Wednesday, December 1, 2010

My Nature-Inspired Christmas Mantle

Tis the season for filling the house with the scents of the pine and evergreens! It is one of my favorite parts of Christmas. I spent no money this year on my mantle. Just used some Christmas balls and sparkly pine cones that I had bought on clearance last year after Christmas. Here is the finished product minus the stockings that I am still working on...
I used wooden white candlesticks that I have collected here and there and some big, shiny ornament balls. Then I filled in with Christmas tree clippings. I picked a few bundles up from the local tree farm for free.

I wrapped candles in vintage sheet music tied with twine.


I filled some big mason jars with snow, pine cones, a crocheted snowflake, and a book page bird. I used the jar as another candleholder too.



I love sheet music! So pretty on anything!




Here it is all lit up at night. So magical! I love being home at night at Christmastime.






I painted the mirror that was in my bedroom with metallic spray paint. I have a new one that needs painting in the garage for my bedroom now. Another project for another day... I made this wreath last year and got the reindeer at Target. I tied cinnamon sticks onto it with fabric.







I love how it turned out and it makes me in the mood to have a Christmas party. I am loving seeing all the mantles over at Layla's party, so I am linking up too!










7 comments:

Aubrey said...

Absolutely so beautiful! I really love the sheet music in there, it adds such great visual interest...I'm big on shiny myself, so I'm so in love with your mirror and all the glass canisters...

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Elise said...

So pretty, Amy...
Elise

Melanie said...

Beautiful!

Daily Tales of Sugar and Spice said...

amy! love your blog, love the mantel. haven't been on in a while. you are a rock star doing the triathlon! so proud of you. you have such great taste. keep the posts comin.

Mommy of Grace and Joy said...

It is beautiful! I have been needing some inspiration for one of my glass vases. You have inspired me to use the snow and ornaments! The sheet music is eloquently simple.

Glamorous Girl Gone Goofy said...

...just came across your blog. The feet in the photo sealed the deal. Love-it! Screams pamper! Your mantel looks wonderful!! I can't wait to see more of your great ideas with decorating.
Merry Merry!

Mommy of Grace and Joy said...

Simply elegant winter/Christmas decorations! You have such a beautiful way about everything you tackle.