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WINTER WONDERLAND MANTLE

Flocked pine garland with pinecones and twigs
lay atop the mantle in our living room.
It was a starting point for the mantle this year~
usually I use this garland on my bedroom mantle but I wanted a change.

Large rich plum, white & silver glass balls mixed in with
dainty vintage white spun flea find ornaments


A couple of large mercury glass gazing balls that were a recent Home Goods find
and those little silver trees
add some sparkle
while frosted berry topiaries from Smith & Hawken (Ross finds)
bring some warmth to the snowy look.


I bought this large flocked wreath several years ago on clearance after the holidays.
Usually, this wreath would go above my bedroom mantle but
this year, it hangs in front of a large, carved antique mirror in the living room.


I added in a few ornaments to it as well.
I love how the rich elegant plum mingles with the frosted white snowy branches.


A pair of large cast iron urns filled with lavender sit at each end...


I love having the lavender in the house this time of year.

It is one of my favorite plants and the silvery sage color and faded purple blooms
are so perfect for the mantle's look this year.


Here's what it looked like- I don't even know when this was taken... but awhile ago..

Here it is now, all decorated for the Holidays!


That's it for now.
I am tweaking it a bit as usual... I am so behind this year on my decorating.
I've been having a
bit of a hard time finding my groove and getting going on some of these projects...
but I am working on it!!
My new motto for now...

Loving that motto...
So much to do-
so working on a little bit at a time...
I will be sharing my bedroom tree and mantle soon!


Hope all is well with you and yours~
Happy Tuesday everyone!

Feathered Nest Friday Holiday party~ Linky up on Thursday evening- hope to see you there!



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33 comments

  1. Your lighting came out fantastically. I find it pretty hard to take photos of those fairy light-type-things.

    It looks GORGEOUS! Well done!

    Sarahx

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  2. It's gorgeous! The urns with lavender must smell amazing! I like your bent on using plum, whites and silver! That's the first time I've seen that color combination, this season. You're so talented! It's by far my favorite color scheme. Can I change my mantel, haha!

    Happy happy Holidays! xx

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  3. Your mantle is beautiful! What a great job you did. Love the silver pieces with the fern balls!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  4. OMG!!! Your mantle is gorgeous!! I absolutely LOVE it!! Just STUNNING!!!

    Lou Cinda

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  5. HELLO COURTNEY :)

    YOUR MANTLE LOOKS AMAZING :) LOVE YOUR WREATH JUST BEAUTIFUL :) I LOVE HOME GOODS, DON'T YOU??

    HAPPY DECORATING MY FRIEND :)

    XO~MARI

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  6. it's beautiful Courtney!
    I hope you're doing ok- why has it been an emotional time for you? :/
    Hopefully the decorating will help.
    *hugs*

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  7. Love pinecones and twigs with some glitz! Beautiful. Sally

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  8. Hi Courtney! Your mantel looks just gorgeous and I love the plum tones against the white and silver. The lavender is just perfec too! I'm so sorry that you have been having a rough couple of weeks. Is everything ok? I hope you are able to find some time to just sit back and relax a little bit in the midst of it all!
    Blessings to you my friend,
    Vanessa

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  9. I enjoyed your psot with all the beautiful pictures --i love the wreath and I wish I was there to smell the lavender I bet is is heavenly.

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  10. Love the mantle Courtney! I agree with Sarah, the pics turned out great!

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  11. Love this, but so sorry you've been having a rough couple of weeks. Hope all is okay. Thanks for sharing this amazing mantel ... so inspirational! *Becca*

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  12. Such a beautiful mantel! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  13. Your mantel is stunning, Courtney!! The lavender is the crowning touch! Can't wait to see your bedroom mantel!

    XO,
    Jane

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  14. Courtney, Everything is gorgeous!! I love the added lavender and the plum ornaments with the white. Perfect. I hope you are doing okay. Please let me know if I can do any thing to help.
    Sending you hugs,
    Sherry

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  15. It looks so beautiful, I just love your mercury glass christmas trees and those large urns! they are amazing! Hope the decorating helps you feel a bit of the Christmas spirit soon:)

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  16. Soooooo pretty, Courtney! Beautiful photos! :)

    xoxo laurie

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  17. Hi! I'm new! Your decor is heavenly... just that! So shiny and white and beautiful: like an indoor wonderland! LOVE it! I'm following you now! :)

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  18. So sweet of you to leave a comment--I know the effort it takes. I hope things smooth out for you. The holidays aren't always bliss, I know. Sending sweets your way! Jacqueline

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  19. Heck--I meant to say how over the top your mantel is! Gorgeous!

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  20. Just lovely!!!!!

    ~ Emily N. from "too Blessed to Stress"

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  21. Courtney, I love the flocked wreath and your stunning mantel. Such a great look with the snow, mercury glass and plum additions. Don't forget my party. It is open to Christmas all month.

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  22. Thanks for linking, Courtney. Boy, you had a great turn out last week!

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  23. It looks fabby as always Snorts... can't wait to come up and sit by the fire, drink tea, and chat! Love You!

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  24. Oh this is all just soooo gorgeous!!!

    Thanks for sharing it with us.

    blessings

    barbara jean

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  25. Absolutely beautiful is all I can say. I could just sit and stare at it and drink tea!!

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  26. Your mantle is very beautiful! I love the flocked wreath on the black framed mirror, it looks very magical!
    Hugs, Cindy

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  27. Very, very pretty! It is a perfect spot to stop and enjoy your holidays.
    xo
    lynn

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  28. I'm becoming a follower as soon as I comment! Your mantle is beautiful and your blog lovely. Looking forward to enjoying more...

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  29. I absolutely adore your colors and that wreath! The shade of plum against the silver and white is gorgeous!

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  30. Courtney that is just gorgeous!!! The colors are so pretty and your wreath is just beautiful! Everything compliments it so perfectly!! Love!!!!

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  31. Your mantle is gorgeous! I love the items you paired together. Thanks so much for taking the time to visit my blog. I appreciate your comments on my wreath. Have a lovely weekend!

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  32. Wow! Gorgeous! Love the colors & that flocked wreath is amazing!

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  33. Now THAT is what Christmas should look like. Snow, crystal, ethereal. Beautifully done.

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