Tuesday, November 30, 2010

My Christmas Mantle



I haven't been able to do much decorating (doctor's orders), but with the help of my kiddos I was able to get the Family Room mantle, which is my most favorite thing to decorate,  all spiffed up for Christmas.


I got the wreath and swag from Sam's Club a few years ago, and it has dictated the color scheme in that room ever since.  The brown and gold coordinate nicely with the adjacent kitchen. 




The tin plaques were on clearance from Walmart a couple years ago, but they were a yucky green color before and didn't particularly go with anything in my house, so I always just put them back in the tote thinking I would eventually find a use for them.  Well this year I decided to just spray paint them.  A little Oil Rubbed Bronze s.p. did the trick.  I then added some gold leaf Rub n' Buff to bring out the detail.




As you can see, the middle one also serves to hide the cord from the wreath.


I love using apothecary jars at the holidays filled with shiny ornaments.




This sign dangles from the garland.  I got that while on vacation in Tennessee last Summer.




A close-up of the wreath.




On the floor I added a glittery box with some white lights for drama.  




And a large gold glittery tree.




This picture is of the lamp that sits on the table next to my fireside chair.  I dressed it up with a bow and tassel.






I'll be joining Marty's 41'st Tabletop Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life today for this post.  Please stop by Marty's to see other great displays.  And keep sweet Marty's family in prayer.  They are dealing with a family emergency this week.


Also joining Layla's Christmas Mantle linky party at The Lettered Cottage.  Thanks to Layla for hosting!


Up next, my Dining Room centerpiece display.
Thanks for stopping by!
xoxo,
Kim

48 comments:

Ellen said...

Beautiful! smiles...

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Very pretty, Kim. The plaques look great since you spiffied them up. So nice that your daughters are helping you. Don't over do it.

Blondie's Journal said...

It all looks so pretty, Kim! I love the classic color scheme and you did a great job with the tins. I like how you hid the cord of the wreath, I have to remember that. Love the hearth as well! Nicely done! :-)

XO,
Jane

Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures said...

I love your mantel. HOw are you feeling?

Yankee Girl said...

Beautiful! I love decorated mantles at Christmas!

Lee Laurie said...

Your Christmas mantle is beautiful. I love the wreath and garland. Those colors are gorgeous! I really like those plagues too. I never saw those at Walmart. I would've gotten them too! lol Your home looks so warm and cozy.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love your mantel, Kim! That wreath and garland are just beatiful. Love the tin plaques, too. They work so well here, and I love the color and rub n buff.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Really beautiful. I love that the colors are not the traditional Red and Green! Stunning!! Hope you are feeling better!!

Emily Joyce said...

I love apothecary jars too! They're so versatile. I love your wreath and garland! And you did an awesome job on those tiles from Walmart.

Susan said...

I love it!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Your mantle is lovely...I love those colors! And that Merry Christmas sign is wonderful!!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

As beautiful as every thing you do Kim...Girl I hope you are resting and not doing too much..you still have some baking time going on...and Landen James is great..one word FAT I kid you not...how one little guy could get so fat is beyond me ha ha!! He just smiles at me all the time and now talks baby talk to me...tells me how his mama beats him with a wet noodle every day ha ha!! Many Hoilday Blessings to you and your family my Dear friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Sailing Simply said...

Ooouuu! Your mantle looks fabulous! I love what you did with those tins too. It all looks so rich. So glad everyone is pitching in to help you out, hope all stays well with you!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I love the way you have decorated your mantel! Those plaques look great painted...
Hugs,
Penny

Kimberly said...

Just beautiful!!!

Artist Terri Smith said...

Oh my goodness..Kim, your mantel is perfection! What a sensational look! Love what you did with the Walmart pieces! So imaginative..and they look fabulous! Hope you're taking it easy. Just popping in to say hello..I haven't blogged all week and I needed a Sweet Friend Fix from NJ.

Sending you hugs of love and Georgia Sunshine, Terri

Homemade Quilts by Granny said...

EXTREMELY PRETTY! Trish

Marla @ Always Nesting said...

Elegant and gorgeous!

Gail said...

Oh Kim I love your mantel too and the colors! I also love the glittery box. You take care.

Enjoy your day,
Gail

Sarah said...

It's so rich and pretty with color!

Debbie said...

So classy Kim! So glad you have your girls to help you.

Rebecca said...

Hoping these days are finding you well my friend. Are you feelin' great?

Love to you~

Rebecca PS: Love your mantel. The plaques are 2die4. Great makeover!

Becca said...

I agree ... so elegant and classy! Your rich garland is beautiful ... and I love the splashes of gold throughout! The plaques are a great touch, as well. Hugs, Becca

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

It is very elegant looking, not to mention beautiful.

Vanessa said...

Hi Kim! That looks so elegant and I love how it has the look of more muted classic Christmas colors. Truly gorgeous!
Vanessa

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Tell your daughters they did a great job - So pretty!

Splurgie said...

Those gold ornaments in the apothecary jars is stunning. The height and the color make it really stand out.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Just beautiful, Kim! I love the colors you used. Very elegant.
Hugs,
Sherry

Megandvd@Beauty in the Attempt said...

So beautiful!!!! I remember seeing at this at Sam's! You have made it even more fabulous. :)

Cheers~
e

Olive Cooper said...

Beautiful lighted mantle. Love the sign. ♥O

sissie said...

Very elegant Kim. I love it.

hugs
Sissie

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Your mantel is gorgeous! So nice and full! Loving the brown and gold color scheme too!

Ldy ~~ Dy said...

Hi Kim!! It's been a while.. sorry about that! But I am glad I had the chance to drop in! Your mantel is gorgeeeoussss!! Are you sure I am not looking at a magazine!! Love what you did with the tin plaques. They look beautiful! Also love that Merry Christmas sign... Be a good girl and rest the tummy!! Hugs!

Country Dreaming said...

Very pretty. Your elves did a great job!

Melinda

Jess said...

Oh you mantle is beautiful. I not only wish I had a mantle I wish I could have one and make you come to my house and decorate it! :-)

fairfieldhousenj.com said...

Your mantel is exquisite! I especially like the sign and tin plaques you redid. Beautiful.

Deborah

Heidi said...

I love what you've done with your mantel. What a pretty room. Also love your paint, what is the paint color, if you don't mind me asking? Thanks for the great ideas!

Tammy @BeatriceBanks said...

Love how everything lights up. Gold, sparkly and glittery. That's what I call Christmas bling! Love it!

michelle said...

Very beautiful! I love all the gold!!

Brianna Willis said...

HUGE fan of Rub N Buff. Whenever I get it out I just want to use it on everything! Love what you did with the plaques. They look amazing.

Betsy B. said...

It looks great! Love what you did with the signs.

Karen said...

I have not had much time to blog or visit blogs for months so when I finally got a chance to stop by here I was surprised to see you are expecting a baby! Congratulations!

Your mantle looks fabulous....I love your plaques!

Amaco said...

Thanks for using AMACO's Rub 'n Buff for your Christmas update. It's gorgeous! I'd like to post this on our Facebook page and I'll link back to your site.

Amaco said...

Thanks for using AMACO's Rub 'n Buff to dress up your plaques. Your mantle is gorgeous! I'd like to post on our Facebook page and link to your site.

Toyin O. said...

Looks very nice:)

Deb {Confessions of an Ugly Mom} said...

Kim, your mantle is GORGEOUS!!!! And I have to tell you I'm also paying attention to the woodwork above your fireplace. I love it, and I'm looking for inspiration for what I'm adding above mine.

Hope you and Cole are doing great. I'm sure you are one adorable pregnant lady right about now!

Deb

Linda said...

This is SO beautiful, Kim! I love the colors and the plaques turned out wonderfully!!

Pamela said...

Kim, I know I am a lil' slow in stopping by but wanted to let you know how beautiful I think your mantel is!! I just love it!