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Rusty Heart Designs: Christmas Mantel Tutorial
Christmas mantle inspiration, add some vintage brass candle sticks.
Mismatched stockings make a formal Christmas mantel look a bit more relaxed.
I love the green swag over the mirror and how it coordinates with the Christmas Tree! Just gorgeous!
Love the snow piled up behind the garland. Would be a nightmare to clean up but it's oh so pretty!
C.B.I.D. HOME DECOR and DESIGN: GET READY FOR CHRISTMAS: MEET THE HUMBLE PINECONE
Merry Christmas Chalkboard Mantel with free printable--- can use framed chalkboard for yearlong messages.
Perfect. My next home will have a White Christmas or a Silver and Gold Christmas theme!
Christmas mantel decorations
I would do this for winter decor with different color/size mittens...hanging from the fireplace mantel
I think what makes this striking is also the decorative moulding on the wall above the mantle. Makes the whole look very sophisticated.
My Christmas Charm~ she has lots of great tutorials on her blog. Love the skates and old window frame!
Wish I had a fireplace to decorate like this.
Christmas Mantle at Color Outside the Lines -- lots of terrific pix