  16. Boy I love sparkly and shiny!I am hosting my first EVAH link party this weekend. It is up and running now and I would love for you to come link up some of your projects!

    Kim @ Too Much Time

    http://kim-toomuchtimeonmyhands.blogspot.com/search/label/get%20schooled%20saturday

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  17. Beautiful already, even without the greenery! I love your stockings, too. Visiting from funky junk party. :)

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  18. Visiting from the SNS link up! You have no idea how much I stress over the spelling of mantel/mantle too, ugh! I love the look of the silver with the burlap stockings. I am a new follower!

    http://fun-to-funky.blogspot.com

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  19. Gorgeous and elegant mantel/mantle. Just perfect.

    I'd love for you to pop over and share this project at my Inspiration Party for Simply Christmas at http://shabbyartboutique.blogspot.com/2011/12/inspiration-friday.html

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  20. What a lovely mantle. And, what a difference the sun makes! It's my first time at the party, and I'm having fun looking around.
    http://chittlechattle.wordpress.com/2011/11/29/note-to-husbands-everywhere/

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  21. LOVE this -- are those vintage ornaments? I especially love the big one sitting out on the mantle! I just did a silver and white mantle for the first time -- very fun and yours is just perfect!

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  22. Love the silvery mantle, it is oh so beautiful! Your photos were wonderful. Will be your newest follower, hope you will stop by and visit us, Laura - Cottage and Broome

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  23. I'm an old-schooled mantel girl myself. I love your mantel! I have a fireplace with no mantel yet but I'm decorating it anyway!

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  24. Love that subtle color and sparkle :) Either way, mantel or mantle, it's gorgeous!!

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  25. So pretty!! I love silver!! I seem to always go a bit overboard with my mantle. I tried to stay calm this year. Still need to post pictures of it. It's actually the best I think I've ever done, so that's a start, right!! Love the simple beauty of yours. I wish I knew when to stop! :S

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  26. I love it : )
    So beautiful. I never knew there were two ways to spell it : ) Thanks for educating me!

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  27. So pretty. I collect mercury glass and LOVE this look.

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  28. Love the elegant look. I love those stockings...I want some like those!

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  29. Oh my gosh, your mantle is amazing! I love the photos with the sunlight shining on the glass and ornaments. Coming over from Met Monday and a happy new follower!

    Jeanine

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  30. Bee-u-ti-ful!! I love it! Thanks for linking up! :)

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  31. Beautiful, I love the mercury glass.. hugs ~lynne~

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  32. I love the silver! I'm a bit obsessed with mercury glass this year - it is so lovely!
    Jennelise

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  33. Very pretty, almost doesn't need greenery.Love the mercury glass ornaments.

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  34. Wow! Love it all! Thanx for coming over to the party! Happy Holidays!

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  35. I'm right in front of you at the mantel party. I had trouble with the spelling too and then just picked on to use. Our mantels have a common theme, silver!!

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  36. Oh my goodness, your mantle is gorgeous! And when the sun came out? Holy wow! Love the dramatic effect!
    Thanks so much for stopping by and linking up. Have a great day!

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  37. Love how chill it is-- I take the less is more approach and then add fresh greenery mid-December. YOu hit a home run here!
    Visiting from SSS. :)

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  38. I can't believe that you made those stockings! They are darling! And your mantel/mantle is beautiful! (I have always wondered on the spelling . . . I am also a mantle person!).
    Hope you are having a great Friday!
    Camille

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