Our Great Room Christmas Mantel

Our Great Room Christmas mantel this year 

is probably the most simplistic mantel that I have created.

I promised myself this year

that I am really going to downsize my Christmas decorations.

I did give many boxes of Christmas ornaments, florals and decorations

along with a couple of trees to Habitat last year.

However, I did keep these little trees!

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Woodland Winter Vignette of White and Green

Every year I try to “mix things up” with the decorations I have on hand.

I do have approximately 50 large containers and boxes of Christmas decor..

~ ~ not to mention trees, wreaths and garland.

I have a great inventory collected over the years to choose from ~ ~years of “after Christmas sales”!

Woodland Winter Christmas Vignette 2013

As I do with accessories during the year, I am changing the “geography” of my Christmas Decor.

I decided this year that I will use a softer palette of white, silver and green in the great room.

Woodland Winter Christmas Vignette 2013

I began with the Pottery Barn candlesticks and a faux evergreen swag.

Woodland Winter Christmas Vignette 2013

I placed a mini faux wreath at the base of the platform..

~ ~ to give the topiary ball a bit of a “winter feel”

Woodland Winter Christmas Vignette 2013

I love creating arrangements and experimenting with different textures.

Woodland Winter Christmas Vignette 2013

Woodland Winter Christmas Vignette 2013

A great place for a winter bird to perch.

Woodland Winter Christmas Vignette 2013

Placed a faux evergreen tree in the Pottery Barn Leah Hurricane..

~ ~ I use Department 56 faux snow as it is very fine and more realistic.

Woodland Winter Christmas Vignette 2013

Woodland Winter Christmas Vignette 2013

Added crystal deer, ceramic trees by Raz, and a cute owl.

Woodland Winter Christmas Vignette 2013

Woodland Winter Christmas Vignette 2013

I added two clear glass pine cone ornaments that have twigs inside..

~ ~ I love the texture that the twigs bring to the ornament.

Woodland Winter Christmas Vignette 2013

One Christmas vignette done….many more to go!

Have a wonderful day!!!

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“Coffee Table” Vignette…and a Linky Party!

So busy this week trying to complete my Christmas decorating…

With the exception of the large tree…the living room is almost complete…

Here is one more table vignette to present to you…

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I was excited to use my Arhaus bargain I purchased this summer..

…..large silver metal antlers that were on clearance..

……….they were originally $50 each, but got them for $10 each!!…Yay…love bargains!!

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I always have my Waterford bowl on this table…a gift from my brother…

…..it makes me smile every time I see it…

……….added my faux crystal deer and lots of florals and an evergreen swag for a base.

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I used the color scheme of white, cream and silver…

…..adding white ornaments and cream poinsettias.

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And here is the other side of the table…

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There is a set of three crystal candlesticks…a compote of cotton…and a silver tree…

….on the other side of the floral swag.

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The compote is Heisey Plantation…

…..started collecting a few pieces of this years ago…then they became a tad pricey….

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And now let’s move over to a small accent table next to my “bee chair”….

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There sits my little Waterford lamp and commemorative crystal ball from the Millennium…

…..along with my blue transferware “potty bowl”…

And my Norman Rockwell figurine…

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I just love White Cyclamen this time of year…

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And one more table….

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Placed a topiary in a Spode bowl…purchased at HomeGoods…

….with my pal Suzy from Worthing Court

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And my “French Hen”..from a 12 Days of Christmas series….

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Just love her!!

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And now I would like to announce a great Linky Party coming your way!!!

It is the Better Late Than Never Christmas Inspirations Link Party…

…..that I will be participating with these wonderful bloggers…

Amy from Atta Girl Says

Barb from The Everyday Home

Laura from Top This Top That

Suzy from Worthing Court….and ME!

The party will start on December 12th…

Link up any one of your holiday posts…

Your link will appear on all five blogs…

Hope to see you then!!!

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