Tuesday, December 4

2012 Holiday Mantel

Hi everyone I am super excited to share with you my holiday mantel this year.  It all started when I decided to make my wire tree ornament holder.  I knew exactly what direction I wanted to go in.  I wanted a little more modern touch with rustic browns and greens and gold shimmery accents.  I always try to use as much stuff as I can that I already own. 

After the wire ornament holder and frame were hung I added the beaded garland.  It is ivory and gold beaded garland that I had leftover.  I hung our stockings using Command hooks.  I have had these stockings since last year. I bought them after Christmas from Pottery Barn and had them personalized with names once Carson was born. I love how they are simple and I can embellish them how I like.  This year I grabbed these fun felt snowflakes from Target and pinned them to the stockings. The snow flakes were a $1 each!

I added the mini pine trees to each side. One I got on sale for $13 from PB after Christmas two years ago along with the gold mercury vase and the other is from Ballard Designs in a gold vase from Cost Plus World Market. The antler candle holder is from West Elm and the wooden reindeer  is from Target this year.  The white pine cone candles are also from Target.  I made a sweater sleeve for a pillar candle I had around the house and added some pine cones.

The gold mercury votive holders I have had for years and have no idea where I got them.  I purchased cedar twigs from a local nursery and draped those.  I love the fresh sent!  What do you think of my more modern take on my holiday mantel?

Linking to
The Lettered Cottage - Mantel Link Party
Lil Luna - Lil Luna Link Party
Ginger Snap Crafts - Wow Me Wednesda
The Shabby Creek Cottage - Transformation Thursday
Ten June - Mantel Holiday Link Party
DIY Showoff - DIY Holiday Highlights
Craftberry Bush - Happy Hour
Liz Marie - Link Up with Me Liz Marie
Shabby Nest - Frugal Friday
Tatertots and Jello - Weekend Wrap Up
52 Mantels - Holiday Mantel Party
Maybe Matilda - Dare to Deck the Halls
A Bowl Full of Lemons - Holiday Organizing and Pinning Party


  1. Your mantle is gorgeous! I would love to transplant it to our house!

  2. This looks so beautiful! I love the mix of materials that you used. That antler candleholder from West Elm has been on my radar for some time! ;-) And I saw those Target snowflakes last week when I went there -- what a great way to use them!

  3. So cute!! I love the textures and natural look of the mantel! Such inspiration!! xoxo Debbie @ Inspired Honey Bee

  4. so pretty! love the white and green and love that tree display!

  5. I think it looks fantastic! Love the ornament tree, that is so creative! Great job!

  6. Love it, so clean and pretty looking! Your stockings are so cute!

  7. The white and green color scheme is so fresh. I love the stockings too.


  8. Your mantel is gorgeous. It's rustic and glamorous at the same time!

  9. so beautiful and classic. The cream and green are gorgeous together.

  10. So pretty! I love the snowflakes on your stockings and the fresh greenery you used.

  11. Hi Trisha! It looks so pretty, I just adore the Christmas tree! Great job, Jen

  12. What a Pretty mantel. I'm in love with the wire orniment hanger and I see you have instructions on how to make it. Thanks!

  13. Visiting from TenJune link party- LOVE the ornament tree. I'm going to try this with all my extra ornaments this year.

  14. Pinning! This mantel is stunning. The tree is awesome!

  15. This is simple but its GORGEOUS!!
    Love the framed christmas tree!

  16. This is so gorgeous I love your framed tree made from baubles. Very clever. I dont have a fireplace to decorate and Im definately have mantle envy now!

  17. Gorgeous! Look's like something out of a magazine! My favorite part is the Antler candleholder... I am in LOVE.

  18. this is gorgeous and perfect. i lvoe the whites and the greens, so fresh. and normally i don't like the antles stuff, but as a candleholder it makes sense to me. great mantle!

  19. Love everything about this! Very Rustic Chic



  20. This is beautiful and chic,love it all!

  21. Wow! Love it! And I'm loving your blog ;)

  22. Beautiful! New follower of your blog, found you linked up at Craftberry Bush!


  23. Superb simplicity.


  24. What a beautiful mantel! I LOVE that candlestick - where did you get that??? I love the tree made out of ornaments too, so pretty! Merry Christmas!

  25. It is fantastic! Every detail goes together just perfectly.

  26. Your mantel looks beautiful. I love the neutral colors mixed with pops of green.

  27. Trish the mantel looks great..you know how much i love your little ornament tree....thank you for sharing...have a great weekend...xo

  28. Oh, this is absolutely beautiful! I love how simple and clean and fresh it looks. The white and green are so lovely together. And the ornament tree is so neat, too! Love it!

  29. Oh my goodness, Trisha! I'm so glad you came by and left me a comment so I could meet you. Your style is fantastic! I may just have to leave this tab open so I can poke around your blog a bit more tonight after the house is quiet. :)

  30. it's perfect! and now i must know more about that tree and follow your beautiful blog.

    hope you will find a moment to stop by and enter a giveaway i am hosting for followers (i hope you win!):

    happy weekend to you!


  31. Wow Trisha, your mantel is stunning! So beautiful!!

  32. What a great rustic mantle! Love the beads! I would love for you to come link this up to my party going on! http://alivedinhome.blogspot.com/2012/12/get-social-sunday_9.html

  33. Great looking mantel! I love the mix of metal and natural objects.

  34. Your mantel is beautiful! I love the stockings!

  35. This is stunning! What a beautiful mantel. There are so many things I love about it that I don't know where to begin. Oh wait, yes I do know. That wire Christmas tree! Amazing! And so clever and creative. Thanks for linking up to Dare to DIY!

  36. Your mantel looks gorgeous! So wintery and perfect.

  37. What a beautiful mantle! Love the three legged wooden candle holder. My favorite is the wall tree with the white balls. Lovely!

  38. Beautiful! I love that little wooden reindeer :)

  39. So clean and pretty! Love the simple white and green color scheme!

  40. Nice job. I totally covet the antleresque West Elm candle holder. :-)

  41. This is gorgeous! I love how simple and elegant it is!

  42. Wow! It's stunning! Beautiful job!

  43. GORGEOUS! Thanks for stopping by my blog. You have a new follower :)

  44. Your mantel is so darn classy. Love the color combo! Thanks for joining the Dare to DIY!

  45. Love. It. Like, a lot. You nailed the colors, that's for sure! And that wire + ornament Christmas tree? Genius!! Job well done, friend!

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