Sunday, December 16, 2012

Christmas Tour Part Four—The Den

Welcome back to the Horvath Christmas house!  I’m back today to show you our den and Christmas mantel decorations.  I pulled out my box labeled “Den” and set to work sprucing up the mantel with my favorite gold and silver holiday things.  

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In the effort to mix things up a bit this Christmas (it’s so hard for me!) I reworked the garland that I used last year into a different project this year so I was left with only a piece of ice encrusted pine.  I added a short piece of cheap-o pine garland and a bunch of silvery sprigs to fill it out under the mantel.  On top of the mantel I used faux pine sprigs, pinecones, gold and green ornaments and candles.


My Noel letters took center stage again. 


Silver, pewter and glass candlesticks flank the center.  I was so delighted to find these mercury glass trees in my box that I had totally forgotten about!  They came from JCPenney last year.  On the end I added two new candles from Kohl’s that are crusted with silver and gold beads.  Love them!


In front of the fireplace filled with candles I placed our tiny tree which I dusted with some snow.  More ornaments and my gold reindeer fill out the sides of the hearth.


This is the view from my cutting table across the room.  I opted to hang the snowflakes from the mantel instead of from the ceiling.  Color me lazy. :)


The couch got a tiny bit of Christmas, too with its snowflake pillow (I borrowed it for the living room photos).  And on the coffee table a bowl of ornaments and a candle are joined by a little wooden reindeer.


On my side cabinet, I had to decorate around our new TV (Thanks Mike!).  So I took apart a wreath for its garland and spruced it up with some pinecones and gold bead garland.


These silver candlesticks were painted wood and I repainted them with liquid silver paint.  We used them at Halloween, too!


And over on my new cubby cabinet, I put my mercury glass candlesticks from Target.  They are joined by a ice encrusted branch of pine that I found at TJMaxx this year.  It was the only one left and I snatched it right up!


I nestled a bird’s nest into the branch, filled it with tiny golden “eggs” and then placed Mama bird alongside.  A little silver Christmas tree completes the vignette.  It’s cute! :)


That’s the end of our tour in the den.  Next I’ll show you the foyer and all of our outdoor lights!  Come back soon!



Aunt Jan said...

The house is beautiful and the decorations are awsome. Better than Good Housekeeping or HGTV!!! I love it all...