Sunday, December 04, 2011

Copycat Mantle

Here's the Christmas mantle this year.  It is a big departure from last year.  I wanted something calm and relaxing and decided that would best be accomplished by neutralizing the elements and by referring to a mantle picture from Pottery Barn's 2010 Christmas catalog.  Yes, I'm a catalog nerd--I hold on to them for years when I find something I really like.  So..........this is it..........

 Pretty simple, maybe a little merry & bright?

I began by deconstructing last year's prelit wreath.   I then hung the wreath directly on the glass of the map that sits in this spot most of the time.  It is very heavy and will support the wreath hanging on it without topping forward.

 Here's a close-up of the left side of the mantle.

 Here's the right side of the mantle.

The lit wreath--during the daytime.  
 I still can't get a great night time picture of lights--
working on my skills, they just aren't there yet.

This was my inspiration photo, courtesy of the Pottery Barn Christmas 2010 catalog.

Just a side note, this blog post about drove me crazy with problems--one thing after another, but it is done and I am just stubborn enough not to give up.  Hope it was worth the effort for all of you who bother to read my blog.  I appreciate you more than you know.  Robin

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  1. I love it! Greens with just the right amount of sparkle from your trees and stocking holders. Very pretty! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

  2. It was worth the effort...beautiful! I'm your newest follower from the Debbiedoos Party. I'd love you to stop by my blog if you get a chance & maybe follow along too.

  3. Robin it looks great! I love the addition of the shutters on the side. Thanx for coming to the party! Happy Holidays!

  4. Your mantel is just beautiful. Love it all!

  5. Your mantel looks festive and pretty.

    Sharon @ mrshinesclass

  6. Your mantel is really pretty! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!

  7. I love your mantel! The wreath is beautiful in addition to the silver pieces on the mantel. Simple, yet elegant!

  8. Your mantel is stunning, so elegant and inviting, the silver pretty things stand out in your paneled wood fire place. Lovely. Have a sweet week. FABBY

  9. love the mercury glass tree, and really, the simplicity of it all. great job.

  10. We appreciate you Robin! Don't let that map would scare you to death! The mantle looks great.


  11. Your mantel is gorgeous! Your interpretation of the inspiration! Remember the Christmas Tree party on Friday. Link up starts on Thursday afternoon and I hope to see you there! is terrific!

  12. Robin, your mantel is so pretty! I love your big wreath! Yes, it's merry and bright and very elegant!
    Thanks for popping in to see me.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  13. I love your mantle, I am really liking the silver and actually added a hint of silver to my pink white shabby this year. Thank you for entering my giveaway, good luck!


  14. Very classy and beautiful. Love it!

  15. Just beautiful Robin! Come decorate my house any time.

  16. That lighted wreath looks so pretty! Stop by and link up if you have time.

  17. very festive!


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