My Christmas Mantel

Welcome to the Fern Creek Cottage mantel for Christmas 2010!
"Ho, Ho, Ho" :)


Last years mantel was traditional red and green.
This year....... a winter wonderland.
Almost everything on the mantel I bought at after Christmas clearance sales last year.


Silver, white, snowy evergreens, metal and glitter.
These are a few of my favorite things!



I knew that our usual stocking of red and green wouldn't work with this mantel and yet I didn't want to spend bucko bucks on new stockings.
I was really thrilled when I saw a a cool stocking make-over at Boogie Board Cottage. She took white stockings from the dollar store and embellished them.

 
I don't sew, so I glued on burlap style trim, silver ribbon and a glittery silver snowflake ornament.



I have two big green tin pieces.
 I decided to paint one white and used gray to highlight the raised areas on the piece.
 On top of the tin piece I put a white and silver jingle bell wreath.
The ribbon holding the wreath is secured to a nail behind the tin piece.



Super sparkly NOEL piece.



I raised up the deer, trees and noel by placing them on baby blocks.
The greenery hid most of the blocks and the silver ornaments help hide them even more.



I know it is a blogging "sin" to use your flash when you take pictures.
But I used the flash just this once so you could see the wonderful raised detail on the deer and the sparkles on the metal trees.



My mantel is super narrow so It is just about impossible to layer things on it.
 In fact I had to use nails to keep the greenery from falling off the mantel.
Hiding the nails with ornaments.



Thanks for visiting........

Merry Christmas!


The Lettered Cottage







62 comments:

  1. Lovely mantle display! I love the winter wonderland look!

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  2. Just beautiful. It's fun to do something different.
    Your after Christmas items were perfect for your winter wonderland mantel.
    Rhonda

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  3. I love what you did with that white and grey tin. That tiny bell wreath is adorable, too!

    Love it!

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  4. It is so pretty!! I just love all the glitter and white. The stockings are such a great idea!

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  5. Ok, Lisa
    Now I need you to come over and decorate my mantel! I love your silver and white theme, and the greenery is so pretty, it looks as if it's been dusted in snow!

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  6. Beautiful! I love that tin piece and the jingle bell wreath! I need to get busy with my Christmas decorating!

    Jennifer

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  7. Very pretty, Lisa. I like your simple silver, frosted evergreen and white scheme and the reindeers are so cute! I have a very strange mantel; half of it has a cut-out nook in the wall for a tv~ so I never show the whole thing!
    Lara xo

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  8. I love your winter wonderland Lisa! It has all the things I'm crazy about at Christmas: white, glitter, reindeer and jingle bells.

    Well done!

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  9. Oh well done! I always want to go with different looks. Even have all the stuff. Made lists as to what to put out each year, I do the same old thing;) But it is ok I really like it. This year will be different because I have a new place so it is fun! How great you planned ahead and have it all now!
    Hugs, Lisa

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  10. Your mantle is just so elegant and pretty. I love the silver and white and your reindeer are beautiful!

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  11. Oh Lisa! This is sooooo pretty! I am in LOVE with all your wonderful whites. Those stockings are absolutely adorable as well. And those tin pieces... WANT.

    Donna
    http://funkyjunkinteriors.blogspot.com/

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  12. Oooh...I love it!!! Simple yet beautiful:)

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  13. Your mantle looks gorgeous!!

    Kathy

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  14. Everything looks so beautiful. Love the white on white with touches of silver! Wowzers!!
    And the stockings look fabulous!!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  15. Its beautiful!!! I love all the white! I really love the tin & the jingle bell wreath!!!

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  16. Green and silver=YUM! I love to buy clearanced holiday decor because the next year it's so fun to see what you bought :)

    Great mantel, and I almost bought those stockings at the Dollar store to embellish too...but I'd already had the burlap to make ours.

    Oh, and I need some jingle bells. :)

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  17. It looks so much like you. Gorge! And for the record I didn't know it was a blogging sin to take flash photography. LOL I don't take any other way. Ooops! Learn something new every day!

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  18. You did a beautiful job - green with envy! :)

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  19. Love your mantel. Especially the reindeer! I was going to do silver and white this year, but I purchased a tree topper in red that I ended up using on the mantel instead, so that took me in a different direction.

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  20. so, SO beautiful!! Really love the silver and white! Awesome job. :)

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  21. i love the winter wonderland theme you've got going on here! and great idea about raising up the deer with blocks. i really love that lots of mantles this year are going away from the traditional colors!

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  22. Lisa, I love it! It's so different from your mantel that adored last year but just as gorgeous.

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  23. I adore your mantel. I love the tin above with the jingle bell wreath. I love the colors. I love everything about it. And I love your stockings. I plan on doing the same thing. I too saw the ones over at Boogieboard Cottage. I even bought my white stockings from Dollar Tree. I just haven't had time to glue on my burlap & embellish. Hopefully by Christmas or my family might just end up using ziplock baggies again this year.

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  24. Love the all white mantel, such a sleek and sophisticated look.

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  25. Lovely and white and sparkly and festive and fresh and jingly and elegant....can you tell I love it?

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  26. Love your blog, I have become a follower.
    Jeanette

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  27. Lovin' your winter wonderland, mine is titled just the same:) Can't wait to come back and take a peek around at the rest of your blog!

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  28. Looks like a winter wonderland! So pretty!

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  29. Very pretty .... I love the sparkles and the white!

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  30. Beautiful!!! I love the neutral colors! Your stockings turned out great!!! Thanks for letting me know about the mantel party..I am so clueless!! Can't wait to see the rest of your decked out for Christmas home :)

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  31. I really love the white!!! So pretty! I love what you did with the stockings. Great idea!

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  32. I love your mantel! The white and silver look great together.

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  33. Lisa I just knew your mantle would be something special and you did not disappoint! It is gorgeous. The silver and white together are so elegant. Wonderful job.
    xoxo,
    Kim

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  34. What a beautiful mantel. Love all the silver!

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  35. Wonderful clearance bargains and a very nice stocking redo! Happy holidays!

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  36. Lisa, your mantel is absolutely STUNNING, just like everything you do! That pressed tin with the wreath in front is my favourite part!! Love your stockings too :) ~ Tina xx

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  37. Hi Lisa! I just LOVE the dollar store stockings! They look like something right out of Pottery Barn! Your mantel is so pretty with the silver and white. My fav way of Christmas decorating! :) Happy WW to you!

    xoxo laurie

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  38. So beautiful. Love the silver and white color scheme. Looks like it could be in a magazine!

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  39. super cute! i love the layers of white :)

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  40. I really like the simplicity of your mantle, and it really reminds me of a frosty winter day which mean you did a great job!

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  41. Your mantel is really pretty! You have fantastic style :)) You made me laugh - I have to use my flash sometimes too, don't call the blog police on us!
    Cheers,
    Andrea

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  42. Lisa,
    I love your mantel! It looks like A snowy winter day and so peaceful! The silver and green are my favorite! I did my mantel in the same colors.

    Blessings,
    Michelle

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  43. Your mantel looks pretty and remember a little at an very old, classic and fantasy house in the forties. Magical!!!

    Greetings

    VINTAGE

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  44. The mantle is very pretty, and I am impressed with your embellished stockings. They do not look like dollar store stockings at all! My mantle is very narrow too, so I know what you mean.

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  45. I really love your simple and elegant style!

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  46. This is one of my favorite mantels, beautiful job!

    Londen

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  47. Your mantel is just beautiful! I love the colors you chose. Thanks so much for sharing.
    Blessings,
    Marcia

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  48. Love the stockings... your mantel looks wonderful
    Blessings
    Rebecca

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  49. LOVE those stockings. Very nice and cozy looking and festive.

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  50. LOVE, love love your mantel! I just posted about all the many styles of decorating I do, but you have captured one of my favorites, with the right mix of sparkle and natural elements. Great job!

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  51. I love that Nutcracker and your son is adorable!

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  52. Lovin' that mantel! I love the crisp, clean, fresh look of *white*! Gorgeous!

    http://loveallthingsbrightandbeautiful.blogspot.com

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  53. Lisa, I love what you have done with your mantel. It looks so pretty and sparkly. I am with you in that I have always used traditional red and green. I love the new look I have used this time. So much simpler looking. Merry Christmas to you also.

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  54. Your mantel is so lovely. The white really does create a winter wonderland effect. Thanks for sharing.

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  55. I think your mantle is oh so elegant! Love the tin tile and the jingle bell wreath sprayed white. Great idea!

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