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Thursday, December 1, 2011

Beautiful mantel ideas for the holidays

 Mantels are very prominent in our holiday decorating.  We wanted to provide you with a few photos of our favorite mantels this season. Maybe you will find an idea to bring into your home.

This is one of our favorites this year.  The evergreens and grapevines are such a nice mix of textures.  Of course, the use of traditional Christmas colors is timeless and so appealing.  A wreath placed over a mirror always looks great, don't you think?

Magnolia leaves are an excellent addition to traditional evergreens.  This mantel caught our eye with the sparkling trees in varying heights. 

The large pine cones and pine needle garlands are a perfect choice for the den or study mantel.  This room says - "come  in, curl up and read your Kindle".

If you want to bring in as much greenery as possible, look to this photo for inspiration.  The greens are placed on top of the mantel as well as swagged, reaching to the floor. Love all the ornaments and ribbons. So pretty! 

If just a touch of green is more to your taste - take your queues from this mantel decor.  The mercury glass urns, pine cones, magnolia leaves and white stockings look so peaceful on the white fireplace.

Simplicity. . .quietly brings in the season.

(most photos courtesy of Traditional Home)

We hope you enjoy spending time in your home with your family and friends over the holiday season.

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