A Christmas Mantel

I’ve finally decorated our mantel for Christmas!  Last year I did a few lights and ornaments and that was about it.  But this year I decided to step it up a notch!

I started with 3 thrifted mirrors—a pair of octagonal mirrors purchased for $2 at the Eastman Flea Market a couple of months back and an ornate mirror purchased for $10 at goodwill.

Next I added a strand of fake pine garland and a strand of icicle lights. 

Then I added in our elk statue (from our trip to Jackson, Wyoming a few years back), an old red hurricane lantern, vases of ornaments, and some extra greenery (picked up during our trip to Roan Valley Tree Farm) to fill things out a bit more.

And here are the end results!  This is definitely the most decorated our mantel has ever been for the holidays! 







I love how the lights reflect off of the mirrors and give the entire room a golden glow!  It really adds a lot of warmth to and coziness to our living room!  And I love how the fresh greenery added in with the fake stuff really beefs things up!  Simply beautiful!


Holly said...

Cute!! LOVE that lantern!!

Alanna said...

ha! thanks... i've had it since i was a kid. we used it (and other oil lamps) all the time when the power would go out.