Thursday, December 6, 2012

2012 Christmas Mantel and Family Room Tree

 I went with a whole new look on the mantel this year. I usually always put my Santa painting which you can see here on the mantel.
Another change this year is I used a lot more live greenery, the house smells so good! Let's take a look...


I bought the frame in Hobby Lobby a few weeks ago when they were on sale for 50% off and tied a real wreath to it, my mom made the bow for me. I also poked two berry picks in there for a pop of red. The ribbon I bought in AC Moore craft store.

Added an old fashion Santa that I had for years, along with real garland and a few faux Christmas trees.


This is the first year we've had a real tree in here, I love it! Think we just started a new tradition!
It's an 8ft. fraser fir.





A little peek looking in from the breakfast area.
I'm so happy with the way this room turned out! Thanks so much for stopping by!

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59 comments:

Brandi said...

Your decorations are so so pretty. I love the simplicity of it all.

Linda said...

Beautiful!!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Martina, your mantel looks great! I love the framed wreath! It's so pretty with the red berries; and your tree is lovely! Everything feels so festive and warm. Very pretty!

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Lovely mantel, love the wreath with frame!

Anne said...

Martina I LOVE your wreath in that beautiful frame!And your tree is gorgeous too! I bet is really smells great with that fresh tree!
xx
Anne

chateau chic said...

Martina, Your mantel is just perfect. Love the focal point of the large frame with your beautiful wreath. Perfect choice of ribbon and bow. Your tree looks so pretty in the corner. I can't believe we haven't cut ours yet! On the "to do" list for this weekend.
Mary Alice

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Love your mantel and tree, Martina. The framed wreath is really pretty and your mom makes a great bow. I bet your house smells wonderful.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Very pretty tree, Martina! Love the wreath on the frame. Such a simple thing but it really makes a statement.

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

Beautiful Martina. I bet the room smells as good as it looks.~!

Laura from Top This Top That said...

just love that frame, i have always liked this look but have not done that in my house, maybe i will have to go to hobby lobby. Never had a real tree?! We always do a real tree in the family room and then 2 other artificial. Fallen needles from one is more then I can handle.:)

Kelly said...

I love how you placed a wreath inside an empty picture frame like that. So cute! Love your tree too. The live trees do look good and make the house smell like Christmas. I miss having a live tree. We started getting a fake one after I realized I was allergic to them! I can't have any live greenery in my house without getting a sinus infection. Boo Hoo!

Divine Theatre said...

Very nice! Very calming!

xo

Andie

Gail said...

It's beautiful Martina!

White Weathered Hutch, said...

Oh I love it Martina!! I can smell the fir from here. I like the simplicity of your mantel. My kinda girl!!

Becca said...

So beautiful, Martina! I love that you used REAL elements. I can only imagine how wonderful your tree smells ... and, your framed wreath is so pretty (loved the added berries and delicate bow)!

Ron said...

I love the smell of live frasier fir. I LOVE that basket on your coffee table. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work, Martina. xo

NanaDiana said...

Martina- It looks gorgeous. I love the simplicity of your mantle- just beautiful. We used to get Fraser firs, too. They hold their needles the best of any of them I think...and the smell is heavenly. xo Diana

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Very pretty, Martina. I especially like the ornaments on the tree and the wreath in the frame. Your mom ties a pretty bow.

sissie said...

Martina I can see why you are so happy with the way the room turned out.....it's gorgeous!!!

hugs
Sissie

Savvy Seasons said...

Your mantle is gorgeous! I also like the lighting, so festive and pretty. Your tree looks AMAZING! XO ~Liz

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

I for one am glad that gold frames are in style again. There was a time when silver was more popular. Gold is so much warmer. The frame is perfect.

Erin~Just*Grand said...

I love your mantel. The wreath in the frame is gorgeous! Very inspiring idea....

Cynthia said...

Martina,

These pictures are just beautiful, I love the tree and the wreath hanging in the frame is gorgeous.

Cynthia

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Beautiful mantel Martina!!...I have not had a real tree in a long time...I bet you are loving the gorgeous smell and the gorgeous natural beauty of it!!...

Anne said...

Lovely mantel and I am so in love with your tree!! Now I'm all inspired :)

Shelia said...

Hi Martina! Oh, your mantel is beautiful! I love the frame with the wreath hanging from it! What a pretty look. Your tree is gorgeous. I love how the branche turn up. We haven't had a live tree in so many years. I do remember the wonderful smell.
be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Gee Singh Newbanks said...

As you should be. It turned out beautifully Martina.
Pop on by and visit over at my place :-)
Cheers, Gee

Debbiedoo's said...

So pretty Martina...great look with the wreath and frame. Love your pretty tree too. Looks great in your LR.

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Love the wreath in the frame--everything looks lovely :)

michele said...

crazy for the framed wreath! swoon!

hope you'll pop over soon.

michele

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Hi Martina: I found you at Stone Gable and am now a new follower. Your tree is absolutely beautiful. After so many years of faux everything isn't it nice to have the real thing again. I'm still with the faux tree but did put real greens on every available surface this year and the smell is wonderful..I'd like to invite you to visit the Cottage and share our Christmas season so far..Happy Wednesday..Judy

Maria Elena said...

Martina, your mantle and tree look amazing!!! I can almost smell the greenery! :) You did a beautiful job. The room looks so warm and pretty!

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Martina, those photos are amazing! I love the mantel~I just got in 4 enormous gilt frames and I am so going to try this look~its elegant and simple all rolled into one. The room looks fantastic!

cathy@my1929charmer said...

You should be happy your room is beautiful. Your mantle is very simple and elegant. Love the tree too and love the smell of natural. All so very pretty!

Pamela said...

It is all just beautiful Martina!

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

Your tree is beautiful Martina. The whole room looks so pretty and festive. I love the wreath in the frame too.

Have a great day.
Pam

Moni - Zuhaus at Home said...

Beautiful, warm and welcoming...I love the mantle decorations and the tree, just lovely! You are ready for Christmas!

Myra said...

Your tree is the prettiest I have seen this year! The framed wreath is a great idea.

June G. said...

Your Christmas mantle is so inspiring!! And your tree...nothing like a real tree for a wonderful smell of pine..just have to deal with a few (well, more than a few) needles. I put my tree as close to a door as I can to minimize clean-up! Thanks to your Mom for creating a beautiful bow. I'm off to find a lovely frame like yours at 50% discount I hope!

June G.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Your family room looks beautiful!!! I love your live tree... there is nothing like a real tree.
I love the frame with the wreath in it! Everything is Merry and Bright!

Deserae said...

Everything is soooo beautiful! I love the wreath inside the gold frame...stunning!
~Des

Bliss said...

Looking beautiful!

Bliss

Leslie Harris said...

What a beautiful room! My favorite thing is the frame and the wreath, what a great idea. The bow and berries make it pop!
Leslie (aka Gwen Moss)

ravens • fête said...

I love what you did with the wreath and frame. So festive and unexpected!

Kismet Lady said...

Simple elegance! You have done an absolutely beautiful job. It is not over the top as so many do. This is a great example of "less is more". You have given me some great ideas. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Cindy said...

Your living room is lovely, Martina. I love the wreath in the beautiful frame, and the simple decor on the mantel makes it stand out so nicely. The huge tree is gorgeous!!!
Enjoy your weekend. Hugs, Cindy

Kim @ La Belle Époque said...

I LOVE the wreath in the frame. I will have to try that. Your tree is beautiful. I wish I could do a live tree, but can't with my husband's allergies. Only a little fresh greenery for me!

Pam said...

The wreath hanging from the picture frame is stunning. I can't stop staring at it. Very fun!

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

Loving the wreath in the frame! Very pretty!

Designing Domesticity said...

I love your wreath with the frame...just beautiful. I'm with you, a real tree makes all the difference. Thanks for sharing and happy holidays! liz

Daffodil Hill said...

Your tree is gorgeous! I just love your taste. Everything looks so pretty!

pam {simple details} said...

Simple and classic ~ just beautiful, Martina!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Happy Holidays, Martina! Your Christmas decor is beautiful and I especially love the framed wreath. Thanks for linking this to the Open House party. Hugs, Sherry

Scribbler said...

This is really pretty -- I like yours better than the original.

I need a basket like that one on your coffee table -- do you remember where you bought it?

ETS

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Bonnie said...

Everything is beautiful. I think I could image all the good smells too. Love your wreath inside the frame and such a pretty tree too.

Suzy said...

Hi Martina. Your post really made me miss having a live tree. Yours is so beautiful. No matter how perfect the shape and how full the tree, faux just isn't the same! I love what you did with your mantle. Lucky you to find some of that ribbon at Hobby Lobby. There was none to be had in the store here. Thank you for linking up to The Better Late Than Never Christmas Inspirations Party.

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