Monday, 25 November 2013

Dressing the Mantle

Have you seen the shops, the queues, the frenzy....I suppose it will stay this way until late Christmas Eve!  I love Christmas, but I am really trying my best to stay focused on toning it down....it's proving a little more difficult than I thought because I'm like a Magpie, I love a little bit of glitter!  Have you all put up your Christmas trees yet?  I haven't ...but I'm planning one like this:

plain and simple

Last weekend while my daughter was at work,  I dressed  her mantelpiece in her flat.  She's very girly and feminine and she does like a touch of pink, so going with the general  theme in her lounge, I used my pink Christmas decorations, bought a few candles, added a few mercuried glass candles with a little bit of bling, a wobbly star,  two crystal candlesticks, two reindeer and that was it.  I'm pleased to say I have one happy daughter!  

I tried a different effect on the photos, which I quite like.

The large church candle was a bargain as was the intricate cut out candle both from TKMaxx, the pink Christmas decorations come from Keydells Nursery Christmas shop which I bought a few years ago, the mercuried candles on the top shelf also come from TKMaxx.  I played around with the LOVE sign but I knew I wanted the centrepiece to be the silver Reindeer from John Lewis.

























Now I need to sort out my own Christmas decor.
How is your Christmas decorating coming along?
Sharon
xxx

10 comments:

  1. REALLy NICE! The deer is the best.

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    1. I know they are just too adorable and glittery!

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  2. What a wonderful momma you are to decorate your daughters' mantel for her. She must have felt like Christmas came early! I too am getting ready to decorate because everyone will be home for Christmas. My house will be full-up for two weeks, and I can't wait. I usually layer when I decorate so I'd better get started on that first layer. You have inspired me!

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    1. Thanks Tia, it's a bit of give and take because I absolutely love doing a bit of styling...so this indulged me as well! x

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  3. Hello Sharon, I love the mantelpiece, girlie and yet christmassy. This afternoon I have been to the garden centre to buy, candle holders for my table piece. And like I said here in Holland it's Sinterklaas first...Stitched my Christmas ornaments though...:)
    Hugs
    Erna x

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    1. I love having a few hand made ornaments, they really add another dimension to the Christmas atmosphere...hope to see the ornaments on your blog...xx

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  4. I love your tree idea. Usually, I dread the holidays... too much fuss and stress. This time I am looking forward to them, but I think it's because we cut down on the to-do list. I can't wait till after Thanksgiving. Thank you for the inspiration. Best wishes on your holiday festivities. Carolina

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    1. I'm trying not to get too swept up in it all, just taking it slowly, and yes I've ordered my faux christmas tree and it's only getting fairly lights and no decorations....fingers crossed it will look pretty! xx

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  5. Your daughter's mantel looks beautiful, I love seeing something that you have created yourself. I can see why she is so happy with it!

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    1. Hi Cindy, glad you like it! It's very feminine and pretty, a totally different look to what I am going for in my own home. xx

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