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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At Rivercrest Cottage said...

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!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

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

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

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??

Cheryl Thornton said...

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

ANNE said...

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.


Jennifer L. said...

Everything looks great!

Gail Wilson said...

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


Audrey said...

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

Darcie (My Modern Country) said...

This is PERFECT! I love it all :)

Robin Johnson said...

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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