What is the very first thing you decorate for Christmas? Your front door? Your tree? Your kitchen? I decorate my mantel first. It’s sets the mood and theme for the rest of my home. This year I am taking a very soft, neutral, organic take on Christmas. My theme ALL IS CALM ALL IS BRIGHT, taken from my favorite Christmas carol Silent Night is brought to life on the mantel and looks like a quiet walk in the woods.
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The clock came off the mantel, but the chippy shutters stayed. In place of the clock I added a very old, chippy 9 pane window. It has been sitting in my basement for years with it’s original goo and grime and dirt crusted all over it. After a good window cleaning and a little dusting up on the mantel it went. I’m thinking it might stay on the mantel for a while. I love the soft look!
I used neutral colored snowy trees and tall sugar pine cones standing on end in white bowls. A big galvanized metal box with a chalkboard front says, “All Is Calm All Is Bright” is filled with all things nature… deer sheds, pinecones, greens, willow balls and feathers.
A tree is perched on a little black bench along with a big sugar pinecone!
Please visit my blogging buddies and see their beautiful mantel designs!
Monday Nov 10:
AT HOME WITH THE BARKERS
DAISY MAE BELLE
ALL THINGS HEART AND HOME
THE WOODGRAIN COTTAGE
ON SUTTON PLACE
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