Wednesday, December 4, 2013

christmas mantel and bookcases...2013

Thanks so much for stopping by to check out my mantle today.
I've gone mad for plaid this year, along with my all-time favorite gold! 


I gathered up a few gold mirrors and layered them, along with a favorite 
ornament, and that little pine tree was a Home Depot steal last spring.

 


I knew I wanted to include tartan plaid with a fresh, modern spin this year, a
 few simple diy urchins were the ticket. But the real key was my fun paisley and
dot pillow from Therese Marie Designs new Etsy shop, which I highly recommend. The
quality is beautiful, and it would be a great gift. You guys know I love a bargain, but
there is nothing like a unique one-of-a-kind piece to give your your home a little pizzazz.
It's easy to pair a great statement pillow with lower-end pillows, the black and white from
 Ikea, and white fur from Walmart.


I found the tartan plaid wrapping paper at the The Container Store and backed my bookcases.
It ended up being a perfect spot for my favorite faux taxidermy from Homegoods
 that I made over.




What was I thinking, I should have had a fire in there!! 
  

with Michelle @ Ten June and Carmel @ Our Fifth House
to check out all the Merry Mantels

and

12 Days of Christmas Decorating Link Up @ Songbird

42 comments:

Scrappy Pink Corner said...

Beautiful. Love the plaid paper on the book case. Ana

Jenny said...

Beautiful! I love the plaid too - so clever!

Kim said...

Oh I did the back of my secretary last year ... I have "back of bookcase Plaid" envy today!! Gorgeous as always Pam!!

Julia Konya said...

Oh my it's so gorgeous! I love that garland and all the plaid and the urchins.
Now I feel like redoing mine!

Patty Wiles said...

Nicely done. I also love plaids and checks this year!

Lisa Rozario said...

This is gorgeous, Pam! I have seen the Container Store gift wrap and love how you have used it. The entire styling of the bookshelf and the mantle is perfect. And your pillows are pretty. The paisley pillow is one of my favorites from Therese Marie's store.

Cathy Wall said...

A girl after my own heart, LOVE the tartan plaid and it looks terrific in the bookcase. And OH that pillow, one of my faves, fab with the houndstooth and the furry lamb, you know how to put it all together!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

the plaid paper in the bookshelves is so awesome! and i love all the gold!

Kristin@bliss-athome.com said...

SWOON! I love the tartan on the bookcases!! So lovely!! So beautiful Pam! xo Kristin

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

Wow! I love your mantel and bookcases! What a great design- love those gold pointy accents and the way you dressed the antelope head. The plaid makes a fabulous background- great idea!

Andrea said...

I adore everything about this! That plaid wrapping paper is genius and the layered gold mirrors are perfect. I'm with Julia, I'm ready to re-do my mantle after seeing yours!

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

Oh Pam....you amaze me....the plaid paper looks so cute and festive.... Great idea!

The enchanted home said...

Looks so beautiful and festive!! Great job Pam:)

SHERRY HART said...

Of course you nailed it! Love that you lined the back of the bookcases! Very pretty and festive.

Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles said...

Pam, this is so festive and your new bookcase backing...love! Your DIY urchins add the perfect pop!

Dana Frieling said...

Your faux taxidermy makes it! I'm getting a Ralph Lauren vibe...looks amazing, friend.

Unknown said...

So glad you went mad- It is beautiful! Magazine-worthy. Love the modern twist with the tartan.

Lori

Caitlyn {Home Sweet Ruby} said...

Love your mantel, that live garland is just so elegant and pretty!! I'm also really into plaid this year, it makes it seem so cozy!!

Peggy W said...

Oh Pam, it looks positively festive! I LOVE it! I love the wrapping paper backdrop! Isn't wrapping paper the greatest?! I've used it in the kitchen and am seriously considering using it in our mahogany stained bookcases... just to change up the look a bit. (because i really want to change their color but have agreed no more large changes... the soon to be installed carpet & the new furniture is all the budget can afford right now. ha ha!)

Thank you for the inspiration!!

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

I love the plaid in the bookcase. I feel like the title of your post should be "Just add eggnog".

Katie @ Team Skelley said...

Beautiful and inspirational! I am doing gold and plaid this year too - with a bit of animal print thrown in just to quirk it up. :D Newest follower - I love your style!

Taylor Jeavons said...

Looks amazing! Fabulous inspiration for my mantel!

Tatteredtotaylored.blogspot.com

Kris @ Driven by Décor said...

So beautiful! And I love the plaid on the back of the bookcases. I'm obsessed with plaid this season myself!

Luci @Bungalow At Home said...

The Tartan plaid with the gold is really pretty!! I need to get moving on mine...

Leanne said...

I love it! Such great touches!

Vel Criste said...

Absolutely stunning! You never let us down Pam!!!! I too am a huge fan of gift-wrap for backing bookcases for the holidays (just not this year)!!!! Love what you did with yours, and the DIY urchins? GENIUS! love it all!

Heather {The Lovely Cupboard} said...

LOVE. I am super jealous of your white book cases. The styling is fabulous!!

Bethany DeVore said...

I love it all Pam! So many pretty details! I especially love all the layers on the mantle and the plaid on the back of those bookcases!

Jennifer@The Chronicles of Home said...

Pretty, Pam! I'll always love the classic, red, green, and gold combo at Christmas and the plaid is a nice nod to the holiday but not so overly so that you couldn't leave it up all winter. Or at least until you find another awesome printed paper :)

Lisa Mende said...

love your plaid! how smart!

Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam said...

Beautiful! And I WANT that mirror with 'joy to the world' on it!

Jennifer Lippi said...

Your mantel and bookshelves are amazing. I think my favorite are the brass urchin spheres. I did something similar with clay and dowels but on a much smaller scale. I like how substantial yours are. Must try it!

Jennifer @ decoratingdelirium.com

Lindsey Allen said...

Stunningly stylish as always Pam! You are so talented. LOVE the urchins, feeling a need to make a few myself!

Lindsey@BetterAfter

Jamie Morton said...

This is so cute! Love the plaid!
Move out cleaners

Becky {This Is Happiness} said...

Wow! Love it all, especially the plaid lining the back of your bookcases. Look forward to the Christmas Home Tour to see the whole shebang :)

Calypso In The Country said...

The mantel is gorgeous and I love the tartan wrapping paper! I just used some wrapping paper on the entertainment center in my family room. So great for Christmas! Enjoy your weekend!
-Shelley

Carmel - Our Fifth House said...

love it so much - the plaid paper is perfect!

Michelle @ Ten June said...

How cute, Pam! Absolutely love the gold on the mantel and I'm super super in love with the plaid bookcases. Boom, you nailed it, girl!

Kim @ Plumberry Pie said...

Beautiful, Pam! Love it!! You're the bomb!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Gorgeous…as always…love the plaid backing on the bookcases and the pillow is fantastic!...

Athena at Minervas Garden said...

Your home looks lovely for the holidays--I love all the touches of green and gold!

Marianne Songbird said...

Your mantel looks wonderful and I love that plaid in our bookcases. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home at my 12 days linky party.

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