Today, I’m sharing a traditional Christmas mantel with touches of red and silver. Natural garland and vintage style mercury glass ornaments give this mantel a classic and timeless feel!
Good morning, friends! Are you ready for Thanksgiving? We are going to have a house full starting this evening. We are so excited to welcome family friends to our home this holidays season. I wanted to take some time today and share our mantel with you! I’ve joined a few fellow bloggers to share some Christmas mantel inspiration. If you haven’t begun decorating for Christmas yet, I know most of your will begin this weekend. I hope that you gleam some new ideas and that you find some inspiration for your home this holiday season!
You won’t find the color red in our home very often, usually just at Christmas time. While I gravitate towards creams, soft blues and greens, I do love a pop of red durning the holidays. Many of our family’s most treasured ornaments are red or silver, so this traditional style really fits our living room well. Red is a color you don’t see in blog land to much, so it’s made it extra fun to use. I think of it as a challenge to incorporate into my style.
As so many of you know, I prefer real greenery. This year I wanted to change things up a bit. I decided to give this faux garland that I found at The Cotton Mill Exchange in downtown Canton a try. It has such a realist look and fell. I purchased two strands and simply used floral wire to combine them into one garland. This gives it a much thicker, fuller look.
I attached it to our mantel with two 3M hooks and decided to slightly swoop it across, hanging down on the left side. I also added some mercury glass ornament garland as well. I purchased a couple strands of them a few years ago and always find a place for it each year. They’re very classic and timeless!
The red satin ribbon adds a traditional pop of color. It’s a little darker in person, which I prefer. I try to use dark reds verses bright candy red. Taking small bits of ribbon and adding bows to stockings is a fun and inexpensive touch. The cheap silver ball ornaments add the perfect amount of glitz. You can find our chunky knit stockings HERE.
The prints that I chose to layer are from other places in my home. The antique winter etching is from Germany. I have four of them, one for each season. I think the snowy winter season just might be my favorite. The English hunt print was a gift from my mom one Christmas. It is one of two. Again, I love that little bit of red that it brings to our mantel.
I always like to hold a few ornaments on the side to decorate with. If you have shelf or coffee table that is in need of a festive touch, grouped ornaments can do the trick. A little more red ribbon adds a little color to the sea of silver.
The last two years I’ve grouped our stockings on one side of the mantel. I find that I like the impact they make all hanging together. It also helps to balance our Christmas tree that is located on the other side of our fireplace. Grouping the stockings also works really well when swooping your garland!
How do you decorate your mantel? Do you use garland and stockings too? However you decide to decorate this year, enjoy it and I hope you all have a Happy Thanksgiving and wonderful Christmas season! Be sure to hop over to the next blog on the list and check our their Christmas mantels. There are so many beautiful ideas, including a few decorating ideas for those of you who do not have a mantel. Have a great Thanksgiving week, friends!
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