It's not technically a mantel, because we don't have a fireplace. But, this is our substitute -- the cupboard with sliding doors that holds the living room TV.
Using the red plaid ribbon that I bought at Nell Hill's in Kansas City for inspiration, I went to nature for this year's Christmas decoration.
The candle holders are disc spacers from the farm salvage yard, contrasting with the elegance of 19th century brown transferware.
I'm joining all of the Christmas mantel parties going on this week in blogland - check them out for inspiration!
From My Front Porch to Yours on Monday, 12/5
Ten June Blog on Tuesday, 12/6
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia on Tuesday, 12/6
Home Stories A to Z on Thursday, 12/8