Monday, December 3, 2012

Mantel and Entry Table Decked Out for Christmas

Last week, I showed you the ornaments I made for the B Farm Christmas tree. This week, I'm showcasing the mantel and entry table. Let's start with the mantel:



I wanted to keep the color palette simple - red, green, and silver so I started with a red table runner I had, then added a pine garland. To those I added silver snowflakes, a silver deer, and a chippy, iron star. The urns got updated with seasonal greenery too.




Of course, I had to leave my "B" block.


The snowflakes came in a package of about 20 from Wal-Mart. Very glittery!

Then I decorated my entry table for the season. Again, silvers, green, and red with natural elements and I left the burlap runner.



Love this candle holder - kind of mercury glass looking. The red beads were a garage sale find several years ago. I have lots and lots of them!


The little wreath sits above the table. It got refreshed with red mini pinecones, silver branch picks, and a little silver bird.



My chalkboard plate with an updated saying for the holiday.



This little birdcage is actually a half cage that I picked up in the Autumn clearance. I pulled out the Fall foliage and replaced it with pinecones and pine greenery. It sits on top of my stack of old books.



I put this HO HO HO block candy cane in my bowl of pinecones. I also sprayed some of the cones with snow spray.



 I found this rustic sampler at GW - paid only $1.99 for it. I love the saying. It reminds me of what's important this time of year.

I am almost finished with my decorating. I'm working on a couple of wreaths - both of which I picked up at GW for next to nothing! - and making them all pretty. I will be sharing them next week. I hope you'll come back and check them out.

May all your days be merry and bright,
Cecilia

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20 comments:

  1. I love it. You did a beautiful job. Have a good week!

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    1. Thank you Laura! I hope you have a good week too!

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  2. Your house looks so festive and ready for Christmas!

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  3. Cecilia - you're breaking my heart ( sorry absolutely could not resist lol )
    but you ARE making me feel inadequate - I'm ashamed to say I haven't even started yet this year - never been this late in my life!!!
    It's just gorgeous - beautiful job!
    XOX

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    1. haha, believe it or not, it took me a minute and it shouldn't have. I get that song sung to me all the time. I love Christmas so decorate the day after Thanksgiving or soon afterwards, so don't feel bad - I'm an overachiever. lol.

      Thank you! Hope you're having a good week!

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  4. Love all of the beautiful things that you have done to make your home ready to enjoy Christmas with your family and friends...Your mantel is so beautiful...I love the sign!!!

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    1. Thank you, Shirley! My little farmhouse is feeling quite festive! I'm loving my sign...maybe next year I'll paint the other side with a Christmas saying.

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  5. Cecilia, You home is full of Christmas magic!!! What a beautiful mantle!!! YOu sign is perfect!!! I just may have to make a sign for my mantle next year. I love yours!

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    1. Oh thank you, Yvonne! I'm so glad you like it. The sign was easy to do and made good use of some old fence pickets I had laying around. :)

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  6. I too love your sign, and the details in your styling are fabulous! Thanks for linking up at 'it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas'.

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    1. Thank you Doreen! Popped over and now following you. Looking forward to the rest of the Blog Party!

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  7. I love all of your holiday decor. Thanks for stopping by. I saw Tempaper on the internet first, but the rolls are $85 online. That's why I grabbed it at Home Goods when I saw it was only $20!!

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    1. Thanks Judy. Yes, that's a bargain! wow - recently discovered Home Goods and I love it!

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  8. Beautiful! I love the natural elements...Chrisine

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    1. Thanks Christine! And thank you for stopping in.

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  9. It's always a relief after we are done decorating, isn't it? Then we can just enjoy the outcome. Love all the traditional colors. Last night, I was looking for my hubby. I thought he was in bed. I went to the living room to turn off everything so I can go to bed too, only to find him there, all alone and so quiet just enjoying the coziness of the Christmas decor....Christine

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  10. Very pretty! I love the "rustic chic" look of it!!! The block candy cane is so cute! I have never seen anything like that! Visiting from Kathe With An E's blog party.

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    1. Alycia, thanks for the visit! Glad you like it all. I found the candy cane in an antique store a couple of years ago. I was doing a tree with a Santa theme at the time and thought it would be perfect for it. I still love it!

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