Christmas Mantel 2013

My dear friends..can you believe it is Christmas Eve? I hope you are all ready!  I’m popping on today to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas, and to show you my christmas mantel.

My Christmas mantel began to take shape in my mind while I was on a “girls shopping trip” to the US this past August.  Some of our favourite shopping is not in malls or discount stores.  But in wonderful antique shops.  At one spot I noticed several old glass insulators lining a shelf.  Upon closer examination, I realized there was a string of mini lights under some of those insulators.  I almost got giddy!!  What a wonderful idea!  I knew I had a few insulators at home, but not many.  One of the dear friends that was with me emailed me upon our return to let me know she had a BOX FULL of them, and would I like to have them?  No one ever has to ask me twice if I would like to have something old.  The answer is always yes!

 

First off, I used a narrow roll of shrub wrap as a runner and then placed my old window frame and wreath in the middle.  Notice there is a silver platter in the middle of the wreath.  It adds another splash of sparkle to go along with the platters on either side of the fireplace.  I have been collecting some silver platters from thrift stores for a couple years.  They are usually $4-$6.

 

 

The next step was to string out the mini lights and poke a light or two up inside the bottom of the insulators.  I love the beautiful aqua coloured ones.

 

 

The last step was to add some mercury glass…more sparkle!  LOVE it!!  So I stood my Christmas trees and pillar candle holders on the right and added some votive holders into my chippy bird cage on the left.  Then I scattered some mercury glass ornaments across the mantel.

 

Here’s a little close up after dark.

We at TakeSix, would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and God’s richest blessings to you and yours in 2014!!

December 24, 2013 - 10:29 am

Anne@DesignDreams - Merry merry Christmas! Your Christmas decor looks beautiful!

Enjoy the holiday season xoxox

December 24, 2013 - 11:00 am

Victoria - Merry Christmas Tanya! Your mantel is beautiful!

December 25, 2013 - 7:15 pm

Holly - Oh it is soooo pretty lit up. What a great idea. Merry Christmas!

December 29, 2013 - 12:06 pm

Inspire Me Heather - What a beautiful mantle – happy holidays!

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