Friday, December 20, 2013

A "Merry Christmas" Mantel

 It's been a busy week--shopping, wrapping, baking, more decorating and attending holiday gatherings.
So, before the season ends and the plants die, here is my holiday mantel reveal!
I anchored the ends with live plants, paperwhites and mini trees in red urns.
Cedar garland and faux candles complete the look along with my tartan Merry Christmas banner that I absolutely love!

All those battery operated candles are simple and easy.
They can be enjoyed every night without too much hassle as they're on a timer.
Plus, I found a few that are on remote control!
I wish I had invented these as they have almost replaced real candles in my life.  But not really!

We have been spending more time in the living room, enjoying the holiday season.
I feel like Christmas is upon us as of today.
Are you ready?

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Mary Ann Pickett said...

Such a pretty mantel. I would want to spend more time in there, too!

Thehouseofhampton said...

Your mantel is very festive. I purchased the candles on remote and love them! Mix in some burning ones around the room because nothing beta a real flame!
Merry Christmas!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

So pretty and no, I'm not ready. Have not wrapped a single gift. Have to buy groceries, possibly bake and clean the house and make two big pots of chili this weekend.

Cheryl said...

Almost ready for the holidays. We will be celebrating my son's birthday tomorrow night, (my "baby" is 29 today!
Gotta go marketing for it, on top of girls night out tonight!
Love your mantel, so warm and inviting. Got some great battery operating candles at home goods, real wax so only use indoors. Love they have timers! Still burn regular candles, but usually just in one or two rooms or I will forget!
Have a merry Christmas and joyous new year!

AT HOME BLOG said...

È bellissimo Dolores...
Buone feste

Anonymous said...

How beautiful, Delores! Love the soft glow and all of those candles.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Unknown said...

Wow!!! That is one gorgeous mantel. I love the plants as anchors, and the candles look lovely! Love the banner too! Just beautiful. Merry Christmas!!

Woodside Park said...

It's beautiful, festive, and most importantly, warm! Thanks for all your fabulous and inspiring posts in 2013. Merry Christmas to you and yours, Delores!!

Babs said...

Your mantel is so pretty. Flameless candles are so nice to have. I'm finding I'm using them more and more, especially the ones with the timer. I even found some window candles with timers. I'm ready for Christmas, except for deciding what to have for Christmas lunch for the two of us. We'll have supper at my aunt's house with lots of family and homemade egg nog. Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas.
xo Babs

Leslie said...

Your mantel is beautiful Dolores! Merry Christmas to you and your family and wishing you a happy, healthy New Year.


Lesa said...

Simply beautiful! Any idea where the tartan "Merry Christmas" banner came from? I always, always look forward to your blogs & pictures. Your style is exquisite. Merry Christmas & a Very Happy New Year.

Gina-Teta said...

How beautiful,Merry Christmas & a Very Happy New Year.

AntiqueChase said...

so pretty and elegant!

Kathysue said...

BEAUTIFUL!! I love the tartan banner, perfect touch. The more candles the better! Wishing you and very merry Christmas my sweet friend, Miss you,
xoxo Kathysue

vignette design said...

Hi Lesa,
The tartan banner came from Target, several years ago. Pottery Barn has a silver glitter one available now you might check out! Merry Christmas!

Sarah said...

Delores, I just pinned your mantel photo. '-)
I always do something different on our mantel, but it is never an easy decision. I like to keep it simple, just greens, candles, and perhaps a touch of gold or read. Love the idea of the mass of candles in the middle with the greens and the urns on the ends. I already have the tartan banner. Imagine that! '-)
Hope you are enjoying the holidays. All the best…..Sarah

Terri~terrileeauthor said...

I'd like to be sitting there in front of that warm and inviting fireplace.
Love the tartan 'Merry Christmas.'
It's very, Delores... ha ha

Unknown said...

What a beautiful mantel and yes, I'm ready for Christmas. I wish you many blessings in the new year! Hugs!

cindy hattersley design said...

Delores that mantel is quite simply gorgeous! Love the balance of it all..hope to see you in the Spring or before!!

Victoria said...

It is lovely, Delores. Have a very happy Christmas with your family.

Unknown said...

Beautiful mantel and I love that painting!

sugarcreek said...

Ready or not, Christmas is on its way and so our we...over the hills and thru the woods to Grandmas house. Your mantel and home are beautiful. Thank you for sharing with us. merry Christmas to you & your family.

Unknown said...

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