Tuesday, December 11, 2012

christmas mantel...


Nature with a bit bunch of Sparkle

I used gold and silver throughout our decor this year,
I'm liking less 'stuff' every year, and prefer the look of greenery and branches.
 However, my love for a little sparkle gets sprinkled about generously.
I like to repeat elements throughout the rooms for a consistent look...white branches,
 gold and silver ornaments on the tree, in hurricanes, glass vases, and a wire basket,
 and strands of pearls and gold beads. 


I used strands of gold beads to hold the wreath over the mirror.


A favorite ornament from a friend gets a prominent spot. 
Did you notice the gold mesh? Remember it from here, I was trying to think of a diy
 to salvage it, this used a tiny bit, but I have a plan! :)


Michael's paper mache deer decked out in strands of beads. 




Thanks for stopping by to check in on the latest progress,
 tomorrow...the dining room. 
   

30 comments:

Robin said...

I love it Pam! Simply Beautiful.

Tracey Steele@Breathing English Air said...

It looks very elegant. I too have toned things down this year, although our trees always have that 'more is more' look, lol.

Scrappy Pink Corner said...

Beautiful. Very nice clean look. Ana

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

it looks so pretty! i love the solver and gold and love the branches!

Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam said...

Lovely! Looks like you managed your mantel just fine Pam!

Danielle said...

Pam, I love it! Love the strands around the deer's neck. Love all the sparkle. Would love you to link up at our Home for the Holidays Mantel Party.

Holly said...

I love your fireplace and matel. Someday, when we're in our next home (that I'm hoping will have a fireplace), I'll probably be consulting you on my mantel styling. It's beautiful. Perfect touches of shiny and rustic.

Crissy @ House of Marlowe said...

Love your glammed up reindeer!.... and, oh, I never tire of paperwhites. Can you believe they are impossible to find here in Geneva? I've searched and searched.

Nancy said...

I love the pearls on the deer! and your extra DR wire on your vases! It is beautiful.
Your paperwhites are blooming already? Love the smell and the freshness.
xo Nancy
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Amanda said...

Beautiful!!! Silver & Gold = perfection!!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Beautiful!!!....I am so loving the golds and silvers now...the mantel is simply elegant!!!

Calypso In The Country said...

It's so pretty Pam! I love the beads around the reindeer!
Cheers! - Shelley

Taylor Greenwalt said...

Very pretty Pam....

Dana Frieling said...

I don't think I will ever see a strand of pearls again and not think of you, your dog or your Christmas decor! Classy.

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

I love the pearls too! And your simple, but elegant, decor. You are soooo good at pulling it all together!

Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles said...

I was just about to e-mail you and ask if we were going to get to see your mantel. All of your hard work paid off! I LOVE all of the fun beads and pearls, and the sparkle of course. So beautiful and classic!

Leslie said...

Very pretty Pam and I had to smile when you said you are enjoying the less is more approach. Perhaps this comes with "maturity" as my kids are grown.. and I'm ready to get rid of all the clutter. My husband is a sentimental guy and wants to keep things..sigh.. Your mantle is very pretty and I love those paper whites!

xxleslie

erica said...

wow! Your mantel is stunning! I wish I had a fireplace that I could decorate. xx

Cathy Wall said...

Love me some sparkle, I took a similar approach this year but my mantle doesn't hold a candle to yours. You, my friend, have the special styling touch, fabulous!

Lori said...

So very pretty! I had the same thoughts after pulling out my decorations this year and putting half of them back in storage! Dasher is now truly dashing and so very Pam-glam with pearls! I was about to ask where you bought the cool vase- what a great idea for your mesh! Love it all!

My Crafty Home Life said...

I love it, and yes I recognized the mesh immediately. Crafty good.

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Gorgeous, Pam. Love the metallics against the brick and the paperwhites. All so good together!

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. said...

I love your mantle! Your reindeer is so fabulous she needs a name like Roxy the Reindeer! I am so in love with your blog and have read it all would you remind me the name of the potted flowers, how nice to have some green with it being so cold outside! Thank you!!

Laurie

Ada (new york) said...

The mantle looks amazing! I luv the strands of gold beads used to hold the wreath. And the reindeer is simply dashing in the beads/pearls :)

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Your mantel looks beautiful Pam! That last shot is stunning!!

Stephanie said...

Yes, I too am less is more kind of gal now. Funny how that happens. I can actually buy pretty much what ever I want now that the kids are grown, but it just doesn't seem that important. I got all glittery this weekend making a hula hoop ornament wreath. It was the glittery ribbon I used to wrap the hoops, I am still finding it everywhere. Love the silver and gold look you have done, classic.

Katie {Miss Dixie} said...

I love the beads on the deer! Too cute! Less is definitely more, especially this year!! :) your paperwhites are looking pretty too!

Kim @ La Belle Époque said...

Lovin' the white brances, Pam. I use paperwhites every year, too and I'm also going for a more simple Christmas decor this year.

McKae @ Kaes Corner Design said...

Gorgeous! I love that you wrapped the reindeer in pearls!

thistlewoodfarm said...

Pam,

Your home tour is nothing short of spectacular! You have such an eye for detail and I love everything!

blessings,
karianne

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