Monday, November 29, 2010

Mantel Shelf At Christmas

I love this time of year!   Although I don’t have a fireplace mantel, I do have a mantel shelf in the family room and I love to decorate it for all seasons.  Decorating it for Christmas is probably my favorite. 

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The garland  I used this year was prelit.   I layered it  with pine to give it more depth and added pinecones, red balls and little red berries.          

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I have collected a few of the Old World Santas and one of them has found his place again this year on the mantel shelf.

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The candles are battery operated and I really like the glow it gives especially at night.    It actually flickers like a real candle.  This is my first time using them. 

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A  view of the mantel shelf with the Christmas tree. 

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I love my mantel shelf all decked out for Christmas and I hope you enjoyed seeing it. 

Blessings,

Gail

Linking this post to:  

Blue Cricket Design

Savy Southern Style

All Things Heart and Home

40 comments:

  1. Beautiful!

    I love the large bows with the three ornaments in the center that you have on the tree.

    I need to get busy.
    Rhonda

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  2. It's looks so pretty Gail, thanks for sharing. I need to get me some of those candles. Where did you find them?

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  3. I so agree with Rhonda...those bows/ornaments on your tree are beautiful...also love your SANTA!!!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  4. Beautiful!
    Thanks for signing on to follow my blog and for your sweet comments! I really appreciate it!
    Hugs,
    Donna

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  5. Very beautiful. Your mantel does not look very deep, how do you keep it all from falling off I wonder?

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  6. SO pretty! Love the mantle AND the tree! The bows on your tree are gorgeous!

    Lou Cinda

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  7. Just beautiful! Love that last pic with the tree in view. The garland looks fresh and abundant, just how I love them!

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  8. Beautiful and lush... your mantel shelf is just what I love! I have new garland on my list to get tomorrow when I am out and about. I want it all pre lit now. YOur greens are gorgeous. Where did you get them?
    I could just transfer this to my home and be sooooo happy!
    Yvonne

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  9. Wow, your tree! Gorgeous from every angle and so festive! We put up our tree over the weekend and I thought it looked a little plain. Now I can see how empty it looks compared to yours!

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  10. Wow, I am so inspired now! Thank you!

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  11. Everything looks beautiful! Love the mantel shelf and love the tree! Wish I was that far along with my decorating.
    Jane

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  12. Gail, you are so very creative! Your home is beautiful. I may borrow some of your decorating ideas for our home. I especially like the decorated shelf int his post.
    I noticed as well that your son is in the US Army.
    My youngest boy is currently stationed in Germany and will be going to Afghanistan soon. I will make sure to pray for your son.
    Have a Merry Christmas!

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  13. Your tree is gorgeous and just proves a lot of ornaments are needed on a tree. The mantle is gorgeous! ♥O

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  14. Gail this is just gorgeous! Your tree is so pretty with those big bows and abundance of ornaments.

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  15. Your mantle shelf looks beautiful Gail. I love how festive it all looks. Have a wonderful day!
    xoxo,
    Kim

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  16. Wow, everything looks great!! When can I move in?? hahaha! Hope you are enjoying the holiday season :)

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  17. It's beautiful Gail. The heaviness of the mantle shelf balances the Christmas tree just beautifully. What a gorgeous arrangement. Thank you for sharing on the Boardwalk Bragfest!

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  18. Your mantel shelf is gorgeous! It's so rich and welcoming. I love your Old World Santa ... and, you'll love your battery operated candles. Hopefully, you found the ones that have a timer, which come on every night at the same time all by themself and turn off a few hours later. It's balanced so well ... thanks for sharing this beautiful space. And, your tree is stunning, too! Hugs, Becca

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  19. Absolutely gorgeous! I love it too. Great job.
    Cindy

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  20. Wonderful!!~ You made me realize that I really need to start collecting some old World Santas too...they are fabulous!

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  21. very traditional and homey and warm! Love it!

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  22. really beautiful! Theresa xoxo

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  23. So beautiful. I have some of those candles and the batteries don't seem to last longer than a day. The lighted swag (and tree!) is cozy looking. I love, love, love the floor candle.

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  24. Your mantel shelf is beautifully adorned. I love the layers and don't you just love those battery operated candles. I have several. Thanks so much for joining the party this week.

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  25. Gail,
    Everything is just stunning and i love the bows on that luscious tree!!

    Beautiful!!

    Hugs,
    Deb @ A Debbie-Dabble Christmas

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  26. it looks great, especially old world santa and the candles. i LOVE them, they are my favorite type to use. the battery operated ones i have actually have a vanilla scent, so even better. your home looks so warm and inviting for xmas!

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  27. I just love your traditional Christmas and colors!! That is my style too! Beautiful "mantle" and tree!

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  28. This is really lovely! I love the way the family photos are included for such a personal touch! Hopped over from Savvy Southern Style...

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  29. Just beautiful! I love the layers of green, berries and pinecones. Stopping by from your link at All Things Merry & Brite - off to check out more of your posts! Great looking blog!

    Jane
    www.janiesporch.blogspot.com

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  30. Very beautiful!!!
    And your tree is gorgeous!!!

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  31. Your tree is so pretty! I love the mantle shelf too! I need to touch up my tree...it doesn't go well with my mantle. I love how yours fit together.

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  32. Wow! You've given me an idea! I have some things I don't have a place for...I'm going to find a shelf to display them! GORGEOUS! ♥

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  33. It's just beautiful! I love your decorating style!

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  34. Gail...Your mantle shelf and tree are stunning. I love the Santa you put on the shelf too. You have the touch my friend~
    xo
    Robin
    (Thanks for linking to All Things Merry & Brite...I'm looking forward to seeing all your inspiration! Next Wednesday we'll be adding everyone's Christmas house photos to the mix!)

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  35. Love it all. You have decorated your mantel shelf beautifully. The glamour is wonderful, especially near your decorated Christmas., which is gorgeous! I also enjoy using battery candles. They make them look so real and they are safe. I am your newest follower. Happy holidays...Linda

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  36. Hi Gail...

    My friend, I am soooo enjoying all of your beautiful Christmas!!! Ohhh my...your mantel shelf is GORGEOUS!!! It's one of my favorites!!! I love, love, LOVE the garland...it's fabulous!!! This is sooo pretty, my friend!!! Your Christmas tree is beautiful too!!! Ooooh...sooo many Christmas pretties at your house!!! Thank you for sharing them with us...I'm so inspired!

    Warmest Christmas Wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

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  37. Your mantel shelf is fabulous! Did you make it or buy it? I'm in the process of building a new house and I am going to miss my fireplace, but a mantel shelf would be an awesome substitute!

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