A Thoughtful Place: Our Christmas Mantel 2012

12.06.2012

Our Christmas Mantel 2012

This Christmas season has been about bright pops of color for us. We are pretty much decorated and now enjoying activities from our advent calendar. I always appreciate this time of year and how it really makes us focus on spending the evenings doing something special. Even it is something as simple as reading Christmas stories or baking cookies together. And boy oh boy does our Elf {Candy Cane} create angels this time of year. I am hearing, “Okay, Mommy!” so much more than I ever do during the rest of the year. Wishing our Elf on the Shelf were a permanent member of our family! So here is a peek at the brightly colored Christmas mantel. Because I went so bold with color, I chose to keep it as simple as I could.

……………………..merry mantel

 

Merry Mantel A Thoughtful Place

 

I lucked out and stumbled upon this Merry sign at Target. It really tied everything in together {I think it was $10}.

Merry Mantel A Thoughtful Place

 

 

Merry Mantel A Thoughtful Place

 

For the garland I gathered ornaments in the colors I was using and strung them in a pattern. Sort of! The larger snowflakes are from Home Depot and the small ones on the merry sign are from Target. Our stockings are hung in a new spot this year. More on that later.

Merry Mantel A Thoughtful Place

Merry Mantel A Thoughtful Place

The snowflakes are ornaments and I simply used the hot glue gun to attach three of them together. Then I attached them to the Merry sign with a tiny bit of glue.

topiarymantel

In case you missed it, I posted about how to make the topiaries here. I made them both for the mantel.

 

Merry Mantel A Thoughtful Place

Merry Mantel A Thoughtful Place

This is such a different look for us. I normally gravitate towards more neutral and natural décor. Last year’s mantel was quite different. You can see that here {but excuse the dark photos. I am learning!}. I will be linking up with Michelle over at Ten June. Her blog is always packed with fantastic DIY projects and I am sure there will be beautiful mantels to check out.

 

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also linking up with the lettered cottage

28 comments :

  1. Hi Courtney, you have decorated beautifully this year. I love the bright pops of colour you've created and the garland with it's snowflakes and baubles!

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  2. Courtney- I just love your colorful and cheery mantel! Happy Holidays.

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  3. I smiled when I scrolled down and saw the pictures. Great job! It's awesome!

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  4. It looks so happy and cheerful! I love these fun colors!

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  5. It is so fun and festive. Loving all the colors.

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  6. love all the bright colors, so used to seeing just white, green and red decor! very cute!

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  7. Adorable! This mantel is Merry and Bright! The colors are so cheerful.

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  8. So fun and cheerful! Love the bright colors :)

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  9. Color and sparkle! Adore it! That cute little garland in the front is the *best*! I wish I had seen it before I tackled my mantle...I'm such a color fan and this just gets me all happy and giddy (c: I don't know how you keep coming up with all this creative stuff, but keep it comin' (c;

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  10. I love the colors and your little ornament topiaries are perfect.

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  11. Adore all of the color AND the sparkle that you've incorporated! Amazing!!!

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  12. Oh it's SOO cute and fun! Love the bright pops of color! Very whimsical!! I have a feeling our mantels will go this direction after this year! I just love kid-friendly decor!

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  13. Pretty! I'm going with a similar color palette this year. Love the topiaries.

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  14. I love non-traditional colors around the holidays! The Merry sign is just darling--great Target find!

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  15. Love this! I love all the bring colors!

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  16. I love the MERRY sign! It's super cute! You're mantel is so festive and fun! :)

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  17. It's so fun with all the colors! I adore those topiaries you made!

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  18. So fun! I like the bright colors. It is happy mantle.

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  19. I love all of the fun colors that you chose to use in this year's mantel. The glittery snowflakes are so cute and of course those topiaries are genius!

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  20. So cheery and whimsical! These are decorations and colors that the kids probably appreciate too. : ). Merry Christmas!

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  21. Super cute! Love the bright colors.

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  22. Darling! I love all of the fun colors!! So happy I found your blog...I'm off to read :)

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  23. Could this mantel be any more cheerful? I don't think so! So festive & simple all at the same time. I missed the whole linky thing - really need to get out from under my rock from time to time.

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  24. I just love the colors, so cheerful.

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  25. Oh how I love those topiaries! I love green and blue for Christmas. Beautiful mantel, Courtney!

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  26. So very merry indeed! I am such a sucker for all of the amazing colors you used! So darling my friend!

    xo,
    Jen

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  27. Glad you stepped out of the box, those colors are so much fun! Especially the turquoise and green, those are so festive.

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