Mantles Adorned for Christmas

When you live in South Florida, chances are that you do not have a fireplace. When we relocated to North Central Florida, I hit the jackpot in the new house as there were two fireplaces I could adorn for the holidays. Seven years ago, we relocated to North Carolina and when building our home, I made certain that I had to have at least two fireplaces so that I could decorate them!!..

Last year I decorated the Great Room fireplace in reds and greens, using many red poinsettias. This year I needed a change. I collected owls after Christmas last year (my granddaughter loves them and her room has an owl/woodland theme)..and decided to do softer colors with a woodland theme.

In the media room, I basically decorated the mantle in the same colors as last year using the same ribbon because I love it so much. I changed out the hurricanes and placed a white reindeer and white tree on each side the of the mantle.

My very accommodating husband agreed to place the grasscloth wallpaper on the back of the bookcases in the media room. What a guy..he had enough on his plate in getting the exterior ready for the tour and hung the wallpaper the night before the tour!!..I have seen this done in many places; however, when I saw STACY CURRAN OF CONSPICOUS STYLE DESIGN back her bookcases with the grasscloth, it was a no brainer.


I used a basic green garland and added the white and gold trimmed poinsettias, assorted white ornaments, assorted silk floral branches, birds, and my mom’s crocheted snowflakes. The cute owls are perched on the mantle, white branches in the glass cylinder and the green glittery grapevine trees.


A full view of the fireplace and mantle


I used white floral grade branches and perched some of the owls on them. I took glass ornaments that had a snowflake design on them and filled them with twigs. I weighted the glass cylinder and filled with snow and Raz glittered balls.


The mercury glass candle holders and globes are from Pottery Barn.



The beautiful mercury glass acorns purchased at an after Christmas sale. What a find and it is the symbol of Raleigh, The City of Oaks.


The crocheted snowflake my mom made years ago..She made at least a dozen of them for me and I have them throughout the house.


Glass pinecone ornaments filled with twigs for a more nature like feel…


The glass snowflake ornament on the branches that I filled with twigs


A beaded snowflake ornament that I made last year at our craft group in the neighborhood, “The Crafty Chicks”




The “tiger owl” perched on a mercury glass candle holder




The Media Room Mantle..full view. I used a simple pine inspired garland with a brown and copper ribbon along with copper ornaments and ornamentation. I replaced the glass hurricane candle holders with the more woodland themed reindeer and tree.


A side view…



The reindeer..a Pottery Barn inspired hanging topiary of wooden balls, moss balls and 3 coordinating ribbons are hung from the bottom of the mantle using my trusty 3M command hooks.


A closer look of the hanging topiary…


The tree…




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  1. Gorgeous! I love the hanging topiary. Juts beautiful!

  2. Great mantels. Love the little owls as I am sure others would too. You should share at some linky parties and it will get you some traffic to your blog.

  3. How absolutely exquisite! Both of your mantels are so gorgeous and I have never seen anything quite like your hanging topiary but I LOVE it. 🙂 Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Inspiration Friday this week!

  4. Lovely mantels – decorated to perfection! Thank you!
    I am blog hopping & following you from Katherine’s Corner. Growing Old With Grace Stop by and check out our cool giveaway! Hugs, GraceinAZ

  5. Just hopped over from Katherine’s Corner. I’m a new follower. Your mantels are gorgeous. Looking forward to seeing more of your decor…


  6. Your mantles are absolutely gorgeous….so beautifully decorated. I love them! I am now a follower of your blog and look forward to return visits. I invite you to join me as well on my blog at
    Hugs, Gayle.

  7. wow, beautiful! Thank you for linking to the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop at Katherines Corner. Hugs and smooches and wishes for a wonderful weekend

  8. Debbie@Mountain Breaths says

    Thank you for alerting me to your owl mantle! I adore everything about it!! Hoot Hoot 🙂

  9. Most gorgeous mantels ever!!

  10. Beautiful mantels…love the combination of mercury glass and magnolias! And your media room mantel is fabulous! Such pretty and unusual colors! Love it! Thanks so much for sharing at the Christmas in July Party!…hugs…Debbie

  11. Absolutely lovely! I like using magnolia leaves on our mantel and around the house during the Christmas season. Your little owls are cute!

  12. Your decorations are gorgeous. Well done! Visiting from Crafty Texas Girls.

  13. Your mantles are gorgeous! I love the sweet little owls! Visiting from Christmas in July!

  14. Love your mantles, Shirley. The colors go perfectly with the church window!

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