Sunday, December 4, 2011

~Christmas Mantel 2011~


 My mom bought this Santa painting for us in Kirklands about 6 or 7 years ago and it goes on our mantel ever year. I usually just change the garland up a bit to give it a different look.



 I added my favorite candle holders in the mix and topped them with these twig spheres that I spray painted red.

 The garland I purchased at Hobby Lobby last year and the only thing I added to it was the glass ornaments. I love the fullness it has!


 I am so happy with the way the mantel turned out this year! Thanks so much for stopping by, I always enjoy our visits:)
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Linking To:
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia~Blogger Block Party Christmas Mantels
Southern Hospitality~Christmas Mantel Party
From My Front Porch To Yours~ Holiday Mantel Party
A Stroll Thru Life~Tabletop Tuesday 
Savvy Southern Style~WUW
Home Stories AtoZ~Christmas Mantel Party
 

52 comments:

❀❀❀Ðαωᾔ❀❀❀ said...

Beautiful, simple mantel. I agree the greenery has just the right fullness. Santa looks so cute, between the candle holders. Perfect!!

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

I have the very same picture, but my frame is dark. I like your gold frame, so I just may have to get the spray paint out after the holidays. I have mine displayed on a stand. Your mantel is beautiful, by the way.

KATHY said...

I love your mantle,and the santa picture is so adorable.

Kathy

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

I like your mantle very much Martina. Its just enough without going over the top. My eye seems to be going to subtle holiday touches this years and you did GREAT~!

Patti said...

Your mantle is lovely...I always struggle with decorating my mantle. I just bought a large Santa print, very similar to yours and I love it...your face looks a little more jolly than mine. The garland is also gorgeous, but what really caught my eye are those gorgeous candlesticks - love them!

Shirley said...

Oh I love that Santa..good job to your mom..she knew a good thing for sure..I passed up a framed picture once and have regretted it ever since..your mantel is stunning!

Blondie's Journal said...

Your mantel looks so festive with the garland and the Santa painting! I have been looking a for a nostalgic looking picture...maybe something Norman Rockwellish for my mantel! Haven't started my mantel yet, but you have inspired me! Love it!

XO,
Jane

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your mantel is stunning. I LOVE your garland, it is full and so pretty and the paints of Santa is fabulouw. That a great picture. Beautifully done. Hugs, Marty

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

I was trying to say painting. I got my fingers all mixed up. lol Hugs, Marty

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Beautiful mantel Martina, the garland is so pretty and the Santa painting, just too perfect! I love it. Happy Hollidays. Hugs, FABBY

Vintage Gal said...

Your mantel is just beautiful. Love the garland and the picture is just perfect ;-)

Kelly said...

Your Santa picture really sets the tone for the rest of the room! There's no mistake that it's Christmas time at your house. He looks quite regal in his big gold frame. I like how you styled your mantel with all the fluffy garland too. Very pretty and festive!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Love your mantel, Martina! So festive! Happy weekend!...hugs...Debbie

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love your mantel, Martina! The mantel in our new place looks like it is about the size of yours and maybe I should go the garland route, too. This is smaller than the two I had in my old house so I saw right away that my old way of decorating the mantel wasn't going to work here. If nothing else, maybe I'll get some ideas from the mantel parties for next year!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Looks great, Martina. Love that picture.

At The Picket Fence said...

It looks so beautiful Martina! I absolutely love your Santa painting too. :-) It was so fun seeing the pillow you got from Ann's shop as well!
Vanessa

Shelia said...

Martina, your mantel is so pretty! I love that Santie picture. I need one! The garland and candle sticks just make it all!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Gina said...

Oh Martina, your mantel is beautiful! I almost bought a Santa picture at Kirkland's, but managed to talk myself out of it. Your garland is wonderful. I love the fullness of it.

xinex said...

Beautiful mantel, Martina. I love the Santa painting...Christine

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

Well Mr. Santa sure makes a statement here Martina. I love your mantel, nice job girl!

Mariaelena said...

Good morning Martina...love the traditional feel of your Christmas mantel...the kids must adore that picture of Santa!!...hope you got my email about lunch....this week LET'S MAKE IT HAPPEN!!!!!..xo, Mariaelena

Lesley said...

Looks really beautiful. Love that you kept the mantel white. :)

Becca said...

Gorgeous, just gorgeous, Martina! I love the full, lush garland! And, the candleholders with the newly painted red spheres are such a great touch! (You and I have something in common with our mantels!!) xo

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi darling, I adore your mantel and Santa, rich, warm, inviting and timeless. What a treasure your picture is.. hugs ~lynne~

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

What a wonderful mantel! I love your Santa portrait.

CAS said...

Sorry I've been a bit lax in commenting, but I'm trying to catch up....lol! I keep looking at those wonderful Santa prints they keep having at Kirkland's. Yours is just beautiful and certainly deserves a lovely setting like your mantel. Looks beautiful.

Cute, cute, cute -- love that adorable pillow & the little stocking. The pillow is perfect on your lovely chair.

Your guest bathroom looks so charming and sweet. Aren't those things that our children buy or make for us, just the absolute best? I love how you've tucked the little treasure into a perfect spot.

Everything really looks beautiful and so festive!
CAS

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

I love this idea! Both the smaller and larger version are great! You did a wonderful job! I love your mantel too!

janice15 said...

Very nice Santa ....

Honey at 2805 said...

Gorgeous! Your beautiful picture of
Santa looks so comfy and cozy on you mantel!

Sue said...

Your mantel is beautiful Martina. I love the garland you got at HL. It is so full and lush. I think the time has come to replace a few of mine! Your Santa pic is a real focal point. Lovely.
Merry Christmas
Sue

Cindy said...

Your mantel is beautiful and the Santa picture is wonderful!!!
Hugs, Cindy

Lakeshore Cottage Living said...

So pretty! Love it all!

Pamela said...

Martina your mantle is beautiful! I have always wanted a st nick pic! Thanx for coming to the party!:)

Tracy said...

Beautiful mantel, I just love that garland! I can't believe you bought it like that, it's fabulous. Your Santa painting is a keeper too, definitely a striking focal point. Have a Merry Christmas!

Veronica said...

The Santa painting is simlpy fab and the mantel a feast!

Veronica

Bella Vista said...

Gorgeous, Martina. Just perfect.

Barb

Bella Vista said...

Martina, following you right back :-)

Barb ♥

mississippi artist said...

Beautiful mantel. I need to paint a Santa for over my mantel. If I start now I might finish by next Christmas!

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

What a beautiful mantel! I love looking at Santa, and have a framed print that I rarely use. You have given me inspiration!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

This is absolutely wonderful Martina!

Jo's This and That said...

Gorgeous! Thanks gfor sharing.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I just love that whimsical santa pic and your mantel looks fabulous!
Cindy

mrshinesclass said...

The mantel looks very elegant. I love the Santa picture.

Sharon @ mrshinesclass

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Love that Santa picture over the mantel! I'm looking for a similar snowman picture.

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

What a great santa photo!! It really makes a xmas statement over the mantel, and looks fantastic!

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

LOVE it Martina! I love that garland and your Santa picture! I have one that I bring out every year too....it just wouldn't seem right without him up there...

Beautiful mantel!

Lou Cinda

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Martina...

Awwww...your Santa painting is beautiful, Martina! He's perfect for your Christmas mantel! Love the garland too! You're right...it's sooo full and really pretty! I love the long pine needled greenery! Thank you for sharing your pretty Christmas mantel with us, dear friend! It's always such a treat coming to your place!

Love ya,
Chari

Chubby N Chieque said...

What this really absolutely gorgeous. It looks that Santa is alive.

Job well done.

Happy TTT,
/chie

Elisabeth said...

What a beautiful mantle. The picture is so bold that it really grabs you and the evergreen really adds so much, too. Great job.

http://findingsecrettreasures.blogspot.com said...

I love Santa! What a great tradition, your garland really looks real!

Justabeachkat said...

Love it! Love the Santa!

Hugs,
Kat

Kathy said...

Gorgeous! Thanks gfor sharing.

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