Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Simple Christmas Mantel

This year we have a finished fireplace and mantel !!  I love this feature wall in our home, it makes it cozy and is a wonderful spot to enjoy a cuppa tea, read a book, visit with friends and is a nice view from our big island.

My inspiration for the mantel started with a trip to Ikea, and purchasing the white baskets and the simple faux "Charlie Brown" like Christmas trees.  From there I just used white candles, some new snow flake lanterns purchased for $4.50 at Superstore, pinecones, boards from an old gate that Darrell refurbished with some stain and paint, and a wreath to finish it off.


The view from the kitchen area










I added this old washtub stand as a coffee table in this area.
It was headed to the dumpster and Darrell and a co worker flipped 
a coin for it!  Darrell was the lucky winner!
Had a piece of glass cut for the top... $45





I am liking the woodland and muted tones of this years mantel.






More around the house Christmas stuff {here} and {here}

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20 comments:

Amy at love made my home said...

It is beautiful! I love the Charlie brown trees especially, and your coffee table, how great is that! It is definitely a one of a kind piece. xx

Gina said...

Dawna, this is hands down, one of my most favorite Christmas mantels that I've seen this year. I love it!

Pamela Gordon said...

Amazing! This is one of the prettiest mantels I've seen. Your fireplace and mantel is really nice with a large 'shelf' for your decorations. I like the country/woodsy theme a lot. I also like your coffee table! What a great idea that is. It's all beautifully done!

Diane said...

Your mantel is so large and you've decorated it beautifully for Christmas. Love the rustic look to your decor with all the white candles, very pretty!

Ruth @ White Whimsy said...

Your Living Room is Lovely! I love the way you decorated the mantel. Simple but gorgeous! Very Very Pretty!

LL Farm said...

Very pretty! I really like the trees in the white baskets.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Very nice...rustic, simple, and classy! :)

Emily@TheWickerHouse said...

It all looks so very rustic and pretty. The IKEA pots look great. And oh my gosh that coffee table...LOVE!

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Very elegant and classy! xoxo

Art and Sand said...

Thanks for linking up to Creating Christmas at Art and Sand. I love everything about you decor.

Pat Cantwell said...

Dawna,
This is a stunning mantel, dear one!!!
Love the use of everything white with natural elements!!!
Fondly,
Pat

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

A striking mantel of green and white with natural elements.
Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday Dawna.

Snap said...

Lovely mantel. I would never have thought to shop for Christmas decor at Ikea! Love the Charlie Brown trees. Your coffee table is great too -- recycle reuse! Fun!

A Joyful Cottage said...

Dawna your mantel is beautiful. I love it. The white baskets, the candles, all the natural elements like the pinecones. You have such a great eye for adding just the right amount of sparkle. Not too much, not too little...just right. I've pinned this to my Christmas board. One of my favorites this year. Hugs, Nancy P.S. I'm crazy in love with your coffee table. Kudos to your hubby for snagging that beauty. Awesome!

Donna said...

Beautiful mantel and decorations...you have greatly inspired me....

sweetvintageofmine said...

What a beautiful room....love the mix!! The coffee table is awesome!! Blessings~~~Roxie

Decor To Adore said...

That coffee table is completely amazing! I love your simple yet lovely touches.

I wanted to thank you for your kindness and friendship. My wish is that your holiday season is filled with peace, love and joy.

May you and yours be blessed with health and happiness in the new year.

Jamie Hoover said...

SO warm and cozy! I'm including this in my features tomorrow for our Your Turn to Shine link party. Thanks for sharing!

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Just beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY...
Blessings,
Cindy

A Joyful Cottage said...

Hi Dawna, just popping back in to tell you I'll be featuring your Christmas mantel tomorrow at Every Room In The House - The Finale. Happy New Year! xxx ~ Nancy

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