I wasn’t sure just how I was going to be decorating
the fireplace mantels this year.
I have a tendency to go big and bold
and love the Southern Living style decoration
But I have been leaning towards a more simple
quiet mantel decorated with whites & silvers.
One covered in fresh greens
and dotted with a few pinecones
maybe some bare twigs and leafy branches
These pine branches are fresh cut from our yard
and then sprinkled with faux snow (the best kind!) to create an icy look.
The sparkle of mercury glass candlesticks and trees
bring a bit of glam and I love silver containers filled
with beautiful white roses.
I really wanted a boxwood wreath for this mantel but haven’t found one locally yet
so for now a faux leaf wreath will do.
Our living room fireplace is a BIG old fireplace
measuring about 8 feet across.
It can hold huge fires inside and I love the original old
character & charm it has.
The simple decorations that cover it this year
are more peaceful and quiet to me
I have to admit…the look may just change –
it’s only the 6th of December!
If it does- I’ll share it!
Working on adding a bit of Christmas cheer
to my bedroom mantel next and will be sharing
my bedroom decked out for Christmas soon!
Amy Kinser says
It is very beautiful. I went for a much more simple look this year as well. May be a little too simple but it just rests easy with my eyes.
Very elegant !
Kim @ Savvy Southern Style says
Shari @ turnstylevogue.com says
Courtney, this is beautiful. I love the soft elegant colors mixed with the live greens. I'm posting mine tomorrow and now I'm not too sure I want to show anyone after seeing this!! Gorgeous!
Amy Chalmers says
It might be a trend. I went simpler this year too~your mantel speaks of snowy winters!! Love it!
Lakeshore Cottage Living says
Oh Courtney…this is SO lovely. It looks like it should be in a magazine!
Rachel Noelle Pallas says
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This is just lovely, Courtney! I adore the simplicity of your mantle with the fresh greenery and silver. Beautiful!
Beyond gorgeous Courtney! The fresh greenery just makes the entire mantel. As far as simple it is not. I am sure it took some time to create that look. You are amazing!
SwedishCorner ~ DownUnder...Pernilla says
Beautiful and simple!
Greetings from Australia♥
ℳartina @ Northern Nesting says
Richard Cottrell says
I love fresh greens for Christmas. Looks great. Richard from My Old Historic house.
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So elegant and sparkly !
Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR says
Courtney, this is so pretty and serene! Love the fresh greens, against the sparkle of the silver. Very elegant! I LOVE IT!
Courtney it is beautiful! I love the simple greenery with splashes of silver. I am going with a more simple and natural Christmas this year as well, there is just something so comforting about it this year. Your fireplace is gorgeous, a perfect place to snuggle and stay warm.
Donna Reyne' says
I love the ottoman in front too!
Between You and Me says
so glad that you stopped by my blog from the mantle party…..it prompted me to come over and *meet* you!
I LOVE your blog and your style…..I pinned several of your pics on pinterest…
I'm also your newest follower…..looking forward to browsing around!
I saw this one and just loved it too. You have done it beautifully, even better than the magazine! I love your bench and throw in front too. It makes it warm and cozy.
Courtney, your mantel looks fantabulous. I love those greens and your urns are all so gorgeous. You always do such a great job!
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It's beautiful Courtney. Great color combo.
Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions says
I love it, Courtney! The greenery with the silver looks wonderful. It has such a classic look to it, too.
such a gorgeous mantle- love the silver!
At The Picket Fence says
Love, love, love!! I felt like you did this year, just wanted clean white and crisp. Every touch you added is so special and gorgeous!
Courtney, your mantel is beautiful! It's so chic and elegant! Wow, an eight floor fireplace is huge! Lucky girl! I love your live greenery! It drapes so beautifully!
Fresh Vanilla For C says
It is truly beautiful! Thanks for sharing!!!
Blondie's Journal says
I think we are all tired of the crowded mantels. Yours is just lovely…the silver and greenery. Just perfect!
Gorgeous! and I love the long bench and old galvanized wood tub. The greenery is so very pretty.
Fishtail Cottage says
Everything about your mantle is so gorgeous! xoxo
Kim @ French Country Antiques says
I think it's gorgeous. Speaks French Country to me!
HIBISCUS HOUSE says
I love it! Beautiful. Silver, greenery, white my favorites simple
you say, I say simply gorgeous.
Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal says
It looks so full and lush! I love all the greens. Your urns are lovely too. I was hoping to find a boxwood wreath too.
reFresh reStyle says
Love it! Fresh and snow covered! Beautiful.
So Sunny Day says
~ Emily N. from "too Blessed to Stress"
This is the best mantel ever! Seriously, I'm in love. The bench with the fur throw too…love, love.
This is my kind of style and I'm following along!
Thanks for stopping by my little blog 🙂
Absolutely gorgeous, Courtney!
[email protected] of Life says
So chic! I think I'm gonna steel your idea for next year's decoration!
Dee ⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️ says
Beautiful and lush.
Funky Junk Interiors says
Amazing! You've truly created a winter wonderland indoors. LOVE.
Shared on FJi Facebook and pinned for SNS 111. 🙂
CP and HP says
Simply gorgeous. It looks so cozy by the fire there.
Susan @ Real Girl Designs says
Your mantel is lovely, and your fireplace is huge! I love how you've decorated 🙂