November 30, 2015

Christmas In The Living Room: My Holiday Mantel

elegant french christmas mantel

It's such a busy time of year and definitely my favorite as a wife, mom...and a designer/stylist/photographer with some exciting events to share with you over the next couple of weeks! As I write this post I think that I'm pretty much finished with Christmas decorating and...

shabbyfufu christmas mantel 2016

am up at our beach home and will be here for another week, so I feel pretty good about getting so much accomplished already! 

Every year I change things up around the home for the holidays and although the look is expensive I shop very little. When I do buy a few new things it's with a careful eye and thoughts of reusing what I purchase in other ways and sometimes for other seasons...

holiday mantel with lanterns

Like the stunning Park Hill lanterns that I purchased {on sale~:} a few months ago and talked about filled with...books and something else...HERE

Lanterns are one of my go to's for decorating and I do use them for candles as well...like the lantern below that I'll be sharing soon on another post...

restoration hardware lanterns christmas

merry christmas silver banner

The mantel is simple with a French country elegant theme, similar to my fall mantel. I cleared all of the autumn items off and added a faux greenery wreath that I found online and there are so many to choose from with a realistic look...

blogger christmas 2016

I added in the pinecones and the lights and some additional faux cedar garland. We don't have the kind of greenery for the most part in South Florida for cutting and using for holiday adorning, and since I did all of this too early for the stores to have fresh...faux was the way to go. 

Admittedly I love the fact that you can use it year after year, so in the end it costs less. I'll be filling it in with fresh cuttings from the tree lot once I'm back in town...
glittered christmas wreath

I did lightly spray everything with flocking spray (found on Amazon.com) that really gives it that winter look I was going for...

silver and gold christmas decorating

The Merry Christmas glitter garland, faux fur stockings and all of the wrapping paper goodies are from Target.com ...since I know that you would ask. They have really been knocking it out of the park this holiday season:~} 

I'm joining in this week with 27 other bloggers for a Christmas Ideas tour and if you are looking to be inspired, you'll surely find some take away tips from these fabulous bloggers all week long!

Have a wonderful week and please check back or sign up for the mailing list in the Hello Bar up at the top, visit me on Facebook and Instagram for lots more holiday inspiration to come!

33 comments:

Petticoat Junktion said...

What a beautiful sight. I'm in love with everything. I too buy things with the idea of reusing them. Thanks for sharing your lovely mantel.

DD's Cottage said...

I love how peaceful your mantle feels Janet!

Sonny G said...

wow Janet..
Your mantel is absolutely stunning.. I was visiting Shirley and saw your comment there .. Glad I did so I could find my way here;-)

So Mimi said...

Gorgeous mantel! I love how it is the right balance of glamour and rustic.

Lindsay Eidahl said...

What a beautiful mantel! It is like a winter wonderland! Gorgeous!!!

Kelly OMalley said...

The mantle is just gorgeous! I am always trying to pull of great mantle presentations. You have truly mastered it!

Marie Blackburn said...

Oh my goodness, I'm a sucker for lanterns and Janet, yours are stunning! Your mantelscape is gorgeous from the wreath to the lanterns to the garland - very nice.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Your mantel is over the moon exquisite...Oh how I would love to have that gorgeous chandy in front of my mantel!!...and as you stated, those lanterns are stunning!!!.....Always love to see your seasonal decor especially at Christmas....just so enchanting!!!...

Jennfer Fenton said...

Love those lanterns! I have a similar one and it is so versatile and easy to use with any decor. Stunning mantel!

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

What a lovely mantel Janet... love the lantern filled with bulbs!

Karin Chudy said...

Those Lanterns are awesome and the cedar garland is too!
I love the combination of it all!
great job!
Hugs,
Karin

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

So beautifully styled, Janet and I can't wait to see more of your halls decked.

Susan @ This Makes That said...

What a beautiful and elegant mantel display. It looks like a magazine photo as it's style so perfectly. I love how you can see just a hint of your crystal chandelier.

Kim Jones said...

I love that you use items you can shift through all season. Everything is gorgeous. The layers are perfection!

Amy Rattleff said...

Total gorgeousness...all of it!!!

Atta Girl Amy said...

I just want to move in! I have those same lanterns and I love them. I've never filled the big one to the brim with ornaments, but I'm definitely saving the idea for next year! Your mantel is an absolute stunner.

Shabbyfufu said...

Thank you so much Kim!

Shabbyfufu said...

Thank you Amy...so glad you stopped by!

Shabbyfufu said...

So glad that you had a chance to stop by Susan...much appreciated!

Shabbyfufu said...

Thanks so much Darielle...xo

Paula@SweetPea said...

What an absolute gorgeous Christmas mantel you've created. It's stunning!

Iris Watts said...

This is gorgeous Janet! Beautiful job!

Postcards from the Ridge said...

Your mantel is so beautiful! I love all the wintery elements and those lanterns are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing!

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Janet, I'm just now finding my way here to see your mantel and I have to agree with everyone else, it is just stunning! The reflection of the chandelier in the mirror is the perfect elegant touch. Pinning and sharing!

Mary Beth said...

Gorgeous doesn't even describe how beautiful your decor is. Everything touch is perfection.

Clockwork Interiors said...

Beautiful!

Angelina PeoniesandOrangeBlossoms said...

I love your Christmas mantel. I really like how you put ornaments in the lantern... I never would've thought to do that but now I have an idea for next year! Your mantel is beautiful.

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said...

Wow! What a stunner! I just adore every inch of this but especially love those lanterns!

One More Time Events said...

I am always in such aww with your style ...this is absolutely Beautiful!

The Crowned Goat said...

Everything is simply stunning, Janet! It's such a beautiful reflection of your signature style. I just wanted to let you know it's going to be one of the features at the Something to Talk About link party today. Hugs, CoCo PS: Florida girls rock :)

Cat Golden said...

Wow your mantle is so beautiful Janet! Thank you for sharing at Dream. Create. Inspire. Link! I'm pinning and sharing!

Cat

Cyndee said...

It's all so beautiful. Thank you for sharing on Idea Box. You will be featured Thursday as our most viewed!!

Linda said...

Hi Janet,
I'm new here but I know I'll be back often! Christmas decorating is a passion of mine. I think many of our homes perhaps look and 'feel' the best during the holidays when they truly shine. I love the wintry calm you've created here and can't wait to settle in for a few hours later this evening to catch up with all the fabulous ideas on Shabbyfufu and other fab sites in blogland and maybe gleam some inspirations for next year! HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Linda at Beautiful Ideas