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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10 comments:

  1. love the old fashion, rustic look of the mantel. am wondering about the mirror frame. did you make it or buy it? it's wonderful!

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  2. Love your gorgeous Christmas mantel! The sparkly mercury glass looks so pretty with the rustic wood frame!

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  3. Love your display! It's wintery and cozy all at the same time, and I totally agree it could last you through February! Maybe she'll forget you borrowed the lanterns??

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  4. Looks great - I have a few lanterns like that packed away - guess its time to rethink them! Thanks for the inspiration!

    Cheryl @ The Creative Me and My McG

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  5. SHRIEK!!!!!!! That mirror!!! Your mantel is fabulous, but that mirror has my eye. Want that wood!

    Can't wait for spring so I can get out and build again.

    Cheers!

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  6. Love it all Mimi... that mirror is gorgeous! :)

    gail

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  7. Love the vintage oil lamps. Your mantel is lovely.
    Blessings,
    Audrey @ Timeless Treasures

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  8. What a wonderful look for the holidays. I love it's vintage feel and the fact that it is just so unique! I must confess you may have started a new obsession for me. Oil Lamps!

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