Tuesday, December 4, 2012

White Christmas Mantel, Part 1...

Here is my first Christmas Mantel.
After all, my Fall Mantel took 3 attempts.
And I have a couple of tweaks in mind 
for this one already...

Doesn't this look like a snow globe?
It needs snow. Tweak #1...

And I have to get a few candles...

But all in all, I'm fairly pleased now.
It accomplishes my goal of using
vintage whites, golds and silvers.

And I don't see anything that is lacking
at the moment, besides the things I mentioned...

The $2 spent on silver twigs and eucalyptus
at Dollar Tree added a little sparkle...

As did my looking Glass faux mercury glass items 
and my newly thrifted mercury glass goblets.
They're holding moss balls from my Fall Mantel.

Aside from the silver greenery,
moss for the moss balls, and the
future white candles, everything
on this mantel was found at a 
thrift store or garage sale. Or it was free.

And honestly, I don't think I could have
gotten the look I wanted if I had gone 
to "real" stores. I love the eclectic look.

Next time, I'll show you some vignettes 
around the living room...

But first, a trip to Dollar Tree for 
Epsom Salts and candles.

Word for the Day:
Acts 3:6
But Peter said, “I have no silver and gold
but what I do have I give to you. 
In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, 
rise up and walk!”

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Pamela said...

Revi your mantle is just beautiful!!

Patricia @ 9th and Denver said...

I love the simplicity of the whole room! the mantel is gorgeous!
So pretty-- you did a wonderful job.
I'm pinning it. Pat

lynn said...

it's lovely, revi! the whole firplace wall is wonderful! love the old books with the urn esp! (i just "tweaked" my mantle)--can't leave anything alone:)

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

I was just at $tree and saw "snow in a can". I didn't buy it, but I am guessing for $1, it could really be a cool effect in your snow globe

Liz @ Quirky Vistas said...

You did it and you did it so well. It's a great look. I especially love the highs and lows and textures, most specifically I love the little burlap trees. What a great feel it gives the room!

Anne said...

Your mantle looks beautiful! Yes I do think it looks like a snow globe!

Ivy and Elephants said...

Your mantle looks perfect! The elements are so natural, that it just reads calm and beautiful. You eclectic mix is just amazing!

Unknown said...

Looks great just as it is, but I understand and can't wait to see part 2.
Homa Style is having a 12 Days of Christmas link party going on now.
I would love it if you linked up your Mantle part 1 and 2.
The link is http://homastyle.com/wp/2012/12/01/12-days-of-christmas/

TinaA said...

You 've done a great job!

Ivy and Elephants said...

Hi Revi,
Just popped back to let you know your lovely mantle is a feature this week at Ivy and Elephants.
You may grab a featured button!
Big hugs,