This post was most recently updated on September 22nd, 2019
I was gonna hold off on posting my Christmas mantel until early December, but then I figured, what the hey. If I’m in the Christmas spirit, I might as well share it, right?
This year’s Christmas mantel is a bit of a departure for me. As I mentioned in my last few posts, I wanted a more rustic look this year. I stuck with some of my turquoise decorations, but my sparkly things and silver reindeer stayed in the bin. I must admit, it took a lot of self control for me, who is typically an over-decorator. But I managed to stay to my plan, and I am really happy with the cottage-y look!
My main elements were greenery, giant pine cones in glass urns, red berries in a vintage tin jug, and a re-claimed wood mirror (a recent purchase). I’m in a picture vs word kind of mood today, so you’ll find lots of photos below! But join me on Friday, when I plan to post a step-by-step tutorial on how to create a Christmas mantel, using this one as my illustration!
I’m linking this post to Rhoda’s mantel party over at Southern Hospitality, at Beth’s mantel party at Home Stories A2Z, and the mantel parties at Ten June and Funky Junk.
Your Mantle is so pretty!!
Thanks, Angela, and happy holidays!! ~Kerri
Southern Fried Gal says
Your mantel is gorgeous! I’m in love with the ribbon most of all. Happy Holidays!
Thanks for coming by today! I love that ribbon too! Happy holidays to you as well! ~Kerri
I love everything about this! Especially the pine cones and that ribbon. So beautiful, yet simple.
Thank you so much Gina. Happy holidays! ~Kerri
You did such a great job! It looks beautiful….I LOVE the turquoise & red together! It looks perfect! I’m your newest follower from the a2z mantel party. If you get a chance, I’d love you to stop by my blog & maybe follow along too!
Thanks Sally! So glad you came by! ~Kerri
Pam @ diy Design Fanatic says
Your mantel is fabulous! I love your colors! Stopping by from SYS.
Thanks so much Pam! Happy holidays! ~Kerri
Lisa @ Lisas Creative Designs says
Beautiful Mantel! I LOVE red and aqua together and have gone a bit nuts with it in my home, including my Christmas mantel. I am just a bit late on getting pics on my blog though!
Thanks so much, Lisa! I will have to drop by and see your red and turquoise once you get some pics on your blog. It’s my fave…such a happy combination, isn’t it? Thanks for dropping by, and I hope you’ll come back again! Happy holidays ~Kerri 🙂
Love your blog. It’s so darling. Found it on Southern Hospitality linky party today. Thanks for sharing.
Robin from Robin’s Nest.
Thank you so much Robin! I hope you’ll pop by again soon! Happy Holidays~Kerri 🙂
Carol-Anne: Use the Good Dishes! says
I’m a big lover of sparkle, so I wasn’t sure if I was going to like it……
But I LOVE it! It’s lovely and warm and pretty! I especially love the streamer stuff (?) and the pinecones. Very nice!