Wednesday, November 28, 2012

2012 Christmas Mantel Shelf

Hello Everyone!  In years past, I’ve always displayed one of my Old World Santas on one side of the mantel shelf in the family room.  This year I used two lanterns on each side instead. 

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I placed an electric candle inside each one and made a Christmas swag to place in front of the lanterns.  

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I also added birds, pinecones, faux Christmas greens and berries.  

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Did you happen to notice my broken clock?  I knocked it off when I was working on the mantel shelf.  That broke my heart!  I made the cedar board backdrop especially for the clock.  It’s still keeping time though.  I’ve been on the lookout for a new one while Christmas shopping to replace it but I haven’t found one that is the right size. 

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My tree is all done and I even made changes to that too this year. 

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As always, thanks for stopping by and I hope you all are having a wonderful week so far! 

Gail 

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53 comments:

  1. I love it, that is soooooo beautiful

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  2. Hi Gail,
    I love the lanterns and the candles in them are fabulous! Are they vintage? Your tree is gorgeous, the burlap ribbon looks wonderful. You put everything together so nicely. I love it!
    Hugs, Cindy

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  3. LOVE your mantle Gail. Had to pin it. You are my inspiration for this year. May I ask where you got your electrical candles? I need one JUST like that. Thank you ~
    Deanna

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  4. Gail you Christmas tree looks so pretty!As does your mantle too! Love those burlap bows! Too bad about your clock.
    xx
    Anne

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  5. So, so beautiful! I always love the way you decorate your mantel shelf & this time is no exception.

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  6. It all looks beautiful, Gail! I love those candles you used in the lanterns. I'm sorry to hear you broke your clock. I hate when I break a favorite item. Your tree looks great. I used burlap on the little tree I put in our master and I just need to get some of those things to stick in the top now.

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  7. thats beautiful Gail.... My daughter will adore that woody tree and mantle you did. Thats her favorite style.

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  8. Gail, your mantel shelf is beautiful! Love the lanterns and the candles are gorgeous! You always create such beautiful vignettes!

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  9. Oh how beautiful!! I love those lanterns......

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  10. Gail your mantel shelf looks beautiful! I love the lanterns with the greenery and burlap!

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  12. Love those large lanterns Gail. The clock still looks great to me. I bought a huge clock at a garage sale and it looses time but it's so big I am still going to do something with it. Happy Christmas, Olive

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  13. That is all so pretty, Gail. I LOVE those lanterns.

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  14. Love the Lanterns, so beautifully put together!

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  15. This vignette is absolutely beautiful! I love the nature inspired decor. Glad I found your page at Fall into Fall. I am now following you on Linky and I look forward to getting more inspiration!

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  16. Gail, your mantel and tree are gorgeous!! Love the lanterns.
    Mary Alice

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  17. I love the lanterns. I am visiting from WOW Us Wednesday.

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  18. Both your tree and mantel are beautiful! I like both a lot!!

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  19. Hi Gail, your decorating looks beautiful. You always do such a wonderful job! We wish you a lot of luck with our new booth!
    ~Audra

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  20. Wow! Simply beautiful and classy.

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  21. Oh how beautiful! I love the lanterns! So pretty lit up!

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  22. What an incredible Christmas *mantel,* Gail! I love the lanterns, birds and burlap. And, your tree is gorgeous! I love the evening pics with its beautiful glow!

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  23. Hi Gail! Oh, your mantel is just beautiful. Love the lanterns with the candles inside. Your tree is pretty too. You're on a roll!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

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  24. What a gorgeous tree and such a cozy corner. Just beautiful!!

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  25. The mantel and the tree are gorgeous! I love those lanterns. Would you come decorate my house. :0)

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  26. i like the clock i did not even know it was broke i thought it look so good. ang

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  27. It is all so pretty!! Love the lanterns!!
    ~Cindy

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  28. Gail, your mantle is gorgeous! I love the whole vignette, broken clock and all, which I didn't even notice till you mentioned it. I never met a clock face I didn't love, broken or not.

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  29. Looking fantastic! Great job!


    =)


    Brooke

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  30. Gail, your mantel display and tree are just gorgeous! Every detail is wonderful. Love the touches of red with the berries and the birds. Hope you find a new clock that's just the right size!

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  31. Just beautiful, Gail. Such a cozy country Christmas feeling. Love it!

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  32. I love the whole look! The lanterns and the huge burlap bows are beautiful! It looks like a scene from an older era. So cozy and inviting! Happy Holidays!! ~ Jamie

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  33. Lovely and cozy. I love the lanterns.

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  34. Hi Gail! Beautiful just beautiful!! and cozy and warm too.

    Have a fun week,
    Sincerely, Jeannette

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  35. Such a pretty look all round. I agree with the others, it has such a cozy look about it. I'm sorry about your clock, although I confess, I hadn't noticed!

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  36. The lanterns are perfect!

    Bliss

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  37. I love the gorgeous mantle. The clock looks amazing attached to the board, no replacement needed! I'm loving what the burlap bows do for the whole effect. Beautiful!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  38. Gail, it is so gorgeous!!! The lanterns are perfect and I love the burlap bows! So beautiful!

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  39. Very nice! The lanterns look awesome! I like the tree and chair snugged up near the mantel shelf!
    Too bad about the clock. I was tearing down my mantel to dress for Christmas and one of my pictures slid off and broke it! :-( Can yours be repaired?

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  40. There's so much inspiration for me here, Gail! I'm craving a more rustic feeling this Christmas and yours is gorgeous. I feel like I use that word a lot when visiting your blog :) Those candles in the lanterns are amazing, I have never seen any like them!

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  41. Love those lanterns - and the candles in them too!! So sad about your clock - happy hunting for a new one. You always do such a great job decorating!! Love it!

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  42. I really like the rustic look of your mantel and your tree. The burlap ribbon is the perfect touch and adds so much rustic drama. Looks lovely.

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  43. Gail,
    Your tree and mantel look outstanding...love the lanterns. I finally got moved in...how about you?

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  44. Both your tree & mantel are gorgeous! I wish you would come do mine! ;o)

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  45. Love the broken clock! Very old-world looking, to my eyes. And the lanterns on either side of it - gorgeous. :)

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  47. Gail, Your mantel is absolutely gorgeous! I love to read your blog. Would you please post in your blog where you got the beautiful candles in your lanterns? I would love to know where to purchase them. Thank you!

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  48. Your mantel looks wonderful with those large lanterns and the clock on the boards. Beautiful!

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  49. How Gorgeous! All your decorations are gorgeous but I especially love those chubby little lanterns on your mantel shelf. So Cute!

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  50. Beautiful mantel..LOVE the lanterns with the electric candles.Gotta look for them. Sorry about your clock. I don't see where you broke it in the photos...it look great.
    Babs

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  51. Love the red berries, birds, and the burlap ribbon! Looks great!

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  52. Your mantel is beautiful...and your tree gorgeous! Sorry to hear about your clock, I've a few that I know somewhere down the line I will break, or they just will wear out, it must be heartbreaking, but keep looking somewhere out there is what you need!!! Glad to have found your beautiful site, I'll be here regularly!

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  53. So so beautiful!! I had no clue burlap made such beautiful bows. Love the touch of deer antlers. You definitely have the touch. I so love your blog. Thanks for sharing.

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