Thursday, December 13, 2012

Christmas Details...the mantel...


 
 
Confession,
I am hesitant to show you my mantel this Christmas...
 
 
I am really working at "simplifying" things this time around...and frankly I like some of the things that have been on my mantel for a while now.  So that's that...forgive me ;)
 
 
 
I have been having LOTS of fun with these big ball type lights this year.  I like them "as is" hanging here and there.  I didn't even try to hide them.  To me they are like a garland...so fun draped and twisted around here and there.
 
 
And really fun and bright at night...
 
 
 
...LOVE...
 
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Hope everyone is having a great week!!
 
Blessings,

15 comments:

  1. I'm simplifying too. Some might not guess that though. I didn't hang garland or drape it over the mantel this year...I sort of miss it, but will not when it comes time to clear the decorations out this year. I have started using a dresser to store my most used decorations so this year I used only what was in the dresser and a couple of small boxes. Hope you have a simple Christmas filled with lots of blessings! Vicki

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  2. Thanks for freeing us up to show our cords -- LOL! I haven't created much new for Christmas this year and that's okay. I like your mantle and the warm, simplicity of it! I'll be the fresh greens smell so good!

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  3. I like the tray, the big light string, the garland with clothespin greenery, and all of your white decorations.

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  4. I love it! My mantle is in the corner and a corner one with the t.v. having to go on top. It is hard to decorate. Any ideas?

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  5. I left my mercury glass on the mantle for Halloween and Christmas. Just added greenery for Christmas, swag of real pine and some juniper in the vase. White glass pinecones and a candle. Going the same route and simplifying. Also, I have no more room to store things. ;-)

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  6. Simplyfing is the new simple :) I love simple

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  7. Lovely! The entire ensemble and particularly love that darling twine, twig and clothespin wreath. . .ingenious!! Blessings!

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  8. Your mantel is lovely, Laurel...I especially love the greenery sprigs clothespinned to the twine...so sweet!

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  9. Laurel! Love this...so simple and cozy. Did you share this over at Danielle's of Finding Silver Pennies? Hope so...we're co-hosting the Home for the Holidays linky party this week and today I am hosting a show off of Christmas trees! Hope you can link up! Thanks for following my blog! Love yours!

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  10. Love it! Love the white and the natural elements - and that mirror is awesome!

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  11. Ok, so you took simple sprigs of tree and clothes pinned them on and I love it. I can do that, but how come my mind just doesn't think of that?

    Bliss

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  12. I love how simple your mantel is. The mirror at the back is gorgeous and I love the greenery. I also really love those light especially in your night shots. :) Thanks for sharing at our Home for the Holidays link party.

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  13. I, personally, love your simple mantel! I think it has just the right amount of nice touches! I simplified all my decorations this year, as well. Kind of goes hand in hand with the massive decluttering I have been doing of my whole house. Heck, I even started a series on it, "Decluttering 101", lol!

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  14. Those bulbs are so nostalgic looking. And I love the way you've clipped sprigs of greenery with clothespins. It should look a lot less sophisticated than it does. Beautiful.

    Came to you through Hometalk

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  15. Awwwh, so peaceful. Thank you for sharing your beautiful mantel.

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