Friday, December 6, 2013

Christmas Mantel Decor


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? 


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