Posts Tagged ‘holiday mantel’

Mixed Metallics Christmas Mantel

Monday, December 2nd, 2013

Christmastime is here! Long time readers know Christmas is a really big deal in our house, we go all out with a big party for our friends and family each year (we’re talking 100 peeps!) and so the decking of the halls has begun!

Having recently painted the living room Rockport Gray, I started this year with the mantel. I love mixing metallic sheens and layers of white so I’m at it again. This year’s mantel is a merry and bright winter scene complete with a dash of sparkle and a bit of green.   

christmas living room centsational girl

 

mantel with branches and wreath

I reused my ancient mixed metallic wreath again because I love it so. I bought it at Target six years ago and it always ends up somewhere (see it here and here in Christmases of yore).

Glitter tape dresses up a plain vase filled with light up branches and sit next to my favorite pair of reindeer. Our Pottery Barn quilted stockings are hung with simple ornaments to embellish.

ornaments on stockings

 

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Less Is More

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

I don’t know about you, but I’m strongly feeling the need to spend less money on things this season, and far more time with family and friends.   The ‘spend less money, spend more time’ notion I mentioned last year is again rearing its head when it comes to decorating around the house. 

Just the other day, I opened the Christmas closet and realized I didn’t even want to bother with half the *stuff* stored away in there.  I pulled out some silver and gold favorites and put everything else back.  Maybe it will stay, maybe it will go, it depends how I feel come January.  Are you feeling the same desire to keep it simple this year?

When it comes to decorating this season, I’m working (mostly) with what I’ve got, trying to create something fresh and new, but not spend money on things I don’t need.  This year, I decided to give a half dozen thrift store candlesticks I had in my stash a quick coat of spray paint . . .

  spray paint candlesticks

 

. . . I stacked a few more ornaments in a favorite hurricane, placed some fresh garland to the kitchen mantel, plus my two favorite mercury glass candleholders and called it a day.  Then I made hot chocolate and settled in on the couch with the family for another Christmas movie. 

  silver and green ornaments

Quick and easy, cheap and pretty.  

My kind of holiday décor!

More peeks into our home coming soon on Nester’s Christmas 2010 Tour of Homes on December 13th, will you be there?  

The Holiday Home link parties continue next week with little ol’ me hosting Christmas Crafts.  Anything you’ve created for your holiday home counts (ornaments, wreaths, gifts, etc.) so be sure to link up on Tuesday December 7th! 

 holiday home banner

 

Here’s a friendly button if you’d like to add it to your post on Tuesday . . .

kates holiday home button

 

Later today, a fantastic giveaway from one of my favorite designers, stay tuned! 

 

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