This year my Christmas mantle was easy to decorate. 
I decorated the mantle with pinecones and mercury glass for Thanksgiving and with just a few changes… it became a Christmas mantle…

From this….
To this…
I added Incense Cedar to each side of my mantle in little mercury glass cups…tied up with a black plaid bow…
An old silver footed bowl is filled with Incense Cedar for the center of the mantle.
Incense Cedar smells like Christmas… beautiful!
Little green and white and silver balls accent the pinecones in the glass hurricanes…

White lanterns are tied up with black and white plaid ribbons. The lanterns give a soft golden glow to the mantle!

Did you notice that some of the pinecones are really candles. We will burn them Christmas Eve night and Christmas day.

And a flurry of snowflakes gives everything a wintery feel!
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  1. says

    How simple and beautiful. Isn’t it nice to make such a quick change and have a whole new look. You certainly created a magical look!

  2. says

    It’s simply beautiful. Cypress has been my favorite greenery to work with this year… I have it all over the house and outside! I love how easy it was for you to transition from Thanksgiving to Christmas. Perfect!

  3. says

    Absolutely beautiful! I love the simplicity of the pine cones with the elegance of the mercury glass all wrapped up with classic black and white. I”ll have to look for some of the incense cypress. Have a wonderful weekend!

  4. says

    Simplicity at its finest. . .Thanksgiving. . .to Christmas…through Winter!!!
    I L O V E how you mixed TWO different black & white checked ribbon for the bows!!! Great visual appeal!
    I’ll try to link to the Homespun Christmas Pary, if I can figure out where to go and on what date!

  5. says

    Gorgeous…looks like a Pottery Barn catalog well styled! I love the touches of lime green and black ribbon. My new accent this year for Christmas is black and white..would love to find some ribbon like yours! Always beautiful Yvonne!
    Miss Bloomers

  6. says

    Good Afternoon Yvonne, I have to say you have amazing style and flair. I always enjoy your offerings, whether it is home decoration, cooking or painting with Annie Sloan paints. You are very inspirational. Have a lovely day. Best Wishes Daphne

  7. says

    Quite beautiful. I adore pine cones and greenery with big, bold, plaid bows and they are the perfect decoration for this time of year. I have a ‘two dustbin’ collection of pine cones, some gathered over thirty years ago and they have travelled the world with me. Deborah C♥

  8. says

    Yvonne, I love it all, especially the black and white!! That is what you will be seeing in my kitchen dining room for Christmas!!! I like that you kept it fairly simple and organic feeling!! Just lovely Yvonne ♥♥♥ it!

  9. says

    Very Classy. I went simple this year, too. What happended is, I splurged and bought several boxes of the prelit garland from Costco for my foyer staircase. I did not realize what good quality it is until I went to do my mantle with old garland. It looked so tired and cheap and it’s now in the garbage. I enjoy all you do. Thanks. Karen

  10. says

    Simply lovely… my husband insisted on a
    flat screen tv up on my mantel so it’s rather
    hard to create such a pretty Chirismas
    decoration.. but I still want to join in
    on the 2nd…
    See you there

  11. says

    Gorgeous! I love the colors & the black plaid ribbon is fantastic too. You are inspiring me to take a clippers to our cypress bushes! My husband might not be happy about that though. 😀

  12. says

    I love this mantle, Yvonne. This year I am really liking black ,white and green. When you add silver into the mix it dresses it up superbly! That checkered and plaid bow is fantastic!

  13. says

    Yvonne, it is just gorgeous!! So elegant and beautiful. I love the mercury glass and those plaid bows are just perfect. You never forget a detail.

  14. says

    Your mantle is breathtaking, Yvonne. I love the little green, white, and silver balls. Also the pine cone candles and the incense cedar. It must smell so like Christmas at your house! You do have the magic touch!

  15. ann says

    Where did you find those snowflakes of the little stands like that? You have several sizes! Perhaps someone asked already and I missed it in the comments but I read thru alot hoping it had already been asked….and answered :)

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