the Christmas mantel


Posted by Rebecca, December 20th, 2010

We did most of our Christmas decorating today (Sunday, I know it’s after midnight so it’s technically Monday). But better late than never, right? On all accounts. So most of my posts this week will be Christmas related, which is quite appropriate, given that Christmas is indeed this week. I’m a blogging rebel 🙂

I put this mantel together about an hour ago.  I’ll let the pictures do most of the talking.

You see what I did there?? I moved my coffee filter wreath from the dining room to over the fireplace using my handy dandy command hook.  We planned on hanging some frames over the fireplace by Christmas but yeah, that didn’t happen.  So I whipped up this solution and I actually like the wreath better here!

Some detail shots…

Yeah, I hot glued that star to the center of the mantel.  Mike told me to do it…no really, he did.

I was going to post a list of where everything is from, when I realized that the majority of things here are from Target.  And very few things here are new.

From Target:


Initial pins on stockings

Stocking holders

Twine trees (which I totally could have made with a hanger and some twine)

All but 2 ornaments

Star garland

Silver candle holders

The fancy glittery twig things (I think they’re technically tree picks)

The only things on that list that were purchased this year were the trees and the candle holders.  Everything else is possibly 4 years old… including the garland.  I put it on the mantel because I didn’t have enough for our new 9 foot tree 🙁

Also included on the mantle are:

Sticks from my backyard

A “wish” sign from Kohl’s about 3 years ago

Silver ornament candles from Ikea

Round glass candle holders from the Crate and Barrel outlet

2 ornaments from Walmart

This was my first time putting together a mantel quite like this, since our tv used to be over our fireplace in our old place and I generally just stuck the round ornament candles under it.  But this was a lot of fun and I liked pulling things from around the house to make it complete.  And I got to use a lot of my old decorations that I couldn’t use on my giant tree this year 🙂

Oh and incase you were wondering what Macky was doing as I put this together…

He had a rough weekend, he had a seizure last night.  So you’ll be seeing a lot of pictures of him the next few days since I am being a completely overbearing momma and just looking at him makes me emotional. Plus he’s super cute when he’s mushy.

Just wait until you see him with the tree…:)

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9 Responses to “the Christmas mantel”

  1. michaela says:

    Super cute (: Just saw your tweet…so yes, I’m awake! hehe (: I love the fun wreath! And the stockings are adorable, too.

  2. Well obv. the last picture is my fav. because I heart Macky =)

    You did a great job! I’m going to try to snag some cute target stuff on sale this year =) Theres some adorableness going on in that store lately! hehe


  3. Jessie says:

    Poor Macky! I hope he’s doing OK 🙁 Your mantle is lovely! I love the stockings.

    • Rebecca says:

      Thanks Jessie! Macky is still a little mushy but he seems to be okay. I’m just so paranoid with him that he could lick his paw differently and I assume he’s not feeling well!

  4. It looks great, and I love the color of your walls in there. Did you use the same tile around the fireplace as you have in your kitchen?

  5. Poor Macky! I’m glad he seems to be doing better!

    I get paranoid with Dots because of her history with heartworms before we got her.

    Love the mantle!

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