Thursday, December 02, 2010

Silvery Mantel for Christmas

It's the first thing I usually decorate, and also the last. I say that because it isn't completed until Christmas Eve, when we hang the stockings by the chimney with care!
It's never the same decor. Sometimes I like alot of live greenery. I used to use Holly because we had a big Holly tree out back, but that got dug out when we made some renovations. There are some other greens out there but this year  my heart is set on going with white and silver. And a desire to keep it simple and use only what I have already in my decorations box.

I have begun with a wreath, which I have had for a very long time and I still love it. I just gave it a new bow from ribbon I got last year on sale.
I love the frosty Angel.

Some lacy for the top and twinkly white lights to start!

And I just kept layering all my favorite white or silver things until I was contented.

Some pretty white pointsetta, some ribbon in silver,

A sparkling silver candle in my cut glass dish... rimmed that with pearls.

And for the other side another cut glass dish and a small package from the dollar store all silvery, with a silver gift box tucked into it, and some baubles.

At the bottom I used my mom's Antique wash basin and pitcher, filled with ribbon and pointsetta!

I like how it is looking!

   I'm dreaming of a White Christmas..

Simple candles and a gift bag, so sparkly

I love how it looks, I just have to add the Nativity set...
My mom bought this for me a very long time ago. It is from Avon.
 I have always cherished this!
I usually put it in the manger that my mom used when I was a little kid. I just changed it for this design.
And one other tradition, my mom never put the baby Jesus in the manger, until Christmas morning.

Merry Christmas!

Come to the Mantel party at Kevin and Layla's blog


Marie aka bettiescrapbook said...

Very pretty! I m lovin silver this year too.

Patsi said...

I envy you. Everything is lovely.
Nice job !!!

Little decorating here due to work on the house...hopefully next year will be grand as yours.

Josie said...

So pretty!! I love the silver! : )

The Redhead Riter said...

Very pretty! I love the all white, especially the nativity scene.

Jackie said...

Hi there! I'm your newest follower coming over from Bloggy Moms! Your decor looks great!

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