December 3, 2012

Christmas Mantel: Joy & Peace!


Yay Mantel Monday, and I actually have a new mantel for you! This year's Christmas mantel is finished and I'm so happy with it! 


I decided to use mostly metallics and whites this year. Of course, my favorite mercury glass Christmas trees made it on my mantel and well as a few other fun accents. The greenery was given to me by a friend and she got it for FREE at Home Depot. According to her, all you have to do is take a trip to the part of the store where they trim the trees and gather up their scraps. Don't you just love freebies?! Plus, the pine smells divine!


In a perfect world, I'd buy new stockings each year to go with the current mantel decor. But, hello, this is real life! So, I just stuck with my standard stockings. They're still pretty, if not metallic!

The mantle clips from Sterling Pear are working like a charm. If you remember, I shared a fun giveaway from Sterling Pear a few weeks ago.


Last week, I went to First Monday Trade Days in Canton, Texas with a friend of mine. One of the items I scored was this wooden, glittered PEACE sign for $5. Love it!


Are you wondering about the giant JOY? Well, I actually made them for my church's Christmas luncheon. They were part of the stage decor. I got the 28 inch cardboard letters at Joann's. First I painted them white using poster paint, then I used mod podge to apply iridescent white glitter the fronts and sides of each letter. After they were sealed and dry, I attached large snowflake ornaments with hot glue. Fairly easy, but a bit time consuming and VERY messy. So. much. glitter!


Don't forget to come back next Monday for a FUN Christmas Mantel Link Party with 4 of my creative bloggy friends! 

And, of course I'll see you tomorrow with a Christmas craft idea! 

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22 comments:

  1. How pretty Emily! I love the scale of it and how it makes your eyes kind of look around at all of it!

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  2. Three words...
    I. LOVE. CANTON!
    I have not been able to go in a few years but Girl, when I do...I'M DANGEROUS! The mantel rocks my socks too!! Love the snowflakes on the JOY sign!!! Woo too! Merry Christmas my chick-a-dee!
    :))
    xo, Nelly

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  3. This looks so pretty! I LOVE those mercury glass trees -- those are gorgeous! That's what immediately caught my eye. The JOY letters are so awesome, too. Thanks for sharing the inspiration with us!

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  4. Emily, this mantel is GORGEOUS! Very classy and elegant! You have such an amazing eye!

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  5. Beautiful!!! I love those huge JOY letters... what a statement! Can't wait for the mantel par-tay next week :)

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  6. Love your mantel, simple and pretty! I have Joy on my mantel as well as that great mercury glass tree although mine is silver, would much rather have your more gold looking one! Just found your blog via Pinterest, glad I did! Looking forward to checking it out and coming back for the link party!

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  7. Beautiful! Love your sliver and gold together!

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  8. So pretty, Emily! I love the simplicity of it. And those colors are just perfect!

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  9. It looks lovely. I love the classic simplicity of it.

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  10. Emily, your mantel is absolutely beautiful! I love the metallic accents with the greenery. I'm working on my own JOY sign but I definitely couldn't find letters that big! :)

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  11. Your mantel is so pretty! I would love if you stopped by the BIG Chriostmas Mantel party to link it up!
    Stacey of Embracing Change
    http://staceyembracingchange.blogspot.com

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  12. Looks great! Would love if you'd join our Countdown to Christmas link party! Hope to see you there! Have a great week! :)
    http://dixie-n-dottie.blogspot.com/2012_12_11_archive.html

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  13. Emily, thanks for letting me feature on my new blog!!! I truly appreciate it. You can check it out here http://brick-anew.com/blog/# as well it has been pinned on Pinterest and tweeted :) Have a wonderful weekend.

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  14. It's beautiful! I love how you just stuck with your stockings. I think sometimes it's hard not to go out and start all over when there are some many ideas out there. I like how you kept it real. :)

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