Monday, December 5, 2011

Christmas mantel

After the blast of snow last week,
 that I was beyond thankful for ~ go here to see why,
 and a high of 15 today we're ready for some cozy nights by our fireplace.

Here's our mantel decked out for the season...


I kept with the same scheme as the bookcases and used
stacked books, cream vases, some gold for sparkle
 and greenery (door swags I had). 


I started on the ends and moved toward the center,
where I got stuck and tried everything under the sun...
 wreaths, grouping of large candlesticks, black vase with greenery,
then I stole this large piece from a vignette in the kitchen - it works! 



These jars were on clearance at my favorite store,
but not my favorite color, so...
they got a transformation along with all the other cream colored vases on the bookcases,
 all picked up at thrift stores.


Since it's Christmas, my decorating is done, I'm nice, and you're my favorites
 because you come visit everyday, I have a little surprise for you!
      Spot a mistake in the photo above and be the first to name it in a comment.
 (be sure I have your email)
I love games like this, being detailed and all I think I'm so good! 



If you haven't finished your mantel yet come check out the inspiration over at...
Or, if yours is all decked out too, come join in!

16 comments:

A Vintage Vine said...

Pam is the glass broken on the glass vase? I am not a detail gal like you...now the curiosity is killing me! Your so naughty, does Santa know you tease us readers? HAHA! Love the mantel!! You did a great job in it, thanks for sharing!

Jennifer L. Griffin said...

Ah, it's driving me crazy! Everything looks perfect! If I had to guess, is there 1 silver ball mixed in with the gold? Can't tell if that's just the lighting or if it's different! Looks beautiful girl!

Carly {xoxo teacherista} said...
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Carly {xoxo teacherista} said...

My eyes officially hurt. The only mildly sticking out item to me is in the bottom left of the mix of ornaments. One looks white and flat--did it break when you put them in?

Looks wonderful! I need to find a thrift store. You're making me want to spray paint like crazy!

Lori said...

Love your mantel. It bears your signature-simple elegance. You've got me stumped and I'm a "Where's Waldo?" Champ! Is one pot higher than the other, or is it just the photo? You can come make your lovely "mistakes" at my house anytime!

Shannon@FoxHollowCottage said...

There is a little tealight in the glass vase ;) But I'm just wierd like that. Everything looks gorgeous!! Very classic and chic. Merry Christmas.

Dana Frieling@ Make Them Wonder said...

Ah man, I'm late in the game. Who knew you were such a tease?! ha! Hope you're party is a blast tonight. Can't wait to about it. We're all expecting a post!

Cathy Wall said...

So simple and lovely, you are sticking to it girl! I think my eyes are too old to find the mistake but I think someone else did! How was your girlfriend party?
Cathy

pam {simple details} said...

Keep guessing - no winner yet!

Calypso In The Country said...

Everything looks perfect, Pam! Your mantel just adds to the warm coziness of your house - love it! I guess you will want to warm up with that fireplace with the weather you have been having!
-Shelley

mississippi artist said...

Beautiful! Beautiful!So calm and serene.

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

Apparently I am NOT detail oriented - it all looks lovely and festive to me! I can't find any mistake!

pam {simple details} said...

Give up?? The glass jar was a beverage server, but the spigot broke, that piece on the left is an ugly hunk of plastic sticking out - I turned it to the back!

Everyone who commented gets a litle surprise! Email me! :)

the cape on the corner said...

looks gorgeous! love the stacked books.

Holly said...

How gorgeous! That brick is so great - a great backdrop. And I love the greens on the mantle. I think maybe one of the tops to the jars is slightly off? Maybe? I don't know. Can't wait to hear about the PAR-TAY!

Michelle @ Ten June said...

Very pretty, Pam! First of all, love that rustic brick. Also, the Christmas decor is beautiful! The red stacked books are great! Thanks for linking up.

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