Thursday, December 6, 2012

My Rustic Mantel


Welcome to the second Christmas Cheer link up party!  Today, we're sharing our mantels!  You all got a sneak peek of our mantel on Tuesday, when I showed you the pinecone wreath that I made.  Now I get to show you the rest!


I told you before, that I wanted a rustic and neutral theme this year.  It seems with having a child now, that this is probably the last year I'll have such a mature palette, so I took advantage.  The years to come will burst will color, I'm sure!  ;)


Here's a closer look at the beaut of a wreath.  I really didn't change too much from our fall mantel, other than adding some burlap ribbon to the vase and candle and including my favorite Christmas candle--Frasier Fir.  It's the BEST holiday scent ever.


I also added some bling to tie in my mercury glass to the pinecone garland.  All I did was punch out some circles from glitter paper and attach them with tape to some yarn.  Super easy and I think it makes the mantel look a little more festive.


Here's a close up of the mercury glass candles {from Pier 1} and the Frasier Fir candle.


And of course, a sneak peek of our tree {Christmas Tree link up party next Tuesday!}.  You can see we carried the burlap into the tree.  Expect more metallics and neutral colors.  Kind of in love!



We skipped out on stockings this year due to my lack of being able to decide and not wanting to spend tons of money on stockings that we may never use again.  But I don't think I'll miss them too much this year.  Again, it will be come more important as Ethan gets older.

Alright, now it's time for you to head over to Ten June to link up your mantel!  Can't wait to check them out!

And grab a button if you like!

Holiday

xo natasha

27 comments:

  1. I love the rustic mixed with the mercury glass. I agree- Frasier Fir is an amazing candle! I think our future mantels will be decked to the max also so I kept mine pretty simple this year :)

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  2. Your mantel looks gorgeous! So sophisticated. I love that you were able to use a lot of your fall pieces, and just jazz them up. Great idea!

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  3. I love how the pine cones look mixed in with shiny pieces. Very pretty mantel!
    -Shelley

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  4. It really is so pretty, Tash. I love the garland. And we are in a similar stocking conundrum over here, too!

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  5. This is so pretty! I love your wreath!

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  6. It turned out so gorgeous! And nothing too overboard, simple and elegant! Love it! And little Ethan is such a doll, I love seeing how much he's changing!!!

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  7. Looks so pretty Natasha! I love the sparkly garland and I may have to think about making one of those pinecone wreaths (since I've got no shortage of pinecones as you know!)...your mantel always looks so pretty through the seasons! :)

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  8. Perfection, great job Natasha!

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  9. Ah Natasha! It looks so so good! Love the little garland that you made!

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  10. Super cute! I love it all! Specially the glittery DIY garland! :)

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  11. very cute decor, so fun and festive!

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  12. I love the natural colors of your mantel. I'm smitten with your garland.

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  13. So pretty and I love the burlap on the wreath! Very creative!

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  14. I was just blogging around from blog to blog :) & I found a DIY tassel key chain that's really cheap & you can make a ton, I saw it on your x-mas wish list & thought of you!! http://littlegreennotebook.blogspot.com/2011/12/diy-leather-tassel-keychain.html

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  15. Very pretty mantel, Love the touches of silver sparkle:) I tried to do the link up but I didn't see it show up... maybe I did something wrong?

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  16. So pretty! Love the mix of pine cones and mercury glass!

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  17. Great job! It looks so pretty! I really do love the mixture of the pinecones with glitter, so classy! :)

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  18. So creative! I'm especially loving that glitter dot garland. Fabulous!

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  19. Very pretty Natasha. Love the mix of metallic and rustic. Your candle sounds lovely. I may need to hunt one of those down.

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  20. I LOVE that candle! I just discovered it this year and I will definitely have it every year after this!

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  21. SO classic, I love it! I wish I had a mantel, it is a must have in our next house!

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  22. Your mantle is gorgeous. I love the pinecones and the wreath is amazing!

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  23. Gorgeous! I need a mantle! The wreath is awesome!

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  24. Just so pretty. You're totally right, this might be the last year you can get away with a neutral color palette... wish I had thought that one through ; ) Still can't get over your burlap tree, it's all just so beautiful!!!

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