12.22.2010

My Mantels ~ Holiday Home Tour

Today I am continuing my house tour for the holidays and showing my fire place mantels decorated...

This is the mantel in my formal living room.  The room has blue accents, so I stuck with that colour theme for the mantel.

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I laid boxwood under a large glass bowl to add texture and a nice shade of green.  I chose boxwood because the mini trees are dried boxwood trees, so I wanted to keep the textures similar.  I filled the bowl with round white Christmas ornaments, pine cones, and I covered a few of the white ornaments with teal blue glitter.  And of course, no mantel would be complete without candles, so they were nestled in amongst the boxwood.  I like the look of glitter, glam, and shine of the ornaments and the glass pieces juxtaposed with the natural elements of the boxwood and pine cones - very festive and visually appealing!

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I didn't want to go crazy with decorating these trees, so by adding the bow on the pot and the single glittered star {which were originally ugly and brown, but a little glue and glitter turned them into very cute additions} towards the top, it gave these trees the little festive bits they needed to tie in with the rest of the mantel.  

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This is the mantel is the one in my family room and this space has many colours, but the most prominent is red, so that is the colour I chose to use for this mantel.  

For decoration on top of the mantel I just reused what I had leftover from other projects, and other items in my home.  The vase and the eiffel tower candle {shown in first photo} are usually located other places within the family room, but they tied in nicely and added height to the mantel.  The birch branches  used were left over from my outdoor planters, the boxwood was left over from the formal living room mantel, and the ribbon was leftover from gift wrapping.  Adding the candles bring in the glow and shine that is always a must!

The stockings {which we bought in a little boutique here in Oakvill years ago} are what make this mantle super cute!  Don't you love them?

I hope you like my mantels, thanks for reading, and have a happy Wednesday!
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12 comments:

  1. Staci, your house is looking fab!! I love the little trees with the blue accents in your first mantle and those stockings are adorable!

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  2. Gorgeous Staci and I love the ice skates stockings-so cute! Happy Holidays my dear! xo

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  3. love those stockings!! super cute and unique! thecoolkidsblog.com

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  4. I love the skate stockings!! Happy Wednesday Staci!

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  5. Very nice Staci! Love the stockings and love the simple yet elegant decor!

    Alexandra

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  6. Staci, so beautiful! Your stockings are adorable!

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  7. Stylish as always :) Love the blue accents...and those trees are so very chic!
    I'm posting my humble Christmas decor tomorrow...it's not nearly as sophisticated, but I made the best with what limited supplies I could find.

    Happy holidays, blog bestie!
    *Tania @ Passport2Design.com

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  8. Yes, those skate stockings are adorable! Happy Holidays Staci!

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  9. Your skate stockings are so cute! And love your mantels, especially the one in your living room with the blue accents :-)

    Merry Christmas & Happy 2011!

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  10. Love love the pics... Happy Holidays :-).

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  11. OMG I love your stockings!!! I saw those in Edmonton a few years ago at a small store and have been kicking myself ever since for not buying them!! (I didn't have my own place at the time). I settled on some damask ones finally this year but am still always searching for the hockey & figure skate stockings!! I'd be willing to buy online too, but they're nowhere to be found :(

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