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Thursday, December 6, 2012

Christmas Mantel 2012

I used many of the same elements that I used on our mantel last year with a few new additions.


I let White Beauty borrow my new Gap scarf.  I'll get it back from her on December 26th.  ;)   The trees are new.  I couldn't resist checking out the Christmas decor aisle at Target and absolutely fell in love with their sweet sort of sparse look.  They look like little Charlie Brown trees to me.  I topped them with a couple of star tree toppers I've had for years.  The joy wreath I made last year is on the mantel this year. 


I'm using only fresh greenery this year, mostly from our backyard, and I added in a few pine cones from my abundant stash.  The pillar candles were wrapped with that same wrapping paper I used on the votives in the breakfast room


The gold chain from the hardware store I used as garland on our tree last year is strung between the stockings this year.  I love the little bit of sparkle its adds to the mantel. 




I love this special time of year!  Are your stockings hung yet?  

Don't forget - there's still time to enter!



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23 comments:

  1. That is so beautiful. Great job. I love your creative ideas :)

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  2. Looking good! Have I told you how much I love your scarf-wearing horse?!

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  3. Wonderful! The scarf is the icing on the cake. Love it. I was watching the rerun of Emily Henderson's Christmas show and she used the gold chain as well. You may see it on my mantel as well! ;-)

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  4. I really like the fresh greens. Such a pretty space, Carmel!

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  5. Lovely!!! The scarf on the horse is totally my fav :D

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  6. It's completely darling...the little trees are the best! I love those little guys and their cute stars...and of course your valiant steed is looking dashing, as usual (c;

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  7. Ah love the horse head. Our house is very Christmasy already!

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  8. I love the scarf! I totally want to go tie one around my deer now :) Hey also- if you wanna win $200 to Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn, or West Elm stop by my blog by tomorrow... I know you do!!

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  9. Love it. The plaid stockings are way too cute and that scarf is such a great idea. Hugs, Marty

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  10. it looks awesome! i love the wrapped candles! and of course the horse is always amazing.

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  11. Beautiful! I love your Christmas mantel! And the scarf around the horses neck is too perfect! :)

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  12. I love it!!! and if I ever visit your house and you find that horse missing--you'll know where to look ;-) he's my fave!!

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  13. Your gold chain and the striped scarf are my favorite elements. I've had my eye on that scarf too! Oh, and the candles are fantastic. Looks great, Carmel!

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  14. The scarf on the horse is just awesome!

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  15. I was thinking about your mantle the other day and wondering what White Beauty would be donning this year ~ he/she rocks the stripes! :)

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  16. Your post made me run out to Target and buy one of those cute trees! Bad, bad, bad! ;-) Love your festive mantel!

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  17. Thought of You with your beautiful mantle, William Sonoma has a great stocking stuffer that has your family's name written all over it. LOL STAR WARS Cupcake Stencil Set. It's really cute, I had to share the dorkiness fun ! http://www.williams-sonoma.com/products/star-wars-cupcake-stencil-set/?pkey=cbaking-pastry-tools&

    Happy Holidays!
    Love,
    J

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  18. I'm sure you've been asked a zillion times but where did you find "White Beauty"? I would love one of my very own. :~)

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    1. I bought White Beauty a couple years ago from ZGallerie online. I don't think she's available any longer,but you could maybe check eBay.

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  19. Just catching up on December. The scarf looks awesome on White Beauty. I'm not usually into dressing up animals (or fake decor animals) but perhaps she needs a new scarf ... or hat ... or something now and then. Fun!

    I also wanted to congratulate you for all of your success this year. I am always behind on my blog reading, so I was surprised and delighted to see your name as an OKL curator a few months ago! You seem to have an endless supply of creativity and quite a work ethic, and it's great that you've been able to share your talents with lots of others!

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Be nice or I'll tell your mom! xoxo -C

 
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