Saturday, December 3, 2011

OUR CHRISTMAS MANTEL

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!
Ten June Blog on Tuesday, 12/6
Home Stories A to Z on Thursday, 12/8

18 comments:

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

So pretty, Sally! Love the Christmas colors against the white plates! Happy weekend!...hugs...Debbie

Pat said...

Sally your Christmas "mantel" is beautiful!!

Marilyn said...

It all looks so good. Now I'll never look at a disc with out thinking of your wonderful candle holders. Wonder if my brother has any around the farm...? You should come out here sometime and look at the few pieces of old beet equipment and see what could be salvaged for the house. I always have creepy old men asking if I want to get rid of it, but I'm not ready for that yet. Have a nice week.♥♫

Marigene said...

I think you mantel is lovely with all those gorgeous brown transferware pieces!

Shelia said...

It's beautiful, Sally! I just knew you would have to have some of your pretty brown transferware in there! :)
Hope you're having a nice weekend.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Neabear said...

Your TV cabinet makes a great substitute for a mantel. Great idea for candle sticks. Love your nature additions as part of your display!

~Linnea

Tracy said...

I would have never known it wasn't a mantel! My first thought was "how cool, she has a little dish cupboard on top of her mantel". I love your display, it's very pretty. I don't have a mantel either, I just made do with a dresser! Have a Merry Christmas!

Pamela said...

Just gorgeous! I love your brown transfer ware! Thanx for coming to the party and providing a link back!:) Happy Holidays!

Bella Vista said...

Sally, how charming is this? I totally love it!

Barb ♥

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

Oh my, this is beautiful! First of all, I love the cupboard, but your decor just makes it that much more beautiful! Thanks for coming by my place, I am going to follow you.

Marydon said...

What a beautiful elegant mantle display, sweetie. Love the candleholders staggered in heights.

Have a great week ~
TTFN ~
Hugs,
Marydon

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Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Oh so pretty! I love the pinecones in your pot! Your dishes are so fabulous, but of course you know how much I love the transferware!

Barb said...

Fabulous mantel! my heavens, I'd love to have your candle holders - what a find!!

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Beautiful!! I love that transferware so much!

Lou Cinda

the cape on the corner said...

love the candles and the bowl of pinecones! they're my favorite thing to use, from fall thru winter.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

LOVE IT!! Your "mantel" looks gorgeous, love the plaid ribbon!

prairiejuan said...

I just love how wide that plaid ribbon is! At first I thought it was a throw woven through the greenery! Such a striking display~ really beautiful!

fiona anderson said...

Found you on a link up, love the tartan ribbon and exquisite transferware. Now following you. Hoping you may follow me back to justpaintitwhite.blogspot.com
Thank you