A Thanksgiving Mantel...

I've just returned from a fun family wedding in New Orleans and am finally putting away the last of my Halloween decor!  Today, I put together a Thanksgiving mantel that can easily transition into the Christmas season.  I like to use greens, pinecones, and wood elements...and this year I added lots of silverplate and candles...



The focal point of the wall is this wonderful chalkboard print from Dear Lillie. (Not being paid to share this...I just love her stuff!) She has wonderful prints and digital downloads...I bought this 24 x 36 print as a download and had it printed at Staples as an engineering print.  I can easily change it out for Christmas! 


I love the look of tarnished silverplate.  I glued an old dented sugar bowl to a candlestick (with E-6000 glue) to create 
this fun trophy-style candleholder...


Alabaster and old books


and a couple of bud vases on wood slices add to 
the rustic luxe feeling...



For a Christmas mantel, I'll take out the feathers 
and bring in vintage silvery ornaments...



I love the whimsy of pinecones in the sparkly bobeches!


 Our old wall sconces give a little formality to the space...



It is beautiful with the candles on in the evening...

I am joining~


Until next time...


30 comments

  1. Beautiful Linda. Love the simple and serene feel to your mantel. The chalk board print is pretty amazing too. Have a great week.
    Kris

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  2. Your mantle looks lovely Linda. Love the pine cones on the bobeches, too!

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  3. I love that sugar bowl on top of the candlestick! Awesome!

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    1. Thank you! The flat bottom bowls work great for that project...

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  4. It looks beautiful, Linda. Very glamorous and yet rustic :)

    The sugar bowl fix is an excellent idea too.

    xo,
    rue

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  5. Linda, I love how that looks. The feathers are so pretty. It will pretty at Christmas too. Hope you had a fun trip to the wedding. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

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  6. Your mantel looks gorgeous, Linda! Thanks for sharing it at the Vintage Inspiration Party!

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  7. I forgot to mention - I pinned this to my "Spotted at the VIP board here - https://www.pinterest.com/knickoftime/spotted-at-the-vip-vintage-decor-repurposed-projec/

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  8. That looks so pretty, Linda. I love the sugar bowl glued to the candlestick. That "chalkboard" is absolutely wonderful!! xo Diana

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  9. Such a nice mix of rustic and refined you've brought together, Linda. I love the pinecones in the candle holder and the chalkboard print, too! Lovely mantel.

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  10. I love Dear Lillie, I think bloggers should support bloggers so good for you!

    Your mantel is so great, you have so many of your very own ideas that inspire me to be more creative with what I have. The old sugar bowl,,.I have a very old tea set that I can't quite decide what to do with...you have two ways to use these pieces. The candlesticks may make their way somewhere in my fall/winter decor. Thank you, Linda!!!

    Jane x

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  11. The way it's going I'll be decorating for Thanksgiving the Saturday after, and the decorations will be turkey and taters. At the very least maybe I'll wipe off the chalkboards that say stuff like Happy Valentines Day and write something fall-ish.

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  12. Really love this, I plan on using all my tarnished silver for Thanksgiving too. I'm afraid the village for the Grand will still the spot for Christmas, but you never know! Thanks for the beautiful ideas and the white candles I bet are lovely lit, Sandi

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  13. Your mantel is gorgeous, Linda. This makes me want to play in my stash of tarnished silver. I love every detail. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Vintage Inspiration Party.

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  14. Love your Thanksgiving Mantel it is beautiful. You have inspired me to do my mantel I was going to skip Thanksgiving but now maybe not. sb

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  15. I really, really like this display. Its rustic and glam all in one. So fun!

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  16. i LOVE your mantle! Clean and pretty. The sign and the "faux" trophy cup are my favorites. Just think a year ago, Sharon was here! Time flies!
    warmly,
    deb

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  17. Really beautiful Linda! Great that it can be switched to Christmas so easily.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  18. Hi Linda, beautiful mantle! I am always amazed with how Americans start to decorate for Christmas really early...but I love it. In fact I think I might start beginning Dec because you get to enjoy a fabulous new look for two months instead of just a few weeks. Some people here only start 12 days before Christmas....which seems like a lot of effort for such a little time. Have a great week! Sharon x

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  19. love everything about this - I love tarnished silver too - great patina! I'm envious of your wood rounds...I'm scrounging around for logs so I can attempt to make my own!

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  20. What a beautiful space. :) Love the feathers and pine cones combination. :)

    Happy day friend!
    karianne

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  21. Beautiful! Just beautiful! Is that really called an alabaster jar? I'm wondering if it's the kind uses to hold expensive perfume like what Mary poured out on Jesus in the Bible. Would love to have one of those!

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  22. Very nice, Linda! When I saw that you posted a new vignette I was so excited! Always love everything you do and this mantel is exceptionally beautiful. Love the tarnished silver, the chalkboard print and pine-cones all together. Just beautiful. x Karen

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  23. Absolutely beautiful. I love how you incorporated the silver candlesticks and old books. Do you leave the wall scones up year-round or just for Thanksgiving? I think they're so pretty.

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  24. Linda, I have been caught up in life of late and have missed several friends' recent posts, but was happy to see your feature on Ivy & Elephants so I could stop by to tell you how great your mantel looks. Pheasant feathers speak fall, and particularly Thanksgiving, loud and clear to me. Great job of adding height the with candlesticks and sugar bowl repurposed.
    Rita

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  25. Linda, I told you in an earlier comment how much seeing your mantel meant to me. Thank you for sharing it at Vintage Charm and I hope to see you back again this week. sb

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  26. Hi Linda, I adore your charming mantel--everything from the chalk board psalm to your fabulous repurposed candle sticks! We're so glad to have you join us @Vintage Charm & you are being featured! Blessings, Cecilia

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  27. I have to add that I love your mantel too. Congrats on the features ... well deserved. When I saw the candles stick/sugar bowl, I thought it was a tall trophy. Love it and will likely copy that. Thanks for the inspiration.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

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