Sunday, December 4, 2011

Joy and Peace

This Christmas I am determined to simplify all aspects of my crazy life to allow myself more time to enjoy the true reason for the season.   I tend to overdo it at times especially with holiday décor so the simplification will begin this season with the mantel.   I used décor I already had so this is not only a simplified mantel but a thrifty one as well.   All pictures can be clicked on for a larger look.

The mantel was covered in a gold mesh fabric and a garland accentuated with pine cones, snowflake lights, and  a gold mesh ribbon throughout.

A wreath I made a few years ago was hung on the mirror behind the mantel.    You can see a peek of my Christmas tree in the mirror.  I added a Santa head (love that long white sparkly beard), white bird and poinsettia picks purchased at Michaels to the undecorated wreath that already had ice crystals and pine cones on it.     I placed an ornament I got on clearance after Christmas last year  in the center but I am not thrilled with it there so I may find another spot for it.

At each end of the mantel I placed sparkly Christmas ornaments…one says Merry Christmas and one says Peace.

In the center of mantel is an ornament that says Joy.   I think I am off to a good start accomplishing my mission of simplifying.

Thank you so much for visiting today.  Please come back soon.    I would love for you to leave a comment and let me know you were here.

Wishing you Joy, Peace and a Merry Christmas!


I will be linking to these parties on the dates listed:

The Christmas Blogger Block Party @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia

Rhoda’s Merry Mantels @ Southern Hospitality

Michelle’s mantel party @ Ten June


Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

Hi Marlee, I am a Mississippi gal too! So nice to meet you. I love your mantel! It is very pretty, and classy. I found you at Pamela's mantel party, and am your latest follower. Stop by and visit me sometime.

Pamela said...

Marlee everything looks beautiful! Thanx for coming to the party and Happy Holidays!

Veronica said...

Hi Marlee... your mantel is de lovely and I love the close up pics of the detail.

Happy Decorating

Tassels Twigs and Tastebuds

Amanda said...

Hey Marlee!
I saw the title of your blog over at Nifty Thrifty blog and had to pay you a visit! I am from Jackson:) Living in Arkansas now, but my parents are still there, plus many dear friends. Just wanted to say hello!

Farmer's Wyfe said...

Very pretty!! Thanks for sharing!!! :)