Our Merry Mantel 2013


Welcome to our third Holiday Link Up Party!  Today the theme is all about showcasing your decorated mantel!

Last year, I decided that creating a theme around my decorating would allow me to have a focus and also keep my Christmas decor exciting each year.  I LOVE going through my Christmas boxes and opening the tissue to find a special ornament or decoration from past years.  In 2012, I used burlap and metallics...mostly gold for my decor.  I did not include any red, which was kind of fun have a natural look but I missed my red.  It's so festive for this time of year.

So this year, I decided on white, silver and red!


This is also the first year that I haven't hung a wreath from my mirror, but instead created a vignette of frosted trees, white pillar candles, silver pinecones and LOTS of mercury glass!


I grabbed some large pinecones from our side yard and spray painted them silver.  Easy and cheap!  I grabbed some candles from around the house and some vases to pull the look together.


I love that the centerpiece is my JOY sign...which is special to me because it's my middle name!  I'm a Christmas baby {born the day after Christmas} so I love celebrating all month long...naturally!


And for an extra touch of red, I hung my cable knit stockings with care.  We still need to order a third for Ethan...oops!


At first I thought the mantel was a little bare without having a wreath or other garland, but next to the tree it really compliments the look!

So there you have it...my 2013 mantel!

You can check out my 2011 and 2012 mantel as well.



Now it's time to head on over to Ten June and Our Fifth House to link up your mantel!

And don't forget to prep for our other upcoming parties!

xo natasha

20 comments :

  1. Love it! The red and silver really looks great!

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  2. beautiful! love all the reds and silvers! : )

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  3. It looks beautiful Natasha! I love that you shopped your house to find items to include and that you could even use the same decor after the holidays through Winter!

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  4. Silver and red is such a great combo!! It's beautiful, girl!

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  5. Beautiful, I love these colours! So sad to be missing the link up this year x

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  6. I love the JOY blocks! So adorable!

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  7. Ahhh, metallics. My fav. I love those knit stockings! I was looking for one for our baby this year and couldn't find one. Eventually I had a friend crochet it (but I didn't get a pic in time for the party.)

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  8. Love the trees and the pinecones!! Lady you need to get that little one a stocking!

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  9. loving the pinecone DIY and we have those same stockings!!

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  10. So pretty, Natasha! Your JOY sign is perfect with all the sparkle! Happy B-day a tad early, I'm a Dec b-day girl, too. :)

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  11. Very pretty! How lucky you are to just wander into your backyard for pinecones! I saw on the news you got quite a bit of snow yesterday. It's very cold down in SF. What a pretty middle name Natasha.

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  12. Ah so pretty Natasha! Love the white, silver and red. It's very Winter Wonderland! :)

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  13. so cute! i love all the little details. xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  14. I had no clue your middle name is Joy! Ya learn something new every day : ) Your mantel is gorgeous! Especially love those pretty white frosted trees paired with the silver candles. Just gorrrrrgeous.

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  15. you did an amazing job! it looks fabulous. :)

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  16. It's so pretty! I love the touches of red and your joy sign! They do look great next to your tree! :)

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  18. Natasha, thank you for your comments on my stockings and glitter letters. I think that you have the same stocking....just maybe in red. If you see them in cream somewhere will you let me know. My sweet baby Owen needs his very own. Looking forward to linking up with you in a few days. ~lyndsey, thetealegg.blogspot.com

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