This years Christmas mantel is once again very rustic. The inspiration came while I was browsing an antique store. I spotted an antique oil lamp and thought how pretty it would look on my mantel. Then I remembered my mother in law has a collection of fabulous antique oil lamps so I decided to ask her if I could borrow a few. My husband thought it was a very random and strange thing to do, borrowing his moms things to decorate my mantel, but his mom happily agreed.
I love the tall skinny glass shades on the metal ones, you just dont see those very often. The mercury glass owl I picked up at Target (love him) as well as the two candle holders.
I used a pine garland and some extra sprigs with pine cones to beef it up. Unfortunately I wasn't able to capture just how sparkly and glittery they are in the photos. I think I'm still going to add in some lights and that will be it. It's a very simple, cozy mantel display that could last until spring. Except I probably shouldn't keep the lanterns that long, should I?