Thursday, December 6, 2012

Woodland Christmas Mantel & a Fun Announcement

As with my other seasonal decorations I like to keep it simple and just add in little touches throughout my home.
This year, my Christmas mantel is casually decorated in shades of white, green and gray/silver.
A clearanced gray vase from IKEA is filled with glistening, snow covered stems with white berries snatched out of my Mom's tag sale pile. (It's awesome having a Mom with a great decorating sense that I can take borrow from!)
The owl plate and mercury glass candle holder are West Elm, the books are vintage and the bottle brush tree I've had for years from a local store.


Adding the bottle brush tree into the mercury glass candle holder adds another level of vintage sparkle.

One of my favorite things to use in décor are birch branches and I love the mix of nature with the tarnished silver pitcher from my collection.  I have little bits of pine throughout my house this year and I love the subtle Christmas feeling it gives.  The metal wish star is covered in glitter and adds more sparkle.

I think this antique type tray I recently purchased for $10 was a fantastic buy and I know I will be using it all over my home.  The beaded wreath was a gift.

I love the mix of new and old, the mix of natural elements with sparkle and the soft, muted colors.

Also, I am so beyond excited because I will be participating in an awesome holiday link party, which will be starting this weekend.  I have just been in awe over the amazing Christmas decorations I have been seeing on all of my favorite blogs lately and I know I will be blown away by the creativity of the wonderful ladies hosting this party.

The first stop will be at Embracing Change on December 8th for a Christmas Mantel link party.

Hope to see you there!

Linking to: DIY Show OffUndertheTableandDreamingMod Vintage Life My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia52 MantelsBeyond The Picket FencePhotobucket A Delightsome Life Rooted In Thymevif187Liz Marie Blog Junk's Sat Nite Special A Delightsome LifeBoogieboard Cottage”FallFridays Unfolded A Diamond in the Stuff
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