The Christmas Mantel...


 Yesterday, I decorated the mantel!  This year I decided to use my vintage bottle brush tree collection!  I LOVE these trees~ probably my favorite vintage Christmas collectible!  I started with a huge grunge folk art Santa who has his own bottle brush tree!  He's a big 21" high, a more recent piece, that fits well in the forest...


The trees I'm using here are from 5" high to 18" high, and are many styles...


Flocked with large beaded garland...


fruit trees and glittered...




 I'm in my happy place...


The biggest tree has a music box in the base...


Hope you enjoyed a visit into my little bottle brush heaven...


This is in our entryway and we will be adding garlands and little white lights to the room to give it a magical feel...I'll post more later!

I am linking to-

Shabby Vintage Junk Linky Party
Vintage Junk In My Trunk Linky Party
Savvy Southern Style's Boring to Better Linky Party
The Lettered Cottage Holiday Home Party
A Very Merry Holiday Home Party
Vintage Inspiration Friday

Until next time...
Linda

55 comments

  1. Linda, I love that vintage looking snowman. I adore vintage looking Christmas decorations. Love the bottle brush trees, too and need to find some of those. Your whole mantel looks wonderful. Thanks so much for joining in this week.

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  2. Hi Linda! I really need to find some vintage Christmas decor. Do you believe I have nothing? Well I just love your trees...they look awesome in all the different sizes.

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  3. Just gorgeous Linda. I adore that Santa and the trees are so special.

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  4. Good Morning Linda!
    Love the Snowman and your Gorgeous Bottle Brush Trees! Looks Wonderful! You are inspiring Me!
    Happy Wednesday!
    hugs
    Jill

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  5. I love your vintage snowman and the bottle brush trees! Your mantel looks fun and festive. Thanks for your visit and leaving such a sweet comment. I've enjoy my visit and have become one of your newest followers. Thanks for sharing.

    Enjoy your day,
    Gail

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  6. I love those bottle brush trees! They are on my list of vintage things to find, just like the ornaments! Have a wonderful day!

    ~Trisha

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  7. Hi Linda! I love bottle brush trees, and wish I had some old ones, they are beautiful. I wanted to thank you for your sweet comment, and let you know that I feel the same way about you and your blog... so much inspiration shared! Theresa xoxo

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  8. I have a bottle brush tree fetish too but unfortunatly, no mantel. I've walked around the boxes for 2 days now and just can't seem to start unpacking the Christmas goodies. I want to try to mix things up a little this year cuz I'm tired of the Christmas pictures looking EXACTLY the same every year.

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  9. I love your trees and you look pretty cute too!

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  10. You have a cute reflection...and wonderful trees! I love it! ♥

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  11. Peek-a-boo...we see you!!
    Love the trees!
    ♥'s
    Sherry

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  12. Love, love, love the bottle brush trees. Vintage Christmas is one of my favorites. The mantel looks beautiful.
    Jane

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  13. I, too, have several bottle brush trees and pair them with my Belsnickle Santas!!! Oh heaven!!! I LOOOOVE Christmas and decorating for it! This is my first visit to you but I will follow and be back!!! XO, Pinky

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  14. What a pretty collection, I love those trees, especially the fruited ones!

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  15. Oh, I love them all. The snowman looks as happy as can be surrounded by all those trees.
    I haven't started decorating yet, just don't know where to begin;-)
    Thanks for sharing, very inspiring.

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  16. Oh Linda, you have allowed me step back in time. I so well remember those trees from my childhood Christmases. Where are they now, I wonder? Love Mr. Snowman and your whole "mantlescape". As always it is such a pleasure to look at your blog. Ann

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  17. It looks beautiful Linda. I can't wait to decorate. Am out of town until Saturday. You know what I will be doing Sunday.

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  18. Hi Linda,
    I do adore brush bottle trees :) You have a lovely collection and look perfect on your mantle.
    Have FUN at the Bachman house when you go!
    Warmly,
    deb :)

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  19. Oh my goodness! I love those bottle brush trees. What a collection you have! Just gorgeous...and Frosty is a cutie too!

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  20. Wow, that's a lot of bottle brush trees. Love it. And I love that mantel you have them on. Very cute with the wallpaper background.

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  21. What a cute little fat snowman:) I sort of feel like that lately (been eating too much)! I'm not familiar with bottlebrush trees...gonna have to do some research. Love your mantel.

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  22. That snowman made me grin...he's so cute! Love the trees too! Your mantel is lovely.

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  23. Oh I love this post!!! And your wonderful holiday charm, Linda!!! AND, I'm so happy that I'm not the only one whose house isn't all white...lol I like red for Christmas...it's cheerful!!!
    Love your beauties.
    Hugs,
    Cindy
    XO

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  24. Lovin' your vintage bottle brush trees, I've been looking for one myself, no luck so far-enjoy:@)

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  25. Linda- I love these trees! You have a great collection!
    Tammy :-)
    JUNK WILD

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  26. So, so pretty! Nice tree collection! Thanks for linking up to my party!

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  27. Oh how I LOVE Bottlebrush trees! Your collection is fantastic and makes your mantel so cheerful and festive.

    I'm a new visiter from over at the Very Merry Vintage Style link party. Couldn't be happier to have discovered another Minnesota girl! Try to stay warm the next few day! Brrrrr.

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  28. I love bottle brush trees, they are one of my favorites! And your tree looks beautiful too, I love all of your wonderful vintage ornaments!!

    Kat :)

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  29. Oh so pretty! Love those bottle brush trees! Love the vintage look.

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  30. Oh I just love these little bottle brush cuties! Thanks for sharing!
    Terry
    PS great blog, I'm now your lates follower:)

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  31. Thank you for sharing your wonderful Christmas memory...I just love that!
    Terry

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  32. What a wonderful collection of trees. The snowman is a perfect additon. Love thme all.

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  33. Beautiful collection of bottle brush trees. I am in love with Mr. Snowman. He is quite dapper you know.
    That little lady in the mirror has created a great "happy place". Ginger

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  34. So pretty ~ just like the reflection in the mirror!

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  35. Love the little bottle brush trees(I have some, but can't find them!) and your wallpaper is to die for-love love love it!

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  36. You had me at that snowman. I'm a sucker for them, just ask my family.

    Your mantle is so sweet, and the bottle brush trees really make it festive.

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  37. Hey Linda...I have to tell you that snowman made me grin from ear to ear, he's adorable! I love bottle brush trees..they are so hard to find anymore though. I love the white ones! Your display is just beautiful. :)
    Oh and I'm glad you liked my village...it's definitely a family affair..my little boys loves it!
    Have a great week my friend
    Missy :)

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  38. Linda,
    How sweet are those trees!! And the snowman is perfect with them. Makes me wish I could come over for coffee!
    xo
    lynn

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  39. Linda, that snowman guy looked scary at first!LOL I can't believe you have found that many bottle brush trees. Everyone has done such a great job on their mantles I am not sure I want to show mine. Taking the train to DC...I hear it is going to be cold! Yikkes, that will be like going home to Mn.
    Carol

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  40. Definitely bottle brush heaven!!! I love your trees. The snowman is pretty cute too. But the trees are definitely my favorite. I wish I had some vintage ones. But all I have are newer ones. But I still love them. Thanks for stopping by my mantel and for leaving me a comment.

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  41. Very Cool, Linda! You've given me inspiration for an empty spot in my kitchen! I'm also LOVING the snowman! I've been sick since last week and was unable to get online, but wanted to thank you so much for the surprise gift. You made my day and my week!!! You're the BEST!!!!

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  42. Hi Linda, love love love your bottle brush trees! That is part of what I chose to post about today too... can't have too many! Your snowman looks adorable with them... what a wonderful collection... xoxo Julie Marie

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  43. I love all those bottle brush trees! They're about my favorite Christmas decoration now, and I only have a couple. I need to start searching for more. They're kind of expensive in the stores. It looks fantastic!
    Brenda

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  44. Oh Friend,
    Thanks for sharing your Holiday Mantle with us, it's absolutely delightful!
    Hope your Holiday is a Blessed one!!
    Smiles,
    Susie

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  45. Is your Santa vintage? He looks perfect on your mantel with the trees. Just lovely!

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  46. Linda your little bottle brush trees are so cute...and love the snowman, too. I've got to get busy around here. Lezlee

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  47. Your mantle is just great! I love that sweet snaowman and all of your bottle brush trees!
    Have a pretty day!
    Kristin

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  48. Hi Linda, I love your wonderful forest!!! These trees have become my favorite holiday collectible too--they are very addicting!! I just bought 2 new ones today while setting up at that flea I'm doing to add to my collection. Kindred hearts are we!! Love, Julie

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  49. Hopped over when I saw that great snowman. Very eye appealing, draws me in. I have a "collection" of shabby old bottle brush trees from many many years. You make them look attractive and festive.
    I may have to give mine another chance.

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  50. Beautiful Linda! I love those trees! You have some lovely vintage things and I am enjoying your Christmas posts!

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  51. Your big ol' snowman is such a cutie, and all the trees make him look like "Paul Bunyan" sooo adorable!!Great mantle display! Thanks so much for linking up with VIF!! Have fun decorating!
    (Love seeing you in the mirror!)
    xo,
    Debra

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  52. What a Wonderful Snowman & the Bottle brush trees are Perfect....
    Cheryl

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  53. Cute! I love that snowman! I want to steal him!
    Angie

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  54. I love your adorable snowman and your bottle brush tree collection! Your wallpaper is gorgeous, too! What a pretty and cozy entry!
    Michelle

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  55. Your mantel is gorgeous! I love love love your trees. I'm just a tad jealous ;) I don't ever recall seeing any with fruit on them. And the one with the music box on the bottom is fabulous. I'm convinced that this is my next obsession. Especially since I have new and not so nice ones scattered throughout the house. Your snowman is adorable.

    Karen

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