Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Peace, Joy and Angels

The Lettered Cottage

I am linking this post to Layla’s mantel party at The Lettered Cottage and to Kim’s Boring to Better party at Savvy Southern Style.

Each Christmas I agonize over how to decorate my mantel.    I love a natural, simplistic look but never seem to achieve that despite my best efforts.

I was recently given a Kirklands gift card so I purchased a couple of things there for this year’s mantel and used other stuff I had on hand.

The battery on my camera died because I took so many pictures trying to get the best shot of the full mantel.     This picture doesn’t accurately reflect how it glows but I am going with it because it was the best of the bunch.     You can see the reflection of  my angel tree in the mirror and of old Saint Nick in the corner.

Thankfully this picture is clearer.    The mosaic angels were a Kirklands purchase.     I bought the Peace sign at Trees N Trends last year.

The bronze and gold beaded garland is so sparkly.    It is back lit by a string of gold lights.

The lit gold sisal tree came from Kirklands and the Joy sign was bought at the same time as the Peace sign.

That concludes the tour of my mantel.    Thanks so much for visiting.    Don’t forget to head over to the mantel party @ The Lettered Cottage and to the Boring to Better party @ Savvy Southern Style



Megandvd@Beauty in the Attempt said...

Love your mantel!! I am over here from Layla's and I love that you use lovely white lights to add perfection to your mantel. SO lovely indeed.


Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Marlee, that is beautifully done. I was going to try and do a more simple look, too, but I hated it so I started adding. Thanks so much for joining my party!

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

I like what you have done with your mantel. I'm glad to hear that I am not the only one who frets on how to decorate my mantel. But you do not need to fret any longer as you did a fabulous job.

Debbie said...

Hi Marlee nice to meet you from Kim's party. I love your mantel, and I so understand your struggles...It took me a week to do mine. Yours really looks pretty, don't touch it:)

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

Hi, Marlee! Your mantle is beautiful!You've done a wonderful job! My Christmas is still scattered everywhere! I should be decorating instead of blogging! LOL!

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

What a gorgeous mantle! I am no where near ready to show anything for Christmas! I like the gold! I am a red and gold traditional Christmas girl.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The lights really make all the difference! Love the message of Peace this holiday season...and all through the year! Enjoy! ♥

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hi there Marlee~ I think your mantle is beautiful!! I haven't finished mine yet ... working on it... yours looks quite enchanting as it is. Well done! :)

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Marlee...

My friend, your Christmas mantel is gorgeous!!! Ohhh...and I especially like your mosaic angels...sooo very pretty! I also really like the beaded garland...gorgeous!!!

Warmest Christmas wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design