A Winter Mantel...

With Thanksgiving coming up next week, I wanted to decorate our mantel in a way that would bridge into our Christmas decorating!  I have found the easiest way to do this is with the use of greens and a natural look.  
My rusty reindeer is a favorite piece for the mantel... 


Last year I bought this graphic banner from Paramore Art Works on etsy...



Two bottle brush trees add a bit of bling...


I added little pearly beads and a vintage gummed star to this bleached tree.  The base is made of an old typewriter ribbon spool topped with a pierced metal light reflector...


I love how it all comes together...




Until next time...



28 comments

  1. Simple. Lovely. Elegant!
    xo Kris

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  2. Your reindeer is so neat! I love his rusty look.

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  3. I love your mantel, Linda. I really need to do like you did, and just use some greens with a few other elements. I tend to not decorate at all for Thanksgiving, because it seems like too much work for such a short period of time.

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  4. Love your bottle brush tree of course since I working on my little bottle brush trees, I have more ideas but no more trees LOL

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  5. hallo, linda!!! danke für die inspirationen!!! einen schönen freitag wünscht angie

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  6. Very nice, Linda! All you need to do is change the banner.

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  7. Absolutely gorgeous! It looks so peaceful ...... I love how you put things together :)

    Karen x

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  8. Very pretty, Linda! Except for maybe the bottle brush trees, your mantel is set for the whole Winter!

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  9. Pretty!
    Sure enjoyed the outing today!!!
    warmly,
    deb

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  10. I love it all, but I am in love with your rusty reindeer! So jealous you got to hang out with Deb!

    Carol

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  11. It looks so nice, Linda! I love the dark frame, the charcoal pots of the topiary, the rusty reindeer and your great banner! And those bottle brush trees are wonderful. xo Karen

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  12. I love that reindeer! I need one of those! He is so awesome!

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  13. It looks wonderful-- I love the trees and your reindeer ,too a beautiful Thanksgiving and Christmas decoration., Linda.
    Dorthe oxo

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  14. Love it! It is the perfect transition--sticking to green and white does it. Truly inspired, Linda :)

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  15. Linda, the mantle is lovely and congratulations on Artful Blogging...just turned a page and there you were...that's great! It was a wonderful write up.

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  16. A gummed star for the top of the tree. Genius!

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  17. Beautiful Linda! I really love the typewriter ribbon base-extra special detail! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, my friend. Ann

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  18. It looks like you're all set for Thanksgiving, Linda! I like the look of your simple black banner and firescreen against your white fireplace. Your rusty deer and cute bottlebrush trees are the perfect winter touch! Happy Thanksgiving!

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  19. Oh, I love it all! That reindeer is SO cute!!
    Susan

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  20. I love the bottle brush tree in the old typewriter ribbon spool! That reindeer is just fabulous! It's really a lovely transitional mantle.

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  21. Everything is just beautiful! Looking forward to the holidays this year. Mimi

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  22. Such a pretty and neutral mantel!! Love your rustic reindeer!! Happy Thanksgiving!! xo Holly

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  23. Charming mantel and love the reindeer! Blessings, Cecilia

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  24. Beautiful job Linda. Love that deer and bottle brush trees are also a favorite. I find a little Christmas sneaking into my decor also even though I'm trying my hardest to wait until after Thanksgiving! LOL.

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  25. Beautiful job at incorporating a little bit of neutral Christmas items into your Thanksgiving mantel. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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  26. Well yeaaahhh, that rusty deer is one of my favorites too!

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