One of my favorite things to decorate for Christmas is the mantle. This year I thought I would challenge myself to doing a few different options. My traditional and go to mantle for Christmas is one super fluffy, large garland, garland lights, and then pic by pic, kind of like the staircase, it turns into one large arrangement. I realize that is not for everyone, and even if it is, it may take a few years to collect everything you need to get started. So with that in mind, I thought I would see how many different options I could come up with, using what I already have.
The first is probably the simplest of them all. I needed to purchase some mixed greenery for a Christmas Table-scape I will be working on, I purchased the greenery over the weekend, but didn’t plan to work on the table until Monday. That said, I decided to store the greenery in my collection of white pitchers, so to the mantle I went with them to set up the first styling. I simply added in these beautiful metal trophies for a little contrast. The greenery was $3.99 a bunch, so for $12.00 you can have a beautiful large scale display, that makes a big impact, using what you already have.
This large black metal tray from The Arrows Nest works well to hold a bed of greenery and some angel wings I bought over the summer at the beach.
A Boxwood wreath and my favorite Mercury Glass Pedestal makes this simple clean look a little more festive with its mirrored finish.
This crate my hubby picked up for me at the flea market, filled with greenery gives a rustic simple look, I love the faux white tulips from The Arrows Nest for some interest.
Here I added a battery operated set of lights.
And WOW, these two concrete urns again from The Arrows Nest, take the cake as far as being a stand out.
And finally pulling from within my already decorated living room, my Park Hill Lanterns and this lovely oversized sleigh look very festive.
Again using my favorite Mercury Glass Pedestal/Tray, I can not even tell you how much I adore this piece. Be sure to check it out over at The Arrows Nest. I love the all silver look of this styling. Minus those trees and this would work all winter long.
Here you can see how I hid the glass cloche on Mercury Glass tray because I couldn’t reveal it before that post went live. I adore it this way as well.
I had planned to leave the mantle like this, however, my youngest was home for Thanksgiving break and couldn’t believe I didn’t plan to set up the mantle in the traditional manor, so while she was home, I did it, as per usual. 300 lights and dozens and dozens of floral picks, fruit, pinecones, and feathers, inside one huge oversized garland, that is about 8 inches around.
I hope these styling’s give you an idea for your mantle or tabletop.
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