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December 2, 2013

Holiday Mantel 2013

Every year I ponder how I'm going to do the mantel.  I love to do a different look each time but I don't necessarily want to go out and buy new things for it each year.


I knew I wanted to use my Ivory Dove Statues that were gifted to me from Betty (Betty Marie's blog)
 Last year they were part of a large vignette I did on the wood cabinet top as seen "here"

The bowl was new last year and I used it on the dining table as seen "here" and "here"

I wanted something low in the center.  I set some of my ornaments in it and dressed it with a gold beaded garland.

Inspiration photo
Traditional Home magazine- New England Home with Holiday Palette

Notice the two mercury glass cylinders on the buffet.
They inspired me for my mantel.

I had these mercury glass cylinders from T.J. Maxx
that I've used for a few years.  I clustered some greens in them to somewhat mimic the look from the magazine.  I added in some gold gilded leaves that I've also used for several years along with the pine branches.

I popped in the red mercury glass candle holders for some color. 

I'm in love with the flameless candles.
They have an 8 hr. timer and come on every day by themselves.  
I really love them!


I'm joining the following parties:

Between Naps on the Porch
for

I was featured at
The Dedicated House
for
Make it Pretty

Kathe With An E
For

Ivy and Elephants 
For
What's It Wednesday

Ten June 
for
Holiday Cheer in Blogosphere 
and
Our Fifth House 
for
A Very Mantel and a Party 

The Charm of Home
for
Home Sweet Home 


35 comments:

  1. THe mantle is just perfect, Liz. I love the snow flake effects. Fun!!!!

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  2. Liz,
    Your mantle is exquisite, dear friend!!!
    I love the soft hued palette within this vignette!
    This hopeless romantic is enjoying the intimate print featured, as well!!!
    I, too, enjoy using accessories and decorations that I already have
    in different areas or ways each Christmas.
    Thank you for sharing your amazing talents with us!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  3. Your mantel is beautiful, Liz! I can tell a lot of thought went into how you wanted it to look! And you did a fabulous job! Simply superb!

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  4. Your mantel is simply beautiful! I love the colors you chose and your ivory dove statues...so pretty!

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  5. Gorgeous mantle Liz, I love the mercury glass and your greenery that you used!

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  6. Your mantel is decorated so beautifully, so perfect, Liz. I love it!..Christine

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  7. Lovely! I have the hardest time with mantels so I appreciate the inspiration.

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  8. Your holiday mantel looks like it should be in the house of your inspiration photo Liz. It's beautiful!

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  9. You always do so well with your mantel!!!!!! You have a nice variety of textures and colors and matte vs. shiny...it's just so pretty! I know what you mean about wanting to do something a little different each year without having to buy everything new. It can be tough sometimes, but you always nail it! I love those mercury glass cylinders and the bowl and how you used that inspiration photo!!!!

    When I owned my fine rentals store, I bought a TON of flameless candles wholesale. They were new on the market back then, and I went bonkers. They have improved exponentially over the years, though, and I just wanna dump those dinosaurs and get a bunch of those great ones on timers!!! I know that makes it SO much nicer when creating a vignette that can't be disturbed by having to constantly dig in to turn the candles on and off!

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  10. Liz, your mantel looks amazing! Beautiful.

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  11. Beautiful Liz! I love the "calmness" it creates! My I say, your entire blog looks gorgeous!~~Angela

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  12. Your mantel is beautiful, Liz. Love the mercury glass containers with greenery!

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  13. Hi lovely lady.
    I see you did one more Beautiful mantel for the Christmas Holidays. Angela is right about your blog looks gorgeous.
    xxoo
    Diane

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  14. Liz, your mantle is gorgeous. Love your touches and all the greens you chose.

    Cynthia

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  15. Oh, Liz! This is just so beautiful! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  16. Your mantel is beautiful! It makes me feel peaceful to see the doves and the beautiful artwork above the fireplace. I'm glad to know about the flameless candles with timers.

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  17. Beautiful and so classy and elegant. The flame less candles are a must! I absolutely love them. Your new red addition is lovely.

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  18. Wonderful classic look with the silver vases and greenery. Love the silver bowl with the ornaments and beaded garland. My mantel isn't decorated yet..thanks so much for the inspiration.

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  19. So So Amazing! I love it.
    Wishing you Happy Holidays and lots of Fun creating beauty and whimsy around the Home.
    Love,
    T

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  20. Love the greenery:) It brings so much life to a mantel.

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  21. Oh, it is just beautiful. I love mercury glass and with the greens, just perfect. The night photo is simply stunning! Thanks for visiting me!

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  22. Lovely !!! Just lovely,
    I love your doves. Gorgeous...And the glass cylinders are to fab. You can't go wrong with mercury glass.
    Your greenery sets all your beautiful pieces off just right. Every thing old is new again with your gracious touch.
    I would like to invite you to Sherry and my Blog.We have a special post for you to see.
    Merry Christmas,
    Marie Antoinette

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  23. Beautiful mantle, Liz! It is so elegant! Love all the greenery mixed with the white and mercury glass. You really did an amazing job with it.

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  24. Such a lovely, classic mantle!

    - Becky
    http://cuphalffull-sf.blogspot.com/

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  25. Very elegant, quite gorgeous! I think your blog header is fabulous, too.!

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  26. Liz,
    What a great mantle! Love everything on it!! I too love those flameless candles!! I bought several at Big Lot's.....
    Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving such nice comments.......

    Hugs,
    Deb

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  27. Beautiful mantel Liz…love the greens and white…you styled the mantel so perfectly...

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  28. Merry Christmas Liz and family! Your mantel is just gorgeous! XO

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  29. Liz, it's gorgeous!! You will be one of the features today at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. The party will be live in a couple of hours. Hope to see your prettiness again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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    1. Thank you Kathryn- you are so sweet! I appreciate it and am honored!

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  30. Very pretty! I love that painting.
    Sherry

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  31. Wow you have talent. It's beautiful! I am wondering about the beautiful print. What is the title or where can I find one?

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  32. Your mantel is a work of art. Just lovely! I am wondering about the framed print. Do you know the name or where I could find one?

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