Wednesday, December 07, 2011

A Silver and Gold Christmas Mantel

Our next stop on the Christmas tour is the den.  The focal point in this room is the fireplace.  Our Christmas mantel returned to the silver and gold theme of last year but with a couple of tweaks.


I left the floral prints above the mantel since the gold tones tied into the color scheme.  Then I layered the mantel with a frosted pine garland, glittered pinecones, gold sprigs and candles.  My beautiful faux mercury glass pillar holders are joined by a couple of candlesticks topped with fluted votive cups.  I bought these for our wedding table and never used them.  When I unearthed them at my parent’s house, I decided to use them on the mantel.  They are so cute!


Under the mantel I draped a fir garland twined with gold ribbon and beads and silvery gold sprigs.  Twinkling lights add to the sparkle.  And over the whole scene, gold and silver snowflakes are fluttering from the ceiling.  To complete the hearth, I put my little tree in the center and topped it with a gold star.  And the stockings are hung on either end, ready for Santa!


After everything was set and the NOEL letters secured to the mantel (the garland kept knocking them over) I sprinkled everything with a bit of sparkling snow!  The garland and tree have a snowy look and you can see the dusting of snow on the mantel ledge.  I love it!



Over on the couch, the ivory velvet pillows from the bedroom join a couple of striped pillows.  And in the center is a new green felt pillow that I copied from BHG.  It’s the perfect complement to all the snowflakes on the mantel.


I have recently fallen in love with this antique toolbox and I keep bringing it out as a centerpiece.  I stuffed it with fir trimmings, cedar sprigs and glittering pinecones.  My mercury glass votives fill in the tray and everything is dusted with snow!  A couple of tiny white glitter trees flank the centerpiece. 


Another greenery filled basket joins a collection of wintry items on the cabinet.  A couple of snowmen, a pair of gold tapers, and a reindeer bring the spirit of the season to this side of the den. 


And here is the view that will greet Santa on Christmas Eve… 


Hope he doesn’t knock over the little tree when he comes down the chimney! :)

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Jessica @ Decor Adventures said...

Hi Sarah,

Wow this is just stunning! Seriously it's straight out of a magazine, you really have talent.

The garland and lights and white touches, I'm going to share it on my FB page.

And I love the pillow! Might have to make one myself :-)

the cape on the corner said...

love how twinkly and sparky and yet somehow still classic. gorgeous!

Leslie said...

Very nice. I love the little Christmas tree in front of the hearth!

Anonymous said...

I just wanted to let you know i love your Christmas mantel that i have added your tutorial to my blog

happy holidays